growth cone


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growth cone

[′grōth ‚kōn]
(neuroscience)
A specialized structure at the end of a growing nerve fiber that guides the fiber to its destination during the development of the nervous system by means of interaction with signaling molecules in its surroundings and its own motile mechanism.
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Conversion of neuronal growth cone responses from repulsion to attraction by cyclic nucleotides.
Signal transduction underlying growth cone guidance by diffusable factors.
Neuronal pathfinding is abnormal in mice lacking the neuronal growth cone protein GAP-43.
An emerging link between cytoskeletal dynamics and cell adhesion molecules in growth cone guidance.
Interstitial branches develop from active regions of the axon demarcated by the primary growth cone during pausing behaviors.
Typically, pioneering axons have larger growth cones to guide themselves to their targets.
Introduction to cytoskeletal dynamics and pathfinding of neuronal growth cones.
Identification of an invariant response: Stable contact with Schwann cells induces veil extension in sensory growth cones.