Published in Mental Health Business Week, September 30th, 2006
Study 1: The timing of cortical neurogenesis is encoded within lineages of individual progenitor cells.
According to recent research from the United States, "In the developing cerebral cortex, neurons are born on a predictable schedule. Here we show in mice that the essential timing mechanism is programmed within individual progenitor cells, and its expression depends solely on cell-intrinsic and environmental factors generated within the clonal lineage."
"Multipotent progenitor cells undergo repeated asymmetric divisions, sequentially generating neurons...
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