Epithelial-mesenchymal interaction in differentiation of duodenal epithelium of fetal rats in organ culture
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- Fukamachi, H. & Takayama, S. Experientia (1980) 36: 335. doi:10.1007/BF01952310
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Epithelial-mesenchymal interaction in the differentiation of duodenal epithelium of fetal rats was investigated by recombination experiments in vitro. The proportion of goblet cells in duodenal epithelium was significantly greater on recombination of developing duodenal epithelium with mesenchyme of the glandular stomach than on recombination with that of the duodenum. Mesenchyme of the glandular stomach or forestomach was better than duodenal mesenchyme in supporting morphogenesis of duodenal epithelium. Treatment of tissues with N-methyl-N′-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) did not affect these tissue interactions.