The expression patterns of endothelin-A receptor and endothelin 1 in the avian embryo

V. Nataf, A. Grapin-Botton, D. Champeval, A. Amemiya, Masashi Yanagisawa, N. M. Le Douarin

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We investigated the expression pattern of the endothelin-A receptor and endothelin 1 genes, the mutations of which affect the development of the mesectodermal derivatives of the neural crest. We show here that endothelin 1 is expressed by the environment of the cephalic neural crest cells invading branchial arches. Later on, while the neural crest-derived tissues of the head continue to express endothelin-A receptor, endothelin 1 is no longer expressed in their environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalMechanisms of Development
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1998



  • Avian
  • Endothelin 1
  • Endothelin-A receptor
  • Neural crest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Embryology
  • Developmental Biology

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