Glial progenitor cells in the adult brain reveal their alternate fate

Shin H. Kang, Dwight E. Bergles

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Abstract

Glial cells that express NG2 and platelet-derived growth factor receptor a are found throughout the mature CNS. These cells are mitotically active, but their functions remain enigmatic. A genetic fate-mapping study in this issue shows that these abundant glial cells can generate both oligodendrocytes and some cortical projection neurons in the adult brain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1365-1367
Number of pages3
JournalNature neuroscience
Volume11
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

    Fingerprint

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

Cite this