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Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit assembly

This thematic series, published in Neural Development, focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of circuit assembly. It includes views from vertebrate and invertebrate model systems and covers a spectrum of topics from the development to the function of neuronal circuits.

Edited by: 

  • Julia A. Kaltschmidt, Stanford Neurosciences Institute
  • Thomas R. Clandinin, Stanford Neurosciences Institute 

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declares no competing interests.

  1. In principle, the development of sensory receptive fields in cortex could arise from experience-independent mechanisms that have been acquired through evolution, or through an online analysis of the sensory ex...

    Authors: Arani Roy, Ian K. Christie, Gina M. Escobar, Jason J. Osik, Marjena Popović, Neil J. Ritter, Andrea K. Stacy, Shen Wang, Jozsef Fiser, Paul Miller and Stephen D. Van Hooser
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:16
  2. Throughout life, neural circuits change their connectivity, especially during development, when neurons frequently extend and retract dendrites and axons, and form and eliminate synapses. In spite of their cha...

    Authors: Nai-Wen Tien and Daniel Kerschensteiner
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:9
  3. More than 30 years of studies into Drosophila melanogaster neurogenesis have revealed fundamental insights into our understanding of axon guidance mechanisms, neural differentiation, and early cell fate decisions...

    Authors: Matthew Q. Clark, Aref Arzan Zarin, Arnaldo Carreira-Rosario and Chris Q. Doe
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:6
  4. Brain function requires precise neural circuit assembly during development. Establishing a functional circuit involves multiple coordinated steps ranging from neural cell fate specification to proper matching ...

    Authors: Hongjie Li, S. Andrew Shuster, Jiefu Li and Liqun Luo
    Citation: Neural Development 2018 13:5