Symmetry 2014, 6(3), 704-721; doi:10.3390/sym6030704
Review

Adhesive/Repulsive Codes in Vertebrate Forebrain Morphogenesis

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Received: 29 June 2014; in revised form: 29 July 2014 / Accepted: 4 August 2014 / Published: 14 August 2014
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Abstract: The last fifteen years have seen the identification of some of the mechanisms involved in anterior neural plate specification, patterning, and morphogenesis, which constitute the first stages in the formation of the forebrain. These studies have provided us with a glimpse into the molecular mechanisms that drive the development of an embryonic structure, and have resulted in the realization that cell segregation in the anterior neural plate is essential for the accurate progression of forebrain morphogenesis. This review summarizes the latest advances in our understanding of mechanisms of cell segregation during forebrain development, with and emphasis on the impact of this process on the morphogenesis of one of the anterior neural plate derivatives, the eyes.
Keywords: anterior neural plate; eye field; cell segregation; cadherins; Ephrins
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Cavodeassi, F. Adhesive/Repulsive Codes in Vertebrate Forebrain Morphogenesis. Symmetry 2014, 6, 704-721.

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Cavodeassi F. Adhesive/Repulsive Codes in Vertebrate Forebrain Morphogenesis. Symmetry. 2014; 6(3):704-721.

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Cavodeassi, Florencia. 2014. "Adhesive/Repulsive Codes in Vertebrate Forebrain Morphogenesis." Symmetry 6, no. 3: 704-721.


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