Patterning the neural retina

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2002 Feb;12(1):43-8. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(02)00288-x.


The early patterning events that shape the neural retina guide the genesis and distribution of postmitotic cell types, as well as their connectivity. The recent discovery of key signaling pathways and transcription factors involved in establishing central, anterior-posterior, and dorsal-ventral retinal patterning has given us insights into the molecular mechanisms controlling these events.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation / physiology
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental / physiology*
  • Retina / cytology*
  • Retina / embryology*