ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-140930-5
In Vivo Visualization of the Development of the Enteric Nervous System Using a Tg(-8.3bphox2b:Kaede) Transgenic Zebrafish
Harrison, C., Wabbersen, T., Shepherd, I.
Date: 2014
Source: Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000)   52(12): 985-90 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Shepherd, Iain T.
Keywords: Enteric nervous system, Kaede, in vivo, med24, phox2b
MeSH Terms:
  • Animals
  • Animals, Genetically Modified*
  • Enhancer Elements, Genetic
  • Enteric Nervous System/embryology
  • Enteric Nervous System/metabolism*
  • Homeodomain Proteins/genetics*
  • Homeodomain Proteins/metabolism
  • Luminescent Proteins/genetics
  • Luminescent Proteins/metabolism
  • Male
  • Organ Specificity
  • Transcription Factors/genetics*
  • Transcription Factors/metabolism
  • Zebrafish/embryology*
  • Zebrafish/genetics*
  • Zebrafish/metabolism
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics
  • Zebrafish Proteins/metabolism
PubMed: 25264359 Full text @ Genesis
The phox2b gene encodes a transcription factor that is expressed in the developing enteric nervous system (ENS). An enhancer element has been identified in the zebrafish phox2b locus that can drive tissue specific expression of reporter genes in enteric neuron precursor cells. We have generated a transgenic zebrafish line in which the Kaede fluorescent protein is under the control of this phox2b enhancer. This line has stable expression of the Kaede protein in enteric neuron precursor cells over 3 generations. To demonstrate the utility of this line we compared the migration and division rates of enteric neuron precursor cells in wild type and the zebrafish ENS mutant lessen.