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Impact of gut microbiota on adult brain plasticity
By Gabriel Lepousez (Institut Pasteur)
February 12, 2019 at 11:00AM - Salle de séminaires 5ème étage, Tour 32-33

Abstract

New neurons are continuously generated in only a few areas of the adult mammalian brain--the olfactory bulb and the dentate gyrus--where they integrate into already functioning circuitry. In these regions, adult neurogenesis adds another dimension of plasticity that complements the classical molecular and cellular mechanisms of plasticity. In this talk, I will present some recent work on the functional contribution of adult-born neurons in learning and memory and then describe a new player in the regulation of adult neurogenesis : the gut microbiota.