The stem cells of the neural crest.

  title={The stem cells of the neural crest.},
  author={Nicole M. Le Douarin and Giordano Wosgrau Calloni and Elisabeth Dupin},
  journal={Cell cycle},
  volume={7 8},
In the vertebrate embryo, the neurectodermal neural crest cells (NCC) have remarkably broad potencies, giving rise, after a migratory phase, to neurons and glial cells in the peripheral nervous system, and to skin melanocytes, being all designated here as "neural" derivatives. NC-derived cells also include non-neural, "mesenchymal" cell types like chondrocytes and bone cells, myofibroblasts and adipocytes, which largely contribute to the head structures in amniotes. Similar to the blood cell… CONTINUE READING

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