Gene Symbol: Neurod6
Description: neurogenic differentiation 6
Alias: Atoh2, Math-2, Math2, Nex, Nex1m, bHLHa2, neurogenic differentiation factor 6, atonal homolog 2, helix-loop-helix protein mATH-2, protein NEX-1, protein atonal homolog 2
Species: mouse
Products:     Neurod6

Top Publications

  1. Caqueret A, Boucher F, Michaud J. Laminar organization of the early developing anterior hypothalamus. Dev Biol. 2006;298:95-106 pubmed
    ..expression pattern of 10 of the identified genes--Cart, Cbln1, Alcam, Unc-13c, Rgs4, Lnx4, Irx3, Sax1, Ldb2 and Neurod6--by in situ hybridization in E12.5 embryos...
  2. Chacón M, Fernandez G, Rico B. Focal adhesion kinase functions downstream of Sema3A signaling during axonal remodeling. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2010;44:30-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Altogether, our results provide novel insights into the spatiotemporal dynamics of FAK activation mediated by Sema3A and on its interaction with its downstream effectors: Paxillin and alpha-actinin in neurons. ..
  3. Kashani A, Qiu Z, Jurata L, Lee S, Pfaff S, Goebbels S, et al. Calcium activation of the LMO4 transcription complex and its role in the patterning of thalamocortical connections. J Neurosci. 2006;26:8398-408 pubmed
    ..These observations identify LMO4 as a calcium-dependent transactivator that plays a key role in patterning thalamocortical connections during development. ..
  4. Haubst N, Georges Labouesse E, De Arcangelis A, Mayer U, Gotz M. Basement membrane attachment is dispensable for radial glial cell fate and for proliferation, but affects positioning of neuronal subtypes. Development. 2006;133:3245-54 pubmed
    ..Thus, although BM attachment seems dispensable for precursor cells, an intact BM is required for adequate neuronal composition of the cerebral cortex. ..
  5. Goebbels S, Bormuth I, Bode U, Hermanson O, Schwab M, Nave K. Genetic targeting of principal neurons in neocortex and hippocampus of NEX-Cre mice. Genesis. 2006;44:611-21 pubmed
    ..Here, we describe a mouse line that expresses Cre recombinase under control of regulatory sequences of NEX, a gene that encodes a neuronal basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) protein...
  6. Heng J, Nguyen L, Castro D, Zimmer C, Wildner H, Armant O, et al. Neurogenin 2 controls cortical neuron migration through regulation of Rnd2. Nature. 2008;455:114-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, a proneural protein controls the complex cellular behaviour of cell migration through a remarkably direct pathway involving the transcriptional activation of a small GTP-binding protein. ..
  7. Wu S, Goebbels S, Nakamura K, Nakamura K, Kometani K, Minato N, et al. Pyramidal neurons of upper cortical layers generated by NEX-positive progenitor cells in the subventricular zone. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005;102:17172-7 pubmed
    ..the SVZ of the mouse neocortex can be molecularly defined by Cre recombinase expression under control of the NEX/Math2 locus, a neuronal basic helix-loop-helix gene that by itself is dispensable for cortical development...
  8. Franco S, Martinez Garay I, Gil Sanz C, Harkins Perry S, Muller U. Reelin regulates cadherin function via Dab1/Rap1 to control neuronal migration and lamination in the neocortex. Neuron. 2011;69:482-97 pubmed publisher
  9. Liu M, Pleasure S, Collins A, Noebels J, Naya F, Tsai M, et al. Loss of BETA2/NeuroD leads to malformation of the dentate gyrus and epilepsy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000;97:865-70 pubmed
    ..Furthermore, failure to express BETA2/NeuroD leads to a stereotyped pattern of pathological excitability of the adult central nervous system. ..

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  1. Sessa A, Mao C, Hadjantonakis A, Klein W, Broccoli V. Tbr2 directs conversion of radial glia into basal precursors and guides neuronal amplification by indirect neurogenesis in the developing neocortex. Neuron. 2008;60:56-69 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, these findings identify Tbr2 as a critical factor for the specification of IPCs during corticogenesis. ..
  2. Pacary E, Heng J, Azzarelli R, Riou P, Castro D, Lebel Potter M, et al. Proneural transcription factors regulate different steps of cortical neuron migration through Rnd-mediated inhibition of RhoA signaling. Neuron. 2011;69:1069-84 pubmed publisher
  3. Ballester Rosado C, Albright M, Wu C, Liao C, Zhu J, Xu J, et al. mGluR5 in cortical excitatory neurons exerts both cell-autonomous and -nonautonomous influences on cortical somatosensory circuit formation. J Neurosci. 2010;30:16896-909 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, our data provide strong evidence that mGluR5 signaling in cortical principal neurons exerts both cell-autonomous and -nonautonomous influences to modulate the formation of cortical sensory circuits. ..
