Molecular aspects of esophageal development

Mark Rishniw, Pavel Rodriguez, Jianwen Que, Zoe D. Burke, David Tosh, Hao Chen, Xiaoxin Chen

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The following on molecular aspects of esophageal development contains commentaries on esophageal striated myogenesis and transdifferentiation; conversion from columnar into stratified squamous epithelium in the mouse esophagus; the roles for BMP signaling in the developing esophagus and forestomach; and evidence of a direct conversion from columnar to stratified squamous cells in the developing esophagus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - Sep 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • BMP signaling
  • Columnar epithelium
  • Differentiation
  • Embryonic esophageal culture model
  • Esophagus
  • Fate mapping
  • Forestomach
  • Myogenesis
  • Stratification
  • Stratified squamous epithelium
  • Transdifferentiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • History and Philosophy of Science


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