Extracellular phosphorylation in axon pathfinding

October 21st, 2019 by Patricia T. Yam

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 21 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41589-019-0383-6

The growth and guidance of axons dictate their trajectories and are critical for neural-circuit formation. Research in this issue uncovers a new mechanism for regulation of axon growth and guidance that acts via extracellular phosphorylation of a receptor.