Uneven distribution pattern and increasing numbers of mesenchyme cells during development in the starfish, Asterina pectinifera

Gen Hamanaka, Eri Hosaka, Ritsu Kuraishi, Natsumi Hosoya, Midori Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Kaneko

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Abstract

During development, the embryos and larvae of the starfish Asterina pectinifera possess a single type of mesenchyme cell. The aim of this study was to determine the patterns of behavior of mesenchyme cells during the formation of various organs. To this end, we used a monoclonal antibody (mesenchyme cell marker) to identify the distribution patterns and numbers of mesenchyme cells. Our results revealed the following: (i) mesenchyme cell behavior differs in the formation of different organs, showing temporal variations and an uneven pattern of distribution; and (ii) mesenchyme cells continue to be generated throughout development, and their numbers are tightly regulated in proportion to total cell numbers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)440-449
Number of pages10
JournalDevelopment Growth and Differentiation
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Cell numbers
  • Distribution pattern
  • Mesenchyme cells
  • Organ formation
  • Starfish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Cell Biology

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