About the Authors

Fabrice Ango

Affiliations Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America , CNRS, UMR 5203, Institut de Génomique fonctionnelle, INSERM, U661, Montpellier, France , Université Montpellier 1 and 2, Montpellier, France

Caizhi Wu

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Johannes J. Van der Want

Affiliation Department of Cell Biology, Laboratory for Electron Microscopy, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Priscilla Wu

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Melitta Schachner

Affiliations Zentrum fur Molekulare Neurobiologie, Universitat Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany , Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience, Department of Cell Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

Z. Josh Huang

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: huangj@cshl.edu

Affiliation Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

FA and ZJH conceived and organized the project, and designed the experiments. FA performed or contributed to all the experiments. JJVdW performed the electron microscopy experiments. CW and PW contributed to mice breeding and genotyping, and histology analysis. MS provided mutant mice and contributed to manuscript writing. FA and ZJH wrote the paper.