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Stem Cells International
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9497325, 16 pages
Review Article

The Effects of Different Factors on the Behavior of Neural Stem Cells

Department of Chemistry and Biology, College of Science, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan 410073, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Gan Wang

Received 8 August 2017; Accepted 18 October 2017; Published 20 November 2017

Academic Editor: Margherita Maioli

Copyright © 2017 Lixiang Huang and Gan Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The repair of central nervous system (CNS) injury has been a worldwide problem in the biomedical field. How to reduce the damage to the CNS and promote the reconstruction of the damaged nervous system structure and function recovery has always been the concern of nerve tissue engineering. Multiple differentiation potentials of neural stem cell (NSC) determine the application value for the repair of the CNS injury. Thus, how to regulate the behavior of NSCs becomes the key to treating the CNS injury. So far, a large number of researchers have devoted themselves to searching for a better way to regulate the behavior of NSCs. This paper summarizes the effects of different factors on the behavior of NSCs in the past 10 years, especially on the proliferation and differentiation of NSCs. The final purpose of this review is to provide a more detailed theoretical basis for the clinical repair of the CNS injury by nerve tissue engineering.