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Nodal signaling is required for closure of the anterior neural tube in zebrafish.

Authors
  • Aquilina-Beck, Allisan
  • Ilagan, Kristine
  • Liu, Qin
  • Liang, Jennifer O
Type
Published Article
Journal
BMC Developmental Biology
Publisher
Springer (Biomed Central Ltd.)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
Volume
7
Pages
126–126
Identifiers
PMID: 17996054
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This work helps establish a role for Nodal signals in neurulation, and suggests that defects in Nodal signaling could underlie human neural tube defects such as exencephaly, a fatal condition characterized by an open neural tube in the anterior brain.

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