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  1. Functioning of the adult nervous system depends on the establishment of neural circuits during embryogenesis. In vertebrates, neurons that make up motor circuits form in distinct domains along the dorsoventral...

    Authors: Ozge Yildiz, Gerald B. Downes and Charles G. Sagerström
    Citation: Neural Development 2019 14:5
  2. The cerebellum is a foliated posterior brain structure involved in coordination of motor movements and cognition. The cerebellum undergoes rapid growth postnataly due to Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) signaling-dependen...

    Authors: Alexandre Wojcinski, Morgane Morabito, Andrew K. Lawton, Daniel N. Stephen and Alexandra L. Joyner
    Citation: Neural Development 2019 14:4
  3. Mammalian motor circuits display remarkable cellular diversity with hundreds of motor neuron (MN) subtypes innervating hundreds of different muscles. Extensive research on limb muscle-innervating MNs has begun...

    Authors: Catarina Catela, Edgar Correa, Kailong Wen, Jihad Aburas, Laura Croci, G. Giacomo Consalez and Paschalis Kratsios
    Citation: Neural Development 2019 14:2
  4. Waardenburg syndrome (WS) is the consequence of an inherited autosomal dominant mutation which causes the early degeneration of intermediate cells of cochlear stria vascularis (SV) and profound hearing loss. P...

    Authors: Yi Du, Li-li Ren, Qing-qing Jiang, Xing-jian Liu, Fei Ji, Yue Zhang, Shuo-long Yuan, Zi-Ming Wu, Wei-Wei Guo and Shi-Ming Yang
    Citation: Neural Development 2019 14:1
  5. The dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (dLGN) of the mouse has become a model system for understanding thalamic circuit assembly. While the development of retinal projections to dLGN has been a topic of extensi...

    Authors: Guela Sokhadze, Tania A. Seabrook and William Guido
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:27
  6. Cone and rod photoreceptors are two of the primary cell types affected in human retinal disease. Potential strategies to combat these diseases are the use of gene therapy to rescue compromised photoreceptors o...

    Authors: Nathalie Jean-Charles, Diego F. Buenaventura and Mark M. Emerson
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:26
  7. Neural stem cells generate all of the neurons and glial cells in the central nervous system, both during development and in the adult to maintain homeostasis. In the Drosophila optic lobe, neuroepithelial cells p...

    Authors: Esteban G. Contreras, Boris Egger, Katrina S. Gold and Andrea H. Brand
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:25
  8. Despite conserved developmental processes and organization of the vertebrate central nervous system, only some vertebrates including zebrafish can efficiently regenerate neural damage including after spinal co...

    Authors: Yona Goldshmit, Jean Kitty K. Y. Tang, Ashley L. Siegel, Phong D. Nguyen, Jan Kaslin, Peter D. Currie and Patricia R. Jusuf
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:24
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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: Ev L. Nichols, Lauren A. Green and Cody J. Smith
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:19
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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

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

  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

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

  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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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