Separation of neural induction and neurulation in Xenopus.

  title={Separation of neural induction and neurulation in Xenopus.},
  author={Thomas E. Lallier and Douglas W. DeSimone},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  volume={225 1},
Cellular interactions with laminin are important for numerous morphogenetic events. In Xenopus, the first of these is neurulation. The integrin alpha6 subunit mediates an attachment of the cells of the neural plate to the underlying basal lamina. A disruption of this interaction results in embryos that fail to neurulate (T. E. Lallier et al., 1996… CONTINUE READING