The formation of epithelial tubes.

  title={The formation of epithelial tubes.},
  author={SeYeon Chung and Deborah J Andrew},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  volume={121 Pt 21},
Introduction Tubular organs are the thoroughfares through which the gases and liquids that sustain life are transported. Such organs also often serve as factories for the synthesis and delivery of the hormones and enzymes that are essential for tissue homeostasis and energy metabolism. Examples of tubular organs in mammals include the blood vessels, kidneys, lungs, pancreas, and the mammary, salivary and lacrimal glands, as well as the heart and central nervous system at early developmental… CONTINUE READING