Of minds and embryos: left-right asymmetry and the serotonergic controls of pre-neural morphogenesis.

@article{Levin2006OfMA,
  title={Of minds and embryos: left-right asymmetry and the serotonergic controls of pre-neural morphogenesis.},
  author={Michael Levin and Gennady A. Buznikov and Jean Lauder},
  journal={Developmental neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={171-85}
}
Serotonin is a clinically important neurotransmitter regulating diverse aspects of cognitive function, sleep, mood, and appetite. Increasingly, it is becoming appreciated that serotonin signaling among non-neuronal cells is a novel patterning mechanism existing throughout diverse phyla. Here, we review the evidence implicating serotonergic signaling in embryonic morphogenesis, including gastrulation, craniofacial and bone patterning, and the generation of left-right asymmetry. We propose two… CONTINUE READING