Patterning the developing diencephalon.

  title={Patterning the developing diencephalon.},
  author={Youngshin Lim and Jeffrey Alan Golden},
  journal={Brain research reviews},
  volume={53 1},
The diencephalon is the embryonic precursor to the caudal forebrain. The major diencephalic derivative is the thalamus, which functions as a relay station between the cortex and lower nervous system structures. Although the diencephalon has been recognized as a vital brain region, our understanding of its development remains superficial. In this review, we discuss recent progresses in understanding one essential aspect of diencephalic development, diencephalic patterning. Signaling centers… CONTINUE READING