Glial progenitor cells in the adult brain reveal their alternate fate

  • Kang S
  • Bergles D
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Abstract

Glial cells that express NG2 and platelet-derived growth factor receptor are found throughout the mature CNS. These cells are mitotically active, but their functions remain enigmatic. A genetic fate-mapping study in this issue shows that these abundant glial cells can generate both oligodendrocytes and some cortical projection neurons in the adult brain.

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Authors

  • Shin H. Kang

  • Dwight E. Bergles

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