Another factor in producing new brain neurons in the adult hippocampus

This 2015 New York rodent study provided further details on the production of new neurons in the adult hippocampus. The researchers found that a protein that regulated a glutamate receptor also:

“Significantly influences hippocampal neurogenesis and that both the proliferation and survival of newborn neurons are impaired in the absence.”

The study showed:

“The effect of Norbin [the protein] on neurogenesis is likely caused by a nonautonomous niche effect.

These results show that Norbin is a regulator of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and that its deletion causes depressive-like behaviors.”

http://www.pnas.org/content/112/31/9745.full “Norbin ablation results in defective adult hippocampal neurogenesis and depressive-like behavior in mice”

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