Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Publication Title

The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume

53

Issue

7

First Page

1063

Last Page

1067

DOI

10.1387/ijdb.062158mw

Keywords

myotome, cyclase associated protein, striated muscle, somite, cardiac, lens, retina

Abstract

We have cloned and characterized a second member of the Xenopus CAP (cyclase associated protein) gene family. xCAP2 demonstrates greater restriction of expression than its homolog, xCAP1, and is differentially expressed throughout early embryogenesis. Although present as a maternal transcript, CAP2 comes to be expressed in the anterior-most mesoderm/endoderm during late gastrulation, in paraxial mesoderm during late neurula stages, and later expresses in lens, cardiac primordia, somites, otic vesicles, retina,and in the optic and craniofacial musculature. The gene is also expressed in the leading edge of myotome.

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The final version of this article is available from The International Journal of Developmental Biology here: http://www.ijdb.ehu.es/web/paper.php?doi=062158mw.

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