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Generation of Melanocytes from Neural Crest Cells.
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PMID:  21310010     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The neural crest is a transient structure in vertebrate embryos that generates multiple neural and mesenchymal cell types as well as melanocytes. Melanocytes in the skin either derive directly from neural crest cells populating the skin via a dorsolateral migratory pathway or arise by detaching from nerves innervating the skin. Several transcription factors, such as FoxD3, Sox10, Pax3, and Mitf, take part in a genetic network regulating melanocyte formation from the neural crest. The activity of these intrinsic factors is controlled and modulated by extracellular signals including canonical Wnt, Edn, Kitl, and other signals that remain to be identified. Here we summarize the current view of how melanocytes are specified from the neural crest and put this process into the context of spatiotemporal lineage decisions in neural crest cells.
Lukas Sommer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pigment cell & melanoma research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1755-148X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101318927     Medline TA:  Pigment Cell Melanoma Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Cell and Developmental Biology, Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zurich, Switzerland.
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