Expression of Meis2, a Knotted-related murine homeobox gene, indicates a role in the differentiation of the forebrain and the somitic mesoderm.

@article{Cecconi1997ExpressionOM,
  title={Expression of Meis2, a Knotted-related murine homeobox gene, indicates a role in the differentiation of the forebrain and the somitic mesoderm.},
  author={Franco Cecconi and Gabriele E Proetzel and Gonzalo Alvarez-Bolado and David Jay and P. Gruss},
  journal={Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists},
  year={1997},
  volume={210 2},
  pages={184-90}
}
Knotted (Kn) genes are expressed within restricted domains of the plant meristems and play a key role in the control of plant morphogenesis. We have isolated the Kn-related gene Meis2 in mouse, which labels the lateral somitic compartment and its derivatives during early mouse embryogenesis and later becomes a marker for the dorso-ectodermal region overlying cells of the paraxial mesoderm. Meis2 is also highly expressed in specific areas of the developing central nervous system from embryonic… CONTINUE READING