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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2012 Oct;22(5):837-43. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2012.02.006. Epub 2012 Mar 5.

Human disorders of axon guidance.

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Department of Neurology, FM Kirby Neurobiology Center, and The Manton Center for Orphan Disease Research, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA 02115, USA.

Abstract

Axon pathfinding is essential for the establishment of proper neuronal connections during development. Advances in neuroimaging and genomic technologies, coupled with animal modeling, are leading to the identification of an increasing number of human disorders that result from aberrant axonal wiring. In this review, we summarize the recent clinical, genetic and molecular advances with regard to three human disorders of axon guidance: Horizontal gaze palsy with progressive scoliosis, Congenital mirror movements, and Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles, Type III.

PMID:
22398400
PMCID:
PMC3388149
DOI:
10.1016/j.conb.2012.02.006
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