beta-catenin in epithelial morphogenesis: conversion of part of avian foot scales into feather buds with a mutated beta-catenin.

Abstract

We explored the role of beta-catenin in chicken skin morphogenesis. Initially beta-catenin mRNA was expressed at homogeneous levels in the epithelia over a skin appendage tract field which became transformed into a periodic pattern corresponding to individual primordia. The importance of periodic patterning was shown in scaleless mutants, in which beta… (More)

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@article{Widelitz2000betacateninIE, title={beta-catenin in epithelial morphogenesis: conversion of part of avian foot scales into feather buds with a mutated beta-catenin.}, author={Randall Bruce Widelitz and T X Jiang and J. Lu and Cheng-Ming Chuong}, journal={Developmental biology}, year={2000}, volume={219 1}, pages={98-114} }