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Mammalian studies have implicated important roles for the basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor Ptf1a-p48 in the development of both exocrine and endocrine pancreas. We have cloned the Ptf1a-p48 ortholog in Danio rerio. Early zebrafish ptf1a expression is observed in developing hindbrain and in endodermal pancreatic precursors. Analysis of ptf1a and(More)
Notch signaling regulates cell fate decisions in a variety of adult and embryonic tissues, and represents a characteristic feature of exocrine pancreatic cancer. In developing mouse pancreas, targeted inactivation of Notch pathway components has defined a role for Notch in regulating early endocrine differentiation, but has been less informative with(More)
PURPOSE Adenocarcinomas of the ampulla of Vater demonstrate a characteristic histology but vary significantly in outcome. As a consequence, prognostic factors for these cancers are poorly defined. The caudal-type homeodomain transcription factors 1 (CDX1) and 2 (CDX2) regulate axial development and intestinal differentiation. We assessed the expression of(More)
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