Specific Expression of BMP2/4 Ortholog in Biomineralizing Tissues of Corals and Action on Mouse BMP Receptor

@article{Zoccola2008SpecificEO,
  title={Specific Expression of BMP2/4 Ortholog in Biomineralizing Tissues of Corals and Action on Mouse BMP Receptor},
  author={Didier Zoccola and Aur{\'e}lie Moya and Guillaume E Beranger and {\'E}ric Tambutt{\'e} and Denis Allemand and G. F. Carle and Sylvie Tambutt{\'e}},
  journal={Marine Biotechnology},
  year={2008},
  volume={11},
  pages={260-269}
}
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are members of the transforming growth factor β superfamily, and have been identified by their ability to induce bone formation in vertebrates. The biomineral-forming process, called biomineralization, is a widespread process, present in all kingdoms of living organisms and among which stony corals are one of the major groups of calcifying animals. Here, we report the presence of a BMP2/4 ortholog in eight species of adult corals. The synthesis of such a… CONTINUE READING