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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1998 Oct;8(5):582-6.

Tracing axons.

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Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, California 92186, USA.

Abstract

For more than a century, neuroscientists have gained insight into brain function by examining its complex patterns of connectivity. To achieve this, a wide variety of axon-tracing techniques have been employed to chart the projections of neurons. New, experimentally flexible, reporter-based tracers, many of which are fusion proteins designed to target axons and dendrites, are being developed and are assisting the molecular characterization of the nervous system.

PMID:
9811618
DOI:
10.1016/s0959-4388(98)80084-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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