Xenopus hoxc8 during early development.

  title={Xenopus hoxc8 during early development.},
  author={CheMyong J Ko and Hae Moon Chung},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={300 1},
Vertebrate hoxc8 homologous genes have been shown to be involved in the formation of lower thoracic/lumbar vertebrae during early embryonic development. We report the isolation of a Xenopus hoxc8 (Xhoxc8), which shows 94% amino acid sequence identity to the mouse counterpart. Xhoxc8 is initially expressed in a broad region of blastopore lip at gastrular stage; however, at later stages, the region of expression is progressively restricted to the dorsal region caudal to the third somite and to… CONTINUE READING