Molly J. Harding

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Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) acts in several processes in the vertebrate retina, including neuroprotection of photoreceptors in the stressed adult retina and regulation of neuronal progenitor cell proliferation during retinal development. However, the signaling pathway it utilizes (Jak/Stat, MAPK, or Akt) in these processes is ambiguous. Because(More)
Many morphogenetic movements during development require the formation of transient intermediates called rosettes. Within rosettes, cells are polarized with apical ends constricted towards the rosette center and nuclei basally displaced. Whereas the polarity and cytoskeletal machinery establishing these structures has been extensively studied, the(More)
The chick chromosomal gene for calbindin (the 28,000 Mr intestinal calcium-binding protein) was cloned, and all the exons and flanking regions were sequenced. The promoter region contains typical ATAAA and GGGCGG boxes, the latter being unusual in "non-housekeeping" genes. Three polyadenylation signals are found in the calbindin gene that correspond to the(More)
PURPOSE To create the Tg(ccnb1:EGFP)(nt18) zebrafish line that spatially and temporally labels retinal progenitor cells with enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) during zebrafish retinal development and regeneration. METHODS We cloned the 1.5 kb promoter region of the zebrafish cyclin B1 (ccnb1) gene upstream of the EGFP gene in the Tol2 vector,(More)
Calbindin D28K (formerly known as vitamin D-dependent calcium binding protein and referred to here as calbindin) is found in a wide variety of tissues, but only in certain cells within those tissues. Apart from its ability to bind calcium, nothing is known about its function in these cells. To investigate its role we have transfected the chick calbindin(More)
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