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Telocytes

Volume 913 of the series Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology pp 397-402

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Juxtacerebral Tissue Regeneration Potential: Telocytes Contribution

  • Laura Cristina CeafalanAffiliated withDepartment of Cellular and Molecular Biology and Histology, ‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and PharmacyDepartment of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience, ‘Victor Babeș’ National Institute of Pathology
  • , Bogdan Ovidiu PopescuAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Colentina Clinical Hospital, ‘Carol Davila’ University of Medicine and PharmacyDepartment of Molecular Medicine and Neuroscience, ‘Victor Babeș’ National Institute of Pathology Email author 

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Abstract

It is well proved already that neurogenesis does take place in mammals’ brain, including human brain. However, neurogenesis by itself is not able to compensate for brain tissue loss in serious neurological diseases, such as stroke, brain trauma or neurodegenerative disorders. Recent evidences show that neural stem cell niches are present not only in classical locations, such as subventricularor subgranular zones, but in other areas as well, including tissues contiguous to the brain (meninges and choroid plexus).In this chapter we revise the relationship of neural stem cells with interstitial cells (mainly telocytes), which we think is significant, and we describe what is known about the juxtacerebral tissue neurogenesis potential.