T-cadherin expression alternates with migrating neural crest cells in the trunk of the avian embryo.

@article{Ranscht1991TcadherinEA,
  title={T-cadherin expression alternates with migrating neural crest cells in the trunk of the avian embryo.},
  author={Barbara Ranscht and Marianne Bronner-Fraser},
  journal={Development},
  year={1991},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={15-22}
}
Trunk neural crest cells and motor axons move in a segmental fashion through the rostral (anterior) half of each somitic sclerotome, avoiding the caudal (posterior) half. This metameric migration pattern is thought to be caused by molecular differences between the rostral and caudal portions of the somite. Here, we describe the distribution of T-cadherin (truncated-cadherin) during trunk neural crest cell migration. T-cadherin, a novel member of the cadherin family of cell adhesion molecules… CONTINUE READING