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Table 2 Overview of expression of E-cadherin in the different cell layers of a replacement tooth

From: Zebrafish teeth as a model for repetitive epithelial morphogenesis: dynamics of E-cadherin expression

  epithelium mesenchyme
  ide ode odontoblasts dental papilla
initiation ++ ++ - -
morphogenesis ++ ++ - -
early cytodifferentiation ++ * ++ * - -
late cytodifferentiation ++ * ++ * - -
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  1. The two layers of the enamel organ, IDE and ODE, maintain the expression of E-cadherin. The mesenchyme-derived dental papilla does not express this cell adhesion molecule during development. *: stronger expression of E-cadherin on theventral side of the developing tooth.