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  • noun anatomy ectoderm that will develop to become nervous tissue


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  • Gruszynski-DeFeo E, Haag TA, Omatyar L, Torok T, et al. (1996) shotgun encodes Drosophila E-cadherin and is preferentially required during cell rearrangement in the neurectoderm and other morphogenetically active epithelia.

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  • Furthermore, the extra Wnt caused the Wnt-responsive cells to differentiate primarily into mesendodermal precursors (which can become either mesoderm or endoderm and is associated with the posterior of the embryo) and inhibited the formation of neurectoderm (ectoderm destined to become cells of the nervous system that are mostly associated with the embryo's anterior).

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  • Blocking Wnt activity tipped the balance in the other direction, causing the cells to shun mesendoderm and become mainly neurectoderm.

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