Click here to close Hello! We notice that you are using Internet Explorer, which is not supported by Xenbase and may cause the site to display incorrectly. We suggest using a current version of Chrome, FireFox, or Safari.
FEBS Lett 1992 May 25;3031:81-4.
Show Gene links Show Anatomy links

Multiple genes for Xenopus activin receptor expressed during early embryogenesis.

Nishimatsu S , Oda S , Murakami K , Ueno N .

Four distinct cDNAs for activin receptor designated as XSTK2, 3, 8 and 9 have been cloned from a Xenopus laevis cDNA library. The protein structures deduced from the cDNAs have shown that they all have a putative extracellular ligand-binding domain, a single transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic Ser/Thr kinase domain, except that XSTK2 is extremely similar to the XSTK3 gene but lacks a carboxyl-terminal part of the kinase motif. Northern blot analysis showed that all transcripts are maternally inherited. The levels of transcript for XSTK2, 3 and 8 appeared to fluctuate during early development while those for XSTK9 maintain constant.

PubMed ID: 1317302

Species referenced: Xenopus laevis
Genes referenced: acvr2a cdkl5 stk3