The Primate-Specific Gene Marks Outer Radial Glia Cells and Promotes Cortical Expansion and Folding

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Wang and colleagues show that the primate-specific gene TMEM14B marks a subset of human neural progenitors and induces cortical folding, providing insights into human brain evolution. Expressing TMEM14B in the fetal mouse brain increases proliferation of progenitor subsets and cortical thickening through nuclear shuttling of IQGAP1, which promotes G1/S transitions.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/2wR3ni2
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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