Sensing oxygen inside and out

Elife. 2017 May 19;6:e27467. doi: 10.7554/eLife.27467.


Neuroendocrine cells act as oxygen sensors in animals from fish to humans, but the evolutionary origins of these cells are only just becoming clear.

Keywords: carotid body; chicken; developmental biology; endoderm; fate-mapping; mouse; neural crest; neuroepithelial cells; sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus); stem cells; xenopus; zebrafish.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Hypoxia
  • Oxygen
  • Petromyzon*


  • Oxygen