Neural patterning

Definition

Neural patterning is the biological process by which cells in the developing nervous system acquire distinct identities according to their specific spatial positions. Neural patterning is controlled by the combinatorial actions of signalling gradients along the dorso–ventral, antero–posterior and left–right axis of the developing nervous system.

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    Development of neural circuits for face recognition is not well studied in primates. Here the authors longitudinally track responses to faces in monkeys from about a month of age to two years and demonstrate that face-selective responses emerge in inferotemporal cortex early and gradually stabilize over time.

    • Margaret S. Livingstone
    • , Justin L. Vincent
    • , Michael J. Arcaro
    • , Krishna Srihasam
    • , Peter F. Schade
    •  & Tristram Savage
  • Research | | open

    The guidance cues regulating blood vessel patterning in the central nervous system remain unclear. Here, the authors show in mice and chicken developing spinal cord that motor neurons control blood vessel patterning by an autocrine mechanism titrating VEGF via the expression of its trapping receptor sFlt1.

    • Patricia Himmels
    • , Isidora Paredes
    • , Heike Adler
    • , Andromachi Karakatsani
    • , Robert Luck
    • , Hugo H. Marti
    • , Olga Ermakova
    • , Eugen Rempel
    • , Esther T. Stoeckli
    •  & Carmen Ruiz de Almodóvar
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    Combinatorial inputs from temporal and spatial axes act together to promote medullary neural diversity in the optic lobes of Drosophila.

    • Ted Erclik
    • , Xin Li
    • , Maximilien Courgeon
    • , Claire Bertet
    • , Zhenqing Chen
    • , Ryan Baumert
    • , June Ng
    • , Clara Koo
    • , Urfa Arain
    • , Rudy Behnia
    • , Alberto Del Valle Rodriguez
    • , Lionel Senderowicz
    • , Nicolas Negre
    • , Kevin P. White
    •  & Claude Desplan
    Nature 541, 365–370

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