Journal article

Distinct expression profiles of Mecp2 transcripts with different lengths of 3 ' UTR in the brain and visceral organs during mouse development

GJ Pelka, CA Watson, J Christodoulou, PPL Tam

GENOMICS | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2005

Abstract

Four different transcripts of the Mecp2 gene can be distinguished by the length of the 3' untranslated region generated by usage of alternative polyadenylation sites. In situ hybridization analyses encompassing embryonic to 20-week postnatal age showed that transcripts are expressed in the central nervous system, with a progressive restriction during development culminating in localized strong expression in the cerebral cortex, olfactory bulb, hippocampal formation, and internal granule and Purkinje layer of the cerebellum. Real-time RT-PCR measurements of Mecp2 transcript levels showed variations with mouse age in two distinctive patterns that are unique to the central nervous system and th..

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