Activin Subunit and Receptor Expression in Normal and Cleft Human Fetal Palate Tissues

@article{LambertMesserlian2007ActivinSA,
  title={Activin Subunit and Receptor Expression in Normal and Cleft Human Fetal Palate Tissues},
  author={Geralyn M Lambert-Messerlian and Elizabeth E. Eklund and Halit Pinar and Umadevi Tantravahi and Alan L. Schneyer},
  journal={Pediatric and Developmental Pathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={10},
  pages={436 - 445}
}
Craniofacial malformations, such as cleft palate, present serious complications in the newborn and are often of unknown etiology. Activin BA subunit deletion leads to cleft palate in mice, but the expression of this protein in the human palate has not been explored. Our goal was to determine the spatial and temporal expression of inhibin/activin subunits; the binding protein, follistatin; and activin receptors in the human fetal palate. Residual human fetal palate tissues, with or without cleft… Expand
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