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Molecular and Cellular Approaches to Neural Development

W. Maxwell Cowan, Thomas M. Jessell, and S. Lawrence Zipursky

Abstract

Although the major features of neural development have been known for nearly a century, it is only relatively recently that the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms have begun to be uncovered. Among the many factors accountable for the transformation of developmental neurobiology from a largely descriptive to an analytic and mechanistic discipline, two stand out as singularly important. First has been the application of molecular genetic methods to the study of such events and neural induction, the determination of neuronal phenotypes, the establishment of neuronal processes, and the f ... More

Keywords: neural development, molecular mechanisms, cellular mechanisms, molecular genetic methods, neural induction, neuronal phenotypes, neuronal processes, model organisms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780195111668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111668.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

W. Maxwell Cowan, editor
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Thomas M. Jessell, editor
Columbia University

S. Lawrence Zipursky, editor
University of California, Los Angeles

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1 Neural induction in Xenopus

Richard M. Harland

2 The determination of the neuronal phenotype

David J. Anderson, and Yuh Nung Jan

3 Neuron–glial interactions

Barbara A. Barres

4 Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance and target recognition

Corey S. Goodman, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne

5 Synapse formation: a molecular perspective

Joshua R. Sanes, and Richard H. Scheller

6 Neurotrophic factors and their receptors

Louis F. Reichardt, and Fariñas Isabel

7 Neuronal cell death

Julie Agapite, and Hermann Steller

11 Lineage analysis in the vertebrate central nervous system

Constance L. Cepko, Jeffrey A. Golden, Francis G. Szele, and John C. Lin

13 The development of the Drosophila visual system

Tanya Wolff, Kathleen A. Martin, Gerald M. Rubin, and S. Lawrence Zipursky

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