Journal article

Sex-specific expression of a novel gene Tmem184a during mouse testis differentiation

Terje Svingen, Annemiek Beverdam, Pascal Bernard, Peter McClive, Vincent R Harley, Andrew H Sinclair, Peter Koopman

REPRODUCTION | BIOSCIENTIFICA LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

During mouse embryogenesis, the fate of the bipotential gonads is sealed around 10.5 days post coitum (dpc) when the Y-linked gene Sry specifies the differentiation of testes in males, whereas in females, absence of Sry results in ovary formation. Apart from the pivotal action of Sry, many other genes are known to be involved in sex determination and subsequent differentiation. Much is still unknown regarding the regulatory hierarchy governing these events and many more sex differentiation genes are yet to be discovered. In this study, we investigated the expression of Tmem184a, a novel gene encoding a protein of unknown function, but with predicted kinase activity, during mouse embryogenesi..

View full abstract