Epithelium — Mesenchyme Interaction in the Fetal Mammary Gland

  • Klaus Kratochwil


Development of the vertebrate embryo depends heavily on cell and tissue interaction. In early stages, inductive interactions between blastemas and tissues are responsible for the diversification of cell types; later, interaction between already committed cell populations is required for the precise development of the complex structures of vertebrate organs (Kratochwil, 1983). These organs are typically formed by at least two tissues of different developmental history, e.g. epithelium and mesenchyme, which associate secondarily in development (Grobstein, 1967).


Mammary Gland Mammary Epithelium Mouse Mammary Gland Tissue Interaction Gland Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Kratochwil
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  1. 1.Institute fur Molekularbiologie der OsterreichischenAkademie der WissenchaftenSalzburgAustralia

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