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The genetic cascades underpinning vertebrate early eye morphogenesis are poorly understood. One gene family essential for eye morphogenesis encodes the retinal homeobox (Rx) transcription factors. Mutations in the human retinal homeobox gene (RAX) can lead to gross morphological phenotypes ranging from microphthalmia to anophthalmia. Zebrafish rx3 null(More)
Our objective was to profile genetic pathways whose differential expression correlates with maturation of visual function in zebrafish. Bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic data revealed Jak-Stat signalling as the pathway most enriched in the eye, as visual function develops. Real-time PCR, western blotting, immunohistochemistry and in situ(More)
A number of 4-substituted 7-(ethoxymethyl)- and 7-[(2-methoxyethoxy)methyl]pyrrolo[2,3-d]-pyrimidine-5-carbonitrile and -5-thiocarboxamide derivatives and several 7-substituted 4,6-diaminopyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidine-5-carbonitrile, -5-carboxamide, and -5-thiocarboxamide analogs related to the nucleoside antibiotics toyocamycin and sangivamycin were prepared(More)
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