Photoreceptor-Müller Cell Interactions: Effects of Photoreceptor Degeneration on GFAP Expression in Müller Cells.- Müller Cells Guide Migrating Neuroblasts in the Developing Teleost Retina.- Plasticity of Retinal Glioblast Cells: Neuronal Contact Regulates Phenotypic Maturation of Embryonic Müller Cells.- Positional Cues in the Developing Eyebud of Xenopus.- Factors Underlying Loss of Retinal Ganglion Cells.- Activity, Chemoaffinity, and Competition: Factors in the Formation of the Retinotectal Map.- Neuronal Surface Receptors in Axon Fasciculation and Regeneration.- Cognin and Retinal Cell Differentiaion.- Embryonic Chick Neural Retinal Cell Interactions with Extracellular Matrix Proteins: Characterization of Neuronal ECM Receptors and Changes in Receptor Activity During Development.
The eye has fascinated scientists from the earliest days of biological in vestigation. The diversity of its parts and the precision of their interaction make it a favorite model system for a variety of developmental studies. The eye is a particularly valuable experimental system not only because its tissues provide examples of fundamental processes, but also because it is a prominent and easily accessible structure at very early embryonic ages. In order to provide an open forum for investigators working on all aspects of ocular development, a series of symposia on ocular and visual devel opment was initiated in 1973. A major objective of the symposia has been to foster communication between the basic research worker and the clinical community. It is our feeling that much can be learned on both sides from this interaction. The idea for an informal meeting allowing maximum ex change of ideas originated with Dr. Leon Candeub, who supplied the nec essary driving force that made the series a reality. Each symposium has concentrated on a different aspect of ocular development. Speakers have been selected to approach related topics from different perspectives.
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