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  1. Content type: Research article

    Proper patterning of dendritic and axonal arbors is a critical step in the formation of functional neuronal circuits. Developing circuits rely on an array of molecular cues to shape arbor morphology, but the u...

    Authors: Rommel A. Santos, Ariel J. C. Fuertes, Ginger Short, Kevin C. Donohue, Hanjuan Shao, Julian Quintanilla, Parinaz Malakzadeh and Susana Cohen-Cory

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:22

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  2. Content type: Methodology

    Ex vivo, whole-mount explant culture of the rodent retina has proved to be a valuable approach for studying retinal development. In a limited number of recent studies, this method has been coupled to live fluo...

    Authors: Anthony P. Barrasso, Shang Wang, Xuefei Tong, Audrey E. Christiansen, Irina V. Larina and Ross A. Poché

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:23

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Homeodomain (HD) transcription factor (TF) NKX2–1 critical for the regional specification of the medial ganglionic eminence (MGE) as well as promoting the GABAergic and cholinergic neuron fates via the inducti...

    Authors: Magnus Sandberg, Leila Taher, Jianxin Hu, Brian L. Black, Alex S. Nord and John L. R. Rubenstein

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:21

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Glial cell ensheathment of specific components of neuronal circuits is essential for nervous system function. Although ensheathment of axonal segments of differentiated neurons has been investigated, ensheathm...

    Authors: Evan L. Nichols, Lauren A. Green and Cody J. Smith

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:19

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In the peripheral nervous system (PNS), specialized glial cells called Schwann cells produce myelin, a lipid-rich insulating sheath that surrounds axons and promotes rapid action potential propagation. During ...

    Authors: Rebecca L. Cunningham, Amy L. Herbert, Breanne L. Harty, Sarah D. Ackerman and Kelly R. Monk

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:17

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  6. Content type: Review

    In principle, the development of sensory receptive fields in cortex could arise from experience-independent mechanisms that have been acquired through evolution, or through an online analysis of the sensory ex...

    Authors: Arani Roy, Ian K. Christie, Gina M. Escobar, Jason J. Osik, Marjena Popović, Neil J. Ritter, Andrea K. Stacy, Shen Wang, Jozsef Fiser, Paul Miller and Stephen D. Van Hooser

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    About 20–30 distinct Retinal Ganglion Cell (RGC) types transmit visual information from the retina to the brain. The developmental mechanisms by which RGCs are specified are still largely unknown. Brn3a is a m...

    Authors: Vladimir Vladimirovich Muzyka, Matthew Brooks and Tudor Constantin Badea

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:15

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Previous work aimed at understanding the gene regulatory networks (GRNs) governing caudal hindbrain formation identified morphogens such as Retinoic Acid (RA) and Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs), as well as t...

    Authors: Priyanjali Ghosh, Jennifer M. Maurer and Charles G. Sagerström

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:13

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  9. Content type: Review

    Throughout life, neural circuits change their connectivity, especially during development, when neurons frequently extend and retract dendrites and axons, and form and eliminate synapses. In spite of their cha...

    Authors: Nai-Wen Tien and Daniel Kerschensteiner

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:9

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    Generation of neurons in the embryonic neocortex is a balanced process of proliferation and differentiation of neuronal progenitor cells. Canonical Wnt signalling is crucial for expansion of radial glial cells...

    Authors: Olga Chodelkova, Jan Masek, Vladimir Korinek, Zbynek Kozmik and Ondrej Machon

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:8

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  11. Content type: Review

    More than 30 years of studies into Drosophila melanogaster neurogenesis have revealed fundamental insights into our understanding of axon guidance mechanisms, neural differentiation, and early cell fate decisions...

    Authors: Matthew Q. Clark, Aref Arzan Zarin, Arnaldo Carreira-Rosario and Chris Q. Doe

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:6

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  12. Content type: Review

    Brain function requires precise neural circuit assembly during development. Establishing a functional circuit involves multiple coordinated steps ranging from neural cell fate specification to proper matching ...

