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LifeMap Discovery

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All in Vivo Cells > Cell Card
Neural Ectoderm
Neural Plate

Cranial Neural Plate Cells (NP)

Neural plate cells are specialized neural ectoderm cells that are destined to undergo neurulation and become part of the neural tube.  Neurulation mechanisms and timing is somewhat different between regions that are destined to become the brain (the cranial region) versus the spinal cord. Thus, neural plate cells are categorized in the database as either cranial or spinal cells. 
E8 - E(N/A)
Cranial Neural Plate Cells
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent