Axon guidance

Piper, Michael J., Keynes, Roger J. and Cook, Geoffrey M. W. (2012). Axon guidance. In Encyclopedia of life sciences (pp. 1-8) London, United Kingdom: Wiley.

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Author Piper, Michael J.
Keynes, Roger J.
Cook, Geoffrey M. W.
Title of chapter Axon guidance
Title of book Encyclopedia of life sciences
Place of Publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
ISBN 9780470015902
0333947886
Chapter number 328
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The establishment of complex neuronal circuits is critically dependent on axon guidance. The function of differentiated neurons is predicated on correct axon guidance, and is usually distinguished from the subsequent developmental stages of target recognition and synapse formation. In large measure it involves the axon growth cone, the terminal expansion at the end of growing axons. Two aspects of growth cone function are particularly relevant: its ability to locomote, and its capacity to detect environmental cues and transduce them into signals that determine the direction and rate of axonal growth.
Keyword Axon guidance
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