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Targeted disruption of mammalian hairy and Enhancer of split homolog-1 (HES-1) leads to up-regulation of neural helix-loop-helix factors, premature neurogenesis, and severe neural tube defects.

Genes & development | Dec 15, 1995

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8543157

Mammalian hairy and Enhancer of split homolog-1 (HES-1) encodes a helix-loop-helix (HLH) factor that is thought to act as a negative regulator of neurogenesis. To directly investigate the functions of HES-1 in mammalian embryogenesis, we performed a targeted disruption of the HES-1 locus. Mice homozygous for the mutation exhibited severe neurulation defects and died during gestation or just after birth. In the developing brain of HES-1-null embryos, expression of the neural differentiation factor Mash-1 and other neural HLH factors was up-regulated and postmitotic neurons appeared prematurely. These results suggest that HES-1 normally controls the proper timing of neurogenesis and regulates neural tube morphogenesis.

Pubmed ID: 8543157 RIS Download

Mesh terms: Animals | Base Sequence | Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Transcription Factors | DNA Primers | DNA-Binding Proteins | Drosophila Proteins | Embryonic and Fetal Development | Helix-Loop-Helix Motifs | Insect Hormones | Insect Proteins | Mice | Molecular Sequence Data | Nervous System | Neural Tube Defects | Repressor Proteins | Transcription Factors | Up-Regulation

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