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Name
Axon guidance
Description
Axon guidance represents a key stage in the formation of neuronal network. Axons are guided by a variety of guidance factors, such as netrins, ephrins, Slits, and semaphorins. These guidance cues are read by growth cone receptors, and signal transduction pathways downstream of these receptors converge onto the Rho GTPases to elicit changes in cytoskeletal organization that determine which way the growth cone will turn.
Class
Organismal Systems; Development
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Axon guidance
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Reference
  Authors
Guan KL, Rao Y.
  Title
Signalling mechanisms mediating neuronal responses to guidance cues.
  Journal
Nat Rev Neurosci 4:941-56 (2003)
DOI:10.1038/nrn1254
Reference
  Authors
Govek EE, Newey SE, Van Aelst L.
  Title
The role of the Rho GTPases in neuronal development.
  Journal
Genes Dev 19:1-49 (2005)
DOI:10.1101/gad.1256405
Reference
  Authors
Huber AB, Kolodkin AL, Ginty DD, Cloutier JF.
  Title
Signaling at the growth cone: ligand-receptor complexes and the control of axon growth and guidance.
  Journal
Annu Rev Neurosci 26:509-63 (2003)
DOI:10.1146/annurev.neuro.26.010302.081139
Reference
  Authors
Negishi M, Oinuma I, Katoh H.
  Title
Plexins: axon guidance and signal transduction.
  Journal
Cell Mol Life Sci 62:1363-71 (2005)
DOI:10.1007/s00018-005-5018-2
Reference
  Authors
Huot J.
  Title
Ephrin signaling in axon guidance.
  Journal
Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 28:813-8 (2004)
DOI:10.1016/j.pnpbp.2004.05.025
Reference
  Authors
Patel BN, Van Vactor DL.
  Title
Axon guidance: the cytoplasmic tail.
  Journal
Curr Opin Cell Biol 14:221-9 (2002)
DOI:10.1016/S0955-0674(02)00308-3
Reference
  Authors
Yu TW, Bargmann CI.
  Title
Dynamic regulation of axon guidance.
  Journal
Nat Neurosci 4 Suppl:1169-76 (2001)
DOI:10.1038/nn748
Reference
  Authors
Dickson BJ.
  Title
Molecular mechanisms of axon guidance.
  Journal
Science 298:1959-64 (2002)
DOI:10.1126/science.1072165
Reference
  Authors
Barallobre MJ, Pascual M, Del Rio JA, Soriano E.
  Title
The Netrin family of guidance factors: emphasis on Netrin-1 signalling.
  Journal
Brain Res Brain Res Rev 49:22-47 (2005)
DOI:10.1016/j.brainresrev.2004.11.003
Reference
  Authors
Sabatier C, Plump AS, Le Ma, Brose K, Tamada A, Murakami F, Lee EY, Tessier-Lavigne M.
  Title
The divergent Robo family protein rig-1/Robo3 is a negative regulator of slit responsiveness required for midline crossing by commissural axons.
  Journal
Cell 117:157-69 (2004)
DOI:10.1016/S0092-8674(04)00303-4
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