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Thread: Spinal Cord Injuries: Experimental Drug May Restore Function of Nerves

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    Spinal Cord Injuries: Experimental Drug May Restore Function of Nerves

    "ScienceDaily (Nov. 20, 2009) — Researchers have shown how an experimental drug might restore the function of nerves damaged in spinal cord injuries by preventing short circuits caused when tiny "potassium channels" in the fibers are exposed."


    Very interesting find!

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    Sounds good... Let's see it get to practice
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    The experimental compound, 4-aminopyridine-3-methyl hydroxide, has been shown to restore function to damaged axons, slender fibers that extend from nerve cells and transmit electrical impulses in the spinal cord.
    The compound is a derivative of the drug 4-aminopyridine, used primarily as a research tool and also to manage symptoms of multiple sclerosis.
    Another key advantage of the new compound is that it's about 10 times more potent than 4-aminopyridine, meaning lower doses can be used to reduce the likelihood of serious side effects.
    Very interesting, I agree. Many here have tried or are currently taking 4-AP. If this compound is 10 times more potent, that can only be a good thing. I'd like to hear what Wise has to say about this.
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    Sounds promising. How do labs procure this drug for research?
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    I was in and out of the 4-AP and the Acorda Fampridine clinical trials for close to two years. I can't really say that I experienced any real negative side effects with this medication. These independent pharmacies compounding this drug may be a different kettle of fish.
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    sounds promising for someone like me
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