The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

A hind limb tourniquet induces interleukin-6 expression in a rat dorsal root ganglion.

We investigated the mRNA levels of interleukin-6-related genes in a rat dorsal root ganglion after application of a tourniquet to a hind limb in order to identify the molecules that are induced immediately after peripheral nerve injury at the early stage. Induction of interleukin-6 and upregulation of glycoprotein 130 mRNA expressions were observed in the ipsilateral dorsal root ganglion at 4 h after tourniquet application. Interleukin-6 protein was detected in small-sized and medium-sized dorsal root ganglion cells by immunohistochemical analysis. The induction of interleukin-6 expression is likely to play a role in the protection of injured neurons perhaps related to growth of their axons. Glycoprotein 130 might also account for the inhibitory effects following nerve injury.[1]


  1. A hind limb tourniquet induces interleukin-6 expression in a rat dorsal root ganglion. Abe, S., Mizusawa, I., Suto, M., Kato, N., Yabashi, A., Honda, T., Hiraiwa, K. Neuroreport (2005) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities