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Evolutionary expansion of the human neocortex reflects increased amplification of basal progenitors in the subventricular zone, producing more neurons during fetal corticogenesis. In this work, we analyze the transcriptomes of distinct progenitor subpopulations isolated by a cell polarity-based approach from developing mouse and human neocortex. We identify(More)
PRIMARY hypertension is a polygenic condition in which blood pressure is enigmatically elevated; it remains a leading cause of cardiovascular disease and death due to cerebral haemorrhage, cardiac failure and kidney disease. The genes for several of the proteins involved in blood pressure homeostasis have been cloned and characterized, including those of(More)
Delamination of neural progenitors from the apical adherens junction belt of the neuroepithelium is a hallmark of cerebral cortex development and evolution. Specific cell biological processes preceding this delamination are largely unknown. Here, we identify a novel, pre-delamination state of neuroepithelial cells in mouse embryonic neocortex. Specifically,(More)
Gastrin stimulates gastric acid secretion in various species, but the role of the structurally related CCK for the peripheral regulation of acid secretion in humans remains controversial. Moreover, species differences in CCK receptor function and expression have been reported. We therefore sought to identify the cellular targets of CCK and gastrin within(More)
Rats harboring the mouse Ren-2 transgene develop hypertension despite low levels of plasma renin activity. We tested the hypothesis that these rats exhibit an increase in vascular angiotensin formation caused by the presence of the transgene. We measured the release of angiotensins I and II from isolated perfused hindquarters by high-performance liquid(More)
PURPOSE The (pro)renin receptor ((P)RR) is receptor that has been shown to be involved in developmental processes. Adult neurogenesis shares many similarities with fetal and embryonic neuronal development, but is restricted to some brain areas, including the hippocampus. We therefore investigated the expression of the (P)RR within the adult hippocampal(More)
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