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Key Event Title
Facial cartilage structures are reduced in size and morphologically distorted
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|HDAC inhibition leads to impeded craniofacial development||AdverseOutcome||Agnes Aggy (send email)||Under Development: Contributions and Comments Welcome|
Key Event Description
In order for cartilage structures to form, chondrocytes need to secrete large amounts of collagen. One outcome of the disturbances of NCC migration and differentiation is the distortion and reduced size of facial cartilage structures.
How It Is Measured or Detected
The appearance of facial cartilage structures is readily visible in ventral views of zebrafish embryos at 5 days post fertilization. Such structures as the ceratohyal, Meckel’s cartilage, and the palatoquadrate are visible using fluorescent collagen reporter lines. Measurements of the angle formed by the ceratohyal provide a quantitative readout.