Image of the Day: Smell You Later

Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells. 

May 15, 2017
The Scientist Staff

Neurons (green) grown from a single adult olfactory stem cell in a rat's olfactory tissue, sustentacular cells shown in magenta

RUSSELL FLETCHER & JOHN NGAI, UC BERKELEY

           (See R.B. Fletcher et al., “Deconstructing olfactory stem cell trajectories at single-cell resolution,” Cell Stem Cell, doi:10.1016/j.stem.2017.04.003, 2017.)