Sergei I. Agulnik

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We have recently shown in mice that four members of the T-box family of transcription factors (Tbx2-Tbx5) are expressed in developing limb buds, and that expression of two of these genes, Tbx4 and Tbx5, is primarily restricted to the developing hindlimbs and forelimbs, respectively. In this report, we investigate the role of these genes in limb(More)
Tetrapod fore-and hindlimbs have evolved from the pectoral and pelvic fins of an ancient vertebrate ancestor. In this ancestor, the pectoral fin appears to have arisen following the rostral homeotic recapitulation of an existing pelvic appendage (Tabin and Laufer (1993), Nature 361, 692-693). Thus the basic appendage outgrowth program is reiterated in both(More)
A novel family of genes, characterized by the presence of a region of homology to the DNA-binding domain of the Brachyury (T) locus product, has recently been identified. The region of homology has been named the T-box, and the new mouse genes that contain the T-box domain have been named T-box 1-6 (Tbx1 through Tbx6). As the basis for further study of the(More)
The T-box genes comprise an ancient family of putative transcription factors conserved across species as divergent as Mus musculus and Caenorhabditis elegans. All T-box gene products are characterized by a novel 174-186-amino acid DNA binding domain called the T-box that was first discovered in the polypeptide products of the mouse T locus and the(More)
T-box genes encode putative transcription factors implicated in diverse developmental processes (Papaioannou, V.E. and Silver, L.M., 1998. BioEssays 20, 9-19). We have previously reported the embryonic expression patterns of T-box genes in mice (Chapman, D.L., Garvey, N., Hancock, S., Alexiou, M., Agulnik, S.I., Gibson-Brown, J.J., Cebra-Thomas, J., Bollag,(More)
Recently, a novel family of genes with a region of homology to the mouse T locus, which is known to play a crucial, and conserved, role in vertebrate development, has been discovered. The region of homology has been named the T-box. The T-box domain of the prototypical T locus product is associated with sequence-specific DNA binding activity. In this(More)
The T-box gene family has been conserved throughout metazoan evolution and codes for putative transcription factors that share a uniquely defining DNA-binding domain. We have previously uncovered six mouse T-box genes with discrete spatial and temporal patterns of expression during embryogenesis. Here, we report a novel mouse T-box gene, Tbx15. The Tbx15(More)
Mammalian evolution is believed to be male driven because the greater number of germ cell divisions per generation in males increases the opportunity for errors in DNA replication. Since the Y Chromosome (Chr) replicates exclusively in males, its genes should also evolve faster than X or autosomal genes. In addition, estimating the overall male-to-female(More)
The T-box gene family has been conserved throughout metazoan evolution. The genes code for putative transcription factors which share a uniquely defining DNA binding domain, known as the T-box ([Bollag et al., 1994]). They are implicated in the control of diverse developmental processes by their highly specific expression patterns throughout gastrulation(More)