Expression pattern of the activin receptor type IIA gene during differentiation of chick neural tissues, muscle and skin

Hideyo Ohuchi, Simihare Noji, Eiki Koyama, Fumio Myokai, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Tsutomu Nohno, Kosuke Tashiro, Koichiro Shiokawa, Nobuhiko Matsuo, Shigehiko Taniguchi

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Abstract

To elucidate target cells of activins during embryogenesis we isolated cDNAs of chick activin receptor type II (cActR-II) and studied expression patterns of the cActR-II gene by in situ hybridization. Transcripts of cActR-II were observed in neuroectoderm developing to spinal cord, brain and eyes, in surface ectoderm differentiating to epidermis, and in myotomes differentiating to muscles. The expression patterns of cActR-II suggest that activin and its receptor are involved in differentiation of chick neural tissues, muscle and skin after inducing the dorsal mesoderm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-189
Number of pages5
JournalFEBS Letters
Volume303
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1992

Keywords

  • Activin receptor type IIA gene
  • Chick embryogenesis
  • Hybridization, in situ
  • Muscle
  • Neural tissue
  • Skin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology

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