Dorsoventral patterning of the vertebrate neural tube is conserved in a protochordate.

Abstract

The notochord and dorsal ectoderm induce dorsoventral compartmentalization of the vertebrate neural tube through the differential regulation of genes such as HNF-3beta, Pax3, Pax6 and snail. Here we analyze the expression of HNF-3beta and snail homologues in the ascidian, Ciona intestinalis, a member of the subphylum Urochordata, the earliest branch in the… (More)

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