Cell Lineage Studies in Avian Neural Crest Ontogeny

  • Anne Baroffio
  • Elisabeth Dupin
  • Nicole M. Le Douarin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 265)


The neural crest of the Vertebrate embryo is a transitory structure arising during the closure of the neural tube and lying on its dorsal aspect. From it originates most of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), including neurons of all the sympathetic, parasympathetic and enteric ganglia and of the majority of sensory ganglia as well as glial cells of all these ganglia. In addition, the neural crest gives rise to Schwann cells of the peripheral nerves and to many other cell types, such as endocrine cells (e. g. adrenomedullary and calcitoninproducing cells), melanocytes and, in the head region, to the mesectoderm (see Le Douarin, 1982, for review).


Dorsal Root Ganglion Tyrosine Hydroxylase Neural Tube Neural Crest Chromaffin Cell 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne Baroffio
    • 1
  • Elisabeth Dupin
    • 1
  • Nicole M. Le Douarin
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut d’Embryologie cellulaire et moléculaire du CNRS et du Collège de FranceNogent-sur-Marne CedexFrance

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