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XB-ART-44084
Gene Expr Patterns 2007 Jan 01;73:355-62. doi: 10.1016/j.modgep.2006.07.008.
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Expression of marker genes during early ear development in medaka.

Hochmann S , Aghaallaei N , Bajoghli B , Soroldoni D , Carl M , Czerny T .


Abstract
Induction of the otic placode involves a number of regulatory interactions. Early studies revealed that the induction of this program is initiated by instructive signals from the mesendoderm as well as from the adjacent hindbrain. Further investigations on the molecular level identified in zebrafish Fgf3, Fgf8, Foxi1, Pax8, Dlx3b and Dlx4b genes as key players during the induction phase. Thereafter an increasing number of genes participates in the regulatory interactions finally resulting in a highly structured sensory organ. Based on data from zebrafish we selected medaka genes with presumptive functions during early ear development for an expression analysis. In addition we isolated Foxi1 and Dlx3b gene fragments from embryonic cDNA. Altogether we screened the spatio-temporal distribution of more than 20 representative marker genes for otic development in medaka embryos, with special emphasis on the early phases. Whereas the spatial distribution of these genes is largely conserved between medaka and zebrafish, our comparative analysis revealed several differences, in particular for the timing of expression.

PubMed ID: 16950663
Article link: Gene Expr Patterns


Species referenced: Xenopus
Genes referenced: dlx3 dlx4 fgf3 fgf8 foxi1 pax8


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