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Optic chiasm

Name: Optic chiasm
Description: A location within the visual system of binocular animals where axons of retinal ganglion cells cross contralaterally or remain ipsilatterally towards termination zones in the lateral geniculate nucleus.[1]
Abbreviation: ox
Is part of: Diencephalon, optic nerve
Has role: visual system
Super-category: Regional part of brain
Id: birnlex_1416
Defining criteria: connectivity, topography
Organism: Human
Link to OWL / RDF: Download this content as OWL/RDF
Neuronames ID ( what's this?): 442
Defining Criteria: connectivity, topography
Connectivity defining Criteria: optic nerve, optic tract
Topography defining Criteria: Located inferior to the thalamus.
Brain regions that send axons into this region: Retina ganglion cell layer
Brain regions that receive axons from this region: lateral geniculate body [1]


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Chenaux G & Henkemeyer M (2011) Forward signaling by EphB1/EphB2 interacting with ephrin-B ligands at the optic chiasm is required to form the ipsilateral projection. Eur J Neurosci 34: 1620-33 PubMed
  • This visualization was created by the Scalable Brain Atlas group and is based on the Rhesus Monkey - Paxinos et al. 2000

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Notes

This page uses this default form:PONS_brain_region



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Facts about Optic chiasmRDF feed
Abbrevox  +
AfferentProjectionsRetina ganglion cell layer  +
ConnDefiningCriteriaoptic nerve, optic tract
Created3 March 2007  +
CurationStatusuncurated  +
DefiningCriteriaconnectivity, topography  +
DefinitionA location within the visual system of binocular animals where axons of retinal ganglion cells cross contralaterally or remain ipsilatterally towards termination zones in the lateral geniculate nucleus.
EfferentProjectionsLateral geniculate body  +
Has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
Has roleVisual system  +
Idbirnlex_1416  +
Is part ofDiencephalon  +, and Optic nerve  +
LabelOptic chiasm  +
ModifiedDate20 March 2012  +
NeuronamesLinkhttp://braininfo.rprc.washington.edu/Scripts/hiercentraldirectory.aspx?ID=442  +
Page has default formThis property is a special property in this wiki.PONS brain region  +
SpeciesHuman  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
TomoDefiningCriteriaLocated inferior to the thalamus.
UmlscuiC0029126  +