Analysis of Xenopus laevis claudin (Xcla) Tight Junction Genes in Development

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dc.contributor.advisor Robert Grossfeld, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Brenda Brizuela, Committee Chair en_US
dc.contributor.advisor Pat Estes, Committee Member en_US
dc.contributor.author Xie, Jianzhen en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-02T17:58:03Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-02T17:58:03Z
dc.date.issued 2005-07-27 en_US
dc.identifier.other etd-04272005-222011 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/resolver/1840.16/740
dc.description.abstract Eight Xenopus laevis claudin genes, Xcla1, Xcla4B, Xcla5, Xcla6, Xcla12, Xcla16, Xcla18 and Xcla19, were cloned and sequenced. Their normal mRNA expression was determined from cleavage stage to tadpole stage by whole mount in situ hybridization. The protein expression of Xcla5 was detected at the neural stage by whole mount immunostaining. Overexpression of Xcla5 by injection of synthetic mRNA into embryos caused morphological defects similar to those in embryos exposed to Bisphenol A (BPA). Altered patterns of claudin gene expression in the presence of BPA can be correlated with these developmental defects. The results suggest that claudins may play an important role in neural crest cell migration, epithelial-mesenchymal transition and ultimately organogenesis during embryonic development. en_US
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dc.subject claudin en_US
dc.subject tight junction en_US
dc.subject Xenopus en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.title Analysis of Xenopus laevis claudin (Xcla) Tight Junction Genes in Development en_US
dc.degree.name MS en_US
dc.degree.level thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Zoology en_US


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