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Table 1 The expression of alpha-skeletal actin in different vertebrate species.

From: Developmental expression of the alpha-skeletal actin gene

Organism Gene expression Reference (Method)
Mouse somites, forelimb buds, hindlimb buds, heart, liver, branchial arches,mandible,lens, otic vesicle,brain regions This study (in situ hybridization)
Mouse/Rat somites, forelimb buds, hindlimb buds, heart, trunk, head and paraxial mesenchym, cephalic musculature, intraembryonic coelom Sassoon et al. (1988) [38] (in situ hybridization) Lyons et al. (1991) [53] (in situ hybridization and alpha-skeletal actin specific polyclonal antibody) McHugh et al. (1991) [48] (Northern blot) Asante et al. (1994) [69] (alpha-skeletal actin – Lac Z transgene)
Chicken somites, forelimb buds, hindlimb buds, heart, liver, cephalic musculature, branchial arches, lens, otic vesicle,nasal pituitary, brain regions This study (in situ hybridization)
  somites, skeletal muscle (limb buds), heart Hayward & Schwartz (1986) [33, 34] (cell culture hybridization) Ruzicka & Schwartz (1988) [34] (in situ hybridization)
Snake somites, heart, liver, cephalic musculature, branchial arches,proliverative cell layer, otic vesicle,nasal pituitary, brain regions This study (in situ hybridization)
Salamander somites, heart This study (in situ hybridization)
Frog somites Mohun et al. (1984) [42] (gene-specific probe) Boardman et al. (1992) [70] (actin – β-globin fusion gene)
Zebrafish blastomeres, EVL, somites, pectoral fin musculature (not shown), heart, liver, cephalic musculature, branchial arches,jaw musculature,lens, proliverative cell layer,cerebellum,epiphysis,midbrain, hindbrain,midcerebral vein This study (in situ hybridization)
  blastomeres, EVL, paraxial mesoderm, adaxial cell, somites, pectoral fin, musculature, cephalic musculature Rauch et al. (2003-present) [71] (in situ hybridization) Thisse & Thisse (2004-present) [72] (in situ hybridization) Lee et al. (2006) [73] (in situ hybridization) Lin et al. (2006) [74] (alpha-skeletal actin – RFP transgene) Hinits and Hughes (2007) [75] (in situ hybridization)
  1. For each of the organisms that were used here, we list the expression domains found in this study in the upper row. Newly in this study discovered expression domains are shown in bold. Expressions domains that have been described in previous studies are listed in the second row.