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growth′ cone`

a flattened neuronal area, at the ends of growing axons and dendrites, having radiating structures that guide the pathways of embryonic nerve fibers.
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These RNAs are translated in growth cones to produce antenna-like proteins that steer the axon like a self-guided missile.
30 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurosilicon's novel Photoconductive Stimulation Device (PSD) was highlighted in the recent scientific publication by Hung and Colicos titled, Astrocytic Ca2+ Waves Guide CNS Growth Cones to Remote Regions of Neuronal Activity.
Typically, pioneering axons have larger growth cones to guide themselves to their targets.
Because activated FAK is important in cell adhesion, we hope to observe active FAK located within the neurite extensions, primarily in the growth cones, where it would be important in regulating neurite adhesion and projection.
The investigators report that in lab dishes, the drugs affect nerve cell extensions known as growth cones by, for example, increasing their size.
This appraisal details Bryan's introduction of short-term, aggregate growth cones for setting monetary policy as a means of achieving his longer-term targets and the opposition he faced within the FOMC.
Furthermore, the expanded aggregate has stayed near the middle of the growth cones implied by the Federal Reserve's M2 target growth ranges.
New evidence shows that while collapsin repulses some tips, called growth cones, it attracts others, says Tessier-Lavigne.
M2 and M3 in June stood below the lower end of their annual growth cones, and the debt of domestic non financial sectors was running at the lower end of its range.
Viewed microscopically, the axon tips - called growth cones - reached toward the netrin-secreting engineered cells.
The tips, or growth cones, of axons process cues from their surroundings and select the axon's pathway, explains Joseph G.
He has observed growth cones, the specialized axon tips characteristic of growing axons during embryonic development.