About the Authors

Ping K. Yip, Thomas A. Sears, Stephen B. McMahon
Neurorestoration Group, Wolfson CARD, King's College London, Guy's Campus, London, United Kingdom

Liang-Fong Wong
Henry Wellcome LINE, Dorothy Hodgkin Building, Bristol University, Bristol, United Kingdom

Rafael J. Yáñez-Muñoz
School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway-University of London, Egham, Surrey, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

ping.yip@kcl.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors Ping K. Yip, Liang-Fong Wong and Stephen McMahon would like to declare competing financial interests in relation to this work. There is a patent application submitted by King's College London and Oxford BioMedica Ltd entitled: System for delivering neuronal calcium sensor-1 (NCS-1) (International Application No.: PCT/GB2006/003367). The abstract on the application is: The present invention provides a system capable of delivering neuronal calcium sensor-1 (NCS-1), or a nucleotide sequence encoding NCS-1 to a target cell, for promoting neurite outgrowth. The system may be used in the manufacture of a pharmaceutical composition for the treatment of a condition such as spinal cord injury.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: PKY. Performed the experiments: PKY TAS. Analyzed the data: PKY TAS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PKY LFW RJYM. Wrote the paper: PKY TAS SBM.