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Expression of the AMBP gene transcript and its two protein products, alpha(1)-microglobulin and bikunin, in mouse embryogenesis

Sanchez, D; Martinez, S; Lindqvist, A; Åkerström, Bo LU and Falkenberg, Cecilia LU (2002) In Mechanisms of Development 117(1-2). p.293-298
Abstract
The expression pattern of the alpha(1)-microglobulin/bikunin precursor (AMBP) gene, and its two protein products were studied in mouse embryos of 8.5-15.5 days of embryonic development by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. AMBP mRNA is strongly transcribed in liver parenchyma, pancreas, and intestine epithelium. Sites of weaker expression are the vessels of the umbilical cord, the developing vertebral bodies, and kidney. The alpha(1)-microglobulin and bikunin proteins are accordingly present in developing hepatocytes, pancreas, kidney, and gut. However, additional sites of protein distribution were found that do not correlate to mRNA localization: alpha(1)-microglobulin was found in myocytes and bikunin in cardiac muscle,... (More)
The expression pattern of the alpha(1)-microglobulin/bikunin precursor (AMBP) gene, and its two protein products were studied in mouse embryos of 8.5-15.5 days of embryonic development by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. AMBP mRNA is strongly transcribed in liver parenchyma, pancreas, and intestine epithelium. Sites of weaker expression are the vessels of the umbilical cord, the developing vertebral bodies, and kidney. The alpha(1)-microglobulin and bikunin proteins are accordingly present in developing hepatocytes, pancreas, kidney, and gut. However, additional sites of protein distribution were found that do not correlate to mRNA localization: alpha(1)-microglobulin was found in myocytes and bikunin in cardiac muscle, nervous system microvasculature, and connective tissue. Both proteins were found in brain mesenchyme and meninges. Thus, a restricted expression of the AMBP mRNA in a few organs contrasts to a widespread and unique distribution of each of the two proteins. (Less)
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myocyte, embryogenesis, bikunin, alpha(1)-microglobulin, lipocalin, meninges, cephalic, mesenchyme, liver, chondroblast, pancreas, kidney
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Mechanisms of Development
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293 - 298
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0925-4773
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10.1016/S0925-4773(02)00202-2
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  abstract     = {The expression pattern of the alpha(1)-microglobulin/bikunin precursor (AMBP) gene, and its two protein products were studied in mouse embryos of 8.5-15.5 days of embryonic development by in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry. AMBP mRNA is strongly transcribed in liver parenchyma, pancreas, and intestine epithelium. Sites of weaker expression are the vessels of the umbilical cord, the developing vertebral bodies, and kidney. The alpha(1)-microglobulin and bikunin proteins are accordingly present in developing hepatocytes, pancreas, kidney, and gut. However, additional sites of protein distribution were found that do not correlate to mRNA localization: alpha(1)-microglobulin was found in myocytes and bikunin in cardiac muscle, nervous system microvasculature, and connective tissue. Both proteins were found in brain mesenchyme and meninges. Thus, a restricted expression of the AMBP mRNA in a few organs contrasts to a widespread and unique distribution of each of the two proteins.},
  author       = {Sanchez, D and Martinez, S and Lindqvist, A and Åkerström, Bo and Falkenberg, Cecilia},
  issn         = {0925-4773},
  keyword      = {myocyte,embryogenesis,bikunin,alpha(1)-microglobulin,lipocalin,meninges,cephalic,mesenchyme,liver,chondroblast,pancreas,kidney},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1-2},
  pages        = {293--298},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Mechanisms of Development},
  title        = {Expression of the AMBP gene transcript and its two protein products, alpha(1)-microglobulin and bikunin, in mouse embryogenesis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-4773(02)00202-2},
  volume       = {117},
  year         = {2002},
}