The Social Psychology of Nerve Cells
Full article at http://goo.gl/MNxvvC
The functional organization of the central nervous system depends upon a precise architecture and connectivity of distinct types of neurons. Multiple cell types are present within any brain structure, but the rules governing their positioning, and the molecular mechanisms mediating those rules, have been relatively unexplored.
The research is in PNAS
. (full access paywall)Research:
“Pituitary tumor-transforming gene 1 regulates the patterning of retinal mosaics” by Patrick W. Keeley, Cuiqi Zhou, Lu Lu, Robert W. Williams, Shlomo Melmed, and Benjamin E. Reese in PNAS
Cholinergic amacrine cells are distributed nonrandomly in the mouse retina. Credit UCSB. #genetics #neuroscience