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In Drosophila embryos, the loss of sprouty gene function enhances branching of the respiratory system. Three human sprouty homologues (h-Spry1-3) have been cloned recently, but their function is as yet unknown [1]. Here, we show that a murine sprouty gene (mSpry-2), the product of which shares 97% homology with the respective human protein, is expressed in(More)
Although betaglycan (TGF-beta type III receptor) is known to enhance TGF-beta ligand binding to its type II receptor in murine lung epithelial cell lines, the biological significance of this phenomenon in the process of lung organogenesis is not understood. Betaglycan gene expression was detected in embryonic murine lungs undergoing branching morphogenesis(More)
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