Illinois BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2011: Investigating Dendritic Filopodial Dynamics in Highly Controlled Microenvironments
21 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Anika Jain
The establishment of the intricate wiring of the nervous system relies on filopodial navigation to form complex interconnections between neurons. Until recently, cellular level investigations into filopodial dynamics had focused primarily on axonal growth cone filopodia. Here we focus on their oft ignored cousins—dendritic filopodia, and the cues that guide their development. While being implicated in crucial developmental processes of dendritic morphogenesis, spinogenesis and synaptogenesis.