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carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase 2, aspartate transcarbamylase, and dihydroorotase (cad) Regulates Notch Signaling and Vascular Development in Zebrafish

Baptiste Coxam, Christine Neyt, Daniela R Grassini, Ludovic Le Guen, Kelly A Smith, Stefan Schulte-Merker, Benjamin M Hogan



BACKGROUND: The interplay between Notch and Vegf signaling regulates angiogenesis in the embryo. Notch signaling limits the responsiveness of endothelial cells to Vegf to control sprouting. Despite the importance of this regulatory relationship, much remains to be understood about extrinsic factors that modulate the pathway. RESULTS: During a forward genetic screen for novel regulators of lymphangiogenesis, we isolated a mutant with reduced lymphatic vessel development. This mutant also exhibited hyperbranching arteries, reminiscent of Notch pathway mutants. Positional cloning identified a missense mutation in the carbamoyl-phosphate synthetase 2, aspartate transcarbamylase, and dihydroorota..

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