The pMN domain is a restricted domain in the ventral spinal cords, defined by the expression of olig2 gene. The fate determination of pMN progenitors is highly temporally and spatially regulated, with motor neurons and oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) developing sequentially. Insight into the heterogeneity and molecular programs of pMN progenitors is currently lacking. With the zebrafish model, we identified multiple states of neural progenitors using single-cell sequencing: proliferating progenitors, common progenitors for both motor neurons and OPCs, and restricted precursors for either motor neurons or OPCs. We found specific molecular programs for neural progenitor fate transition, and manipulations of representative genes in the motor neuron or OPC lineage confirmed their critical role in cell fate determination. The transcription factor NPAS3 is necessary for the development of the OPC lineage and can interact with many known genes associated with schizophrenia. Deciphering progenitor heterogeneity and molecular mechanisms for these transitions will elucidate the formation of complex neuron-glia networks in the central nervous system during development, and understand the basis of neurodevelopmental disorders.
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