XTbx1 is a transcriptional activator involved in head and pharyngeal arch development in Xenopus laevis.

The development of pharyngeal arch derivatives in mouse and zebrafish embryos depends on the activity of the transcription factor Tbx1. We cloned the Xenopus laevis orthologue of Tbx1 (XTbx1) and show that the pattern of expression is similar to that in other vertebrate species. Zygotic transcripts are first detected shortly after the mid-blastula… CONTINUE READING