  4. Bröhl D, Strehle M, Wende H, Hori K, Bormuth I, Nave K, et al. A transcriptional network coordinately determines transmitter and peptidergic fate in the dorsal spinal cord. Dev Biol. 2008;322:381-93 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that a transcriptional network operates in maturing dorsal horn neurons that coordinately determines transmitter and peptidergic fate. ..
  5. Moosmang S, Haider N, Klugbauer N, Adelsberger H, Langwieser N, Müller J, et al. Role of hippocampal Cav1.2 Ca2+ channels in NMDA receptor-independent synaptic plasticity and spatial memory. J Neurosci. 2005;25:9883-92 pubmed
    ..2 channel-mediated Ca2+ influx to either process. ..
  6. Shimizu C, Akazawa C, Nakanishi S, Kageyama R. MATH-2, a mammalian helix-loop-helix factor structurally related to the product of Drosophila proneural gene atonal, is specifically expressed in the nervous system. Eur J Biochem. 1995;229:239-48 pubmed
    ..These results raise the possibility that MATH-2 may be a trans-acting factor involved in the development and maintenance of the mammalian nervous system. ..
  7. Monory K, Massa F, Egertová M, Eder M, Blaudzun H, Westenbroek R, et al. The endocannabinoid system controls key epileptogenic circuits in the hippocampus. Neuron. 2006;51:455-66 pubmed
    ..The direct endocannabinoid-mediated control of hippocampal glutamatergic neurotransmission may constitute a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of disorders associated with excessive excitatory neuronal activity. ..
  8. Schuurmans C, Armant O, Nieto M, Stenman J, Britz O, Klenin N, et al. Sequential phases of cortical specification involve Neurogenin-dependent and -independent pathways. EMBO J. 2004;23:2892-902 pubmed
    ..Our study thus reveals an unanticipated heterogeneity in the genetic mechanisms specifying the identity of neocortical projection neurons. ..
  9. Schwab M, Bartholomae A, Heimrich B, Feldmeyer D, Druffel Augustin S, Goebbels S, et al. Neuronal basic helix-loop-helix proteins (NEX and BETA2/Neuro D) regulate terminal granule cell differentiation in the hippocampus. J Neurosci. 2000;20:3714-24 pubmed
    The transcription factors neuronal helix-loop-helix protein (NEX)/mammalian atonal homolog 2 (Math-2), BETA2/neuronal determination factor (NeuroD), and NeuroD-related factor (NDRF)/NeuroD2 comprise a family of Drosophila atonal-related ..
  10. Zembrzycki A, Perez Garcia C, Wang C, Chou S, O Leary D. Postmitotic regulation of sensory area patterning in the mammalian neocortex by Lhx2. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015;112:6736-41 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results reemphasize critical roles for Lhx2 that acts as one of the terminal selector genes in controlling principal properties of neurons. ..
  11. Lu Z, Sack M. ATF-1 is a hypoxia-responsive transcriptional activator of skeletal muscle mitochondrial-uncoupling protein 3. J Biol Chem. 2008;283:23410-8 pubmed publisher
    ..These data reinforce the role of ATF-1 as a hypoxia-responsive trans-activator and identifies a novel regulatory program that may modulate cellular responses to oxygen-deficit. ..
  12. Parthasarathy S, Srivatsa S, Nityanandam A, Tarabykin V. Ntf3 acts downstream of Sip1 in cortical postmitotic neurons to control progenitor cell fate through feedback signaling. Development. 2014;141:3324-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Loss of Ntf3, by contrast, causes an increase in layer VI neurons but does not rescue the Sip1 mutant phenotype, implying that other parallel pathways also control the timing of progenitor cell fate switch. ..
  13. Refojo D, Schweizer M, Kuehne C, Ehrenberg S, Thoeringer C, Vogl A, et al. Glutamatergic and dopaminergic neurons mediate anxiogenic and anxiolytic effects of CRHR1. Science. 2011;333:1903-7 pubmed publisher
    ..These results define a bidirectional model for the role of CRHR1 in anxiety and suggest that an imbalance between CRHR1-controlled anxiogenic glutamatergic and anxiolytic dopaminergic systems might lead to emotional disorders. ..
