Molecular mapping of the origin of postnatal spinal cord ependymal cells: evidence that adult ependymal cells are derived from Nkx6.1+ ventral neural progenitor cells.

@article{Fu2003MolecularMO,
  title={Molecular mapping of the origin of postnatal spinal cord ependymal cells: evidence that adult ependymal cells are derived from Nkx6.1+ ventral neural progenitor cells.},
  author={Hui Fu and Yingchuan Billy Qi and Min Tan and Jun Cai and Xuemei Hu and Zijing Liu and Jan Jensen and Mengsheng Qiu},
  journal={The Journal of comparative neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={456 3},
  pages={
          237-44
        }
}
Recent studies have suggested that the ependymal cells lining the central canal of postnatal spinal cord possess certain properties of neural stem cells. However, the embryonic origin and developmental potential of the postnatal spinal cord ependymal cells remain to be defined. In this report, we investigated the developmental origin of postnatal spinal ependymal cells by studying the dynamic expression of several neural progenitor genes that are initially expressed in distinct domains of… CONTINUE READING
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