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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, Visual system
Has role: Visual system function
Super-category: Regional part of brain
*Id: birnlex_1416
Defining criteria: connectivity, topography
Organism: Mammal
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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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 function  +
Idbirnlex_1416  +
Is part ofDiencephalon  +, Optic nerve  +, and Visual system  +
LabelOptic chiasm  +
ModifiedDate4 June 2013  +
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  +
SpeciesMammal  +
SuperCategoryRegional part of brain  +
TomoDefiningCriteriaLocated inferior to the thalamus.
UmlscuiC0029126  +