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Pattern formation: swimming in retinoic acid
Yelon, D. and Stainier, D.Y.R.
Date: 2002
Source: Current biology : CB   12(2): R707-709 (Review)
Registered Authors: Stainier, Didier, Yelon, Deborah
Keywords: none
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Body Patterning/physiology*
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian/physiology
  • Endoderm/physiology*
  • Locomotion
  • Swimming
  • Tretinoin/physiology*
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
PubMed: 12401191 Full text @ Curr. Biol.
The metabolite retinoic acid has been implicated as a key player during anterior-posterior patterning in vertebrate embryos. Recent studies in zebrafish extend this model by demonstrating the influence of retinoic acid on endoderm regionalization.