Gene expression analysis of CCN proteins: Whole-mount in situ hybridization of Ccn2 in developing calcified tissues

Tomoichiro Yamaai, Masaharu Takigawa

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Abstract

A procedure for whole-mount in situ hybridization developed for detecting gene expression of Ccn2 in developing calcified tissues of mouse embryos is presented. In this method, embryos are hybridized with Dig-labeled riboprobes, and the riboprobes are detected by use of the alkaline-phosphatase reaction in the presence of a 4-nitro-blue tetrazolium chloride and 5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-phosphate (NBT + BCIP) mixture. Obvious detection of positive signals for Ccn2 in the cartilage of developing phalanges indicates that this method can be applied to gene expression analysis of other Ccn genes in developing calcified tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Pages11-19
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
Volume1489
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

Keywords

  • Ccn2 gene expression
  • Dig-labeled riboprobe
  • Mouse embryo
  • Whole-mount in situ hybridization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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