ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-020110-2
Neural plate patterning: upstream and downstream of the isthmic organizer
Wurst, W. and Bally-Cuif, L.
Date: 2001
Source: Nature reviews. Neuroscience   2(2): 99-108 (Review)
Registered Authors: Bally-Cuif, Laure
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Gene Expression/physiology*
  • Homeodomain Proteins/metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Mesencephalon/embryology
  • Mesencephalon/metabolism*
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins/metabolism*
  • Neural Crest/embryology
  • Neural Crest/metabolism
  • Organizers, Embryonic/metabolism*
  • Otx Transcription Factors
  • Prosencephalon/embryology
  • Prosencephalon/metabolism
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins/metabolism*
  • Rhombencephalon/embryology
  • Rhombencephalon/metabolism*
  • Trans-Activators/metabolism*
  • Wnt Proteins
  • Zebrafish Proteins*
PubMed: 11253000 Full text @ Nat Rev Neurosci
Two organizing centres operate at long-range distances within the anterior neural plate to pattern the forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain. Important progress has been made in understanding the formation and function of one of these organizing centres, the isthmic organizer, which controls the development of the midbrain and anterior hindbrain. Here we review our current knowledge on the identity, localization and maintenance of the isthmic organizer, as well as on the molecular cascades that underlie the activity of this organizing centre.