Neuronal migration in the adult brain: are we there yet?

Nat Rev Neurosci. 2007 Feb;8(2):141-51. doi: 10.1038/nrn2074.


The generation and targeting of appropriate numbers and types of neurons to where they are needed in the brain is essential for the establishment, maintenance and modification of neural circuitry. This review aims to summarize the patterns, mechanisms and functional significance of neuronal migration in the postnatal brain, with an emphasis on the migratory events that persist in the mature brain.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Brain / cytology*
  • Cell Movement / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*