Neuron-Intrinsic Inhibitors of Axon Regeneration: PTEN and SOCS3

Xueting Luo, Kevin K. Park

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Our understanding of how axon regeneration is controlled in both the peripheral and central nervous systems remains fragmentary. Research into the regenerative capacity of adult neurons has elucidated PTEN and SOCS3 as distinctive but complementary arms of the regenerative program. These molecules act as negative regulators of major signaling pathways and impact the processes occurring in the cell body, such as protein translation and transcription, and in the axons, such as cytoskeleton assembly. In this review, we summarize the role of PTEN and SOCS3 in limiting axon regeneration and discuss the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying their growth-inhibitory effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Review of Neurobiology
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameInternational Review of Neurobiology
ISSN (Print)0074-7742


  • Axon
  • Growth and axotomy
  • PTEN
  • Regeneration
  • SOCS3


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