Forkhead transcription factor Foxf2 (LUN)-deficient mice exhibit abnormal development of secondary palate.


The forkhead genes encode a transcription factor involved in embryogenesis and pattern formation in multicellular organisms. They are mammalian transcriptional regulators that bind DNA as a monomer through their forkhead domain. The Foxf2 (LUN) mRNA is expressed in the mesenchyme directly adjacent to the ectoderm-derived epithelium in the developing tongue… (More)