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  1. Content type: Research article

    Hedgehog (Hh) signals are instrumental to the dorsoventral patterning of the vertebrate eye, promoting optic stalk and ventral retinal fates and repressing dorsal retinal identity. There has been limited analy...

    Authors: Xiumei Wang, Giuseppe Lupo, Rongqiao He, Giuseppina Barsacchi, William A Harris and Ying Liu

    Citation: Neural Development 2015 10:7

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Axon pathfinding is controlled by guidance cues that elicit specific attractive or repulsive responses in growth cones. It has now become clear that some cues such as Netrin-1 can trigger either attraction or ...

    Authors: Isabelle Dupin, Ludmilla Lokmane, Maxime Dahan, Sonia Garel and Vincent Studer

    Citation: Neural Development 2015 10:5

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  3. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Neural Development would like to thank all the reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 9 (2014).

    Authors: Chris Q Doe, William Harris, Kang Shen and Rachel Wong

    Citation: Neural Development 2015 10:4

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Local protein synthesis (LPS) via receptor-mediated signaling plays a role in the directional responses of axons to extrinsic cues. An intact cytoskeleton is critical to enact these responses, but it is not kn...

    Authors: Michael Piper, Aih Cheun Lee, Francisca PG van Horck, Heather McNeilly, Trina Bo Lu, William A Harris and Christine E Holt

    Citation: Neural Development 2015 10:3

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Neural Development 2015 10:16

  5. Content type: Research Article

    Neural circuits can spontaneously generate complex spatiotemporal firing patterns during development. This spontaneous activity is thought to help guide development of the nervous system. In this study, we had...

    Authors: Paul Charlesworth, Ellese Cotterill, Andrew Morton, Seth GN Grant and Stephen J Eglen

    Citation: Neural Development 2015 10:1

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Eye development in vertebrates relies on the critical regulation of SOX2 expression. Humans with mutations in SOX2 often suffer from eye defects including anophthalmia (no eye) and microphthalmia (small eye). In ...

    Authors: Whitney E Heavner, Cynthia L Andoniadou and Larysa H Pevny

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:27

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    During brain development, neurons migrate from germinal zones to their final positions to assemble neural circuits. A unique saltatory cadence involving cyclical organelle movement (e.g., centrosome motility) ...

    Authors: Niraj Trivedi, Joseph S Ramahi, Mahmut Karakaya, Danielle Howell, Ryan A Kerekes and David J Solecki

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:26

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous retinal activity (SRA) is important during eye-specific segregation within the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN), but the feature(s) of activity critical for retinogeniculate refinement are ...

    Authors: Colenso M Speer, Chao Sun, Lauren C Liets, Ben K Stafford, Barbara Chapman and Hwai-Jong Cheng

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:25

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Neural crest cells (NCCs) are a transient embryonic cell type that give rise to a wide spectrum of derivatives, including neurons and glia of the sensory and autonomic nervous system, melanocytes and connectiv...

    Authors: Rachael Lumb, Sophie Wiszniak, Samuela Kabbara, Michaela Scherer, Natasha Harvey and Quenten Schwarz

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:24

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Neural stem cell (NSC) differentiation is a complex multistep process that persists in specific regions of the postnatal forebrain and requires tight regulation throughout life. The transcriptional control of ...

    Authors: Bruno Fischer, Kasum Azim, Anahí Hurtado-Chong, Sandra Ramelli, María Fernández and Olivier Raineteau

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:23

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Peripheral nerve injuries can severely affect the way that animals perceive signals from the surrounding environment. While damage to peripheral axons generally has a better outcome than injuries to central ne...

    Authors: Maria Laura Ceci, Camila Mardones-Krsulovic, Mario Sánchez, Leonardo E Valdivia and Miguel L Allende

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:22

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Neurotrophin-4 (NT-4) and brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) bind to the same receptor, Ntrk2/TrkB, but play distinct roles in the development of the rodent gustatory system. However, the mechanisms unde...

    Authors: Juraj Koudelka, Jacqueline M Horn, Chinnavuth Vatanashevanopakorn and Liliana Minichiello

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:21

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Longitudinal axons grow parallel to the embryonic midline to connect distant regions of the central nervous system. Previous studies suggested that repulsive midline signals guide pioneer longitudinal axons by...

    Authors: Minkyung Kim, W Todd Farmer, Brielle Bjorke, Samuel A McMahon, Pierre J Fabre, Frédéric Charron and Grant S Mastick

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:17

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  14. Content type: Research Article

    Mouse visual thalamus has emerged as a powerful model for understanding the mechanisms underlying neural circuit formation and function. Three distinct nuclei within mouse thalamus receive retinal input, the d...

