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  1. The phylogenetically conserved transcription factor Lola is essential for many aspects of axon growth and guidance, synapse formation and neural circuit development in Drosophila. To date it has been difficult, h...

    Authors: Michael A Gates, Ramakrishnan Kannan and Edward Giniger

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:37

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)7 evokes both inductive and axon orienting responses in dorsal interneurons (dI neurons) in the developing spinal cord. These events occur sequentially during the development of...

    Authors: Jeanette C Perron and Jane Dodd

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:36

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  3. The size and cell number of each brain region are influenced by the organization and behavior of neural progenitor cells during embryonic development. Recent studies on developing neocortex have revealed the p...

    Authors: Lynn Wang, Krista K Bluske, Lauren K Dickel and Yasushi Nakagawa

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:35

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  4. The dopaminergic (DA) neurons present in the central brain of the Drosophila larva are spatially arranged in stereotyped groups that define clusters of bilaterally symmetrical neurons. These clusters have been cl...

    Authors: Jorge Blanco, Rahul Pandey, Martin Wasser and Gerald Udolph

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:34

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  5. The mechanisms that consolidate neural circuitry are a major focus of neuroscience. In the mammalian cochlea, the refinement of spiral ganglion neuron (SGN) innervation to the inner hair cells (by type I SGNs)...

    Authors: Meagan Barclay, Allen F Ryan and Gary D Housley

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:33

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  6. Neuronal output is shaped by a balance of excitation and inhibition. How this balance is attained in the central nervous system during development is not well understood, and is complicated by the fact that, in v...

    Authors: Florentina Soto, Adam Bleckert, Renate Lewis, Yunhee Kang, Daniel Kerschensteiner, Ann Marie Craig and Rachel OL Wong

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:31

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  7. The ventral midbrain contains a diverse array of neurons, including dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area (VTA) and substantia nigra (SN) and neurons of the red nucleus (RN). Dopaminergic and RN n...

    Authors: Sandra Blaess, Gabriela O Bodea, Anna Kabanova, Soline Chanet, Emilie Mugniery, Amin Derouiche, Daniel Stephen and Alexandra L Joyner

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:29

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  8. An essential stage of neural development involves the assembly of neural circuits via formation of inter-neuronal connections. Early steps in neural circuit formation, including cell migration, axon guidance, ...

    Authors: Joori Park, Philip Louis Knezevich, William Wung, Shanté Nicole O'Hanlon, Akshi Goyal, Kelli Leilani Benedetti, Benjamin James Barsi-Rhyne, Mekala Raman, Natalyn Mock, Martina Bremer and Miri Kerensa VanHoven

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:28

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  9. Development of specific neuronal morphology requires precise control over cell motility processes, including axon formation, outgrowth and branching. Dynamic remodeling of the filamentous actin (F-actin) cytos...

    Authors: Erica F Andersen, Namrata S Asuri and Mary C Halloran

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:27

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  10. Cytoplasmic dynein and its regulatory proteins have been implicated in neuronal and non-neuronal cell migration. A genetic model for analyzing the role of cytoplasmic dynein specifically in these processes has...

    Authors: Kassandra M Ori-McKenney and Richard B Vallee

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:26

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  11. The cerebellum is composed of a diverse array of neuronal subtypes. Here we have used a candidate approach to identify Zac1, a tumor suppressor gene encoding a zinc finger transcription factor, as a new player in...

    Authors: Seung-Hyuk Chung, Hassan Marzban, Kimberly Aldinger, Rajiv Dixit, Kathleen Millen, Carol Schuurmans and Richard Hawkes

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:25

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  12. Long-distance axonal growth relies on the precise interplay of guidance cues and cell adhesion molecules. While guidance cues provide positional and directional information for the advancing growth cone, cell ...

    Authors: Pascal Joset, Andrin Wacker, Régis Babey, Esther A Ingold, Irwin Andermatt, Esther T Stoeckli and Matthias Gesemann

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:22

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  13. Neurons form specific connections with targets via synapses and patterns of synaptic connectivity dictate neural function. During development, intrinsic neuronal specification and environmental factors guide b...

