The molecular mechanisms of stomach development in vertebrates

Dev Growth Differ. 2005 Aug;47(6):375-82. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-169X.2005.00816.x.


The tissue interactions between endodermal epithelium and mesenchyme originated from splanchnic mesoderm are essential during the formation of digestive tract. In this review, we introduce a series of works to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of the epithelial-mesenchymal interaction of stomach development in mainly the chicken embryo. We also describe some molecular studies in mouse stomach development.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cell Communication
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Chick Embryo
  • Epithelial Cells / metabolism
  • Mesoderm / metabolism
  • Mice
  • Organogenesis
  • Stomach / cytology
  • Stomach / embryology*
  • Vertebrates / embryology*