Regional expression of MTG genes in the developing mouse central nervous system

Amin Alishahi, Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa, Yasushi Nakagawa

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Myeloid translocation gene (MTG) proteins are transcriptional repressors that are highly conserved across species. We studied the expression of three members of this gene family, MTGR1, MTG8, and MTG16 in developing mouse central nervous system by in situ hybridization. All of these genes are detected as early as embryonic day 11.5. Because these genes are known to be induced by proneural genes during neurogenesis, we analyzed the expression of MTG genes in relation to two proneural genes, Neurog2 (also known as Ngn2 or Neurogenin 2) and Ascl1 (also known as Mash1). While MTGR1 are generally expressed in regions that also express Neurog2, MTG8 and MTG16 expression is associated more tightly with that of Ascl1-expressing neural progenitor cells. These results suggest the possibility that expression of MTG genes is differentially controlled by specific proneural genes during neurogenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2095-2102
Number of pages8
JournalDevelopmental Dynamics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2008


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  • Achaete-scute homolog
  • Acute myeloid leukemia
  • Ascl1
  • Basic helix-loop-helix
  • CBFA2T1
  • CBFA2T2
  • CBFA2T3
  • CNS
  • Central nervous system
  • Diencephalon
  • Differentiation
  • EHT
  • ETO
  • ETO-2
  • ETO-R
  • HDAC
  • Histone deacetylase
  • Lineage tracing
  • MTG16
  • MTG8
  • MTGR1
  • Mash1
  • N-CoR
  • Nervy
  • Neurog2
  • Neurogenesis
  • Neurogenin
  • Neuronal progenitor
  • Ngn2
  • Nvy
  • Retina
  • Sin3A
  • Spinal cord
  • Telencephalon
  • Thalamus
  • Transcription factor
  • Transcriptional repressor
  • bHLH


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