Embryology of neural tube development

Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2005 May 15;135C(1):2-8. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.c.30049.


Neurulation is the process of forming the neural tube, which will become the brain and spinal cord. This article reviews the various cellular processes involved in neurulation and discusses possible roles of folate in this process.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Embryonic Development*
  • Folic Acid / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Nervous System / embryology*
  • Neural Tube Defects / physiopathology


  • Folic Acid