    Authors: Meredith A Clifford, Jessleen K Kanwal, Rhonda Dzakpasu and Maria J Donoghue

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:21

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  14. The concept of an equivalence group, a cluster of cells with equal potential to adopt the same specific fate, has served as a useful paradigm to understand neural cell type specification. In the Drosophila eye, a...

    Authors: Mark Charlton-Perkins, S Leigh Whitaker, Yueyang Fei, Baotong Xie, David Li-Kroeger, Brian Gebelein and Tiffany Cook

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:20

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  15. In the developing vertebrate peripheral nervous system, the survival of sympathetic neurons and the majority of sensory neurons depends on a supply of nerve growth factor (NGF) from tissues they innervate. Alt...

    Authors: Sean L Wyatt, Bodo Spori, Tom N Vizard and Alun M Davies

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:18

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  16. The dorsal root ganglion (DRG) is composed of well-characterized populations of sensory neurons and glia derived from a common pool of neural crest stem cells (NCCs), and is a good system to study the mechanis...

    Authors: Ze-Lan Hu, Ming Shi, Ying Huang, Min-Hua Zheng, Zhe Pei, Jia-Yin Chen, Hua Han and Yu-Qiang Ding

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:14

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  17. Postnatal olfactory bulb (OB) neurogenesis involves the generation of granule and periglomerular cells by neural stem cells (NSCs) located in the walls of the lateral ventricle (LV). Recent studies show that N...

    Authors: María E Fernández, Simona Croce, Camille Boutin, Harold Cremer and Olivier Raineteau

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  18. While the diversity and spatio-temporal origin of olfactory bulb (OB) GABAergic interneurons has been studied in detail, much less is known about the subtypes of glutamatergic OB interneurons.

    Authors: Eleanor Winpenny, Mélanie Lebel-Potter, Maria E Fernandez, Monika S Brill, Magdalena Götz, Francois Guillemot and Olivier Raineteau

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:12

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  19. Neuronal phenotypes associated with hemizygosity of individual genes within the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome locus hold potential towards understanding the pathogenesis of schizophrenia and autism. Included among...

    Authors: Claude M Schofield, Ruby Hsu, Alison J Barker, Caitlyn C Gertz, Robert Blelloch and Erik M Ullian

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:11

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  20. In recent years, mapping of overlapping and abutting regulatory gene expression domains by chromogenic two-color in situ hybridization has helped define molecular subdivisions of the developing vertebrate brain a...

    Authors: Gilbert Lauter, Iris Söll and Giselbert Hauptmann

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:10

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. The transcription factor Foxg1 is an important regulator of telencephalic cell cycles. Its inactivation causes premature lengthening of telencephalic progenitor cell cycles and increased neurogenic divisions, ...

    Authors: Martine N Manuel, Ben Martynoga, Mike D Molinek, Jane C Quinn, Corinne Kroemmer, John O Mason and David J Price

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:9

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  22. Most retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) convey contrast and motion information to visual brain centers. Approximately 2% of RGCs are intrinsically photosensitive (ipRGCs), express melanopsin and are necessary for l...

    Authors: David S McNeill, Catherine J Sheely, Jennifer L Ecker, Tudor C Badea,, Duncan Morhardt, William Guido and Samer Hattar

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:8

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  23. In the adult visual system, functionally distinct retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) within each eye project to discrete targets in the brain. In the ferret, RGCs encoding light increments or decrements project to ...

    Authors: Colenso M Speer, Chao Sun and Barbara Chapman

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:7

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  24. Insm1 is a zinc-finger transcription factor transiently expressed throughout the developing nervous system in late progenitors and nascent neurons. Insm1 is also highly expressed in medulloblastomas and other ...

    Authors: Jason N Rosenbaum, Anne Duggan and Jaime García-Añoveros

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:6

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  25. The Drosophila olfactory system exhibits very precise and stereotyped wiring that is specified predominantly by genetic programming. Dendrites of olfactory projection neurons (PNs) pattern the developing antennal...

    Authors: Joy S Tea and Liqun Luo

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:5

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  26. The dorsal thalamus acts as a gateway and modulator for information going to and from the cerebral cortex. This activity requires the formation of reciprocal topographic axon connections between thalamus and c...

