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Dev Biol. 2001 Mar 1;231(1):77-86.

Extensive proliferation of oligodendrocyte precursors in the parenchyma of the embryonic chick central nervous system.

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Department of Anatomy (Second Division), Shimane Medical University, Izumo, 693-8501, Japan. katsono@shimane-med.ac.jp

Abstract

The proliferation of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in the chick embryo central nervous system (CNS) was examined by double-immunolabeling with a lineage marker monoclonal antibody (mAb) O4 or mAb O1 and 5-bromo-3'-deoxyuridine (BrdU). In all regions examined, the first O4-positive (O4+) cells appeared in restricted regions of the ventricular zone (VZ), regarded as a site of oligodendrocyte origin. Within the O4+ focus, less than 20% of the O4+ cells incorporated BrdU. In contrast, O4+ cells in the parenchyma were mitotically active; for example, 40-50% of early O4+ cells were labeled with BrdU. Some of these were unipolar in shape, indicative of migratory precursor cells. The frequency of O4+/BrdU+ cell appearance decreased to less than 20% with further development. O1+ oligodendrocytes were largely mitotically inactive, with only approximately 5% of O1+ cells incorporating BrdU. These results clearly demonstrated that the VZ generates relatively few precursor cells and that these oligodendrocyte precursors actively generate their cohort in the parenchyma of the CNS.

PMID:
11180953
DOI:
10.1006/dbio.2000.0137
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