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neural crest cell maturation vs. specific cell type differentiation
jclark at ebi.ac.uk
Thu Mar 16 01:59:33 PST 2006
I think this question might do better on the development interest group
mailing list so I am forwarding it.
Melissa Haendel wrote:
> Hi, I wanted to send this set of questions separately than my previous
> email as I think they will require discussion.
> I need a term that represents the final stages of neural crest cell
> differentiation into their derivatives. I could annotate to pigment
> cell differentiation, etc, but it would be better to say that all
> derivatives don't begin their differentiation. Once neural crest cells
> begin to differentiate into their derivatives, they are no longer called
> neural crest cells. So, would the term "neural crest cell maturation'
> with the following definition work? "The process leading to the
> attainment of the full functional capacity of a neural crest cell
> derivative. This process is independent of morphogenetic change." I
> have added the word derivative, but I don't know if this will fly.
> Thought I would email the listserve for advice before making a request.
> How have any of you dealt with differentiation into derivative cell
> types with different names in the past?
> Any advice is much appreciated.
> Thanks, Melissa Haendel
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