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blastema

 [blas-te´mah]
1. in species with asexual reproduction, a group of cells that give rise to a new individual.
2. in other species, a group of cells that gives rise to an organ or part in either normal development or regeneration.

blas·te·ma

(blas-tē'mă),
1. The primordial cellular mass (precursor) from which an organ or part is formed.
2. A cluster of cells competent to initiate the regeneration of a damaged or ablated structure.
[G. a sprout]

blastema

(blă-stē′mə)
n. pl. blaste·mas or blaste·mata (-mə-tə)
1. A mass of undifferentiated cells from which an organ or a body part develops, either in normal development or in the regeneration of a lost body part.
2. A structureless substance from which it was formerly believed that cells are formed.

blas·te′mal, blas′te·mat′ic (blăs′tə-măt′ĭk)(blă-stē′mĭk), blas·te′mic (blă-stē′mĭk) adj.

blastema

A group of cells in a multicellular organism which are capable of developing into a new individual by asexual reproduction or into tissues and organs by regeneration.

blas·te·ma

(blas-tē'mă)
1. The primordial cellular mass (precursor) from which an organ or part is formed.
2. A cluster of cells competent to initiate the regeneration of a damaged or ablated structure.
[G. a sprout]

blastema

an undifferentiated mass of animal cells that later forms a structure or organ either embryologically or through regeneration, e.g. the head of a flatworm.
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The mature epidermal cap is suspected to be a source of growth factors that stimulate the formation and maintenance of the function of the regenerating blastema (a proliferative mass of pluripotent progenitor cells), as there is no regeneration in the absence of the epidermal cap (Goss, 1991).
Last but not least, the "theory of abnormal caudal rotation" proposes an explanation for renal ectopia, by stating that the lateral flexion and rotation of the caudal end of the embryo will thus alter the position of the blastema, relative to the ureteric bud, rendering them crossed.
(52.) See Akulapalli, supra note 48 (reiterating lymph and blastema theories of cancer).
It was previously speculated that the blastema was comprised of a homogeneous population of multipotent cells (Figure 1(a)) that eventually form all the structures of the amputated digit tip or limb [26,27].
The tumour exhibited a triphasic pattern of blastema, epithelium, and stroma with myxoid background in the solid area and in the septa of the cystic area.
While a limb blastema can produce its own FGF-2, the scientists believe it needs an initial supply from nerves before it becomes self-sufficient.
El testiculo fetal se constituye mediante cuatro poblaciones celulares de distinto origen: celulas germinales primordiales, celulas del epitelio celomico, celulas provenientes de los conductos mesonefricos y celulas mesenquimales del blastema gonadal (Rojas & Prieto, 2014).
In rats, the metanephric kidney develops at embryonic day 12, and this is followed by the ingrowth of the UB into the metanephric blastema, inducing the metanephric mesenchymal stem cells (MMSCs) at the bud tips to condense around the UB tips.
Wilms' tumour also called as nephroblastoma is a malignant renal neoplasm of childhood that arises from remnant of immature kidney that is from abnormal proliferation of metanephric blastema without differentiation into glomeruli and tubules.
This is thought to result from the abnormal development and migration of the ureteric bud and metanephric blastema during the fourth week to eighth week of gestation.
(3,4) From a pathophysiology standpoint, horseshoe kidney occurs during the second and sixth week of gestation when the inferior portion of the metanephric blastema fuses to form an isthmus, commonly in the lower renal pole (90%) and anteriorly to the aorta and vena cava.
(3) in 1979.The occurrence of the MURCS association is sporadic, (4) and the etiology is still not clear; one hypothesis is that it results from an alteration of the blastema of the lower cervical and upper thoracic somites and pronephric ducts, which have an intimate spatial relationship in the fourth week of fetal development.