intermediate mesoderm

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Related to intermediate mesoderm: nephrogenic cord, Lateral plate mesoderm, Paraxial mesoderm

in·ter·me·di·ate mes·o·derm

a continuous band of mesoderm between the segmented paraxial mesoderm medially and the lateral plate mesoderm laterally; from it develops the nephrogenic cord.

intermediate mesoderm

intermediate mesoderm

Mesoderm lying between somite and lateral mesoderm, and giving rise to embryonic and definitive kidneys and their ducts.
See also: mesoderm


1. between; intervening; resembling, in part, each of two extremes.
2. a substance formed in a chemical process that is essential to formation of the end-product of the process.

intermediate cell mass
intermediate filaments
intracellular protein fibers which are part of the cytoskeleton in eukaryotic cells.
intermediate host
especially in parasitology, a host in which the parasite undergoes a stage, usually the larval or nonsexual stage, in its development. The host may be an insect vector which also acts as the transmitting medium, or another insect or animal species which is a passive enhancer, the infection being spread by other means.
intermediate junction
see zonula adherens.
intermediate mesoderm
mesoderm located just lateral to the somites, uniting the paraxial and lateral plate mesoderm.
intermediate sheep footrot
less underrunning of horn and less likelihood of resulting in chronic lesions than in virulent footrot.
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Citation: "Rapid and Efficient Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Intermediate Mesoderm that Forms Tubules Expressing Kidney Proximal Tubular Markers"; Albert Q.
Lam, MD, and colleagues of the Harvard Institutes of Medicine in Boston, described in the recent Journal of the American Journal of Nephrology (AJN), that they used a combination of chemicals to change human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into cells expressing markers of the intermediate mesoderm, the earliest tissue of the developing embryo that will give rise to kidneys.

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