mesenchymal tissue


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mesenchymal tissue

[¦mez·ən¦kī·məl ′tish·ü]
(embryology)
Undifferentiated tissue composed of branching cells embedded in a coagulable fluid matrix.
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The mesenchymal stem cells proved useful for repair and regeneration of a variety of mesenchymal tissues such as bone, cartilage and muscle.
Mesenchymal stem cells were also shown to commit to the lineages of other mesenchymal tissues such as cartilage, fat, marrow stroma, liver, kidney, and muscle cells (11), (12), (13), (14).
During subsequent stages, the lesion invades deeper into mesenchymal tissues, leading to accumulation of necrobiotic keratin debris in the newly formed central cavity; bone erosion and bone sequestra may also occur.
EphA3 is also found in the mesenchymal tissues of various developing organs but is virtually undetectable in normal adult tissues," said Professor Andrew Scott, from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.
1-4) The salivary glands arise as a result of the proliferation and ingrowth of the oral epithelium as a solid core of cells; these cells form the underlying mesenchymal tissues near the fourth to eighth week of fetal development.
Parallel with this result, Liechty and co-workers showed that MSCs have undergone a wide tissue distribution and can differentiate into multiple mesenchymal tissues following peritoneal implantation in fetal sheep [12].
Gliosarcoma is a mixed tumor containing both malignant glial and mesenchymal tissues intermixed, unlike in the collision tumor.