Neural markers guide

​​Neurons and glia express unique sets of transcription factors, enzymes, cytoskeletal proteins and receptors. Ensure you are choosing the best neural subtype markers with our easy-to-use guides.

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Summary of neural markers

Cell typeMarkers
Neuroepithelial cellsNestin, SOX2, notch1, HES1, HES3, E-cadherin, occludin.
Radial gliaVimentin, nestin, PAX6, HES1, HES5, GFAP, GLAST, BLBP, TN-C, N-cadherin, SOX2.
Intermediate progenitorsTBR2, MASH1/Ascl1.
Immature neuronsDoublecortin, beta III tubulin, NeuroD1, TBR1, stathmin 1.
Oligodendroycte precursor cellsPDGF receptor alpha, NG2
Mature oligodendrocytesOlig 1, olig 2, olig 3, MBP, OSP, MOG, SOX10.
Schwann cellsMPZ, NCAM, GAP43, S100
AstrocytesGFAP, EAAT1/GLAST, EAAT2/GLT-1, glutamine synthetase, S100-beta, ALDH1L1.
MicrogliaCD11b, CD45, Iba1, F4/80, CD68, CD40
Mature neuronsNeuN, MAP2, 160 kDa neurofilament medium, 200kDa neurofilament heavy, synaptophysin, PSD95.
Glutamatergic neuronsvGluT1, vGl,uT2, NMDAR1, NMDAR2B, glutaminase, glutamine synthetase
GABAergic neuronsGABA transporter 1, GABAB receptor 1, GABAB receptor 2, GAD65, GAD67.
Dopaminergic neuronsTyrosine hydroxylase, dopamine transporter, FOXA2, GIRK2, Nurr1, LMX1B
Serotonergic neuronsTryptophan hydroxylase, serotonin transporter, Pet1.
Cholinergic neuronsCholine acetyltransferase, vesicular acetylcholine transporter, acetylcholinesterase
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