Rostral migratory stream

Rostral migratory stream

The rostral migratory stream (RMS) or rostral migratory pathway is a pathway, found in the brain of some animals, along which neuronal precursors that originated in the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the brain migrate to reach the main olfactory bulb, where they differentiate into interneurons. Neurogenesis has been shown to occur in the SVZ into adulthood (it was previously thought that neurons could not regenerate in the adult brain).

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  1. H. Troy Ghashghaei, Cary Lai, E. S. Anton. Neuronal migration in the adult brain: are we there yet? Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, Volume 8: 141-151, 2007

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