Lineages and transcription factors in the specification of vertebrate primary sensory neurons. Academic Article uri icon


  • Recent advances have indentified some of the key transcriptional regulators of mammalian genes, the neurogenins. Neurogenins 1 and 2 appear to control distinct sublineages for different classes of sensory neurons, including a 'pioneer' lineage for proprioceptors specified early in neural crest migration. Neurogenins act via a cascade of downstream transcriptional regulators, some of which have been identified.

publication date

  • October 1999