    Authors: Sarah Hammer, Gabriela L Carrillo, Gubbi Govindaiah, Aboozar Monavarfeshani, Joseph S Bircher, Jianmin Su, William Guido and Michael A Fox

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:16

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  15. Content type: Research Article

    Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and neurotrophin-4 (NT4) regulate the survival of gustatory neurons, axon growth and branching, and innervation of taste buds during development. These actions are larg...

    Authors: Da Fei, Tao Huang and Robin F Krimm

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:15

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Xenopus laevis has regenerative and non-regenerative stages. As a tadpole, it is fully capable of functional recovery after a spinal cord injury, while its juvenile form (froglet) loses this capability during met...

    Authors: Dasfne Lee-Liu, Mauricio Moreno, Leonardo I Almonacid, Víctor S Tapia, Rosana Muñoz, Javier von Marées, Marcia Gaete, Francisco Melo and Juan Larraín

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:12

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Proper binocular vision depends on the routing at the optic chiasm of the correct proportion of retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axons that project to the same (ipsilateral) and opposite (contralateral) side of the...

    Authors: Punita Bhansali, Ilana Rayport, Alexandra Rebsam and Carol Mason

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:11

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Morphogenesis of the zebrafish neural tube requires the coordinated movement of many cells in both time and space. A good example of this is the movement of the cells in the zebrafish neural plate as they conv...

    Authors: Claudio Araya, Marcel Tawk, Gemma C Girdler, Marta Costa, Carlos Carmona-Fontaine and Jonathan DW Clarke

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:9

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  19. Content type: Research article

    As a consequence of gene/genome duplication, the RTN4/Nogo gene has two counterparts in zebrafish: rtn4a and rtn4b. The shared presence of four specific amino acid motifs—M1 to M4—in the N-terminal region of mamm...

    Authors: Alejandro Pinzón-Olejua, Cornelia Welte, Houari Abdesselem, Edward Málaga-Trillo and Claudia AO Stuermer

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:8

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Latrophilins (LPHNs) are a small family of neuronal adhesion-GPCRs originally discovered as receptors for the black widow spider toxin α-latrotoxin. Mutations in LPHN3 have recently been identified as risk factor...

    Authors: Matthew L O’Sullivan, Francesca Martini, Sventja von Daake, Davide Comoletti and Anirvan Ghosh

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:7

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The genetic programs required for development of the cerebral cortex are under intense investigation. However, non-coding DNA elements that control the expression of developmentally important genes remain poor...

    Authors: Matthew J Eckler, Kathryn A Larkin, William L McKenna, Sol Katzman, Chao Guo, Robin Roque, Axel Visel, John L L Rubenstein and Bin Chen

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:6

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Neuronal polarization is an essential step of morphogenesis and connectivity in the developing brain. The serine/threonine kinase LKB1 is a key regulator of cell polarity, metabolism, tumorigenesis, and is req...

    Authors: Biliana O Veleva-Rotse, James L Smart, Annette F Baas, Benjamin Edmonds, Zi-ming Zhao, Allyson Brown, Lillian R Klug, Kelly Hansen, Gabrielle Reilly, Alexandria P Gardner, Krishnaveni Subbiah, Eric A Gaucher, Hans Clevers and Anthony P Barnes

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:5

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Vertebrates and invertebrates obtain visual motion information by channeling moving visual cues perceived by the retina through specific motion sensitive synaptic relays in the brain. In Drosophila, the series of...

    Authors: Carlos Oliva, Ching-Man Choi, Laura J J Nicolai, Natalia Mora, Natalie De Geest and Bassem A Hassan

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:4

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There are numerous functional types of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), each participating in circuits that encode a specific aspect of the visual scene. This functional specificity is derived from distinct RGC ...

    Authors: Jason W Triplett, Wei Wei, Cristina Gonzalez, Neal T Sweeney, Andrew D Huberman, Marla B Feller and David A Feldheim

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:2

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The functional integration of the cerebellum into a number of different neural systems is governed by the connection of its output axons. In amniotes, the majority of this output is mediated by an evolutionari...

    Authors: Mary J Green and Richard JT Wingate

    Citation: Neural Development 2014 9:1

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The generation of diverse neuronal types and subtypes from multipotent progenitors during development is crucial for assembling functional neural circuits in the adult central nervous system. It is well known ...

    Authors: Leslie Ratié, Michelle Ware, Frédérique Barloy-Hubler, Hélène Romé, Isabelle Gicquel, Christèle Dubourg, Véronique David and Valérie Dupé

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:25

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  27. Content type: Short Report

    The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) of the mouse thalamus has emerged as a powerful experimental system for understanding the refinement of developing sensory connections. Interestingly, many of the b...

