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All in Vivo Cells > Cell Card
Gut Tube
Ventral Foregut Endoderm

Hepatic Endoderm Cells (VFE)


Hepatic endoderm cells are the first appearance of the epithelium after hepatic specification, that begins to express liver genes. Once the foregut undergoes hepatic specification, the cells in this region undergo a morphological transition from gut-like columnar cell morphology to pseudostratified epithelia that causes thickening of the epithelium into a diverticulum.

E8 - E9
Ventral Hepatic Foregut Endoderm Cells
Hepatic Endoderm Cells
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent