The role of Pax6 in brain patterning

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Pax6 gene encodes a transcription factor that plays a pivotal role in various aspects of brain development. Here I review the molecular and cellular mechanisms of how the early brain is patterned, and introduce recent studies on the role of Pax6 in brain patterning, neuronal specification, neuronal migration and axonal extension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-174
Number of pages12
JournalTohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Mar


  • Brain development
  • Patterning
  • Pax6
  • Small eye
  • cadherin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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