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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2005 Oct;6(10):777-88.

The cell biology of neurogenesis.

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Institute for Stem Cell Research, GSF-National Research Center for Environment and Health, Ingolstädter Landstrasse 1, D-85764 Neuherberg/Munich, Germany. magdalena.goetz@gsf.de

Abstract

During the development of the mammalian central nervous system, neural stem cells and their derivative progenitor cells generate neurons by asymmetric and symmetric divisions. The proliferation versus differentiation of these cells and the type of division are closely linked to their epithelial characteristics, notably, their apical-basal polarity and cell-cycle length. Here, we discuss how these features change during development from neuroepithelial to radial glial cells, and how this transition affects cell fate and neurogenesis.

PMID:
16314867
DOI:
10.1038/nrm1739
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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