Anatomy Term: radial glial cell
XAO ID: 0005031
Synonyms: radial glia, RG
Definition: "A cell present in the developing central nervous system. It functions as both a precursor cell and as a scaffold to support neuronal migration. Some have a multipotent ability, as they can differentiate into neurons and radial glial cells by asymmetric divisions during the period of embryonic neurogenesis. They occur mainly in the ventricular layer of the tectum and decrease in number as the brain matures."
Stage Range: NF stage 22 to NF stage 66
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service