Expression of Regulatory GenesOct-4, Pax-6, Prox-1, and Ptx-2 at the Initial Stages of Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells in vitro

Expression of Regulatory GenesOct-4, Pax-6, Prox-1, and Ptx-2 at the Initial Stages of... The expression of regulatory genes of the POU, Pax, Prox, and Ptx gene families was studied at the initial stages of differentiation of murine embryonic stem cells of R1 line. mRNAs were isolated from undifferentiated embryonic stem cells and embryoid bodies formed at the early stages of in vitro differentiation and cDNA sequences were synthesized for comparative PCR analysis of the expression of studied genes. The levels of expression of the gene Oct-4involved in maintenance of the pluripotent status of embryonic stem cells proved to be practically indistinguishable in undifferentiated cells and embryoid bodies, while the expression of Pax-6 markedly increased in the latter. The levels and patterns of expression of the homeobox transcription factors Prox-1 and Ptx-2 were compared on this cell model for the first time. A probable role of these genes in differentiation of the murine embryonic stem cells is discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Developmental Biology Springer Journals

Expression of Regulatory GenesOct-4, Pax-6, Prox-1, and Ptx-2 at the Initial Stages of Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells in vitro

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Life Sciences; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology
ISSN
1062-3604
eISSN
1608-3326
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1024016622215
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