The univin gene encodes a member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily with restricted expression in the sea urchin embryo.

@article{Stenzel1994TheUG,
  title={The univin gene encodes a member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily with restricted expression in the sea urchin embryo.},
  author={P. Stenzel and Lynne M. Angerer and Brian J. Smith and Robert C. Angerer and Wylie W. Vale},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1994},
  volume={166 1},
  pages={149-58}
}
We have identified a gene in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus that encodes a member of the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-beta) gene superfamily. We have named the gene univin, and it is the first member of this superfamily to be reported in echinoderms. The cDNA sequence predicts a 383-amino-acid residue protein with 7 cysteine residues characteristic of members of this superfamily and with a cluster of basic residues appropriately situated to signal proteolytic cleavage… CONTINUE READING

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