The field of neuroscience is one of the most fascinating and complex branches of biological science. Understanding nervous system development, homeostasis, and what causes nervous system dysfunction are some of the fundamental questions being addressed by neuroscientists today. The illustrations found in this section highlight pathways that regulate these processes or mechanisms that may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
The illustration shows the intracellular signaling pathways that are induced following FGF receptor activation. Interact with the illustration to see additional information about the members of the different FGF subfamilies, their reported receptor binding specificities and physiological functions, and the pathologies associated with mutation or amplification of different FGFs.