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neural fold

[′nu̇r·əl ′fōld]
(embryology)
Either of a pair of dorsal longitudinal folds of the neural plate which unite along the midline, forming the neural tube.
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In the early neurulae (E4), MsxA is found at the neural plate border and in the presumptive epidermis; it is then downregulated in the presumptive neural fold territory (E5) and again expressed in the most dorsal aspect of the neural tube after its formation (E6-6.
In neural plate stage embryos (stages 15-18) hybridized with antisense probes, staining was observed along the neural fold regions corresponding to premigratory cranial neural crest for control, vehicle alone (Figure 8A), nonylphenol (Figure 8C), and methoxychlor (data not shown) treatments.