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Anatomy Term: neural stem cell
XAO ID: 0005032
Synonyms: neural stem cells, neuronal stem cell, NSC
Definition: "A cell that, in the early stages of the brain, are generated from the ectoderm-derived neural epithelium and commit to differentiate into either neurons or radial glial cells. It is well known that radial glial cells have distinctive morphological characteristics and can act as neural progenitor cells (NPCs) or neural stem cells (NSCs), in addition to guiding the migration of differentiating neurons in the central nervous system."
Stage Range: NF stage 13 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
neuroectoderm NF stage 10 to NF stage 66
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
astrocyte NF stage 22 to death
oligodendrocyte NF stage 22 to death
radial glial cell NF stage 22 to NF stage 66
Parent(s): neuroectoderm


Parent(s): stem cell (is_a) brain (part_of) nervous system (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY