Actin cytoskeleton regulation in neuronal morphogenesis and structural plasticity.

@article{Luo2002ActinCR,
  title={Actin cytoskeleton regulation in neuronal morphogenesis and structural plasticity.},
  author={Liqun Luo},
  journal={Annual review of cell and developmental biology},
  year={2002},
  volume={18},
  pages={601-35}
}
  • Liqun Luo
  • Published 2002 in Annual review of cell and developmental biology
The actin cytoskeleton plays a major role in morphological development of neurons and in structural changes of adult neurons. This article reviews the myriad functions of actin and myosin in axon initiation, growth, guidance and branching, in morphogenesis of dendrites and dendritic spines, in synapse formation and stability, and in axon and dendrite retraction. Evidence is presented that signaling pathways involving the Rho family of small GTPases are key regulators of actin polymerization and… CONTINUE READING
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