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Growth Cones (3)

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Professor David Van Vactor discusses what happens during neurodevelopment when an axon reaches its final destination.
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So, when a growth cone reaches its final destination, the neuron faces a need to change from an exploratory mode, to find its partner, to a new mode in which it will create functional active synaptic connections. In some cases the growth cone itself will transform from a motile exploratory apparatus into a stable connection, a synaptic partner.
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growth, cones, axon, guidance, neurodevelopment, van vactor,
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