[Cement gland as the adhesion organ in Xenopus laevis embryos].

Ontogenez

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Pshennikova ES, Voronina AS. [Cement gland as the adhesion organ in Xenopus laevis embryos]. Ontogenez. 2012;43(1):3-13.
The cement gland in batrachians is a temporal ectodermic organ which is necessary for an embryo's attachment to the substrate. In this review, some notions about the origin of the cement gland of Xenopus laevis frogs, its functioning, genes being expressed in it, and regulation of its formation and development are provided. The role of some homologies of agrgenes of the cement gland in Xenopus laevis is noted at different conditions of other animals and man.