Dopaminergic neurons, ventral midbrain (SNc, VTA)


RegionMidbrain ventral
Likely locationVentral tegmental area and subtantia nigra
Developmental compartmentMesencephalon
Marker genes Slc6a3 Chrna6
Taxon Neurons
CNS neurons
Cholinergic, monoaminergic and peptidergic neurons
Cholinergic and monoaminergic neurons

Enriched genes

Table shows genes that are highly enriched (but not necessarily unique) in this cluster, relative to all other clusters.

Score Gene Description
19466.2 Slc6a3 Sodium-dependent dopamine transporter
2452.5 En1 Homeobox protein engrailed-1
1346.0 Dlk1 delta like non-canonical Notch ligand 1
955.8 Chrna6 cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, alpha polypeptide 6
776.4 Chrnb3 cholinergic receptor, nicotinic, beta polypeptide 3

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Spatial distribution

Images show the correlation of gene expression for this cluster with each voxel in the Allen Mouse Brain Atlas. Click on the image for a high-resolution version.