David J Pearton

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The trophectoderm (TE) and inner cell mass (ICM) are committed and marked by reciprocal expression of Cdx2 and Oct4 in mouse late blastocysts. We find that the TE is not committed at equivalent stages in cattle, and that bovine Cdx2 is required later, for TE maintenance, but does not repress Oct4 expression. A mouse Oct4 (mOct4) reporter, repressed in mouse(More)
Mouse Elf5 is expressed exclusively in the trophectoderm from the late blastocyst stage to postgastrulation. We demonstrate here that the proximal promoter is used for trophectoderm expression but is not sufficient on its own. In transgenic assays, deletion of a differentially methylated region (DMR) within the promoter has no effect on the activation and(More)
This review summarises current knowledge about the specification, commitment and maintenance of the trophoblast lineage in mice and cattle. Results from gene expression studies, in vivo loss-of-function models and in vitro systems using trophoblast and embryonic stem cells have been assimilated into a model seeking to explain trophoblast ontogeny via gene(More)
In mice the transcription factor Elf5 is necessary for correct trophoblast development. Upon knockdown of Elf5, TS cells display neither a decrease in proliferation nor an increase in cell death but rather an increased propensity to differentiate. Such cells rapidly lose Sox2 and 3 expression, while transiently upregulating the giant cell differentiation(More)
Wnt11/Pk1a-mediated planar cell polarity signalling orchestrates epithelial organ morphogenesis by regulating N-cadherin dependent cell adhesion forces Pablo Oteiza, Mathias Koeppen, Michael Krieg, Stephan Preibisch, Steffen Haertel, Daniel Mueller, Carl-Philipp Heisenberg, Miguel Concha 1 University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 2 Max Planck Institute for(More)
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