Jessica M. Rosin

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R-spondins are secreted ligands that bind cell surface receptors and activate Wnt/β-catenin signaling. Human mutations and gene inactivation studies in mice have revealed a role for these four proteins (RSPO1-4) in diverse developmental processes ranging from sex determination to limb development. Among the genes coding for R-spondins, only inactivation of(More)
Disruption of presumptive enhancers downstream of the human SHOX gene (hSHOX) is a frequent cause of the zeugopodal limb defects characteristic of Léri-Weill dyschondrosteosis (LWD). The closely related mouse Shox2 gene (mShox2) is also required for limb development, but in the more proximal stylopodium. In this study, we used transgenic mice in a(More)
Purkinje cells of the developing cerebellum secrete the morphogen sonic hedgehog (SHH), which is required to maintain the proliferative state of granule cell precursors (GCPs) prior to their differentiation and migration to form the internal granule layer (IGL). Despite a wealth of knowledge regarding the function of SHH during cerebellar development, the(More)
Axons from the visceral motor neurons (vMNs) project from nuclei in the hindbrain to innervate autonomic ganglia and branchial arch-derived muscles. Although much is known about the events that govern specification of somatic motor neurons, the genetic pathways responsible for the development of vMNs are less well characterized. We know that vMNs, like all(More)
Bicarbonate reabsorption in the thick ascending limb of Henle's loop was examined by studies of free-water clearance (CH2O) and free-water reabsorption (TcH2O). During maximal water diuresis in the dog, CH2O/GFR was taken as an indes of sodium reabsorption in, and urine flow (V/GFR) as an index of delivery of filtrate to, this scarbonate, infusion of a(More)
Although the vast majority of cells in our brains are glia, we are only beginning to understand programs governing their development, especially within the embryonic hypothalamus. In mice, gliogenesis is a protracted process that begins during embryonic stages and continues into the early postnatal period, with glial progenitors first producing(More)
Hmx1 encodes a homeodomain transcription factor expressed in the developing lateral craniofacial mesenchyme, retina and sensory ganglia. Mutation or mis-regulation of Hmx1 underlies malformations of the eye and external ear in multiple species. Deletion or insertional duplication of an evolutionarily conserved region (ECR) downstream of Hmx1 has recently(More)
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