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How can Molecular Functions in Complex Tissues be Studied?
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The Frst step involved in forming neural tissue.
Steps involved in dividing neural tissue along the A–P and D–V axes.
Generation of distinct types of cells and/or cellular organization (e.g. nuclei, layers, and
so on) in the patterned tissue.
±ormation of cell processes and connections into functional neuronal circuits.
activity is precisely coordinated to generate electrical and hormonal signals that
control basic body functions, movement, awareness, and behaviors. Intriguingly,
the incredible complexity of the brain is formed from a simple cellular sheet
. A progressive series of precisely controlled morphogenetic
movements, in combination with cell proliferation, differentiation, and speciFcation
of regional character, generates functionally distinct brain structures. In this article, I
summarize some of the crucial events happening at the cellular and molecular levels
during neural development to help understand the complex processes implicated in
vertebrate brain organization.