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    Glial Scar - Alternatives to Chondroitinase ABC?

    As I understand it, a human version of Chondroitinase will not be ready until 2006. Are there any alternatives to Chondroitinase ABC in order to bypass the glial scar problem?

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    MK,

    Does this mean available for human testing in 2006? Or does it mean ready for human application in 2006? Big difference, as you know.

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    Mike, Rho inhibitors and antagonists [such as Cethrin from BioAxone in Canada] are possible alternatives. [Briefly, inhibition of regrowth by the glial scar is believed to be due to the chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs). CSPGs prevent regeneration by acting through the Rho pathways. Interfere with Rho, and everything's great.]

    Great question!

    [update: a search for Rho at the CRISP database shows that 388 grants are currently being funded by the NIH to study Rho.]

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    Decorin is halfway thru according to the 3 year estimate from Steven Davies in Houstin.

    And they say decorin is already been used for 25 years and there is probably not much FDA gripe with this one yet, AS far as I know of.

    Davies seemed pretty sure a little over a year ago when he wrote back.


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    Hi MK99, are you referring to Acorda's version? Acorda manufactures the highest quality of Chond. ABC available in the world so if a human version is made, I'm sure it'll be developed by them.

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    hmm... actually I was thinking more about Seikaguku (Japanese company making Chondroitinase). I don't know what the situation is with Accorda.

    Dr. Young will Accorda's formulation be ready for testing in human before Seikaguku's version? And who else (besides Bioaxone) makes Chondroitinase ABC or some other RHO inhibitors?

    2006 is not that far off anyway. Scary.


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    details...

    http://www.kscirc.org/XuLab/pdfs/2004-FASEB-Chondroitinase%20ABC%20enhance%20regrowth%20(Chau) .pdf

    [note: tried fixing the link, not working... sorry]

    [This message was edited by Steven Edwards on 05-16-05 at 08:57 PM.]

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    trying this,

    http://www.kscirc.org/XuLab/

    look under publications

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