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The vertebrate spinal cord contains distinct classes of cells that form at precise dorsal-ventral locations and express specific combinations of transcription factors. In amniotes, V2 cells develop in the ventral spinal cord, just dorsal to motoneurons. All V2 cells develop from the same progenitor domain and hence are initially molecularly identical.(More)
The spinal cord contains several distinct classes of neurons but it is still unclear how many of the functional characteristics of these cells are specified. One of the most crucial functional characteristics of a neuron is its neurotransmitter fate. In this paper, we show that in zebrafish most glycinergic and many GABAergic spinal interneurons express(More)
In mouse, Hedgehog (Hh) signalling is required for most ventral spinal neurons to form. Here, we analyse the spinal cord phenotype of zebrafish maternal-zygotic smoothened (MZsmo) mutants that completely lack Hh signalling. We find that most V3 domain cells and motoneurons are lost, whereas medial floorplate still develops normally and V2, V1 and V0v cells(More)
ticular frequency. This tuning results both from macromechani-cal properties of the cochlea, such as the stiffness of the basilar membrane, and from cellular features, such as splicing isoforms of ion channels in the hair cell's membrane. Much like the keys of a piano, hair cells tuned to similar frequencies lie adjacent to one another; over a few(More)
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