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Visualization of enteric neural crest cell migration in SOX10 transgenic mouse gut using time-lapse fluorescence imaging.
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PMID:  22152870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
BACKGROUND: Enteric neural crest cells (ENCCs) were labeled with VENUS, an enhanced green fluoroscein protein, to record their migration in genetically engineered transgenic (SOX10-VENUS) mice.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pregnant SOX10-VENUS mice were killed on day 12.5 of gestation. The colorectum was excised from each embryo (n = 20) and placed in tissue culture medium. Time-lapse images captured using fluorescence microscopy at 10-minute intervals for 3000 minutes were compiled into a video to display ENCC migration.
RESULTS: At 0 minutes, VENUS(+) ENCC were observed to be clustered in the cecum and proximal colon (vagal ENCC), and similar cells were also seen in the rectum/sacrum (sacral ENCC). After 500 minutes, vagal VENUS(+) ENCC had migrated caudally from the proximal colon to the midcolon, reaching the distal colon after 800 minutes. Sacral VENUS(+) ENCC had migrated rostrally and transversely by 1250 minutes and had integrated with vagal ENCC by 2500 minutes.
CONCLUSION: We recorded the actual rostral-to-caudal migration of vagal ENCC, caudal-to-rostral migration of sacral ENCC, and their integration in the developing mouse hindgut. Such direct evidence of ENCC migration may further elucidate understanding of ENCC development, thus providing insight into the histopathology of bowel dysmotility disorders.
Katsumi Miyahara; Yoshifumi Kato; Hiroyuki Koga; Rafael Dizon; Geoffrey J Lane; Ryota Suzuki; Chihiro Akazawa; Atsuyuki Yamataka
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  46     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2305-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Pediatric General and Urogenital Surgery, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan.
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