Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2002

Publication Title

Mechanisms of Development

Volume

113

Issue

2

First Page

211

Last Page

214

DOI

10.1016/S0925-4773(02)00033-3

Keywords

lens, CAP1, cyclase associated proteins, Xenopus laevis, branchial arch, ocular mesenchyme, sensorial ectoderm, pronephros, act up

Abstract

We have cloned and characterized a Xenopus member of the cyclase associated protein (CAP) gene family. xCAP1 is expressed as a maternal transcript, but is up-regulated prior to gastrulation and subsequently localizes to head mesenchyme, lens, otic vesicle, and trunk mesoderm including the pronephros. At different stages, the gone also appears to differentiate surface from deep (sensorial) ectoderm. As in Drosophila, Xenopus CAP1 is expressed in the developing eye, specifically in the differentiating lens. However, in distinction to Drosophila, Xenopus CAP1 does not express in periodically arrayed neural bands. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

Comments

“NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Mechanisms of Development. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Mechanisms of Development, 113 (2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4773(02)00033-3.

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