A Confocal Image From the Granule Cell Layer of the Dentate Gyrus in a Rat, Triple-Labeled for BrdU, NeuN, and GFAP
Shown is a newly proliferated neuron, double-labeled with BrdU and NeuN. Neurogenesis in the hippocampus and other brain areas is often influenced by hormones, as are learning and memory processes.
BrdU - red; a marker of newly proliferated cells
NeuN - green; a neuronal marker
GFAP - blue; a glial marker
Photo by Mark Spritzer