Radial glia - From boring cables to stem cell stars

Paolo Malatesta, Magdalena Götz

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The discovery in the year 2000 that radial glial cells act as neural stem and progenitor cells in development has led to a change in the concept of neural stem cells in the adult brain. Not only are adult stem cells in the neurogenic niches glial in nature, but also glial cells outside these niches display greater potential when reacting to brain injury. Thus, a concept that emerged from developmental studies may hold the clue for neural repair.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)483-486
Number of pages4
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology


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