Russian Journal of Developmental Biology

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 71–88 | Cite as

Aspects of the genetic control of development of the autonomous nervous system

  • L. I. Korochkin


This article provides a review of current views about the role of cell genetic machinery in the control of development of neurons of the autonomous nervous system. Some of the genes defining migration and specification of these neurons are described. We give a schematic presentation of the genetically determined organization of the neuronal networks, which are a basis of the intramural nervous machinery and sympathetic ganglia. We describe the distribution of neurons with different transmitter specificity in the cell populations comprising the neuronal networks.

Key words

neuron autonomous nervous system neurogenesis 


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  • L. I. Korochkin
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  1. 1.Kol’tsov Institute of Developmental BiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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