The Subcommissural Organ and Ontogenetic Development of the Brain

  • W. W. Naumann
  • W. Lehmann
  • P. Debbage


The subcommissural organ (SCO) and Reissner’s fiber (RF) may be regarded as a functional complex displaying the following main features: (a) The SCO is a conservative, phylogenetically ancient structure; (b) its morphological differentiation begins early in ontogeny; and (c) it develops the capacity to release carbohydrate-rich glycoproteinaceous secretory products, among others the RF.


Indirect ELISA Secretory Product Ventricular Zone Radial Glial Cell Secretory Material 
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  • W. W. Naumann
  • W. Lehmann
  • P. Debbage

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