Neural Crest Cells

Evolution, Development and Disease

Neural Crest Cells: Evolution, Development and Disease summarizes discoveries of historical significance and provides in-depth, current analyses of the evolution of neural crest cells, their contribution to embryo development, and their roles in disease. In addition, prospects for tissue engineering, repair and regeneration are covered, offering a timely synthesis of the current knowledge in neural crest cell research. A comprehensive resource on neural crest cells for researchers studying cell biology, developmental biology, stem cells and neurobiology, Neural Crest Cells: Evolution, Development and Disease provides foundational information needed for students , practicing physicians and dentists treating patients with craniofacial defects.
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Researchers across cell biology, developmental biology, stem cells; Medical and Dental students and teaching faculty


Book information

  • Published: December 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-401730-6

Table of Contents

Part 1: Neural Crest Cell Evolution and Development

Ch 1. The Evolution of Neural Crest Cells;Ch 2. Neural Crest Cell Induction and Specification - Signals and Switches; Ch 3. Neural Crest Cell Delamination - Cell Adhesion and Polarity; Ch 4. Neural Crest Cell Migration - Guidance and Pathways; Ch 5. Epigenetic Regulation of Neural Crest Cells; Ch 6. Neural Crest Stem and Progenitor Cells; Ch 7. Neural Crest Cells and Tissue Interactions - Species specificity, growth, shape, patterning and programming

Part II: Neural Crest Cell Differentiation and Disease

Ch 8. Neural Crest Cells in Cranioskeletal Development; Ch 9. Neural Crest Cells and Placode Interactions in Cranial PNS Development; Ch 10. Neural Crest Cells in Ear Development; Ch 11. Neural Crest Cells in Eye Development; Ch 12. Neural Crest Cells in Heart Development; Ch 13. Neural Crest Cells in Enteric Nervous System Formation; Ch 14. Neural Cells and Trunk PNS Formation; Ch 15. Neural Crest Cells in Melanocyte Development and Pigmentation; Ch 16. Neural Crest Cells in Vasculogenesis; Ch 17. Neural Crest Cells as a Model for Metastasis and Cancer

Part III: Tissue Engineering and Repair

Ch 18. Neurocristopathies; Ch 19. Neural Crest Cells in Human Embryos - implications for iPS; Ch 20. Neural Crest Stem Cells in Tissue Regeneration and Repair; Ch 21. Neural crest cells in tooth development and repair; Ch 22. Disease Specific iPS Neural Crest Cells