    Authors: Hongjie Li, S. Andrew Shuster, Jiefu Li and Liqun Luo

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Activity in neurons drives afferent competition that is critical for the refinement of nascent neural circuits. In ferrets, when an eye is lost in early development, surviving retinogeniculate afferents from t...

    Authors: Samuel Wilson Failor, Arash Ng and Hwai-Jong Cheng

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:4

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Most oligodendrocytes of the spinal cord originate from ventral progenitor cells of the pMN domain, characterized by expression of the transcription factor Olig2. A minority of oligodendrocytes is also recogni...

    Authors: Marie-Amélie Farreny, Eric Agius, Sophie Bel-Vialar, Nathalie Escalas, Nagham Khouri-Farah, Chadi Soukkarieh, Cathy Danesin, Fabienne Pituello, Philippe Cochard and Cathy Soula

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:3

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  15. Content type: Short Report

    Radial glial stem cells within the developing nervous system generate a variety of post-mitotic cells, including neurons and glial cells, as well as the specialised multi-ciliated cells that line the walls of ...

    Authors: Diana Vidovic, Raul Ayala Davila, Richard M. Gronostajski, Tracey J. Harvey and Michael Piper

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:2

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  16. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the original article [1] it was realised that there were errors in figures 2a,b,f,g, which arose as a result of preparing figures from data collected and analysed at the same time as the w...

    Authors: Olivier Clément, Isabel Anne Hemming, Ivan Enghian Gladwyn-Ng, Zhengdong Qu, Shan Shan Li, Michael Piper and Julian Ik-Tsen Heng

    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:1

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    The original article was published in Neural Development 2017 12:8

  17. Content type: Research article

    The multiplex, lattice mosaic of cone photoreceptors in the adult fish retina is a compelling example of a highly ordered epithelial cell pattern, with single cell width rows and columns of cones and precisely...

    Authors: Mikiko Nagashima, Jeremy Hadidjojo, Linda K. Barthel, David K. Lubensky and Pamela A. Raymond

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:20

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  18. Content type: Short report

    Patterning of the telencephalic neuroepithelium is a tightly regulated process controlled by transcription factors and signalling molecules. The cortical primordium is flanked by two signalling centres, the he...

    Authors: Geeta Godbole, Achira Roy, Ashwin S. Shetty and Shubha Tole

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:19

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  19. Content type: Research

    The axons of Olfactory Sensory Neurons (OSNs) project to reproducible target locations within the Olfactory Bulb (OB), converting odorant experience into a spatial map of neural activity. We characterized the ...

    Authors: Xin Shao, Vanisha Lakhina, Puneet Dang, Ryan P. Cheng, Christina L. Marcaccio and Jonathan A. Raper

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:18

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) inhibitors play an important role in regulating cell cycle progression, cell cycle exit and cell differentiation. p27KIP1 (p27), one of the major CDK inhibitors in the retina, has be...

    Authors: Mariko Ogawa, Fuminori Saitoh, Norihiro Sudou, Fumi Sato and Hiroki Fujieda

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:17

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Amacrine interneurons that modulate synaptic plasticity between bipolar and ganglion cells constitute the most diverse cell type in the retina. Most are inhibitory neurons using either GABA or glycine as neuro...

    Authors: Nathalie Bessodes, Karine Parain, Odile Bronchain, Eric J. Bellefroid and Muriel Perron

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:16

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  22. Content type: Research

    After axon severing, neurons recover function by reinitiating axon outgrowth. New outgrowth often originates from the remaining axon stump. However, in many mammalian neurons, new axons initiate from a dendrit...

    Authors: Kavitha S. Rao and Melissa M. Rolls

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:15

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  23. Content type: Short report

    Glutamatergic neurons in the cerebral cortex are derived from embryonic neural stem cells known as radial glial progenitors (RGPs). Early RGPs, present at the onset of cortical neurogenesis, are classically th...

