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Neural Crest

"Neural Crest" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The two longitudinal ridges along the PRIMITIVE STREAK appearing near the end of GASTRULATION during development of nervous system (NEURULATION). The ridges are formed by folding of NEURAL PLATE. Between the ridges is a neural groove which deepens as the fold become elevated. When the folds meet at midline, the groove becomes a closed tube, the NEURAL TUBE.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neural Crest" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neural Crest" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 159 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2013 and 2018
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