Neural Stem Cells Retain High Levels on Reactive Oxygen Species, Study Finds

Source: 
Science Daily
Date Published: 
January 6, 2011
Abstract: 

Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have shown for the first time that neural stem cells, the cells that give rise to neurons, maintain high levels of ROS to help regulate normal self-renewal and differentiation. These findings may have significant implications for brain repair and abnormal brain development.