Cajal-Retzius Cell

  • Published6 Nov 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Acting as project managers, Cajal-Retzius cells guide young neurons to their permanent homes in the brain. But they don’t stick around for long — they die soon after birth, once their work is done.

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Image "Optogenetic Activation of Cajal-Retzius Cells" by Quattrocolo et al., 2014, JNeurosci, 34 (39) 13018-13032

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