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Proneural factors and neurogenesis
Article first published online: 29 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Special Issue: Developmental Neurobiology Special Issue
Volume 234, Issue 3, pages 808–813, November 2005
How to Cite
Kiefer, J. C. (2005), Proneural factors and neurogenesis. Dev. Dyn., 234: 808–813. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.20522
- Issue published online: 18 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 29 JUL 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUN 2005
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUN 2005
The role of proneural factors in specifying neuronal progenitors and in promoting neuronal differentiation is conserved from Drosophila to vertebrates. This primer discusses the basic functions of proneural factors in neurogenesis, mechanisms of proneural factor function, and models for how proneural factors generate neuronal subtypes. The primer also features a dialog about current topics and future directions in the field between two experts in neurogenesis: Andrew Jarman, Ph.D., and Jane Johnson, Ph.D. Developmental Dynamics 234:808–813, 2005. © 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.