The Development of Serotonin-containing Neurons in the Leech

  • David A. Weisblat
  • William B. KristanJr.

Abstract

Given the rapid deployment of new experimental techniques in the last decade, many of the important questions in developmental neurobiology appear to be nearing their resolution. One of these questions is that of how each nerve cell acquires its differentiated characteristics: the appropriate membrane channels and receptors, the capacity to produce and store the appropriate transmitter(s), the correct pattern of process outgrowth, and, finally, the establishment of connections of just the right type and strength with just the right constellation of neurons to produce proper behaviors.

Keywords

Blast Cell Nerve Cord Segmental Ganglion Bilateral Pair Retzius Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Weisblat
    • 1
  • William B. KristanJr.
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA

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