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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  8. Content type: Methodology

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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  11. Content type: Methodology

    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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. Content type: Research article

    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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. Content type: Research article

    Nolz1 is a zinc finger transcription factor whose expression is enriched in the lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE), although its function is still unknown.

    Authors: Noelia Urbán, Raquel Martín-Ibáñez, Cristina Herranz, Miriam Esgleas, Empar Crespo, Monica Pardo, Ivan Crespo-Enríquez, Héctor R Méndez-Gómez, Ronald Waclaw, Christina Chatzi, Susana Álvarez, Rosana Álvarez, Gregg Duester, Kenneth Campbell, Angel R de Lera, Carlos Vicario-Abejón…

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:21

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Olfactory sensory neuron (OSN) axons exit the olfactory epithelium (OE) and extend toward the olfactory bulb (OB) where they coalesce into glomeruli. Each OSN expresses only 1 of approximately 1,200 odor recep...

    Authors: Alexandra M Miller, Lydia R Maurer, Dong-Jing Zou, Stuart Firestein and Charles A Greer

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:20

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The active form (T3) of thyroid hormone (TH) controls critical aspects of cerebellar development, such as migration of postmitotic neurons and terminal dendritic differentiation of Purkinje cells. The effects of ...

    Authors: Fatiha Boukhtouche, Bernard Brugg, Rosine Wehrlé, Brigitte Bois-Joyeux, Jean-Louis Danan, Isabelle Dusart and Jean Mariani

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:18

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The ependyma, the lining providing a protective barrier and filtration system separating brain parenchyma from cerebrospinal fluid, is still inadequately understood in humans. In this study we aimed to define,...

    Authors: Anna M Lavezzi, Melissa F Corna and Luigi Matturri

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:17

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In the developing hindbrain, cranial motor axon guidance depends on diffusible repellent factors produced by the floor plate. Our previous studies have suggested that candidate molecules for mediating this eff...

    Authors: Ailish Murray, Arifa Naeem, Sarah H Barnes, Uwe Drescher and Sarah Guthrie

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:16

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-amino-butyric acid (GABA) not only modulates excitability in the mature nervous system but also regulates neuronal differentiation and circuit development. Horizontal cell...

    Authors: Timm Schubert, Rachel M Huckfeldt, Edward Parker, John E Campbell and Rachel OL Wong

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:15

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The mammalian amygdala is composed of two primary functional subdivisions, classified according to whether the major output projection of each nucleus is excitatory or inhibitory. The posterior dorsal and vent...

    Authors: Rosalind SE Carney, Jean-Marie Mangin, Lindsay Hayes, Kevin Mansfield, Vitor H Sousa, Gord Fishell, Robert P Machold, Sohyun Ahn, Vittorio Gallo and Joshua G Corbin

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:14

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Mouse definitive neural stem cells (NSCs) are derived from a population of LIF-responsive primitive neural stem cells (pNSCs) within the neurectoderm, yet details on the early signaling and transcriptional mec...

    Authors: Lan TH Dang and Vincent Tropepe

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:13

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Photoreceptors of the retina are highly compartmentalized cells that function as the primary sensory neurons for receiving and initiating transmission of visual information. Proper morphogenesis of photorecept...

    Authors: Christine Insinna, Lisa M Baye, Adam Amsterdam, Joseph C Besharse and Brian A Link

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:12

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  39. Content type: Research article

    In the adult nervous system, GABA acts as a major inhibitory neurotransmitter; however, at early stages of neurodevelopment, GABA receptor activation leads to membrane depolarization and accumulation of [Ca2+]i. ...

    Authors: Yone J Yoon, Alexander P Gokin and Miguel Martin-Caraballo

    Citation: Neural Development 2010 5:11

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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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