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Bernardoni, R., Miller, A.A., Giangrande, A. (1998). Glial differentiation does not require a neural ground state.  Development 125(16): 3189--3200.
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FBrf0104717
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Glial cells differentiate from the neuroepithelium. In flies, gliogenesis depends on the expression of glial cell deficient/glial cell missing (glide/gcm). The phenotype of glide/gcm loss- and gain-of-function mutations suggested that gliogenesis occurs in cells that, by default, would differentiate into neurons. Here we show that glide/gcm is able to induce cells even from a distinct germ layer, the mesoderm, to activate the glial developmental program, which demonstrates that gliogenesis does not require a ground neural state. These findings challenge the common view on the establishment of cell diversity in the nervous system. Strikingly, ectopic glide/gcm overrides positional information by repressing the endogenous developmental program. These findings also indicate that glial differentiation tightly depends on glide/gcm transcriptional regulation. It is likely that glide/gcm homologs act similarly during vertebrate gliogenesis.

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    English
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    Abbreviation
    Development
    Title
    Development
    Publication Year
    1987-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0950-1991
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