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Neuron. 2002 May 16;34(4):491-3.

A dorsal elaboration in the spinal cord.

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  • 1Department of Neuroscience and Cell Biology, Program in Physiology and Neurobiology, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 675 Hoes Lane, Piscataway 08854, USA.


Functionally distinct types of neurons develop in stereotypical positions in the vertebrate spinal cord. The mechanisms that generate this diversity have been well studied in the ventral and intermediate regions of the spinal cord, while dorsal cells have received less attention. In this issue of Neuron, two papers focusing on dorsal interneuron development level the playing field.

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