ZFIN ID: ZDB-PUB-020220-6
Isolation of three zebrafish dachshund homologues and their expression in sensory organs, the central nervous system and pectoral fin buds
Hammond, K.L., Hill, R.E., Whitfield, T.T., and Currie, P.D.
Date: 2002
Source: Mechanisms of Development   112(1-2): 183-189 (Journal)
Registered Authors: Currie, Peter D., Hammond, Katherine L., Whitfield, Tanya T.
Keywords: eye; ear; otic vesicle; sensory patch; lateral line; sensory ridge; neuromast; forebrain; hypothalamus; diencephalon; midbrain; habenula; dorsal thalamus; hindbrain; rhombomere; trigeminal ganglion; spinal neuron; spinal cord; pronephros; somite
MeSH Terms:
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Central Nervous System/embryology*
  • DNA, Complementary/metabolism
  • Drosophila Proteins*
  • Extremities/embryology*
  • Eye/embryology
  • Gene Library
  • In Situ Hybridization
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nuclear Proteins/biosynthesis*
  • Nuclear Proteins/genetics
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Distribution
  • Zebrafish
  • Zebrafish Proteins/biosynthesis*
  • Zebrafish Proteins/genetics
PubMed: 11850192 Full text @ Mech. Dev.
Drosophila dachshund (dac) interacts with sine oculis (so), eyes absent (eya) and eyeless (ey) to control compound eye development. We have cloned three zebrafish dac homologues, dachA, dachB and dachC, which are expressed widely, in distinct but overlapping patterns. Expression of all three is found in sensory organs, the central nervous system and pectoral fin buds. dachA is also expressed strongly in the somites and dachC in the neural crest and pronephros. These expression domains overlap extensively with those of zebrafish pax, eya and six family members, the homologues of Drosophila ey, eya and so, respectively. This is consistent with the proposal that Dach, Eya, Six and Pax family members may form networks, similar to that found in the fly eye, in the development of many vertebrate organs.