  14. Lobanova A, She R, Pieraut S, Clapp C, Maximov A, Denchi E. Different requirements of functional telomeres in neural stem cells and terminally differentiated neurons. Genes Dev. 2017;31:639-647 pubmed publisher
    ..These results suggest that telomeres are dispensable in terminally differentiated neurons and provide mechanistic insight into cognitive abnormalities associated with aberrant telomere length in humans. ..
  15. Chiarlone A, Bellocchio L, Blazquez C, Resel E, Soria Gomez E, Cannich A, et al. A restricted population of CB1 cannabinoid receptors with neuroprotective activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014;111:8257-62 pubmed publisher
  16. Kawabe H, Neeb A, Dimova K, Young S, Takeda M, Katsurabayashi S, et al. Regulation of Rap2A by the ubiquitin ligase Nedd4-1 controls neurite development. Neuron. 2010;65:358-72 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that a Nedd4-1/Rap2A/TNIK signaling pathway regulates neurite growth and arborization in mammalian neurons. ..
  17. Kay J, Voinescu P, Chu M, Sanes J. Neurod6 expression defines new retinal amacrine cell subtypes and regulates their fate. Nat Neurosci. 2011;14:965-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Two transcription factors selectively expressed by these subtypes, Neurod6 and special AT-rich-sequence-binding protein 2 (Satb2), regulate a postmitotic cell fate choice between these ..
  18. Barnat M, Le Friec J, Benstaali C, Humbert S. Huntingtin-Mediated Multipolar-Bipolar Transition of Newborn Cortical Neurons Is Critical for Their Postnatal Neuronal Morphology. Neuron. 2017;93:99-114 pubmed publisher
    ..Our data reveal a new HTT-RAB11-N-Cadherin pathway regulating multipolar-bipolar transition with direct implications for mature brain. VIDEO ABSTRACT. ..
  19. Früh S, Romanos J, Panzanelli P, Bürgisser D, Tyagarajan S, Campbell K, et al. Neuronal Dystroglycan Is Necessary for Formation and Maintenance of Functional CCK-Positive Basket Cell Terminals on Pyramidal Cells. J Neurosci. 2016;36:10296-10313 pubmed
    ..Our findings also offer a new perspective on the mechanisms that lead to intellectual disability in muscular dystrophies without associated brain malformations. ..
  20. Li G, Fang L, Fernandez G, Pleasure S. The ventral hippocampus is the embryonic origin for adult neural stem cells in the dentate gyrus. Neuron. 2013;78:658-72 pubmed publisher
    ..The revelation of the complexity of both the embryonic origin of hippocampal LL-NSCs and the sources of Shh has important implications for the functions of LL-NSCs in the adult hippocampus. ..
  21. Mallmann R, Elgueta C, Sleman F, Castonguay J, Wilmes T, van den Maagdenberg A, et al. Ablation of Ca(V)2.1 voltage-gated Ca²? channels in mouse forebrain generates multiple cognitive impairments. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e78598 pubmed publisher
    ..model by crossing mice with a floxed Cacna1a gene with mice expressing Cre-recombinase under the control of the NEX promoter. This novel mouse model enabled us to investigate the contribution of Ca(V)2...
  22. Sessa A, Ciabatti E, Drechsel D, Massimino L, Colasante G, Giannelli S, et al. The Tbr2 Molecular Network Controls Cortical Neuronal Differentiation Through Complementary Genetic and Epigenetic Pathways. Cereb Cortex. 2017;27:3378-3396 pubmed publisher
    ..These data identify TBR2 as a major determinant of the INP-specific traits by regulating both genetic and epigenetic pathways. ..
  23. Jew C, Wu C, Sun H, Zhu J, Huang J, Yu D, et al. mGluR5 ablation in cortical glutamatergic neurons increases novelty-induced locomotion. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e70415 pubmed publisher
  24. Díaz Alonso J, Aguado T, Wu C, Palazuelos J, Hofmann C, Garcez P, et al. The CB(1) cannabinoid receptor drives corticospinal motor neuron differentiation through the Ctip2/Satb2 transcriptional regulation axis. J Neurosci. 2012;32:16651-65 pubmed publisher
    ..Unbalanced neurogenic fate determination found in complete CB(1)(-/-) mice and in glutamatergic neuron-specific Nex-CB(1)(-/-) mice induced overt alterations in corticospinal motor neuron generation and subcerebral connectivity, ..
