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Trends Neurosci. 2005 May;28(5):219-21.

SOX2 functions in adult neural stem cells.

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MRC, Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK. vasso.episkopou@csc.mrc.ac.uk

Abstract

Sox2 is expressed highly in the neuroepithelium of the developing CNS and has been shown to function in neural stem cells. Because Sox2-null mutant mice fail to develop beyond implantation, the role of SOX2 in the CNS has lacked validation. A new genetic model addresses the role of SOX2 in the adult brain and provides evidence that it is involved in the maintenance of neurons in specific regions, in the proliferation and/or maintenance of neural stem cells, and in neurogenesis.

PMID:
15866195
DOI:
10.1016/j.tins.2005.03.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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