Alpha adrenoceptor gene expression in the rat iris during development and maturity.

@article{Vidovic1995AlphaAG,
  title={Alpha adrenoceptor gene expression in the rat iris during development and maturity.},
  author={Maria Vidovic and Caryl E. Hill},
  journal={Brain research. Developmental brain research},
  year={1995},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={309-13}
}
We have examined the developmental profile of the alpha-1 and alpha-2 adrenergic receptor mRNA expression in the rat iris. The expression of the six mRNAs was studied using reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. At 4 weeks, the dominant mRNA transcripts in the rat iris were alpha-1B, alpha-1C and alpha-2A. This pattern of alpha adrenoceptor expression was seen from birth, throughout development, and maintained into old age.