Journal article

CLONING AND GROWTH OF MULTIPOTENTIAL NEURAL PRECURSORS - REQUIREMENTS FOR PROLIFERATION AND DIFFERENTIATION

TJ KILPATRICK, PF BARTLETT

NEURON | CELL PRESS | Published : 1993

Abstract

The importance of intrinsic commitments and epigenetic influence to the development of mature neural cell phenotypes was assessed using embryonic day 10 murine neuroepithelial cells, isolated from telencephalon and mesencephalon. Two types of clones were generated with fibroblast growth factor: type-A clones consisted of large, amorphous cells, and type-B clones contained epithelial-like cells. In many type-B clones, very large numbers of precursor cells were produced. Twenty-four percent of type-B clones contained small numbers of neurons, and 59% of clones containing neurons also contained astrocytes, indicating that this clonal type was derived from a bipotential precursor cell. Neuronal ..

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