Immature neuron and intermediate progenitor markers

A guide to choosing markers for immature neurons and intermediate progenitors

Radial glia divide asymmetrically to produce one radial glia cell and one intermediate progenitor cell (IPC). IPCs differentiate into post-mitotic immature neurons, which migrate to their final destination in the nervous system and integrate into the neuronal network.

Intermediate progenitors


A transcription factor whose expression marks the transition from radial glia to intermediate progenitors.

Embryonic (E15) mouse cortical sections stained with anti-TBR2 (red) (ab23345).

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MASH1 (Ascl1)

A transcription factor essential for neural differentiation. Please note that it can also label active neural stem cells.

Mouse subventricular zone tissue sections stained with anti-MASH1 (ab74065).

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Immature neurons


A microtubule-associated phosphoprotein that promotes neurite extension and cell migration.

Mouse adult dentate gyrus sections stained with anti-doublecortin (red) (ab18723).

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Beta III tubulin

A class of tubulin whose expression is limited to neurons and is used to label immature neurons.

Mouse embryonic spinal cord stained with anti-beta III tubulin (red) (ab78078).

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A transcription factor that promotes neuronal development.

Mouse brain tissue stained with anti-neuroD1 (ab60704).

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A transcription factor whose expression marks the transition from intermediate progenitors to post-mitotic neurons.

Mouse brain sections stained with anti-TBR1 (red) (ab31940).

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Stathmin 1

A cytoplasmic phosphoprotein involved in cytoskeletal regulation.

Mouse brain tissue sections stained with anti-stathmin 1 (ab109986).

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