ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-990420-5
Genetic and molecular analyses of motoneuron development
Eisen, J.S.
Date: 1998
Source: Current opinion in neurobiology 8: 697-704 (Review)
Registered Authors: Eisen, Judith S.
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Cellular Senescence/physiology
  • Drosophila/physiology
  • Genetic Techniques*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Biology/methods*
  • Motor Neurons/physiology*
PubMed: 9914246 Full text @ Curr. Opin. Neurobiol.
Motoneurons have distinct identities and muscle targets. Recent classical and molecular genetic studies in flies and vertebrates have begun to elucidate how motoneuron identities and target specificities are established. Many of the same molecules participate in the guidance of both vertebrate and fly motor axons. It is less clear, however, whether the same molecular mechanisms establish vertebrate and fly motoneuron identities.