Cell signalling in induction and anterior-posterior patterning of the vertebrate central nervous system

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1993 Feb;3(1):4-7. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(93)90027-v.


Recent experimental studies in the Xenopus embryo have led to a reappraisal of the mechanisms by which the neural plate is induced and patterned by dorsal mesoderm. This review focuses on these, and related studies, addressing the role of cell signalling in patterning the vertebrate central nervous system.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Central Nervous System / embryology
  • Central Nervous System / growth & development
  • Central Nervous System / physiology*
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Signal Transduction / physiology*
  • Vertebrates / physiology*
  • Xenopus laevis