Forever young: death-defying neuroblasts

Cell. 2008 May 30;133(5):769-71. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.05.010.


During development, many neural stem cells "age" as they sequentially generate distinct neuronal or glial cell types. In this issue, Maurange et al. (2008) now identify the temporal control factors in Drosophila neural stem cells (neuroblasts) that regulate the fate of stem cell progeny and signal the end of stem cell proliferation.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Cell Proliferation
  • Drosophila Proteins / metabolism
  • Drosophila melanogaster / cytology*
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Neurons / cytology*
  • Neurons / metabolism
  • Stem Cells / cytology*
  • Stem Cells / metabolism


  • Drosophila Proteins