Xwnt-8, a Xenopus Wnt-1/int-1-related gene responsive to mesoderm-inducing growth factors, may play a role in ventral mesodermal patterning during embryogenesis.

@article{Christian1991Xwnt8AX,
  title={Xwnt-8, a Xenopus Wnt-1/int-1-related gene responsive to mesoderm-inducing growth factors, may play a role in ventral mesodermal patterning during embryogenesis.},
  author={Jan L Christian and Jill A. McMahon and Andrew P. McMahon and Randall T. Moon},
  journal={Development},
  year={1991},
  volume={111 4},
  pages={1045-55}
}
In amphibian embryos, formation of the basic body plan depends on positional differences in the mesoderm. Although peptide growth factors involved in mesoderm induction have tentatively been identified, additional signals are required to generate pattern in this tissue. We have isolated a Xenopus cDNA for a Wnt-1 related gene, designated Xwnt-8, which is activated in response to mesoderm-inducing growth factors. Xwnt-8 transcripts are transiently expressed, being most abundant during… CONTINUE READING
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