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Title: Adult neural stem cells: The promise of the future
Authors: Taupin, P. 
Keywords: Cellular therapy
Neurogenesis
Plasticity
Transdifferentiation
Issue Date: 2007
Citation: Taupin, P. (2007). Adult neural stem cells: The promise of the future. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment 3 (6) : 753-760. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Stem cells are self-renewing undifferentiated cells that give rise to multiple types of specialized cells of the body. In the adult, stem cells are multipotents and contribute to homeostasis of the tissues and regeneration after injury. Until recently, it was believed that the adult brain was devoid of stem cells, hence unable to make new neurons and regenerate. With the recent evidences that neurogenesis occurs in the adult brain and neural stem cells (NSCs) reside in the adult central nervous system (CNS), the adult brain has the potential to regenerate and may be amenable to repair. The function(s) of NSCs in the adult CNS remains the source of intense research and debates. The promise of the future of adult NSCs is to redefine the functioning and physiopathology of the CNS, as well as to treat a broad range of CNS diseases and injuries. © 2007 Taupin, Publisher and Licensee Dove Medical Press Ltd.
Source Title: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/129857
ISSN: 11766328
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