Cdx2 regulates patterning of the intestinal epithelium.

Cdx1, Cdx2 and Cdx4 encode homeodomain transcription factors that are involved in vertebral anterior-posterior (AP) patterning. Cdx1 and Cdx2 are also expressed in the intestinal epithelium during development, suggesting a role in this tissue. Intestinal defects have not been reported in Cdx1 null mutants, while Cdx2 null mutants die at embryonic day 3.5… CONTINUE READING