> Does anyone know of a specific biochemical marker that could
> be used in following the development of the cerebellum?
Hi Carlos. Your pan-neurotrophin stuff is really cool. :-)
I browsed through my files and came up with a few ideas,
but I'm no cerebellum expert.
1. Pax genes or their products (Kioussi and Gruss, J. Cell Biol. 125:417,
April 1994 and references therein).
2. Zebrin and P-path (Leclerc et al., PNAS 89:5006, 1992, cited by
Fykse et al., J. Neurosci. 13:4997, 1993; the Fykse paper
looks at synaptophysins in cerebellum).
3. Transcripts from the GluR-4 gene encoding a glutamate receptor
subunit (Gallo et al., J.Neurosci. 12:1010, March 1992).
Hope this is of some small usefulness. Have fun.
Steve Matheson Program in Neuroscience University of Arizona
sfm at neurobio.arizona.edu