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Current Protocols

Current Protocols
Current Protocols in Neuroscience features more than 950 peer-reviewed regularly updated laboratory procedures, including:

Basic Confocal Microscopy
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In Vitro Analysis of Mouse Mesencephalic Neural Crest Development
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Automated Three-Chambered Social Approach Task for Mice
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Quantitation of DNA and RNA with Absorption and Fluorescence Spectroscopy
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A most exciting aspect of several recent studies on the comparative biology of the telencephalon is that neurobiologists may be on the verge of providing a unifying formulation of the organization of the forebrain of all vertebrates. JCN is proud to feature a pair of groundbreaking companion articles "A global view of the functional molecular organization of the avian cerebrum: Mirror images and functional columns" and "Molecular profiling of the developing avian telencephalon: regional timing and brain subdivision continuities" on the avian telencephalon that hypothesize that the mesopallium and adjoining divisions of the hyperpallium have a common developmental origin. The studies demonstrate that these structures initially exhibit common gene expression domains but with subsequent development, fold to form mirror images within subdivisions of the dorsal and ventral pallium. The expression profile in each subdivision has a different temporal order of appearance, similar in timing to analogous cell types of the mammalian cortex. Further, as in the mammalian pallium, expression patterns in the avian ventral pallial subdivisions become distinct during pre-hatch development, whereas expression in the dorsal portions does so during later, post-hatch development. These findings support the continuum hypothesis of avian brain subdivision development around the ventricle and potentially reinforce hypotheses on pallial homologies between birds and other vertebrates.

Juan F. Montiel and Zoltan Molnar on "The Impact of Gene Expression Analysis on Evolving Views of Avian Brain Organization".

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