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Hox genes and kidney development.
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PMID:  21553325     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The adult mammalian kidney is generated by the differentiation and integration of several distinct cell types, including the nephrogenic mesenchyme, ureteric epithelium, stromal and endothelial cells. How and where these cell types are generated and what signals lead to their differentiation and integration into a functional organ system is a main focus of current studies. Herein, we review the formation of distinct cell types within the adult mammalian kidney; what is understood regarding their origin and the signaling pathways that lead to their formation and integration; morphogenetic changes the metanephric kidney undergoes during development; and what is known regarding the role of Hox genes in these processes.
Deneen M Wellik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-198X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, 109 Zina Pitcher, 2053 BSRB, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2200, USA,
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