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Research Article

Transplantation of Specific Human Astrocytes Promotes Functional Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury

  • Stephen J. A. Davies,

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Chung-Hsuan Shih,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Genetics, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Mark Noble,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Genetics, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Margot Mayer-Proschel,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Genetics, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Jeannette E. Davies equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jeannette E. Davies, Christoph Proschel

    Jeannette.Davies@ucdenver.edu; chris_proschel@urmc.rochester.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America

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  • Christoph Proschel equal contributor mail

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Jeannette E. Davies, Christoph Proschel

    Jeannette.Davies@ucdenver.edu; chris_proschel@urmc.rochester.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Genetics, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: March 02, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017328

About the Authors

Stephen J. A. Davies, Jeannette E. Davies
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, United States of America
Chung-Hsuan Shih, Mark Noble, Margot Mayer-Proschel, Christoph Proschel
Department of Biomedical Genetics, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SJAD MN MM-P JED CP. Performed the experiments: SJAD C-HS JED CP. Analyzed the data: SJAD JED CP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJAD MM-P JED CP. Wrote the paper: SJAD MN JED CP.