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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Enteric glia as a source of neural progenitors in adult zebrafish

    Sarah McCallum et al.
    Characterization of a novel population of enteric nervous system glial cells in zebrafish reveals their proliferative and neurogenic properties under homeostatic conditions in adults, properties difficult to model in mammals.
    1. Neuroscience

    Downregulation of ribosome biogenesis during early forebrain development

    Kevin F Chau et al.
    Unbiased transcriptome analyses reveal that neural progenitor cells downregulate protein biosynthetic machinery during early forebrain development, and this fundamental process matches proteomic changes in the adjacent cerebrospinal fluid and is regulated in part by MYC.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Trithorax maintains the functional heterogeneity of neural stem cells through the transcription factor Buttonhead

    Hideyuki Komori et al.
    The Drosophila equivalent of the human protein Mixed Lineage Leukemia 1n enables neural stem cells to generate neural progenitors through the fly equivalent of the human transcription factor Sp8, thereby contributing to an increased number and diversity of cell types during brain development.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Tailless/TLX reverts intermediate neural progenitors to stem cells driving tumourigenesis via repression of asense/ASCL1

    Anna E Hakes, Andrea H Brand
    Increased expression of Drosophila Tailless (TLX homologue) reverts intermediate progenitors to neural stem cells, inducing tumourigenesis via Asense repression and reflecting mutually exclusive TLX and ASCL1 expression in human glioblastoma.
    1. Neuroscience

    The hominoid-specific gene TBC1D3 promotes generation of basal neural progenitors and induces cortical folding in mice

    Xiang-Chun Ju et al.
    Introducing a hominoid-specific gene into mice induces cortical folding.
    1. Developmental Biology

    LIS1 determines cleavage plane positioning by regulating actomyosin-mediated cell membrane contractility

    Hyang Mi Moon et al.
    Novel insights into LIS1-dependent regulation of cell membrane contractility and cleavage axis specification identify a key molecular network regulating mitoses of neural progenitors and somatic cells during development.
    1. Neuroscience

    Combinatorial programming of human neuronal progenitors using magnetically-guided stoichiometric mRNA delivery

    Sayyed M Azimi et al.
    A technology allows rapid screening of vast numbers of transcriptional factor combinatorials on stem cell programming.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The scaffold protein Nde1 safeguards the brain genome during S phase of early neural progenitor differentiation

    Shauna L Houlihan, Yuanyi Feng
    Differentiation-specific maintenance of genome integrity during S-phase is essential for establishing both the structure and function of the cerebral cortex.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Human-specific ARHGAP11B induces hallmarks of neocortical expansion in developing ferret neocortex

    Nereo Kalebic et al.
    Expression of human-specific gene ARHGAP11B in the developing ferret neocortex leads to an increase in abundance of neural progenitor cells, which results in neocortex expansion.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The Brm-HDAC3-Erm repressor complex suppresses dedifferentiation in Drosophila type II neuroblast lineages

    Chwee Tat Koe et al.
    A novel complex composed of various components of a chromatin remodeling complex, a chromatin remodeling factor and a transcription factor suppresses the dedifferentiation of intermediate neural progenitors back into neuroblasts in Drosophila.