, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 165-169

Nestin in central nervous system cells

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This literature review reflects current knowledge on the intermediate filament protein nestin, which most authors regard as a marker of “neural stem/progenitor cells.” The structural-functional characteristics of nestin and its presence in various central nervous system cells at different stages of ontogenesis in normal and pathological conditions are discussed.

Translated from Morfologiya, Vol. 131, No. 1, pp. 85–90, January–February, 2007.
Director: Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences Professor V. A. Otellin