JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, vol.12, no.4, pp.897-905, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
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JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
Major Pelvic Ganglia, Penis, Schwann Cells, Unmyelinated Axons, Radical Prostatectomy, PERIPHERAL-NERVE, RADICAL PROSTATECTOMY, CRUSH INJURY, REGENERATION, RECOVERY, CELLS, NEUREGULIN-1, FK506, INNERVATION, PROMOTES
Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated:
IntroductionErectile dysfunction is a major complication of radical prostatectomy, commonly associated with penile neuropathy. In animal models of peripheral nerve injury, glial growth factor-2 (GGF2), a member of the neuregulin family of growth factors, has neuroprotective and neurorestorative properties, but this potential has not been established after cavernous nerve (CN) injury.