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Molecular mechanisms in the regulation of adult neurogenesis during stress

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-200
Number of pages12
JournalNATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE
Volume16
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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Abstract

Coping with stress is fundamental for mental health, but understanding of the molecular neurobiology of stress is still in its infancy. Adult neurogenesis is well known to be regulated by stress, and conversely adult neurogenesis regulates stress responses. Recent studies in neurogenic cells indicate that molecular pathways activated by glucocorticoids, the main stress hormones, are modulated by crosstalk with other stress-relevant mechanisms, including inflammatory mediators, neurotrophic factors and morphogen signalling pathways. This Review discusses the pathways that are involved in this crosstalk and thus regulate this complex relationship between adult neurogenesis and stress.

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