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Perturbation of Notch/Suppressor of Hairless pathway disturbs migration of primordial germ cells in Xenopus embryo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20151992     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Primordial germ cells (PGCs) in Xenopus embryo are specified in the endodermal cell mass and migrate dorsally toward the future gonads. The role of the signal mediated by Notch and Suppressor of Hairless [Su(H)] was analyzed on the migrating PGCs at the tailbud stage. X-Notch-1 and X-Delta-1 are expressed in the migrating PGCs and surrounding endodermal cells, whereas X-Delta-2 and X-Serrate-1 are expressed preferentially in the PGCs. Suppression and constitutive activation of the Notch/Su(H) signaling in the whole endoderm region or selectively in the PGCs resulted in an increase in ectopic PGCs located in lateral or ventral regions. Knocking down of the Notch ligands by morpholino oligonucleotides revealed that X-Delta-2 was indispensable for the correct PGC migration. The ectopic PGCs seemed to have lost their motility in the Notch/Su(H) signal-manipulated embryos. Our results suggest that a cell-to-cell interaction via the Notch/Su(H) pathway has a significant role in the PGC migration by regulating cell motility.
Keisuke Morichika; Kensuke Kataoka; Kohei Terayama; Akira Tazaki; Tsutomu Kinoshita; Kenji Watanabe; Makoto Mochii
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Development, growth & differentiation     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1440-169X     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev. Growth Differ.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-15     Completed Date:  2010-06-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0356504     Medline TA:  Dev Growth Differ     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Life Science, Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, 3-2-1 Koto, Kamigori, Akou-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Movement*
Endoderm / cytology,  metabolism
Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
Germ Cells / cytology*,  metabolism*
Receptors, Notch / genetics,  metabolism*
Transcription Factors / genetics,  metabolism*
Xenopus Proteins / genetics,  metabolism*
Xenopus laevis / embryology*,  genetics,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Receptors, Notch; 0/Transcription Factors; 0/Xenopus Proteins; 0/suppressor of hairless 1 protein, Xenopus

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