Giorgia Bartolini

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The mechanisms controlling the assembly of brain nuclei are poorly understood. In the forebrain, it is typically assumed that the formation of nuclei follows a similar sequence of events that in the cortex. In this structure, projection neurons are generated sequentially from common progenitor cells and migrate radially to reach their final destination,(More)
In the forebrain, cortical structures consist of networks of excitatory and inhibitory neurons born in distant locations. Understanding how these two major classes of neurons integrate into unique functional cell assemblies may shed light on the organization of cortical circuits. In this review, we provide an overview of the mechanisms used by GABAergic(More)
The function of neural circuits depends on the generation of specific classes of neurons. Neural identity is typically established near the time when neurons exit the cell cycle to become postmitotic cells, and it is generally accepted that, once the identity of a neuron has been established, its fate is maintained throughout life. Here, we show that(More)
Neural circuits in the cerebral cortex consist of excitatory pyramidal cells and inhibitory interneurons. These two main classes of cortical neurons follow largely different genetic programs, yet they assemble into highly specialized circuits during development following a very precise choreography. Previous studies have shown that signals produced by(More)
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