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Cell Stem Cell. 2011 Nov 4;9(5):385-6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2011.10.007.

Postnatal neurogenesis in the human forebrain: from two migratory streams to dribbles.

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Institutes of Brain Science and State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, Fudan University, Shanghai, 200032, China.


Subventricular zone neurogenesis occurs throughout life from rodents to primates, but the existence of a rostral migratory stream of immature neurons in postnatal human brains is controversial. A recent report in Nature (Sanai et al., 2011) identifies two neuronal migratory streams in infant human brains targeting the olfactory bulb and prefrontal cortex.

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