In Vitro Regulation of Dopaminergic Maturation

  • Alain Prochiantz


For several years, in spite of the fact that, according to what was known from studies on the peripheral nervous system, the existence of growth factors specific to central subpopulations of neurons was postulated, most experiments have focused on the survival and differentiation of brain cells in general. The central concern related to specificity was mainly restricted to the establishment of the neuronal circuitry: target recognition and synapse formation.


Nerve Growth Factor Growth Cone Striatal Neuron Striatal Cell Neuronal Subpopulation 
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