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Research Article

Transplanting Intact Donor Tissue Enhances Dopamine Cell Survival and the Predictability of Motor Improvements in a Rat Model of Parkinson’s Disease

  • Rosemary A. Fricker,

    Affiliation: Keele University, School of Life Sciences, Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele, United Kingdom

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  • Jan Herman Kuiper,

    Affiliations: Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom, RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, United Kingdom

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  • Monte A. Gates mail

    m.a.gates@keele.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Keele University, School of Life Sciences, Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 09, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047169

About the Authors

Rosemary A. Fricker, Monte A. Gates
Keele University, School of Life Sciences, Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele, United Kingdom
Jan Herman Kuiper
Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, Keele, United Kingdom
Jan Herman Kuiper
RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: m.a.gates@keele.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MAG RAF JHK. Performed the experiments: MAG RAF JHK. Analyzed the data: JHK RAF MAG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MAG RAF JHK. Wrote the paper: MAG RAF JHK.