Recommended Readings: Jonas Frisén, M.D., Ph.D., October 16th

Friday Lecture Series
Friday, October 16, 2015
3:45 p.m., Caspary Auditorium

Jonas Frisén, M.D., Ph.D.
Tobias Foundation Professor of Stem Cell Research,
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology,
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Cellular Plasticity in the Intact and Injured Central Nervous System

Recommended Readings

Empirical Articles

Ernst, A., Alkass, K., Bernard, S., Salehpour, M., Perl, S., Tisdale, J., … & Frisén, J. (2014). Neurogenesis in the striatum of the adult human brain. Cell, 156(5), 1072-1083. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.01.044

Magnusson, J. P., Göritz, C., Tatarishvili, J., Dias, D. O., Smith, E. M., Lindvall, O., … & Frisén, J. (2014). A latent neurogenic program in astrocytes regulated by Notch signaling in the mouse. Science, 346(6206), 237-241. doi: 10.1126/science.346.6206.237.

Sabelström, H., Stenudd, M., Réu, P., Dias, D. O., Elfineh, M., Zdunek, S., … & Frisén, J. (2013). Resident neural stem cells restrict tissue damage and neuronal loss after spinal cord injury in mice. Science, 342(6158), 637-640. doi: 10.1126/science.1242576

Review Paper

Bergmann, O., Spalding, K. L., & Frisén, J. (2015). Adult neurogenesis in humans. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 7(7), a018994. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a018994

Research Sheds Light on Cause of Brain Deficits in HIV Patients

Some HIV patients experience memory loss and other neurological deficits, despite treatment, and new research suggests that the reason why is because the virus weakens the blood-brain barrier by infecting a small group of supporting brain cells called astrocytes.   The finding, published in the June 29 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, may help explain why 40 percent to 60 percent of HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy experience mild to moderate neurological problems such as learning difficulties.