Robert K. Baker

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The Eph family of receptor tyrosine kinases and their ligands, the ephrins, are membrane-bound proteins that mediate bidirectional signals between adjacent cells. By modulating cytoskeleton dynamics affecting cell motility and adhesion, Ephs and ephrins orchestrate cell movements during multiple morphogenetic processes, including gastrulation, segmentation,(More)
To understand the nature of the regulatory signals impinging on the second promoter of the Antennapedia gene (Antp P2), analysis of its expression in mutants and in inhibitory drug injected embryos has been carried out. The maternally-active gene osk is identified as one of two general repressors of P2 which prevent Antp transcription until division cycle(More)
The in vitro differentiation of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) offers a model system to explore human development. Humans with mutations in the transcription factor Aristaless Related Homeobox (ARX) often suffer from the syndrome X-linked lissencephaly with ambiguous genitalia (XLAG), affecting many cell types including those of the pancreas. Indeed,(More)
The expression pattern of the receptor tyrosine kinase gene EphB3 was examined during the early stages of chick embryogenesis, and is described in this report. In the gastrula, EphB3 is expressed in epiblast cells adjacent to and entering the anterior portion of the primitive streak; expression is extinguished once cells have ingressed. At headfold stages,(More)
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