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Curr Biol. 2018 Oct 8;28(19):R1154-R1157. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.032.

Nervous System Development: Flies and Worms Converging on Neuron Identity Control.

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1
Department of Neurobiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA. Electronic address: pkratsios@uchicago.edu.
2
Department of Biology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA. Electronic address: or38@columbia.edu.

Abstract

Distinct neuronal cell types display phenotypic similarities such as their neurotransmitter identity. Studies in worms and flies have revealed that this phenotypic convergence can be brought about by distinct transcription factors regulating the same effector genes in different neuron types.

PMID:
30300603
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2018.08.032

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