|Budget Amount *help
¥42,770,000 (Direct Cost: ¥32,900,000、Indirect Cost: ¥9,870,000)
Fiscal Year 2018: ¥7,930,000 (Direct Cost: ¥6,100,000、Indirect Cost: ¥1,830,000)
Fiscal Year 2017: ¥11,180,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,580,000)
Fiscal Year 2016: ¥11,180,000 (Direct Cost: ¥8,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,580,000)
Fiscal Year 2015: ¥12,480,000 (Direct Cost: ¥9,600,000、Indirect Cost: ¥2,880,000)
|Outline of Final Research Achievements
In the developing cerebral cortex, excitatory neurons are generated near the ventricle and migrate radially to form a layered structure near the brain surface. Reelin, which is secreted near the brain surface, is essential for this layer formation, because Reelin deficiency causes almost inverted layering. However, Reelin function on migrating neurons is not fully understood. In this study, we found that Reelin directly promotes N-cadherin-dependent adhesion among neurons transiently. Indeed, we observed clusters of immature neurons near the surface of normal cortices.