The Wilson labs latest paper on one of our favourite structures the parapineal has just been published in eLife. In this work , Ingrid shows that normal function of Sox1a is required for the parapineal to impart left-sided molecular character and efferent connectivity to habenula neurons, despite not being required for the specification and migration of the parapineal itself.
Read this open access paper in eLife:
Sox1a mediates the ability of the parapineal to impart habenular left-right asymmetry. eLife 2019;8:e47376 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.47376
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Authors :Ingrid Lekk, Véronique Duboc, Ana Faro, Stephanos Nicolaou, Patrick Blader, Stephen W Wilson
Congratulations to Ingrid!