Control of neuronal cell fate and number by integration of distinct daughter cell proliferation modes with temporal progression
2012 (English)In: Development, ISSN 0950-1991, E-ISSN 1477-9129, Vol. 139, no 4, 678-689 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
During neural lineage progression, differences in daughter cell proliferation can generate different lineage topologies. This is apparent in the Drosophila neuroblast 5-6 lineage (NB5-6T), which undergoes a daughter cell proliferation switch from generating daughter cells that divide once to generating neurons directly. Simultaneously, neural lineages, e.g. NB5-6T, undergo temporal changes in competence, as evidenced by the generation of different neural subtypes at distinct time points. When daughter proliferation is altered against a backdrop of temporal competence changes, it may create an integrative mechanism for simultaneously controlling cell fate and number. Here, we identify two independent pathways, Prospero and Notch, which act in concert to control the different daughter cell proliferation modes in NB5-6T. Altering daughter cell proliferation and temporal progression, individually and simultaneously, results in predictable changes in cell fate and number. This demonstrates that different daughter cell proliferation modes can be integrated with temporal competence changes, and suggests a novel mechanism for coordinately controlling neuronal subtype numbers.
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2012. Vol. 139, no 4, 678-689 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-74790DOI: 10.1242/dev.074500ISI: 000300259800005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-74790DiVA: diva2:495183
funding agencies|Swedish Research Council||Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation||Swedish Cancer Foundation||2012-02-082012-02-082012-12-18