neural plate


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neural plate

n.
A thickened plate of dorsal ectoderm that differentiates into the neural tube and neural crest.
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A recent study showed that expression of notochord-specific genes with multiple and single functional Brachyury binding sites begins around the early gastrula and neural plate stages, respectively, and expression of indirect targets of Brachyury begins around the early neurula stage.
This is consistent with the interpretation by Lydekker (1889a), who considered NHMUK 44178b a second neural plate.
However, the neural plate and heart are known to develop during the first trimester, and it is recognized that this is the critical period of sensitivity for induction of defects due to toxicological insult (Rogers and Kavlock 2008).
At approximately day 17 of gestation, the neural plate invaginates and the lateral portions thicken, forming the neural folds.
At the end of the third week, the notochord initiates the differentiation of ectodermal cells into specialised neuro-ectoderm and the neural plate subsequently folds to form a tube.
During the closure of the ascidian neural tube, the epidermis surrounding the neural plate moves toward the midline to close the neural fold.
Neural plate morphogenesis during mouse neurulation is regulated by antagonism of BMP signalling.
To date, no single secreted factor or any combination thereof has been found to induce either Sox2 expression or a neural plate in competent cells not normally fated to form part of the neural plate (Papanayotoul et al.
Gonadotropin-releasing homrone (Gn RH) cell arise from cranial neural crest and adenohypophyseal regions of the neural plate in zebrafish, Dario rerio.
In the developing human embryo, a mere wisp of tissue called the neural plate gives rise to a nervous system consisting of billions of interconnected nerve cells.
Research between the appearance of the primitive streak (day 14) and the beginning of neural tube closure (day 21) to increase understanding of why the neural plate sometimes fails to close.
Formation of neural tube from neural plate occurs in 3 rd week of gestation and is known as neurulation.

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