Neuronal Migration

O Marin and G Lopez-Bendito, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas y Universidad Miguel Hernández, Sant Joan d'Alacant, Spain

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1.11.1 Introduction 169

1.11.2 Cellular Mechanisms in Neuronal Migration 170

1.11.2.1 Polarization of Migrating Neurons 170

1.11.2.2 Nucleokinesis 172

1.11.3 Modes of Migration in the Developing Brain 173

1.11.3.1 Two Primary Modes of Migration in the Developing CNS 173

1.11.3.2 Evolutionary Advantages of Different Modes of Migration 175

1.11.4 Mechanisms of Radial Migration 176

1.11.5 Mechanisms of Tangential Migration 178

1.11.5.1 Migration of Cortical Interneurons 178

1.11.5.2 Migration of Facial Branchiomotor Neurons 180

1.11.6 Migration in the Postnatal Brain 181

1.11.7 Conclusions 182

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