Evangeline Tzatzalos

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Cell-based therapy has been widely evaluated in spinal cord injury (SCI) animal models and shown to improve functional recovery. However, host response to cell transplants at gene expression level is rarely discussed. We reported previously that acute transplantation of radial glial cells RG3.6 following SCI promoted early locomotion improvement within 1(More)
Interneurons comprise approximately one third of the total cortical neurons in the mammalian cerebral cortex. Studies have revealed many details in the generation of this cell type. However, the mechanism that defines interneuron-lineage specific gene expression is not well understood. Gene regulatory elements, e.g., promoters, enhancers, and trans-acting(More)
Precise control of lineage-specific gene expression in the neural stem/progenitor cells is crucial for generation of the diversity of neuronal and glial cell types in the central nervous system (CNS). The mechanism underlying such gene regulation, however, is not fully elucidated. Here, we report that a 377 bp evolutionarily conserved DNA fragment (CR5),(More)
Notch1 signaling plays a critical role in maintaining and determining neural stem/progenitor cell (NSPC) fate, yet the transcriptional mechanism controlling Notch1 specific expression in NSPCs remains incomplete. Here, we show transcription factor Nkx6.1 interacts with a cis-element (CR2, an evolutionarily conserved non-coding fragment in the second intron(More)
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