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Curr Biol. 2002 Mar 5;12(5):R171-3.

Cranial nerve development: placodal neurons ride the crest.

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  • Dept. of Cellular and Structural Biology, Box B-111, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 4200 E. 9th Ave, Denver, CO 80262, USA. Linda.Barlow@uchsc.edu


Neurons of the vertebrate cranial sensory ganglia arise from both neural crest and a series of ectodermal thickenings termed neurogenic placodes. Recent results lend insight into how these two populations of cells coordinate their development, and subsequently innervate their central target, the hindbrain.

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