Mesodermal control of neural cell identity in vertebrates

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 1992 Feb;2(1):3-8. doi: 10.1016/0959-4388(92)90153-c.


It has long been appreciated that the differentiation and patterning of neural cells is controlled in part by inductive signals from the mesoderm. Several recent experiments have revealed that distinct mesodermal signals act throughout early neural development and have begun to address the nature and sources of such signals.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Differentiation*
  • Humans
  • Mesoderm / physiology*
  • Nervous System / cytology
  • Nervous System / growth & development*
  • Neurons / cytology
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Vertebrates / growth & development*