Here we clone the Xenopus 5-HT2B receptor cDNA and describe its spatio-temporal mRNA expression within the developing larval brain and visual system. Expression of the 5-HT2B transcripts is compared to that of 5-HT2C as well as proliferation and neurogenic markers. In developing brain and retina, 5-HT2B and 2C mRNAs are mainly expressed in proliferative regions. We suggest that these receptors may play a role in the larval secondary neurogenesis by mediating mitogenic effects of serotonin.
|Titolo:||Expression of 5-HT2B and 5-HT2C receptor genes is associated with proliferative regions of Xenopus developing brain and eye|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2003|
|Parole Chiave:||5-HT2B receptor, Serotonin receptors, Nervous system development, Secondary neurogenesis, Retina, Xenopus|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0169-328X(03)00173-6|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|