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  1. Content type: Research article

    How specific are the synaptic connections formed as neuronal networks develop and can simple rules account for the formation of functioning circuits? These questions are assessed in the spinal circuits control...

    Authors: Wen-Chang Li, Tom Cooke, Bart Sautois, Stephen R Soffe, Roman Borisyuk and Alan Roberts

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:17

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    The growth of new synapses shapes the initial formation and subsequent rearrangement of neural circuitry. Genetic studies have demonstrated that the ubiquitin ligase Highwire restrains synaptic terminal growth...

    Authors: Chunlai Wu, Richard W Daniels and Aaron DiAntonio

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:16

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  3. Content type: Meeting report

    The meeting 'From sensory perception to motor output: genetic bases of behavior in the zebrafish embryo' was held at Minerve (South of France) on March 16–18, 2007. The meeting site was beautifully situated in...

    Authors: Alain Ghysen, Christine Dambly-Chaudière and David Raible

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:15

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    Precise connections of neural circuits can be specified by genetic programming. In the Drosophila olfactory system, projection neurons (PNs) send dendrites to single glomeruli in the antenna lobe (AL) based upon ...

    Authors: Maria Lynn Spletter, Jian Liu, Justin Liu, Helen Su, Edward Giniger, Takaki Komiyama, Stephen Quake and Liqun Luo

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:14

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    Otx genes, orthologues of the Drosophila orthodenticle gene (otd), play crucial roles in vertebrate brain development. In the Xenopus eye, Xotx2 and Xotx5b promote bipolar and photoreceptor cell fates, respective...

    Authors: Marco Onorati, Federico Cremisi, Yang Liu, Rong-Qiao He, Giuseppina Barsacchi and Robert Vignali

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:12

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    Organs are programmed to acquire a particular size during development, but the regulatory mechanisms that dictate when dividing progenitor cells should permanently exit the cell cycle and stop producing additi...

    Authors: Lin Ma, Robert Cantrup, Annie Varrault, Dilek Colak, Natalia Klenin, Magdalena Götz, Sarah McFarlane, Laurent Journot and Carol Schuurmans

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:11

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    Telencephalic patterning centers, defined by the discrete expression domains of distinct morphogens, Fgf s in the commissural plate (CoP), Wnt s and Bmp s in the cortical hem, and a ventral domain of Sonic hedgeh...

    Authors: Setsuko Sahara, Yasuhiko Kawakami, Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte and Dennis DM O'Leary

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:10

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    Proper neuronal function depends on forming three primary subcellular compartments: axons, dendrites, and soma. Each compartment has a specialized function (the axon to send information, dendrites to receive i...

    Authors: Melissa M Rolls, Daisuke Satoh, Peter J Clyne, Astra L Henner, Tadashi Uemura and Chris Q Doe

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:7

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    The forebrain consists of multiple structures necessary to achieve elaborate functions. Proper patterning is, therefore, a prerequisite for the generation of optimal functional areas. Only a few factors have b...

    Authors: Andreas Zembrzycki, Gundula Griesel, Anastasia Stoykova and Ahmed Mansouri

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:8

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    During the embryonic development of the cerebellum, neurons are produced from progenitor cells located along a ventricular zone within dorsal rhombomere 1 that extends caudally to the roof plate of the fourth ...

    Authors: Robert P Machold, Deborah Jones Kittell and Gordon J Fishell

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:5

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    Extracellular signaling through receptors for neurotrophins mediates diverse neuronal functions, including survival, migration and differentiation in the central nervous system, but the transcriptional targets...

    Authors: Anna Maria Calella, Claus Nerlov, Rodolphe G Lopez, Carla Sciarretta, Oliver von Bohlen und Halbach, Oksana Bereshchenko and Liliana Minichiello

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:4

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    General somatic sensation is conveyed to the central nervous system at cranial levels by the trigeminal ganglion (TG), and at spinal levels by the dorsal root ganglia (DRG). Although these ganglia have similar...

    Authors: S Raisa Eng, Iain M Dykes, Jason Lanier, Natalia Fedtsova and Eric E Turner

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:3

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    Modifications in Pax6 homeogene expression produce strong eye phenotypes. This suggested to us that eye development might be an appropriate model to verify if homeoprotein intercellular passage has important func...

    Authors: Brigitte Lesaffre, Alain Joliot, Alain Prochiantz and Michel Volovitch

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:2

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    The choice of a stem cell to divide symmetrically or asymmetrically has profound consequences for development and disease. Unregulated symmetric division promotes tumor formation, whereas inappropriate asymmet...

    Authors: Boris Egger, Jason Q Boone, Naomi R Stevens, Andrea H Brand and Chris Q Doe

    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:1

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    While developmental processes such as axon pathfinding and synapse formation have been characterized in detail, comparatively less is known of the intrinsic developmental mechanisms that regulate transcription...

    Authors: Edward CG Pym, Tony D Southall, Christopher J Mee, Andrea H Brand and Richard A Baines

    Citation: Neural Development 2006 1:3

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    In the absence of external cues, neurons in vitro polarize by using intrinsic mechanisms. For example, cultured hippocampal neurons extend arbitrarily oriented neurites and then one of these, usually the one near...

    Authors: Flavio R Zolessi, Lucia Poggi, Christopher J Wilkinson, Chi-Bin Chien and William A Harris

    Citation: Neural Development 2006 1:2

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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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