Telencephalon patterning

Shubha Tole, Jean Hébert

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The neural networks of the adult cerebral hemispheres, which are one of the most complex structures known to us, underlie the vast range of human behaviors. Despite this complexity, the cerebral hemispheres start off during embryonic development as a simple sheet of neuroepithelial cells. This neuroepithelium constitutes the nascent telencephalon, located toward the anterior end of the neural plate. As development proceeds, the telencephalic neuroepithelium becomes patterned into distinct progenitor regions, which later give rise to specific neuronal subtypes, a process that is essential for the proper wiring of the cerebrum. Defects in these early patterning processes, even subtle ones, can result in serious intellectual and behavioral deficits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPatterning and Cell Type Specification in the Developing CNS and PNS
Subtitle of host publicationComprehensive Developmental Neuroscience, Second Edition
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780128144053
ISBN (Print)9780128144060
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Antihem
  • Fibroblast growth factor
  • Neural networks
  • Neural ridge
  • Olfactory bulbs
  • Telencephalon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience


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