Excitatory neurons, midbrain


RegionMidbrain dorsal
Likely locationPeriaqueductal grey
Developmental compartmentMesencephalon
Marker genes Cartpt Pou4f2 Foxp2
Taxon Neurons
CNS neurons
Di- and mesencephalon neurons
Di- and mesencephalon excitatory 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
435.7 Cartpt Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript protein CART(1-52) CART(55-102) CART(62-102)
239.6 Pou4f2 POU domain, class 4, transcription factor 2
135.0 Shox2 short stature homeobox 2
65.9 Rmst
63.8 Irx6 Iroquois-class homeodomain protein IRX-6

Heatmap and tSNE plot

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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.