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.

Expression of 5-HT2B and 5-HT2C receptor genes is associated with proliferative regions of Xenopus developing brain and eye

DE LUCCHINI, STEFANIA;
2003

Abstract

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.
5-HT2B receptor, Serotonin receptors, Nervous system development, Secondary neurogenesis, Retina, Xenopus
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