Glenn Christopher Tan

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Primary cilia play critical roles in many aspects of biology. Specialized versions of primary cilia are involved in many aspects of sensation. The single photoreceptor sensory cilium (PSC) or outer segment elaborated by each rod and cone photoreceptor cell of the retina is a classic example. Mutations in genes that encode cilia components are common causes(More)
Neural patterning relies on transcriptional cross-repressive interactions that ensure unequivocal assignment of neural progenitor identity to proliferating cells. Progenitors of spinal motor neurons (pMN) and V2 interneurons (p2) are specified by a pair of cross-repressive transcription factors, Olig2 and Irx3. Lineage tracing revealed that many p2(More)
Generic spinal motor neuron identity is established by cooperative binding of programming transcription factors (TFs), Isl1 and Lhx3, to motor-neuron-specific enhancers. How expression of effector genes is maintained following downregulation of programming TFs in maturing neurons remains unknown. High-resolution exonuclease (ChIP-exo) mapping revealed that(More)
Detection of biologically interesting, low-abundance proteins in complex proteomes such as serum typically requires extensive fractionation and high-performance mass spectrometers. Processing of the resulting large data sets involves trade-offs between confidence of identification and depth of protein coverage; that is, higher stringency filters(More)
The Dual Role of Notch Signaling During Motor Neuron Differentiation Glenn Christopher Tan Throughout the developing spinal cord, Olig2 progenitors in the motor neuron progenitor domain give rise to an impressive array of motor neurons, oligodendrocytes and astrocytes. Motor neurons are further diversified into motor columns and pools based on cell body(More)
Primary cilia play critical roles in many aspects of biology. Specialized versions of primary cilia are involved in many aspects of sensation. The single photoreceptor sensory cilium (PSC) or outer segment elaborated by each rod and cone photoreceptor cell of the retina is a classic example. Mutations in genes that encode cilia components are common causes(More)
The motor neuron progenitor domain in the ventral spinal cord gives rise to multiple subtypes of motor neurons and glial cells. Here, we examine whether progenitors found in this domain are multipotent and which signals contribute to their cell-type-specific differentiation. Using an in vitro neural differentiation model, we demonstrate that motor neuron(More)
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