JNCASR’s molecule improves recovery after spinal cord injury

Spinal cord injury can now be repaired using a small molecule (TTK21) synthesised by a team led by Tapas Kumar Kundu from the Molecular Biology and Genetics Unit at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bengaluru, a study has found. The small molecule tested both on mice and rat models promoted regeneration and growth of new sensory and motor axons leading to recovery of sensory and motor functions in the animals with spinal cord injury.