Louise E Coverdale

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Histone deacetylases interact with nucleosomes to facilitate the formation of transcriptionally repressed chromatin. In the present study, we show that histone deacetylase 1 (hdac-1) is expressed throughout embryonic development of the zebrafish. The expression of hdac-1 is ubiquitous in early embryos (2-16 hr postfertilization), but at later stages (36 and(More)
Whole mount in situ hybridization is a process that allows the visualization of gene expression (mRNA) within the cells of an intact organism. By comparing gene expression domains between organisms that have been subjected to different environmental conditions, an understanding of the cellular and tissue-specific effects of these environmental exposures can(More)
Epigenetic gene repression occurs as the result of the interactions between DNA and a number of proteins, including methyl-cytosine binding protein 2 (MeCP2). We have isolated a 1680 bps MeCP2 cDNA from zebrafish that shows deduced amino acid identity with Xenopus and mammalian MeCP2alpha protein sequences. The zebrafish MeCP2 gene was mapped to linkage(More)
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