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A transient role of the ciliary gene Inpp5e in controlling direct versus indirect neurogenesis in cortical development

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During the development of the cerebral cortex, neurons are generated directly from radial glial cells or indirectly via basal progenitors. The balance between these division modes determines the number and types of neurons formed in the cortex thereby affecting cortical functioning. Here, we investigate the role of primary cilia in controlling the decision between forming neurons directly or indirectly. We show that a mutation in the ciliary gene Inpp5e leads to a transient increase in direct neurogenesis and subsequently to an overproduction of layer V neurons in newborn mice. Loss of Inpp5e also affects ciliary structure coinciding with reduced Gli3 repressor levels. Genetically restoring Gli3 repressor rescues the decreased indirect neurogenesis in Inpp5e mutants. Overall, our analyses reveal how primary cilia determine neuronal subtype composition of the cortex by controlling direct versus indirect neurogenesis. These findings have implications for understanding cortical malformations in ciliopathies with INPP5E mutations.

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hal-04046091 , version 1 (25-03-2023)

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Kerstin Hasenpusch-Theil, Christine Laclef, Matt Colligan, Eamon Fitzgerald, Katherine Howe, et al.. A transient role of the ciliary gene Inpp5e in controlling direct versus indirect neurogenesis in cortical development. eLife, 2020, 9, pp.e58162. ⟨10.7554/eLife.58162⟩. ⟨hal-04046091⟩
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