Garyfallia I Drossopoulou

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Anteroposterior polarity in the vertebrate limb is thought to be regulated in response to signals derived from a specialized region of distal posterior mesenchyme, the zone of polarizing activity. Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) is expressed in the zone of polarizing activity and appears to mediate the action of the zone of polarizing activity. Here we have(More)
talpid3 is an embryonic-lethal chicken mutation in a molecularly un-characterised autosomal gene. The recessive, pleiotropic phenotype includes polydactylous limbs with morphologically similar digits. Previous analysis established that hox-D and bmp genes, that are normally expressed posteriorly in the limb bud in response to a localised, posterior source(More)
It has been proposed that digit identity in chick limb bud is specified in a dose-dependent fashion by a long-range morphogen, produced by the polarising region. One candidate is Sonic hedgehog (Shh) protein, but it is not clear whether Shh acts long or short range or via Bmps. Here we dissect the relationship between Shh and Bmp signalling. We show that(More)
We tested a diffusion gradient model for setting up overlapping domains of Hoxa gene expression in the chick limb bud. The model is based on morphogen production at the limb bud tip where the apical ridge is located and assumes that cells respond to a series of concentration thresholds. Consistent with the model, Hoxa13 gene expression rapidly switches off(More)
Pax1 expression in vertebrate limb buds is confined to cells in a discrete anterior proximal domain (Timmons et al. [1994] Development 120:2773-2785; Ebensperger et al. [1995] Anat. Embryol. 191:297-310). In dorsoventral patterning of Drosophila, expression of pox meso, an insect gene with high sequence similarity to Pax1, is repressed by decapentaplegic(More)
INTRODUCTION GLUTs are specific membrane proteins that transport glucose down a concentration gradient. There have been few studies on their expression in the kidney. The aim of this study was to identify the expression of GLUTs 1, 3, and 4 in HGEC and their regulation under diabetic milieu. MATERIAL AND METHODS An immortalized cell line of HGEC was used.(More)
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