Exocrine glands are the type of glands that contain ducts, which connect to the anatomical surface and serve in carrying secretions. The developmental process begins with a down growth, via mitosis, of mesenchymal cells that is driven by their interaction with the epithelial cells. The dividing mass of cells continues to grow inward eventually forming a stalk that penetrates the connective tissue. Once the stalk is formed branching occurs though mitosis. The duct itself is formed by the apoptosis of the cells within the stalk and branches. The differentiation of mesenchymal cells at the tip of the branches forms a secretory region of the glands and concludes the process.
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Exocrine system, Hormonal Secretion, Duct formation, Mesenchymal differentiation
Ching-Jung Chen, Sara Daoud, Abraham Kierszenbaum, Robert Levy, Seyedmohsen Moghaddam, Jazmine Rogers, Aleksandr Vinkler
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