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Mature neurons are terminally differentiated and are no longer able to divide. Their purpose is to receive, process, and transfer information in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
An RNA binding protein that is highly specific for post-mitotic neurons. However, the following cell types do not express NeuN:
Mouse cerebrum sections stained with anti-NeuN (green) (ab177487).
160 kDa Neurofilament medium
Major intermediate filament found in neurons.