Helen Panayi

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During mouse development, the ventral spinal cord becomes organized into five progenitor domains that express different combinations of transcription factors and generate different subsets of neurons and glia. One of these domains, known as the p2 domain, generates two subtypes of interneurons, V2a and V2b. Here we have used genetic fate mapping and(More)
During neural development the transition from neurogenesis to gliogenesis, known as the neuron-glial (Nu/G) fate switch, requires the coordinated function of patterning factors, pro-glial factors and Notch signalling. How this process is coordinated in the embryonic spinal cord is poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate that during the N/G fate switch in(More)
During ventral spinal cord (vSC) development, the p3 and pMN progenitor domain boundary is thought to be maintained by cross-repressive interactions between NKX2.2 and PAX6. Using loss-of-function analysis during the neuron-glial fate switch we show that the identity of the p3 domain is not maintained by the repressive function of NKX2.2 on Pax6 expression,(More)
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter 2 (ABCG2) is expressed by stem cells in many organs and in stem cells of solid tumors. These cells are isolated based on the side population (SP) phenotype, a Hoechst 3342 dye efflux property believed to be conferred by ABCG2. Because of the limitations of this approach we generated transgenic mice that express(More)
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