Glial progenitor cells in the adult brain reveal their alternate fate

Shin H. Kang, Dwight E. Bergles

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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
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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