The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 47: 299 - 302 (2003)

Vol 47, Issue 4

Expression of muscle LIM protein during early development in Xenopus laevis

Published: 30 November -0001

Li-Juan Duan, Joel A S Broomfield and Thomas A Drysdale

Lawson Health Research Institute, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Departments of Paediatrics, Physiology and Pharmacology, and Zoology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.


We have isolated the Xenopus homologue of Muscle LIM protein (MLP, CRP3) and examined its expression during early embryonic development. MLP is only expressed in the differentiated heart during early development and is expressed in a subset of other striated muscles during later stages. There is no MLP expression during primary myogenesis in the somites, although it is found in adult skeletal muscle.

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