Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS

, Volume 54, Issue 9, pp 935–945

Central nervous system stem cells in the embryo and adult

  • J. Frisén
  • C. B. Johansson
  • C. Lothian
  • U. Lendahl
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s000180050224

Cite this article as:
Frisén, J., Johansson, C., Lothian, C. et al. CMLS, Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (1998) 54: 935. doi:10.1007/s000180050224

Abstract.

The central nervous system is generated from neural stem cells during embryonic development. These cells are multipotent and generate neurons, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes. The last few years it has been found that there are populations of stem cells also in the adult mammalian brain and spinal cord. In this paper, we review the recent development in the field of embryonic and adult neural stem cells.

Key words. Development; differentiation; regeneration; neuron; glia.

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© Birkhäuser-Verlag, Basel 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Frisén
    • 1
  • C. B. Johansson
    • 1
  • C. Lothian
    • 1
  • U. Lendahl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Medical Nobel Institute, Karolinska Institute, S-171 77 Stockholm (Sweden), Fax +46 8 348135, e-mail: Urban.Lendahl@cmb.ki.seSE