Mechanisms of neuronal polarity

Dennis Higgins, Michelle Burack, Pamela Lein, Gary Banker

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The mechanisms that permit neurons to establish axons and dendrites involve an interplay between a cell's genetic program and signals in its environment. Recent experiments have identified some of the important extracellular molecules that regulate dendritic development and have furthered our understanding of the endogenous cell biological mechanisms that underlie protein sorting. Some of the signaling pathways that allow extracellular cues to regulate neuronal morphogenesis are also being elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-604
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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