pronephros

Summary

Summary: The primordial kidney that develops from the INTERMEDIATE MESODERM in the embryos of vertebrates, and is succeeded by the MESONEPHROS. In higher vertebrates and humans, the pronephros is a vestigial and transient structure.

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  1. Johnson C, Holzemer N, Wingert R. Laser ablation of the zebrafish pronephros to study renal epithelial regeneration. J Vis Exp. 2011;: pubmed publisher
    ..This protocol can be broadly applied to target cell populations in other organs in the zebrafish embryo to study injury and regeneration in any number of contexts of interest. ..
  2. Kroeger P, Drummond B, Miceli R, McKernan M, Gerlach G, Marra A, et al. The zebrafish kidney mutant zeppelin reveals that brca2/fancd1 is essential for pronephros development. Dev Biol. 2017;428:148-163 pubmed publisher

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