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MesP1 is expressed in the heart precursor cells and required for the formation of a single heart tube.
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It is strongly suggested that MesP1 is expressed in the heart tube precursor cells and is required for mesodermal cells to depart from the primitive streak and to generate a single heart tube.
Conserved Role of nanos Proteins in Germ Cell Development
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Although mice and flies differ in their mechanisms for germ cell specification, there seems to be conserved function for nanos proteins among invertebrates and vertebrates.
Nanos2 suppresses meiosis and promotes male germ cell differentiation.
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It is shown that Nanos2 plays critical roles in the differentiation of male germ cells and maintains the suppression of meiosis by preventing Stra8 expression, which is required for premeiotic DNA replication, after Cyp26b1 is decreased.
Mesp2: a novel mouse gene expressed in the presegmented mesoderm and essential for segmentation initiation.
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It is suggested that MesP2 controls sclerotomal polarity by regulating the signaling systems mediated by notch-delta and FGF, which are essential for segmentation.
Cellular dynamics associated with the genome-wide epigenetic reprogramming in migrating primordial germ cells in mice
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It is suggested the possibility that active repression of an essential enzyme and subsequent unique cellular dynamics ensures successful implementation of genome-wide epigenetic reprogramming in migrating PGCs.
The Mesp2 transcription factor establishes segmental borders by suppressing Notch activity
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Ex vivo levels of Notch1 activity in mice are visualized, showing that it oscillates in the posterior PSM but is arrested in the anterior PSM, and it is proposed that the oscillation of notch activity is arrested and translated in the wavefront by Mesp2.
Zebrafish Mesp family genes, mesp-a and mesp-b are segmentally expressed in the presomitic mesoderm, and Mesp-b confers the anterior identity to the developing somites.
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Zebrafish mesp genes are involved in anteroposterior specification within the presumptive somites, by regulating the essential signalling pathways mediated by Notch-Delta and FGFR.
MesP1: a novel basic helix-loop-helix protein expressed in the nascent mesodermal cells during mouse gastrulation.
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The amino acid sequence and its expression pattern suggest that MesP1 plays an important role in the development of the nascent mesoderm including PGC, which is similar to that of PGC detected by the alkaline phosphatase activity.
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