Contact: Tracey Peake
North Carolina State University
Caption: This is a rendered image of a primary neuronal stem cell culture in which cells were labeled with different fluorescently labeled proteins that differentiate between stem cells (orange/yellow) and their neuronal 'offspring' (blue/green/purple). Neural stem cells are dependent on a protein called Sp2 for their ability to generate neurons.
Credit: Troy Ghashghaei, NC State University
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