An old drug for new ideas: Metformin promotes adult neurogenesis and spatial memory formation

Matthew B. Potts, Daniel A. Lim*

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Abstract

Identifying well-tolerated, oral medications that enhance adult neurogenesis is of great clinical interest. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Wang et al. (2012) demonstrate that the diabetes medication metformin enhances spatial learning in mice by activating the atypical PKC/CBP pathway in adult neural stem cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalCell stem cell
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 6 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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