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Modulation of neuronal stem cell differentiation by hypoxia and reactive oxygen species.
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PMID:  21251953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Low oxygen concentrations (hypoxia) occur in several physiological and pathological cellular situations such as embryogenesis and stem cell modulation (in terms of differentiation/proliferation), or ischemic stroke and cancer. On the other side of the coin, the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) is tightly controlled by the cell. ROS control redox sensitive signaling pathways and thus regulate cell physiology, such as programmed cell death, inflammation and/or stem cell modulation. Herein we analyze the role of hypoxia and ROS in the modulation of neuronal differentiation focusing on: (i) in vivo neurogenesis and (ii) in vitro neuronal differentiation from neural stem/precursor cells. In vivo, hypoxia promotes neurogenesis in embryos, newborns and adults, as well as in response to noxious stimuli such as ischemia. On the other hand, oxygen and ROS also play a role in in vitro neuronal differentiation. They further impact tumor growth by influencing cell proliferation and differentiation, such as in neuroblastoma development. Therefore, manipulating hypoxia and ROS production represents a useful therapeutic tool if one needs either to enhance or to modulate neurogenesis and neuronal differentiation, such as in cell replacement or in malignant cell proliferation.
Helena L A Vieira; Paula M Alves; Alessandro Vercelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Progress in neurobiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370121     Medline TA:  Prog Neurobiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Instituto de Biologia Experimental e Tecnológica (IBET), Apartado 12, 2781-901 Oeiras, Portugal; Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (ITQB), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Apt 127, 2781-901 Oeiras, Portugal.
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