    Authors: E. S. Kaplan, K. A. Ramos-Laguna, A. B. Mihalas, R. A. M. Daza and R. F. Hevner

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:14

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Olfactory bulb (OB) interneurons are known to represent diverse neuronal subtypes, which are thought to originate from a number of telencephalic regions including the embryonic dorsal lateral ganglionic eminen...

    Authors: Shenyue Qin, Stephanie M. Ware, Ronald R. Waclaw and Kenneth Campbell

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:13

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Regeneration of neurons in the central nervous system is poor in humans. In other vertebrates neural regeneration does occur efficiently and involves reactivation of developmental processes. Within the neural ...

    Authors: Jeremy Ng Chi Kei, Peter David Currie and Patricia Regina Jusuf

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:12

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The cells of the mesencephalic trigeminal nucleus (MTN) are the proprioceptive sensory neurons that innervate the jaw closing muscles. These cells differentiate close to the two key signalling centres that inf...

    Authors: Marcela Lipovsek, Julia Ledderose, Thomas Butts, Tanguy Lafont, Clemens Kiecker, Andrea Wizenmann and Anthony Graham

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:11

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In the vertebrate spinal cord, motor neurons (MN) are generated in stereotypical numbers from a pool of dedicated progenitors (pMN) whose number depends on signals that control their specification but also the...

    Authors: Julien Laussu, Christophe Audouard, Anthony Kischel, Poincyane Assis-Nascimento, Nathalie Escalas, Daniel J. Liebl, Cathy Soula and Alice Davy

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:10

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  28. Content type: Short Report

    The corpus callosum forms the major interhemispheric connection in the human brain and is unique to eutherian (or placental) mammals. The developmental events associated with the evolutionary emergence of this...

    Authors: Ilan Gobius, Rodrigo Suárez, Laura Morcom, Annalisa Paolino, Timothy J. Edwards, Peter Kozulin and Linda J. Richards

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:9

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  29. Content type: Short Report

    During the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex, newborn postmitotic projection neurons are born from local neural stem cells and must undergo radial migration so as to position themselves appropriatel...

    Authors: Olivier Clément, Isabel Anne Hemming, Ivan Enghian Gladwyn-Ng, Zhengdong Qu, Shan Shan Li, Michael Piper and Julian Ik-Tsen Heng

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:8

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Neural Development 2018 13:1

  30. Content type: Short Report

    In developing tissues, cell polarity and tissue architecture play essential roles in the regulation of proliferation and differentiation. During cerebral cortical development, adherens junctions link highly po...

    Authors: Jennifer Rakotomamonjy, Molly Brunner, Christoph Jüschke, Keling Zang, Eric J. Huang, Louis F. Reichardt and Anjen Chenn

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:7

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Sensory processing relies on projections from the thalamus to the neocortex being established during development. Information from different sensory modalities reaching the thalamus is segregated into speciali...

    Authors: Manuela D. Mitsogiannis, Graham E. Little and Kevin J. Mitchell

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:6

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  32. Content type: Research article

    How neurons change their cytoskeleton to adopt their complex polarized morphology is still not understood. Growing evidence suggests that proteins that help build microtubule structures during cell division ar...

    Authors: Katrina C. McNeely, Timothy D. Cupp, Jessica Neville Little, Kerstin M. Janisch, Ayushma Shrestha and Noelle D. Dwyer

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:5

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The actin cytoskeleton-associated protein palladin plays an important role in cell motility, morphogenesis and adhesion. In mice, Palladin deficient embryos are lethal before embryonic day (E) 15.5, and exhibi...

    Authors: Juan Tan, Xue-Jiao Chen, Chun-Ling Shen, Hong-Xin Zhang, Ling-Yun Tang, Shun-Yuan Lu, Wen-Ting Wu, Ying Kuang, Jian Fei and Zhu-Gang Wang

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:4

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Formation of precise neuronal connections requires proper axon guidance. Microtubules (MTs) of the growth cone provide a critical driving force during navigation of the growing ends of axons. Pioneer MTs and t...

