Neural Crest Cells and Development & Function of the Enteric Nervous System: The Gut Brain
Neural crest stem cell migration along vagal region of the zebrafish embryo shown in this confocal time-lapse movie, taken live between the 1st and 2nd day in development. The developing head is to the right. Neural crest cells migrate into the growing head and peripheral regions of the embryo. A heat map view highlights the neural crest cells (red-yellow-green-white colors) as they migrate into the neural crest-free regions of the embryo (blue). Neural crest stem cells transform into ENS by the 3rd day in development.