Retinoic acid down-regulates the expression of EmH-3 homeobox-containing gene in the freshwater sponge Ephydatia muelleri.

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The effects of retinoic acid (RA), a common morphogen and gene expression regulator in vertebrates, were studied in the freshwater sponge Ephydatia muelleri, both on morphogenesis and on the expression of EmH-3 homeobox-containing gene. At 0.3 microM, RA had no noticeable influence on sponge development, slightly up-regulating EmH-3 expression. In contrast… (More)

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@article{Nikko2001RetinoicAD, title={Retinoic acid down-regulates the expression of EmH-3 homeobox-containing gene in the freshwater sponge Ephydatia muelleri.}, author={Elina Nikko and Gis{\`e}le Van de Vyver and Evelyn Richelle-Maurer}, journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development}, year={2001}, volume={122 8}, pages={779-94} }