Axial rotation of murine embryos, a study of asymmetric mitotic activity in the neural tube of somite stages

R.E. Poelmann*, M.M.T. Mentink, J.L. van Leeuwen

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Abstract

Axial rotation is an important event during a certain period of development of Amniote embryos. In murine embryos a sharp lordosis changes into a kyphosis. The result is the typical fetal position. In this study a temporal and topological relation is found between an asymmetric mitotic activity in the neural tube and the rotation process. The mitotic asymmetry is lost when rotation is completed. A causal relationship between mitotic activity and rotation is postulated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalAnatomy and Embryology
Volume176
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Asymmetry
  • Axial rotation
  • Mid-gut formation
  • Mitotic activity
  • Morphogenesis
  • Neural tube

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