    Authors: Burcu Erdogan, Garrett M. Cammarata, Eric J. Lee, Benjamin C. Pratt, Andrew F. Francl, Erin L. Rutherford and Laura Anne Lowery

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:3

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  35. Content type: Short report

    The mammalian primary olfactory system has a spatially-ordered projection in which olfactory sensory neurons (OSNs) located in the dorsomedial (DM) and ventrolateral (VL) region of the olfactory epithelium (OE...

    Authors: Eerdunfu, Naoki Ihara, Bao Ligao, Yuji Ikegaya and Haruki Takeuchi

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:2

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Drosophila and mammalian neural progenitors typically generate a diverse family of neurons in a stereotyped order. Neuronal diversity can be generated by the sequential expression of t...

    Authors: Keiko Hirono, Minoree Kohwi, Matt Q. Clark, Ellie S. Heckscher and Chris Q. Doe

    Citation: Neural Development 2017 12:1

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  37. Content type: Research Article

    Neurons arise in very specific regions of the neural tube, controlled by components of the Notch signalling pathway, proneural genes, and other bHLH transcription factors. How these specific neuronal areas in ...

    Authors: Michelle Ware, Houda Hamdi-Rozé, Julien Le Friec, Véronique David and Valérie Dupé

    Citation: Neural Development 2016 11:22

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The proper spatial and temporal regulation of dorsal telencephalic progenitor behavior is a prerequisite for the formation of the highly-organized, six-layered cerebral cortex. Premature differentiation of cel...

    Authors: Peter J. Bosch, Leah C. Fuller, Carolyn M. Sleeth and Joshua A. Weiner

    Citation: Neural Development 2016 11:21

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although the vast majority of cells in our brains are glia, we are only beginning to understand programs governing their development, especially within the embryonic hypothalamus. In mice, gliogenesis is a pro...

    Authors: Candace M. Marsters, Jessica M. Rosin, Hayley F. Thornton, Shaghayegh Aslanpour, Natasha Klenin, Grey Wilkinson, Carol Schuurmans, Quentin J. Pittman and Deborah M. Kurrasch

    Citation: Neural Development 2016 11:20

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Oculomotor neurons develop initially like typical motor neurons, projecting axons out of the ventral midbrain to their ipsilateral targets, the extraocular muscles. However, in all vertebrates, after the oculo...

    Authors: Brielle Bjorke, Farnaz Shoja-Taheri, Minkyung Kim, G. Eric Robinson, Tatiana Fontelonga, Kyung-Tai Kim, Mi-Ryoung Song and Grant S. Mastick

    Citation: Neural Development 2016 11:18

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The mouse cerebellum (Cb) has a remarkably complex foliated three-dimensional (3D) structure, but a stereotypical cytoarchitecture and local circuitry. Little is known of the cellular behaviors and genes that ...

    Authors: Emilie Legué, Jackie L. Gottshall, Edouard Jaumouillé, Alberto Roselló-Díez, Wei Shi, Luis Humberto Barraza, Senna Washington, Rachel L. Grant and Alexandra L. Joyner

    Citation: Neural Development 2016 11:17

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Alterations in neurotransmitter phenotypes of specific neurons can cause imbalances in excitation and inhibition in the central nervous system (CNS), leading to diseases. Therefore, the correct specification a...

    Authors: William C. Hilinski, Jonathan R. Bostrom, Samantha J. England, José L. Juárez-Morales, Sarah de Jager, Olivier Armant, Jessica Legradi, Uwe Strähle, Brian A. Link and Katharine E. Lewis

    Citation: Neural Development 2016 11:16

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Editors-in-Chief

Chris Doe
University of Oregon, USA
William Harris
University of Cambridge, UK
Kang Shen
Stanford University, USA
Rachel Wong
University of Washington, USA

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