In building the brain, cell pedigree matters

Posted by on June 7, 2018 3:26 pm
Categories: health

Research in mice shows that a protein made by the stem cells that give rise to neurons, but not by neurons themselves, is key to brain cells’ ability to migrate during development and assume their proper positions This primordial protein acts by clinging onto thousands of sites in the genome, affecting the activity of multiple genes that regulate brain development. The findings could yield valuable clues for a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders

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