  25. Wang B, Wang Z, Sun L, Yang L, Li H, Cole A, et al. The amyloid precursor protein controls adult hippocampal neurogenesis through GABAergic interneurons. J Neurosci. 2014;34:13314-25 pubmed publisher
  26. Poltorak A, Merlin T, Nielsen P, Sandra O, Smirnova I, Schupp I, et al. A point mutation in the IL-12R beta 2 gene underlies the IL-12 unresponsiveness of Lps-defective C57BL/10ScCr mice. J Immunol. 2001;167:2106-11 pubmed
    ..Because the phosphorylation of STAT4 is a prerequisite for the IL-12-mediated induction of IFN-gamma, its absence in Cr mice is responsible for their defective IFN-gamma response to microorganisms. ..
  27. Lüders K, Patzig J, Simons M, Nave K, Werner H. Genetic dissection of oligodendroglial and neuronal Plp1 function in a novel mouse model of spastic paraplegia type 2. Glia. 2017;65:1762-1776 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that PLP-dependent loss of oligodendroglial support is the primary cause of axonal degeneration in SPG2. ..
  28. Lourenço J, Cannich A, Carta M, Coussen F, Mulle C, Marsicano G. Synaptic activation of kainate receptors gates presynaptic CB(1) signaling at GABAergic synapses. Nat Neurosci. 2010;13:197-204 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, activation of kainate receptors by synaptically released glutamate gates presynaptic CB(1) signaling, which in turn controls the direction of short-term heterosynaptic plasticity. ..
  29. Wang H, Astarita G, Taussig M, Bharadwaj K, DiPatrizio N, Nave K, et al. Deficiency of lipoprotein lipase in neurons modifies the regulation of energy balance and leads to obesity. Cell Metab. 2011;13:105-13 pubmed publisher
    ..These results indicate that TG-rich lipoproteins are sensed in the brain by an LPL-dependent mechanism and provide lipid signals for the central regulation of body weight and energy balance. ..
  30. Schwab M, Druffel Augustin S, Gass P, Jung M, Klugmann M, Bartholomae A, et al. Neuronal basic helix-loop-helix proteins (NEX, neuroD, NDRF): spatiotemporal expression and targeted disruption of the NEX gene in transgenic mice. J Neurosci. 1998;18:1408-18 pubmed
    ..Three putative neuronal differentiation factors [NEX for neuronal helix-loop-helix protein-1 (mammalian atonal homolog-2), neuroD (beta-2), and NDRF for neuroD-related ..
  31. Courchet J, Lewis T, Lee S, Courchet V, Liou D, Aizawa S, et al. Terminal axon branching is regulated by the LKB1-NUAK1 kinase pathway via presynaptic mitochondrial capture. Cell. 2013;153:1510-25 pubmed publisher
    ..Finally, we show that LKB1 and NUAK1 are necessary and sufficient to immobilize mitochondria specifically at nascent presynaptic sites. Our results unravel a link between presynaptic mitochondrial capture and axon branching. ..
  32. Mao H, McMahon J, Tsai Y, Wang Z, Silver D. Haploinsufficiency for Core Exon Junction Complex Components Disrupts Embryonic Neurogenesis and Causes p53-Mediated Microcephaly. PLoS Genet. 2016;12:e1006282 pubmed publisher
    ..Altogether our study reveals new mechanisms to help explain how EJC mutations influence neurogenesis and underlie neurodevelopmental disease. ..
  33. Metzger M, Walser S, Aprile Garcia F, Dedic N, Chen A, Holsboer F, et al. Genetically dissecting P2rx7 expression within the central nervous system using conditional humanized mice. Purinergic Signal. 2017;13:153-170 pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, this conditional allele will enable future loss-of-function studies in conjunction with mouse models for CNS disorders. ..
  34. Sotnikov S, Chekmareva N, Schmid B, Harbich D, Malik V, Bauer S, et al. Enriched environment impacts trimethylthiazoline-induced anxiety-related behavior and immediate early gene expression: critical role of Crhr1. Eur J Neurosci. 2014;40:2691-700 pubmed publisher
    ..Altogether, our results indicate that EE can rescue strong avoidance of TMT by HAB mice with Crhr1 expression in the amygdala being critically involved. ..
  35. Shinozaki K, Miyagi T, Yoshida M, Miyata T, Ogawa M, Aizawa S, et al. Absence of Cajal-Retzius cells and subplate neurons associated with defects of tangential cell migration from ganglionic eminence in Emx1/2 double mutant cerebral cortex. Development. 2002;129:3479-92 pubmed
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    ..2 channels are involved in regulating the intrinsic excitability of CA1 pyramidal neurons. This cellular mechanism may contribute to the known function of Ca(v)1.2 channels in supporting synaptic plasticity and memory. ..
