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Neurogenesis in adult brain: understanding its mechanism and regulation

  • Xinyu Zhao
  • David Schaffer
  • F. H. Gage
Part of the Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences book series (NEUROSCIENCE)

Abstract

Adult neurogenesis is an intriguing phenomenon because of the promise it holds for leading to a new understanding of brain functions and in providing new therapeutic tools for regeneration and repair of diseased and injured adult CNS. We need to truly understand adult neurogenesis - what triggers it, what inhibits it and how it is regulated - before we can use this phenomenon appropriately.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xinyu Zhao
    • 1
  • David Schaffer
    • 2
  • F. H. Gage
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Neuroscience, School of MedicineUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.The Salk Institute for Biological StudiesLa JollaUSA

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