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Previously, we observed expression of the homeobox transcription factor Prox1 in neuroectodermal embryonic tissues. Besides essential functions during embryonic development, Prox1 has been implicated in both progression and suppression of malignancies. Here, we show that Prox1 is expressed in embryonic sympathetic trunk ganglia of avian and murine embryos.(More)
The avian scapula is a long bone located dorsally on the thorax. The cranial part that articulates with the upper limb is derived from the somatopleure of the forelimb field, while the caudal part, the scapula blade, originates from the dermomyotomes of brachial and thoracic somites. In previous studies, we have shown that scapula blade formation is(More)
The basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor Math6 was shown to have important regulatory functions during many developmental events. However, a systematic description of Math6 expression during mouse embryonic development is up to now still lacking. We carried out this study to show Math6 expression at different stages of mouse embryonic development(More)
The avian scapula has a dual origin. The cranial part derives from the somatopleure of the forelimb field, while the caudal part, the scapula blade, originates from the dermomyotomes of the cervicothoracic transition zone. Thus, these dermomyotomes have, in addition to the well-known myogenic, angiogenic, and dermogenic potential, the ability to form(More)
Kinesin motor proteins exert essential cellular functions in all eukaryotes. They control mitosis, migration and intracellular transport through interaction with microtubules. Small molecule inhibitors of the mitotic kinesin KiF11/Eg5 are a promising new class of anti-neoplastic agents currently evaluated in clinical cancer trials for solid tumors and(More)
Cells of the epithelially organised dermomyotome are traditionally believed to give rise to skeletal muscle and dermis. We have previously shown that the dermomyotome can undergo epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and give rise to chondrogenic cells, which go on to form the scapula blade in birds. At present we have little understanding regarding the(More)
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