PNI enhances cap-dependent protein translation in the injured sciatic nerve. A) Western blot of eIF4A, 4EBP and eIF4E from sciatic nerve co-precipitated using 7-methyl-GTP conjugated beads. B) PNI induces only 50% increase in 4EBP (negative regulator of translation) association with cap-binding protein eIF4E, C) while injury induces a 1200% increase in the association of eIF4A (a component of eIF4F complex) with eIF4E. D) PNI induces a 750% increase in the ratio of eIF4A to 4EBP associated with eIF4E bound to 7-methyl-GTP conjugated beads. PNI increases nascent protein synthesis in injured sciatic nerve. E) Western blot of AHA incorporated into nascently synthesized proteins. F) PNI induces a 50% increase in the incorporation of AHA into nascently synthesized proteins. All samples taken 17 days post SNL from rats with n = 6 per condition. *p < 0.05.