Published in Blood Weekly, November 10th, 2005
According to a recent report from Ireland, "Radial glial fibers provide a transient scaffold and impose constraints in the developing central nervous system (CNS) that facilitate cell migration and axon growth.
"Recent reports have raised doubts about the distinction between radial glia and precursor cells by demonstrating that radial glia are themselves neuronal progenitor cells in the developing cortex, indicating a dual role for radial glia in both neurogenesis and migration guidance."
"Radial glia shift toward exclusive generation of astrocytes after neurogenesis...
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