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    ..Analysis of plexin-A3 knockout mice shows that plexin-A3 contributes to Sema3F and Sema3A signaling and that plexin-A3 regulates the development of hippocampal axonal projections in vivo. ..
  38. Isaka F, Shimizu C, Nakanishi S, Kageyama R. Genetic mapping of four mouse bHLH genes related to Drosophila proneural gene atonal. Genomics. 1996;37:400-2 pubmed genetic neural disorders, we have determined genetic map positions for four mouse atonal-related genes, Atoh1, Atoh2, Atoh3, and Ndrf, which encode MATH-1, MATH-2, MATH-3, and NDRF, respectively...
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    ..Thus, NRG1/ErbB signaling is markedly different between Schwann cells and oligodendrocytes that have evolved an NRG/ErbB-independent mechanism of myelination control. ..
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    ..Our results suggest that Celsr2-3 and Fzd3 regulate axonal navigation in the forebrain by using mechanisms different from classical epithelial PCP, and require interacting partners other than Vangl1-2 that remain to be identified. ..
  43. Tissir F, Qu Y, Montcouquiol M, Zhou L, Komatsu K, Shi D, et al. Lack of cadherins Celsr2 and Celsr3 impairs ependymal ciliogenesis, leading to fatal hydrocephalus. Nat Neurosci. 2010;13:700-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings suggest that planar cell polarity signaling is involved in ependymal cilia development and in the pathophysiology of hydrocephalus, with possible implications in other ciliopathies. ..
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    ..These data show a tightly regulated influence of the ECS on impulsive behaviors and suggest the involvement of endocannabinoid signaling in the pathophysiological modulation of ADHD and related disorders. ..
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    ..This is first evidence of a dorsal pallial contribution to the amygdala, demonstrating a developmental and mechanistic link between the amygdala and the neocortex. ..
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    ..SORCS1 mutations have been associated with autism and Alzheimer disease, suggesting that perturbed receptor trafficking contributes to synaptic-composition and -function defects underlying synaptopathies. ..
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    ..Together, our results suggest that Nex1 may engage in selective interactions with components of the core transcriptional machinery whose assembly is dictated by the architecture of the GAP-43 promoter and cellular environment. ..
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    ..We conclude that a gradient of TRIM9-mediated ubiquitination of VASP creates a filopodial stability gradient during axon turning. ..
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    ..Our results show that neuropilin-2 is an essential component of the Sema3F receptor and identify key roles for neuropilin-2 in axon guidance in the PNS and CNS. ..
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    ..Thus, RP58 may act to favor neuronal differentiation and brain growth by coherently repressing multiple proneurogenic genes in a timely manner. ..
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    ..Its structure and expression pattern suggest that MATH4A may regulate an early step of neural development, either as a partner of ubiquitous bHLH proteins or associated with other neural-specific bHLH proteins. ..
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    ..Their excitatory postsynaptic currents showed normal amplitude but occurred with low frequency. Our results indicate that CTCF regulates functional neural development and neuronal diversity by controlling clustered Pcdh expression. ..
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    ..area that expresses the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, Neurogenic Differentiation Factor-6 (NEUROD6)...
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    ..In conclusion, we provide evidence that CB1 receptors specifically modulate the social investigation of female mice in a neuronal subtype-specific manner. ..
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    ..These findings are important in understanding the long-term consequences of alterations in CB(1)R activity during development, a potential etiology for the mental health disorders linked to prenatal cannabis use. ..
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    ..Our data uncover a novel Bcl11a/Sema3c-dependent regulatory pathway used by migrating cortical neurons. ..
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    ..This study expands current thinking about the transcriptional activities driving neuronal differentiation and provides a framework for further neurodevelopmental studies. ..
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    ..Collectively, our studies indicate the importance of the Dicer-mediated miRNA pathway in hippocampal development and functions. ..
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    ..Conversely, brain CB(1) receptors modulating excitatory transmission mediated the well-known orexigenic effects of cannabinoids. ..
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    ..These results indicate that Dpy19l1 is required for the proper radial migration of glutamatergic neurons, and suggest an evolutionarily conserved role for the Dpy19 family in neuronal migration. ..
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    ..Thus, MeCP2 expression in inhibitory PV cells during the critical period is essential for local circuit functions underlying experience-dependent cortical plasticity. ..
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    ..These findings establish a genetic mechanism for determining regional-fate in the Emx1 lineage of telencephalic progenitors that generate cerebral cortex. ..
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    ..Our findings establish a cellular mechanism underlying neuronal migration and provide insights into the regulation of cytoskeleton dynamics in developing neurons. ..
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