    Authors: Noelle D Dwyer, Danielle K Manning, Jennifer L Moran, Raksha Mudbhary, Michael S Fleming, Carlita B Favero, Vita M Vock, Dennis DM O'Leary, Christopher A Walsh and David R Beier

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:3

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  27. Newts have the remarkable ability to regenerate their spinal cords as adults. Their spinal cords regenerate with the regenerating tail after tail amputation, as well as after a gap-inducing spinal cord injury ...

    Authors: Katherine A Zukor, David T Kent and Shannon J Odelberg

    Citation: Neural Development 2011 6:1

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  28. Nervous systems are generally bilaterally symmetric on a gross structural and organizational level but are strongly lateralized (left/right asymmetric) on a functional level. It has been previously noted that ...

    Authors: Andrew D Goldsmith, Sumeet Sarin, Shawn Lockery and Oliver Hobert

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:33

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  29. In an effort to identify genes that specify the mammalian forebrain, we used a comparative approach to identify mouse homologs of transcription factors expressed in developing Caenorhabditis elegans GABAergic neu...

    Authors: Elizabeth AD Hammock, Kathie L Eagleson, Susan Barlow, Laurie R Earls, David M Miller III and Pat Levitt

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:32

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  30. We previously identified four functionally distinct human NUMB isoforms. Here, we report the identification of two additional isoforms and propose a link between the expression of these isoforms and cancer. Th...

    Authors: Aldona Karaczyn, Mahmud Bani-Yaghoub, Roger Tremblay, Chris Kubu, Rebecca Cowling, Tamara L Adams, Igor Prudovsky, Douglas Spicer, Robert Friesel, Calvin Vary and Joseph M Verdi

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:31

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  31. Retinotectal map formation develops via topographically specific guidance and branching of retinal axons in their target area. This process is controlled, in part, by reverse signalling of ephrinAs expressed o...

    Authors: Katharine JM Marler, Subathra Poopalasundaram, Emma R Broom, Corinna Wentzel and Uwe Drescher

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:30

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  32. Many neurons in the central nervous system, including retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), possess asymmetric dendritic arbors oriented toward their presynaptic partners. How such dendritic arbors become biased duri...

    Authors: Jung-Hwan Choi, Mei-Yee Law, Chi-Bin Chien, Brian A Link and Rachel OL Wong

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:29

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  33. The Hedgehog (Hh) signaling pathway is important for the development of a variety of tissues in both vertebrates and invertebrates. For example, in developing nervous systems Hh signaling is required for the n...

    Authors: Darius Camp, Ko Currie, Alain Labbé, Donald J van Meyel and Frédéric Charron

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:28

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  34. The Notch signalling pathway plays crucial roles in neural development, functioning by preventing premature differentiation and promotion of glial cell fates. In the developing cerebellum Notch pathway compone...

    Authors: Elaine Julian, Andrew R Hallahan and Brandon J Wainwright

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:27

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  35. Tissue homeostasis depends on the ability of stem cells to properly regulate self-renewal versus differentiation. Drosophila neural stem cells (neuroblasts) are a model system to study self-renewal and differenti...

    Authors: Omer Ali Bayraktar, Jason Q Boone, Michael L Drummond and Chris Q Doe

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:26

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  36. In sensory systems with broad bandwidths, polarized receptor cells utilize highly specialized organelles in their apical and basolateral compartments to transduce and ultimately transmit signals to the rest of...

    Authors: George Zanazzi and Gary Matthews

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:24

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  37. Cerebellar corticogenesis begins with the assembly of Purkinje cells into the Purkinje plate (PP) by embryonic day 14.5 (E14.5) in mice. Although the dependence of PP formation on the secreted protein Reelin i...

    Authors: Takaki Miyata, Yuichi Ono, Mayumi Okamoto, Makoto Masaoka, Akira Sakakibara, Ayano Kawaguchi, Mitsuhiro Hashimoto and Masaharu Ogawa

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:23

    Content type: Research article

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  38. During visual system development, multiple signalling pathways cooperate to specify axial polarity within the retina and optic tectum. This information is required for the topographic mapping of retinal gangli...

    Authors: Timothy Erickson, Curtis R French and Andrew J Waskiewicz

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:22

    Content type: Research article

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Editors-in-Chief

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

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