Transcriptional regulation of cranial sensory placode development.

  title={Transcriptional regulation of cranial sensory placode development.},
  author={Sally A Moody and Anthony-Samuel LaMantia},
  journal={Current topics in developmental biology},
Cranial sensory placodes derive from discrete patches of the head ectoderm and give rise to numerous sensory structures. During gastrulation, a specialized "neural border zone" forms around the neural plate in response to interactions between the neural and nonneural ectoderm and signals from adjacent mesodermal and/or endodermal tissues. This zone subsequently gives rise to two distinct precursor populations of the peripheral nervous system: the neural crest and the preplacodal ectoderm (PPE… CONTINUE READING