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Effects of mesodermal tissues on avian neural crest cell migration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1991548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have used microsurgical techniques to investigate the effects of embryonic mesodermal tissues on the pattern of chick neural crest cell migration in the trunk. Segmental plate or lateral plate mesenchyme was transplanted into regions encountered by neural crest cells. We found that neural crest cells are able to migrate through lateral plate mesenchyme but not through segmental plate tissue until this tissue differentiates into a sclerotome. After this stage, segmental migration is controlled by the subdivision of the sclerotome into a rostral and a caudal half; when the rostrocaudal orientation of the sclerotomes is reversed by rotating the segmental plate 180 degrees about its rostrocaudal axis, neural crest cells migrate through the portion of the sclerotome that was originally rostral.
M Bronner-Fraser; C Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental biology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0012-1606     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev. Biol.     Publication Date:  1991 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-03-14     Completed Date:  1991-03-14     Revised Date:  2010-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372762     Medline TA:  Dev Biol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Developmental Biology Center, University of California, Irvine 92717.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology
Cell Movement
Chick Embryo
Fluorescent Antibody Technique
Mesoderm / physiology*
Neural Crest / physiology*
Grant Support
HD 15527/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; //Wellcome Trust
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal

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