The Neural Crest and Neural Crest Cells in Vertebrate Development and Evolution

The evolution of the neural crest sheds light on many of the oldest unanswered questions in developmental biology, including the role of germ layers in early embryogenesis, the development of the nervous system, how the vertebrate head arose developmentally and evolutionarily, and how growth factors...

Full description

Main Author: Hall, Brian K.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2009, 2009
Edition:2nd ed. 2009
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
LEADER 04077nmm a2200421 u 4500
001 EB000353717
003 EBX01000000000000000206769
005 00000000000000.0
007 cr|||||||||||||||||||||
008 130626 ||| eng
020 |a 9780387098463 
100 1 |a Hall, Brian K. 
245 0 0 |a The Neural Crest and Neural Crest Cells in Vertebrate Development and Evolution  |h Elektronische Ressource  |c by Brian K. Hall 
250 |a 2nd ed. 2009 
260 |a New York, NY  |b Springer US  |c 2009, 2009 
300 |a XXII, 402 p. 149 illus., 16 illus. in color  |b online resource 
505 0 |a Discovery and Origins -- Discovery -- Embryological Origins and the Identification of Neural Crest Cells -- Delamination, Migration, and Potential -- Evolutionary Origins -- Neural-Crest Derivatives -- Pigment Cells (Chromatophores) -- Neuronal Cells and Nervous Systems -- Cartilage Cells and Skeletal Systems -- Teeth and Hearts: The Odontogenic and Cardiac Neural Crests -- Abnormal Development and the Neural Crest -- Neurocristopathies -- NCC Development Revisited in the Context of Birth Defects 
653 |a Developmental Biology 
653 |a Cell biology 
653 |a Human Genetics 
653 |a Neurobiology 
653 |a Evolutionary Biology 
653 |a Neurobiology 
653 |a Anthropology 
653 |a Developmental biology 
653 |a Human genetics 
653 |a Evolutionary biology 
653 |a Cell Biology 
653 |a Anthropology 
710 2 |a SpringerLink (Online service) 
041 0 7 |a eng  |2 ISO 639-2 
989 |b Springer  |a Springer eBooks 2005- 
856 |u https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09846-3?nosfx=y  |x Verlag  |3 Volltext 
082 0 |a 571.8 
520 |a The evolution of the neural crest sheds light on many of the oldest unanswered questions in developmental biology, including the role of germ layers in early embryogenesis, the development of the nervous system, how the vertebrate head arose developmentally and evolutionarily, and how growth factors and Hox genes direct cell differentiation and embryonic patterning. In this new edition of his essential work, The Neural Crest in Development and Evolution, Brian Hall has provided an up-to-date technically and intellectually rigorous synthesis of knowledge of all aspects of the neural crest and of neural crest cells (NCCs). These ten chapters are organized into three parts: (I) The discovery, and developmental and evolutionary origins of the neural crest; (II) cellular and tissue derivatives of the neural crest; (III) and tumors and birth defects arising from abnormal NCCs.  
520 |a About the Author: About the Author: Dr. Brian K. Hall has devoted much of his career to the study of the evolution and development of neural crest-derived skeletal tissues. He is a University Research Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, a Visiting Distinguished Professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 
520 |a The genetic and cellular bases for the identification of NCCs as early as during gastrulation, for induction of the neural crest, NCC delamination, migration and differentiation — understanding of all of which has increased enormously over the past decade — are discussed in depth in Part I. The evolutionary origin(s) of the neural crest is examined through an analysis of fossils, and of cell types, genes and gene networks in extant cephalochordates (amphioxus) and in ascidians. Four chapters grouped as Part II examine all aspects of neural crest-derived pigment cells, neurons, skeletal, cardiac and tooth-forming cells, with emphasis on how and when subpopulations of NCCs are specified and how their differentiation is controlled. The two chapters in Part III revisit NCC development in the context of tumors (neurocristopathies) and birth defects, with emphasis on genetic pathways, regulation of cell populations, and whether NCCs can be considered to be stem cells.