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ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-041008-1
Expression of the winged helix/forkhead gene, foxn4, during zebrafish development
Danilova, N., Visel, A., Willett, C.E., and Steiner, L.A.
Date: 2004
Source: Dev. Brain Res.   153(1): 115-119 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Danilova, Nadia, Steiner, Lisa, Willett, Catherine
Keywords: Zebrafish; Winged helix/forkhead; Brain; Thymus; Expression pattern
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Brain/embryology*
  • Eye Proteins/biosynthesis*
  • Eye Proteins/genetics
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Retina/embryology
  • Skin/embryology
  • Thymus Gland/embryology
  • Transcription Factors/biosynthesis*
  • Transcription Factors/genetics
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
  • Zebrafish/genetics
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics*
PubMed: 15464224 Full text @ Dev. Brain Res.
The winged-helix/forkhead transcription factor gene, foxn4, is expressed in the nervous system of developing and adult zebrafish. Prominent expression sites include the olfactory placode, the basal layer of the olfactory epithelium, the neuroepithelium of the developing retina, the germinal zone of the differentiated eye, regions of motoneuron development in the neural tube and periventricular regions of the brain. The adult thymus is the only major site of foxn4 expression outside of the nervous system.