m.hill at unsw.edu.au
Tue Aug 4 18:15:54 EST 1998
Neurons are post-mitotic. That is they have withdrawn from the cell cycle
and no longer proliferate.
JJ Miranda wrote:
> Hi all,
> FOrgive the ignorance of this question... I'm a chemist...
> I was wondering, does anyone know the cellular or molecular explanation
> as to why brain cells don't grow back when killed? Also, I know thatsome
> brain cells grow back but not others... What distinguishes between these
> two groups?
> Sincere regards,
> JJ Miranda
Dr Mark A. Hill Email: m.hill at unsw.edu.au
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University of NSW 2052
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