Journal article

Differential gene expression in the developing mouse ureter

EKL Mitchell, DF Taylor, K Woods, MJ Davis, AL Nelson, RD Teasdale, SM Grimmond, MH Little, JF Bertram, G Caruana

GENE EXPRESSION PATTERNS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2006

Abstract

In many instances, kidney dysgenesis results as a secondary consequence to defects in the development of the ureter. Through the use of mouse genetics a number of genes associated with such malformations have been identified, however, the cause of many other abnormalities remain unknown. In order to identify novel genes involved in ureter development we compared gene expression in embryonic day (E) 12.5, E15.5 and postnatal day (P) 75 ureters using the Compugen mouse long oligo microarrays. A total of 248 genes were dynamically upregulated and 208 downregulated between E12.5 and P75. At E12.5, when the mouse ureter is comprised of a simple cuboidal epithelium surrounded by ureteric mesenchym..

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