    Authors: Tania A Seabrook, Thomas E Krahe, Gubbi Govindaiah and William Guido

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:24

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  28. Content type: Meeting report

    During the EMBO course ‘Imaging of Neural Development in Zebrafish’, held on September 9–15th 2013, researchers from different backgrounds shared their latest results, ideas and practical expertise on zebrafish a...

    Authors: Steffen Scholpp, Lucia Poggi and Mihaela Žigman

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:23

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Microtubule (MT) regulators play essential roles in multiple aspects of neural development. In vitro reconstitution assays have established that the XMAP215/Dis1/TOG family of MT regulators function as MT ‘plus-e...

    Authors: Laura Anne Lowery, Alina Stout, Anna E Faris, Liya Ding, Michelle A Baird, Michael W Davidson, Gaudenz Danuser and David Van Vactor

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:22

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  30. Content type: Research Article

    Hearing depends on correct functioning of the cochlear hair cells, and their innervation by spiral ganglion neurons. Most of the insight into the embryological and molecular development of this sensory system ...

    Authors: Heiko Locher, Johan HM Frijns, Liesbeth van Iperen, John CMJ de Groot, Margriet A Huisman and Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:20

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    The conserved habenular neural circuit relays cognitive information from the forebrain into the ventral mid- and hindbrain. In zebrafish, the bilaterally formed habenulae in the dorsal diencephalon are made up...

    Authors: Carlo A Beretta, Nicolas Dross, Peter Bankhead and Matthias Carl

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:19

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  32. Content type: Research Article

    Circuit formation in the nervous system essentially relies on the proper development of neurons and their processes. In this context, the ubiquitin ligase Nedd4 is a crucial modulator of axonal and dendritic b...

    Authors: Michael J Schmeisser, Susanne J Kühl, Michael Schoen, Nathalie H Beth, Tobias M Weis, Andreas M Grabrucker, Michael Kühl and Tobias M Boeckers

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:18

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  33. Content type: Research Article

    Neurons in sympathetic ganglia and neuroendocrine cells in the adrenal medulla share not only their embryonic origin from sympathoadrenal precursors in the neural crest but also a range of functional features....

    Authors: Jutta Stubbusch, Priyanka Narasimhan, Katrin Huber, Klaus Unsicker, Hermann Rohrer and Uwe Ernsberger

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:16

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Spinal commissural axons represent a model system for deciphering the molecular logic that regulates the guidance of midline-crossing axons in the developing central nervous system (CNS). Whether the same or s...

    Authors: Tracy S Tran, Edward Carlin, Ruihe Lin, Edward Martinez, Jane E Johnson and Zaven Kaprielian

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:15

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  35. Content type: Research article

    During cerebral cortex development, multipotent neural progenitor cells generate a variety of neuronal subtypes in a fixed temporal order. How a single neural progenitor cell generates the diversity of cortica...

    Authors: Nathalie Saurat, Therese Andersson, Navneet A Vasistha, Zoltan Molnar and Frederick J Livesey

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:14

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  36. Content type: Research article

    In order to fulfill their chemosensory function, olfactory neurons are in direct contact with the external environment and are therefore exposed to environmental aggressive factors. Olfaction is maintained thr...

    Authors: Marie Paschaki, Laura Cammas, Yuko Muta, Yoko Matsuoka, Siu-Shan Mak, Monika Rataj-Baniowska, Valurie Fraulob, Pascal Dolle and Raj K Ladher

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:13

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The neural crest (NC) is a transient embryonic structure unique to vertebrates, which generates peripheral sensory and autonomic neurons, glia, neuroendocrine chromaffin and thyroid C-cells, melanocytes, and m...

    Authors: Stella Shtukmaster, Marie Catherine Schier, Katrin Huber, Shlomo Krispin, Chaya Kalcheim and Klaus Unsicker

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:12

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The conserved Caenorhabditis elegans proteins NID-1/nidogen and PTP-3A/LAR-RPTP function to efficiently localize the presynaptic scaffold protein SYD-2/α-liprin at active zones. Loss of function in these molecule...

    Authors: Raymond C Caylor, Yishi Jin and Brian D Ackley

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:10

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Teleost fish display widespread post-embryonic neurogenesis originating from many different proliferative niches that are distributed along the brain axis. During the development of the central nervous system ...

    Authors: Jan Kaslin, Volker Kroehne, Francesca Benato, Francesco Argenton and Michael Brand

    Citation: Neural Development 2013 8:9

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Chris Doe
University of Oregon, USA
Julia Kaltschmidt
Stanford University, USA
Kang Shen
Stanford University, USA

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