Development and aging of the vertebrate visual system: Introduction

Dietrich E. Lorke

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This special issue encompasses articles dealing with a number of unique features of the vertebrate visual system. These characteristics make it an established model to study the molecular and genetic control of axonal growth, neurogenesis, gliogenesis and regeneration in the central nervous system. The clinical relevance of developmental malformations and age-related diseases is briefly described. The possible effects of visual inputs on melatonin secretion and changes in this system during aging are summarized.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)5-7
Number of pages3
JournalNeuroembryology and Aging
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 2007


  • Aging
  • Development
  • Melatonin
  • Optic nerve
  • Retina


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