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We report that the many Eph-related receptor tyrosine kinases, and their numerous membrane-bound ligands, can each be grouped into only two major specificity subclasses. Receptors in a given subclass bind most members of a corresponding ligand subclass. The physiological relevance of these groupings is suggested by viewing the collective distributions of(More)
Recent studies have implicated Eph-related receptor tyrosine kinases and their membrane-bound ligands in restricting or stimulating the movement of cells and axons. Members of these large families of receptors and ligands fall into two major binding specificity classes, in which the GPI-anchored subgroup of ligands can each bind to all members of a subgroup(More)
Segmentation of the vertebrate hindbrain leads to the formation of a series of rhombomeres (r) with distinct identities. Recent studies have uncovered regulatory links between transcription factors governing this process, but little is known of how these relate to molecules mediating cell-cell signalling. The Eph receptor tyrosine kinase gene EphA4 (Sek-1)(More)
The function of the majority of genes in the mouse and human genomes remains unknown. The mouse embryonic stem cell knockout resource provides a basis for the characterization of relationships between genes and phenotypes. The EUMODIC consortium developed and validated robust methodologies for the broad-based phenotyping of knockouts through a pipeline(More)
Neural crest cells migrate along specific pathways to their destinations and, like neuronal growth cones, must be guided by extracellular cues. One example of neural crest pathfinding is the segmental migration of branchial and trunk neural crest; this is associated with the patterning of the skeletal components of the branchial arches and of the peripheral(More)
During development of the vertebrate hindbrain, regulatory gene expression becomes precisely restricted to specific segments. Studies at the cellular and molecular levels suggest that establishment of this precise pattern of gene expression may involve a dynamic regulation of cell identity and a restriction of cell movement across rhombomere boundaries.(More)
The Animal Research: Reporting of In Vivo Experiments (ARRIVE) guidelines were developed to address the lack of reproducibility in biomedical animal studies and improve the communication of research findings. While intended to guide the preparation of peer-reviewed manuscripts, the principles of transparent reporting are also fundamental for in vivo(More)
KLF3 is a Krüppel family zinc finger transcription factor with widespread tissue expression and no previously known role in heart development. In a screen for dominant mutations affecting cardiovascular function in N-ethyl-N-nitrosourea (ENU) mutagenized mice, we identified a missense mutation in the Klf3 gene that caused aortic valvular stenosis and(More)
Utilizing ENU mutagenesis, we identified a mutant mouse with elevated platelets. Genetic mapping localized the mutation to an interval on chromosome 19 that encodes the Jak2 tyrosine kinase. We identified a A3056T mutation resulting in a premature stop codon within exon 19 of Jak2 (Jak2(K915X)), resulting in a protein truncation and functionally inactive(More)
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