A gene regulatory network orchestrates neural crest formation

@article{SaukaSpengler2008AGR,
  title={A gene regulatory network orchestrates neural crest formation},
  author={Tatjana Sauka-Spengler and Marianne Bronner‐Fraser},
  journal={Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={557-568}
}
The neural crest is a multipotent, migratory cell population that is unique to vertebrate embryos and gives rise to many derivatives, ranging from the peripheral nervous system to the craniofacial skeleton and pigment cells. A multimodule gene regulatory network mediates the complex process of neural crest formation, which involves the early induction and maintenance of the precursor pool, emigration of the neural crest progenitors from the neural tube via an epithelial to mesenchymal… 

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