Fibroblast growth factors in the development of forebrain commissures (2010–2012)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
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Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council