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Craniofacial Development The Tissue and Molecular Interactions That Control Development of the Head

  • P. H. Francis-West
  • L. Robson
  • Darell J. R. Evans

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 169)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 1-1
  3. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 3-19
  4. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 21-29
  5. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 31-52
  6. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 53-73
  7. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 75-78
  8. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 79-85
  9. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 87-98
  10. P. H. Francis-West, L. Robson, Darell J. R. Evans
    Pages 99-99
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 101-144

About this book

Introduction

 

The molecular cascades that control craniofacial development have until recently been little understood. The paucity of data that exists has in part been due to the complexity of the head, which is a unique, and possibly one of the most intricate regions of the body. However, the generation of mouse mutants, the identification of gene mutations that cause human craniofacial syndromes, together with classical embryological approaches in other species has now given significant insight into how the head develops. These studies have emphasized how unique the head actually is with each individual part governed by a distinct set of signalling interactions, again demonstrating the complexity of this region of the body.   

Keywords

Mesoderm development embryo gene migration mouse mutation regulation tissue

Authors and affiliations

  • P. H. Francis-West
    • 1
  • L. Robson
    • 2
  • Darell J. R. Evans
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Craniofacial DevelopmentKing’s CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Neuroscience Bart’s and The LondonQueen Mary’s School of Medicine and DentistryLondonUK
  3. 3.School of BiosciencesCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-55570-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00363-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-55570-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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