Time course of ion channel development in Xenopus muscle induced in vitro by activin.

During the process of mesoderm specification in Xenopus embryos, cells of the equatorial region are induced to form mesoderm in response to signals from the underlying endodermal cells. One mesodermal cell type resulting from this in vivo induction is skeletal muscle, which has a very specific and tightly regulated course of electrical and morphological… CONTINUE READING