The cortical subventricular zone-specific molecule Svet1 is part of the nuclear RNA coded by the putative netrin receptor gene Unc5d and is expressed in multipolar migrating cells.

Although Svet1 RNA is a widely used marker for the subventricular zone (SVZ) of the embryonic cerebral cortex, its function remains completely unknown. We report finding that Svet1 contains a high proportion of repetitive sequences and maps in the first intron of the putative Netrin receptor gene Unc5d. The direction of transcription of Svet1 is the same as… CONTINUE READING