Bovine Lhx8, a Germ Cell-Specific Nuclear Factor, Interacts with Figla


LIM homeobox 8 (Lhx8) is a germ cell-specific transcription factor essential for the development of oocytes during early oogenesis. In mice, Lhx8 deficiency causes postnatal oocyte loss and affects the expression of many oocyte-specific genes. The aims of this study were to characterize the bovine Lhx8 gene, determine its mRNA expression during oocyte… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164671


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