Numb and Numblike control cell number during vertebrate neurogenesis

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A fundamental problem in nervous system development is how to control progenitor-cell divisions to generate the correct number of cells for the mature brain and spinal cord. A recent report by Petersen and colleagues has identified an essential role for Numb and a related protein, Numblike, in this process. This study demonstrates that Numb and Numblike function to maintain the self-renewal properties of neural progenitor cells in the vertebrate neural tube.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)395-396
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Neurosciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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