Transcriptional Mechanisms of Proneural Factors and REST in Regulating Neuronal Reprogramming of Astrocytes

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Masserdotti et al. analyzed early transcriptional changes mediated by Neurog2 and Ascl1 during direct reprogramming of murine postnatal astrocytes into distinct neuronal subtypes in vitro. This led to the identification of shared downstream targets, including NeuroD4, capable of neuronal reprogramming of fibroblasts and human astrocytes, as well as mechanistic insight into how the repressor REST functions as a barrier in direct neuronal reprogramming.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/1BDPt3i
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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