Developmental expression of Pod 1 in Xenopus laevis
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Developmental expression of Pod 1 in Xenopus laevis. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 49 (1). pp. 59-63. ISSN 0214-6282Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.051982ss
The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor, Pod 1, has been shown to be expressed in the mesenchyme of many developing mouse organs, including the heart, lungs and gut. In the kidneys of developing mice, Pod 1 is highly expressed in the condensing metanephric mesenchyme, differentiating and late stromal cells and in developing podocytes. We have obtained an EST (CF270487) which contains the Xenopus laevis Pod 1 sequence. Conceptual translation of the Xenopus laevis Pod 1 sequence shows approximately 85% similarity to other vertebrate homologues. RT-PCR indicates that expression is initiated at stage 13 and increases differentially in the developing pronephros compared to the whole embryo. RT-PCR of a kidney dissection at stage 42 shows higher expression in the glomus than in the tubule or duct. In situ hybridisation analysis at tail bud stages shows the anterior-most branchial arch and pronephric glomus are intensely stained. At stage 40, staining persists in the glomus and in the epicardium region of the heart. Adult organ analysis shows expression is highest in the rectum and the spleen, with significant expression in the duodenum, heart, kidney, lungs, pancreas, skin, liver and muscle.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY|
|Publisher:||U B C PRESS|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 59-63|
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