The Unexpected Cells Helping to Shape Young Brains

During brain development, oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) contribute to the neural pruning process, helping to shape the healthy development of the brain. Understanding this process may inform new treatments for neurological disorders like schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder. OPCs had previously only been known for producing cells that surround and support neurons. The cells engulf and eliminate connections, colored purple, the brain doesn’t need. Understanding this new information will help understand neurodevelopmental disorders better.

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