Tatjana S Spengler

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Comparative studies of the tetrapod raldh2 (aldh1a2) gene, which encodes a retinoic acid (RA) synthesis enzyme, have led to the identification of a dorsal spinal cord enhancer. Enhancer activity is directed dorsally to the roof plate and dorsal-most (dI1) interneurons through predicted Tcf- and Cdx-homeodomain binding sites and is repressed ventrally via(More)
Despite extensively divergent morphologies, the patterning of the embryonic brain is controlled by highly conserved genetic networks. Orthodenticle and empty spiracles-related homeodomain genes, which are expressed in insects as in vertebrates in anteriormost neuromeres of the embryonic brain, provide examples of such conservations. In gnathostomes, they(More)
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