Re: Study: Gene Therapy Restores Cells

J. R. Molloy (
Wed, 15 Sep 1999 10:12:58 -0700

From: Anders Sandberg <>
>I read the article, and it looks quite nice. They demonstrate that
>during aging there is a loss in subcortical parts of the brain that
>send out important neuromodulators to (among other things) the memory
>systems, and that by grafting neurotrophin-producing cells this
>situation can apparently be improved. I'm especially interested
>because the region they discuss is so important for modulation of
>memory and the actions of many nootropics. However, we need to learn
>more about the effects of neurotrophines before we start dousing
>ourselves in them :-)

Do you think grafting neurotrophin-producing cells might have any value in connection with whole body transplants?
(As it would apply in conjunction with Greg Burch's earlier post about "nerve regeneration of the human spinal cord"?)