Neurogenesis is critical to continuously replacie olfactory neurons but is impaired during chronic inflammatory rhinosinusitis. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Chen et al. (2019) describe the inflammation-induced switching of olfactory stem cells from a regenerative phenotype to one participating in immune defense; this process contributes to deficient replacement of olfactory sensory neurons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-451
Number of pages3
JournalCell Stem Cell
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 3 2019


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