Epithelial‐Mesenchymal Interactions

Abstract

Epithelial‐mesenchymal organs develop through sequential and reciprocal interaction of the two tissues. A limited set of signalling factors mediates this interaction in a variety of organ systems.

Keywords: epithelium; mesenchyme; tissue interaction; organogenesis; signal factors; intercellular signalling

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Kratochwil, Klaus(Apr 2001) Epithelial‐Mesenchymal Interactions. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0001141]