Organization of the proximal promoter of the hatching-enzyme gene, the earliest zygotic gene expressed in the sea urchin embryo.

The hatching enzyme (HE) gene is the earliest zygotic gene expressed in the sea urchin embryo. To investigate the regulation of the HE gene activity, 5' flanking DNA and the 5' untranslated leader were inserted upstream of reporter genes whose expression was monitored in vivo during development after transfer into eggs. By deletion analysis we showed that… CONTINUE READING