Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Mech Dev. 1999 Apr;82(1-2):191-4.

Mespo: a novel basic helix-loop-helix gene expressed in the presomitic mesoderm and posterior tailbud of Xenopus embryos.

Author information

  • 1Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.


We have isolated a novel gene from Xenopus, called Mespo, which encodes a protein containing a basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) motif characteristic of a family of transcriptional activators. Mespo expression begins at the gastrula stage and continues throughout tailbud stages; expression occurs in the presomitic mesoderm and the posterior tailbud. Mespo has high similarity to a subfamily of bHLH transcription factors involved in segmentation of the presomitic paraxial mesoderm.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

LinkOut - more resources

Full Text Sources

Molecular Biology Databases

PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk