Table 13.1Some derivatives of the neural crest

DerivativeCell type or structure derived
Peripheral nervous system (PNS)Neurons, including sensory ganglia, sympathetic and parasympathetic ganglia, and plexuses Neuroglial cells Schwann cells
Neuroglial cells
Schwann cells
Endocrine and paraendocrine derivativesAdrenal medulla
Calcitonin-secreting cells
Carotid body type I cells
Pigment cellsEpidermal pigment cells
Facial cartilage and boneFacial and anterior ventral skull cartilage and bones
Connective tissueCorneal endothelium and stroma
Tooth papillae
Dermis, smooth muscle, and adipose tissue of skin of head and neck
Connective tissue of salivary, lachrymal, thymus, thyroid, and pituitary glands
Connective tissue of salivary, lachrymal, thymus, thyroid, and pituitary glandsConnective tissue and smooth muscle in arteries of aortic arch origin

Source: After Jacobson 1991, based on multiple sources.

From: The Neural Crest

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