Left–right asymmetry in the vertebrate embryo: from early information to higher-level integration

@article{Raya2006LeftrightAI,
  title={Left–right asymmetry in the vertebrate embryo: from early information to higher-level integration},
  author={{\'A}ngel Raya and Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={283-293}
}
Although vertebrates seem to be essentially bilaterally symmetrical on the exterior, there are numerous interior left–right asymmetries in the disposition and placement of internal organs. These asymmetries are established during embryogenesis by complex epigenetic and genetic cascades. Recent studies in a range of model organisms have made important progress in understanding how this laterality information is generated and conveyed to large regions of the embryo. Both commonalities and… CONTINUE READING
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