Population Control: Cortical Interneurons Modulate Oligodendrogenesis

Neuron. 2017 May 3;94(3):415-417. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.04.032.


During central nervous system development, oligodendrocytes must be formed in proportion to the number of neurons requiring their services. In this issue of Neuron, Voronova et al. (2017) show how cortical interneurons modulate oligodendrogenesis through a cytokine-mediated paracrine interaction.

MeSH terms

  • Interneurons*
  • Neurons
  • Oligodendroglia
  • Population Control*