Afuni, a novel transforming growth factor-β gene is involved in arm regeneration by the brittle star Amphiura filiformis

@article{Bannister2005AfuniAN,
  title={Afuni, a novel transforming growth factor-β gene is involved in arm regeneration by the brittle star Amphiura filiformis},
  author={Ronald L. Bannister and Imelda M. McGonnell and Anthony Graham and Michael C. Thorndyke and Philip Beesley},
  journal={Development Genes and Evolution},
  year={2005},
  volume={215},
  pages={393-401}
}
The bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are a family of the transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β) superfamily that perform multiple roles during vertebrate and invertebrate development. Here, we report the molecular cloning of a novel BMP from regenerating arms of the ophiuroid Amphiura filiformis. The theoretically translated amino acid sequence of this novel BMP has high similarity to that of the sea urchin BMP univin. This novel BMP has been named afuni. Whole-mount in situ hybridisation… CONTINUE READING
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