superior colliculus

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an essential visual center between the retina and the striate cortex

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Two of the most interesting antibodies localized principally to the cerebellum, while a third antibody reacted with an antigen abundant in the zone of the optic tectum known to receive ingrowing optic fibers.
Key words: Rana catesbeiana, optic tectum, cerebellum, neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), human natural killer cell antigen- 1 (HNK- 1), monoclonal antibodies
The long, tail-like axons of nerve cells in the eye's retina plug into the correct sockets in developing animal's optic tectum -- the brain region that coordinates visual stimuli -- by seeking out the lowest concentration of a chemical named "repulsive guiding molecule" (RGM), asserts Friedrich Bonhoeffer of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tubingen, Germany.
Following third brain ventricle injection of cytomegalovirus (CMV)-green fluorescent protein or CMV-LUC gene constructs, we established that cells in the telencephalon and optic tectum are transfected.