Boundary cap cells of the dorsal root ganglia were thought to be limited to a structural role regulating migration into or out of the neural tube. Now a study in this issue reports that they are progenitors of small-diameter nociceptive neurons.
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Mosher, J., Morrison, S. Crossing the boundaries of sensory neurogenesis. Nat Neurosci 7, 900–902 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn0904-900
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