[Guidance mechanisms in neuronal and axonal migration].

  title={[Guidance mechanisms in neuronal and axonal migration].},
  author={Daisuke H. Tanaka and Kenta Yamauchi and Fujio Murakami},
  journal={Brain and nerve = Shinkei kenkyu no shinpo},
  volume={60 4},
During development, neurons migrate from their birthplace to their appropriate positions and extend their axons toward their proper targets. These events are crucial for the establishment of CNS cytoarchitectures and neural cuircuits essential for brain functions. Recent genetic and biochemical studies have led to the notion that neurons and axons appear to be guided by similar guidance mechanisms and molecules. They appear to be guided by at least four distinct mechanisms: contact attraction… CONTINUE READING

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