Shunsuke Tazumi

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T-box proteins are important transcriptional regulators in animal development. We searched the Xenopus laevis expressed sequence tag (EST) database using zebrafish tbx24 (Ztbx24) as a query and found a sequence. We then obtained corresponding clones from a neurula cDNA library. This novel gene has a T-box showing 53% homology with Xenopus laevis tbx6(More)
We previously reported that Tbx6, a T-box transcription factor, is required for the differentiation of ventral body wall muscle and for segment formation and somitic muscle differentiation. Here, we show that Tbx6 is also involved, at later stages, in cartilage differentiation from the cranial neural crest and head muscle development. In Tbx6 knockdown(More)
Entry exclusion is a process whereby plasmid transfer between donor and recipient cells harboring identical or closely related conjugative plasmids is inhibited. Exclusion proteins in the recipient cells are responsible for entry exclusion. Although IncI1 Plasmid R64 and IncIγ plasmid R621a exhibit similar genome structure in replication, transfer, and(More)
Bowline, which is a member of the Xenopus Bowline/Ripply family of proteins, represses the transcription of somitogenesis-related genes before somite segmentation, which makes Bowline indispensable for somitogenesis. Although there are three bowline/Ripply family genes in each vertebrate species, it is not known whether the Bowline/Ripply family proteins(More)
T-box transcription factor tbx6 and basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor pMesogenin1 are reported to be involved in paraxial mesodermal differentiation. To clarify the relationship between these genes in Xenopus laevis, we isolated pMesogenin2, which showed high homology with pMesogenin1. Both pMesogenin1 and 2 appeared to be transcriptional(More)
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