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Physiology and Neurobiology
Other Neuroscience and Neurobiology | Physiology
Previous studies regarding subventricular zone (SVZ) neural stem cells (NSCs) have either observed global changes in the SVZ niche containing NSCs or an impure NSC population. By imaging wholemount preparations of mouse brains and staining with molecular markers specific for proliferating NSC nuclei, the study was able to give a more accurate depiction of the SVZ NSC population than its predecessors. This study will quantify the percentage of proliferating NSCs at various ages of adult murine brain development in order to elucidate a possible correlation between NSC division kinetics and the declining neurogenic output witnessed with aging.
Edwards, Olayinka, "Changes in the Proliferation of the Subventricular Zone Neural Stem Cell Pool throughout Aging in the Murine Brain" (2010). Honors Scholar Theses. Paper 172.