neural folds


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neu·ral folds

the elevated margins of the neural groove.
Synonym(s): medullary folds

neu·ral folds

(nūr'ăl fōldz)
The elevated margins of the neural groove.
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However, overlapping gene expression throughout the neuroepithelium and tips of neural folds may facilitate the bending mechanism seen in the DLHPs.
Adhesion of the Neural Folds. In all animal species studied, a zone of altered cell morphology with numerous rounded cell blebs has been observed along the tips of the spinal neural folds, immediately prior to adhesion.
Secondly, the Xenopus adhesion molecules, NF-protocadherin, and its cytosolic partner TAF1/Set have been suggested to participate in CE after the neural folds are formed.
Ultrastructures that emanate from the neural folds at the site of closure have been regarded as a secondary process in the frog.
In the early neurulae (E4), MsxA is found at the neural plate border and in the presumptive epidermis; it is then downregulated in the presumptive neural fold territory (E5) and again expressed in the most dorsal aspect of the neural tube after its formation (E6-6.5).
In neural plate stage embryos (stages 15-18) hybridized with antisense probes, staining was observed along the neural fold regions corresponding to premigratory cranial neural crest for control, vehicle alone (Figure 8A), nonylphenol (Figure 8C), and methoxychlor (data not shown) treatments.