Novel mix-family homeobox genes in zebrafish and their differential regulation.

@article{Hirata2000NovelMH,
  title={Novel mix-family homeobox genes in zebrafish and their differential regulation.},
  author={Tustomu Hirata and Yojiro Yamanaka and S L Ryu and Takashi Shimizu and Taijiro Yabe and Masahiko Hibi and Toshio Hirano},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2000},
  volume={271 3},
  pages={603-9}
}
We report the isolation of two novel zebrafish mix-type homeobox genes, mtx1 and mtx2. The homeodomains of both Mtx1 and Mtx2 exhibited a 50% amino acid identity to other Mix-family protein homeodomains. mtx1 was expressed throughout the yolk syncytial layer (YSL), an extraembryonic structure in teleosts, from the late-blastula to the mid-gastrula period. mtx2 was first expressed in the dorsal blastomeres soon after the mid-blastula transition, and slightly later in the entire blastoderm margin… CONTINUE READING