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October 2, 2015

Glial cells use lipids to direct neuron organization in the spinal cord

Outline

An interdisciplinary collaboration study led by RIKEN Brain Science Institute researchers have discovered that in addition to proteins, lipids are also necessary for guiding axons. Published in Science, the study shows how a phospholipid released by glial cells-the cells in the nervous system that support neurons-controls the positioning of sensory neurons within the spinal cord.

Press release: Glial cells use lipids to direct neuron organization in the spinal cord