Neural Plate

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neural plate

[′nu̇r·əl ′plāt]
The thickened dorsal plate of ectoderm that differentiates into the neural tube.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Neural Plate


(also medullary plate), the early rudiment of the central nervous system in chordate animals and in man. The underlying chordamesoderm induces the formation of the neural plate from the ectoderm.

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Prior to neural tube closure, F-actin is accumulated at the medial plane of the epidermal cells adjacent to the neural plate. This accumulation depends on Rho and Rho kinase (ROCK), because it is abolished by pharmacological inhibition of ROCK.
The coordination between the proliferation and differentiation of neural plate cells seems to be essential for proper neural tube closure.
The caudal neural plate was fairly plentiful (Figure 1d), but the middle neural groove showed weak expression (Figure 1b).
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