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Neurodevelopment: Three's a Crowd, Four Is a Receptor Complex


O'Brien BBarbara , Miller DMDavid M . Current Biology. 2016 9 12; 26(17). R799-801


Sensory neurons detect environmental signals with dendritic processes near the skin, but the molecules that direct dendritic outgrowth to this location are largely unknown. A new study identifies a diffusible cue that mediates interactions with the epidermis to guide dendritic branching.