Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 165–169

Nestin in central nervous system cells

  • A. V. Gilyarov

DOI: 10.1007/s11055-008-0025-z

Cite this article as:
Gilyarov, A.V. Neurosci Behav Physi (2008) 38: 165. doi:10.1007/s11055-008-0025-z


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.

Key words

nestin central nervous system neural stem/progenitor cells 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Gilyarov
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Morphology, Institute of Experimental MedicineRussian Academy of Medical SciencesSt. Petersburg

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