Differentiation of Immature Mucous Cells into Parietal, Argyrophil, and Chief Cells in Stomach Grafts

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Science  24 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3943, pp. 385-387
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3943.385


Microscopic and submicroscopic studies on regenerating gastric mucosa neonatally grafted in the subcutaneous tissue of littermate mice have revealed that immature mucous cells are totipotent; ultimately they transform into mature mucous, parietal, argyrophil, and chief cells in the gastric glands.

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