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Neuronal sprouting



(cell biology) The process whereby a neuron generates additional branches (outgrowths) to establish new links between existing neurons.


In cell biology, neuronal sprouting occurs in the following instances: (1) embryonic neurons undergo primary differentiation, (2) adult neurons respond to nervous system damage, and (3) dissociated neurons undergo redifferentiation in cultures.

See also: neuronal plasticity

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... M, Eichmann A. Activation of the UNC5B receptor by Netrin-1 inhibits sprouting angiogenesis. Genes Dev. 2007 Oct 1;21(19):2433-47. Hotta K, Yamada ... Worley PF, Song H, Ming GL. XTRPC1-dependent chemotropic guidance of neuronal growth cones. Nat Neurosci. 2005 Jun;8(6):730-5. Epub 2005 May 8. ...

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