Journal article

Proteomic profiling of facial development in chick embryos

JE Mangum, PG Farlie, MJ Hubbard

PROTEOMICS | WILEY | Published : 2005

Abstract

Craniofacial disorders are associated with one-third of human birth defects but the underlying molecular and cellular causes remain poorly understood. Proteomics seems well-placed to benefit this medically important area but the scarcity of embryonic tissues poses a major challenge. In this study, we applied a microsample proteomics strategy to investigate the first branchial arch, an embryonic structure crucial for facial development, and found that proteome analysis is both practicable and informative despite the scarcity of tissue. Exploiting the embryonic chick as a tractable source of accurately staged tissue, we developed a sequential extraction procedure to interface with one-dimensio..

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