Fibroblast growth factors in the development of forebrain commissures (2010–2012)
In order to function correctly the two hemispheres of the brain must communicate information. This communication occurs across large fibre tracts called commissures. There are three commissural projections in the forebrain; the corpus callosum, the hippocampal commissure and the anterior commissure. Here we investigate the development of these commissures and provide a comprehensive analysis of the role of several secreted, fibroblast growth factor proteins, in their development.