Development of glial cells in the cerebral wall of ferrets: Direct tracing of their transformation from radial glia into astrocytes

@article{Voigt1989DevelopmentOG,
  title={Development of glial cells in the cerebral wall of ferrets: Direct tracing of their transformation from radial glia into astrocytes},
  author={Thomas B. Voigt},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Neurology},
  year={1989},
  volume={289}
}
  • T. Voigt
  • Published 1 November 1989
  • Biology
  • Journal of Comparative Neurology
Coronal sections of the cerebral wall from developing ferrets (newborn to adult) were double‐stained with antibodies to vimentin and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). At birth, the dominant glial population was radial glia and these cells labeled only for vimentin. A small population of immature astrocytes in the cortical plate was double labeled for GFAP and vimentin. In successive days, the number of vimentin‐positive radial glia gradually decreased and they disappeared entirely at… 
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