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Anatomy Term: vagal neural crest
XAO ID: 0004191
Synonyms: VNC
Definition: "One of the 5 distinct and partially overlapping functional domains of the premigratory neural crest. Together with the sacral neural crest cells, they develop into the ganglia of the enteric nervous system, also known as the parasympathetic ganglia. These cells, between the head and trunk, contribute post-cranially to the heart and gut, the chromatophores (pigment cells) of the epidermis, and the majority of the neurons and glial cells of the enteric nervous system. Both vagal and sacral neural crest cells contribute to the enteric nervous system in the hindgut."
Stage Range: NF stage 15 to NF stage 31
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
ectoderm NF stage 10 to NF stage 66
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
circumpharyngeal ridge NF stage 22 to NF stage 44
Parent(s): ectoderm


Parent(s): chordal neural crest (is_a) tissue (is_a) neural crest (part_of)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY