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University of California - Berkeley

Glucocorticoids and Astrocytes

Caption: Corticosterone (green hexagons), a glucocorticoid hormone related to stress, stimulates astrocytes in the brain to release fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), which triggers the generation of new neurons from neural stem cells.

Credit: Daniela Kaufer and Elizabeth Kirby

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