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The specification of area identities in the cerebral cortex is a complex process, primed by intrinsic cortical cues and refined after the arrival of afferent fibers from the thalamus. Little is known about the genetic control of the early steps of this process, but the distinctive expression pattern of the homeogene Emx2 in the developing cortex has(More)
Cortical nonpyramidal cells, the GABA-containing interneurons, originate mostly in the medial ganglionic eminence of the ventral telencephalon and follow tangential migratory routes to reach the dorsal telencephalon. Although several genes that play a role in this migration have been identified, the underlying cellular and molecular cues are not fully(More)
The homeobox-containing gene, Emx1, a mouse homologue of Drosophila empty spiracles, is specifically expressed in the developing telencephalic cortex. It has been reported that Emx1 transcripts and the protein product are localized in most cells of the cerebral cortex during the process of proliferation, migration, differentiation and maturation. We provide(More)
The c-ret protooncogene, RET, encodes a receptor tyrosine kinase. RET is activated by members of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) family of ligands, which include GDNF, neurturin, artemin, and persephin. The ligands bind RET through GDNF family receptor alpha, termed GFRalpha1-4. Despite the importance of RET signaling in the(More)
We have designed and synthesized a biotinylated vasopressin antagonist which is a selective probe for studying the V1a subtype of vasopressin receptor. Initially we synthesized the novel vasopressin analogue d(CH2)5Tyr(Me)2LysNH2(9)AVP (ALVP). Biotinamidocaproate was subsequently coupled to the epsilon-amino group of ALVP to generate the novel biotinylated(More)
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