Adult neural stem cells stake their ground.

  title={Adult neural stem cells stake their ground.},
  author={Daniel A. Lim and Arturo Alvarez-Buylla},
  journal={Trends in neurosciences},
  volume={37 10},
The birth of new neurons in the walls of the adult brain lateral ventricles has captured the attention of many neuroscientists for over 2 decades, yielding key insights into the identity and regulation of neural stem cells (NSCs). In the adult ventricular-subventricular zone (V-SVZ), NSCs are a specialized form of astrocyte that generates several types of neurons for the olfactory bulb. In this review, we discuss recent findings regarding the unique organization of the V-SVZ NSC niche, the… CONTINUE READING