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Rhombomere-specific analysis reveals the repertoire of genetic cues expressed across the developing hindbrain

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Rhombomere-specific analysis reveals the repertoire of genetic cues expressed across the developing hindbrain
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Neural Development, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/1749-8104-4-6
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David Chambers, Leigh Jane Wilson, Fabienne Alfonsi, Ewan Hunter, Uma Saxena, Eric Blanc, Andrew Lumsden


The Hox family of homeodomain transcription factors comprises pivotal regulators of cell specification and identity during animal development. However, despite their well-defined roles in the establishment of anteroposterior pattern and considerable research into their mechanism of action, relatively few target genes have been identified in the downstream regulatory network. We have sought to investigate this issue, focussing on the developing hindbrain and the cranial motor neurons that arise from this region. The reiterated anteroposterior compartments of the developing hindbrain (rhombomeres (r)) are normally patterned by the combinatorial action of distinct Hox genes. Alteration in the normal pattern of Hox cues in this region results in a transformation of cellular identity to match the remaining Hox profile, similar to that observed in Drosophila homeotic transformations.

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Country Count As %
Sweden 1 1%
Belgium 1 1%
Denmark 1 1%
Spain 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Unknown 66 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 15 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 14 20%
Student > Master 9 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 7 10%
Student > Bachelor 5 7%
Other 14 20%
Unknown 7 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 11%
Neuroscience 6 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 4%
Other 10 14%
Unknown 8 11%

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