pronephric tubule

pro·neph·ric tu·bule

an excretory unit of the pronephros, present only in vestigial form in human embryos.
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The RA was given on 8-10th of gestation, considered to be critical for developing kidney, since nephrogenic cords are reported to appear by 8th day and pronephric tubules and duct are observed to be suspended in the coelom by 10th day (Naseer & Tahir, 2012).
We have begun a study to image [Ca.sup.2+] signaling during the formation of the pronephros (the functional embryonic kidney) in both intact zebrafish and Xenopus laevis embryos, as well as in Xenopus animal caps that are isolated at the blastula stage and induced to differentiate into pronephric tubules by incubation with retinoic acid (RA) and activin A (AA).