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Epigenetic regulation of adult neural stem cells: implications for Alzheimer's disease.

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Neurodegeneration, June 2014
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Epigenetic regulation of adult neural stem cells: implications for Alzheimer's disease.
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Molecular Neurodegeneration, June 2014
DOI 10.1186/1750-1326-9-25
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Carlos P Fitzsimons, Emma van Bodegraven, Marijn Schouten, Roy Lardenoije, Konstantinos Kompotis, Gunter Kenis, Mark van den Hurk, Marco P Boks, Caroline Biojone, Samia Joca, Harry Wm Steinbusch, Katie Lunnon, Diego F Mastroeni, Jonathan Mill, Paul J Lucassen, Paul D Coleman, Daniel LA van den Hove, Bart Pf Rutten, Fitzsimons CP, van Bodegraven E, Schouten M, Lardenoije R, Kompotis K, Kenis G, van den Hurk M, Boks MP, Biojone C, Joca S, Steinbusch HW, Lunnon K, Mastroeni DF, Mill J, Lucassen PJ, Coleman PD, van den Hove DL, Rutten BP, Harry WM Steinbusch, Bart PF Rutten


Experimental evidence has demonstrated that several aspects of adult neural stem cells (NSCs), including their quiescence, proliferation, fate specification and differentiation, are regulated by epigenetic mechanisms. These control the expression of specific sets of genes, often including those encoding for small non-coding RNAs, indicating a complex interplay between various epigenetic factors and cellular functions.Previous studies had indicated that in addition to the neuropathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD), plasticity-related changes are observed in brain areas with ongoing neurogenesis, like the hippocampus and subventricular zone. Given the role of stem cells e.g. in hippocampal functions like cognition, and given their potential for brain repair, we here review the epigenetic mechanisms relevant for NSCs and AD etiology. Understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in the epigenetic regulation of adult NSCs will advance our knowledge on the role of adult neurogenesis in degeneration and possibly regeneration in the AD brain.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Canada 2 1%
United Kingdom 2 1%
Belgium 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 134 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 29%
Student > Bachelor 28 19%
Student > Master 22 15%
Researcher 19 13%
Student > Postgraduate 9 6%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 5 3%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 60 41%
Neuroscience 28 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 18 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 11%
Psychology 4 3%
Other 11 8%
Unknown 9 6%

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