RSTEELE at VMSA.OAC.UCI.EDU
Fri Mar 31 19:39:02 EST 1995
We work on the molecular biology of pattern formation in Hydra, and I am
wondering whether we should try to isolate a homologue of hedgehog from Hydra.
The hedgehog signalling system (particularly its apparent autoproteolytic
activation) seems an attractive one for explaining some of the patterning
phenomena one sees in Hydra. So I would like to know if anyone is aware of a
hedgehog gene in C. elegans. The availability of sequence data from a worm
hedgehog gene would be of great help in designing PCR primers. In the 1994
Development paper (v. 120, pp. 3339-3353) by Chang et al. it is stated that
primers that work for insects, annelids, and vertebrates yielded nothing with C.
elegans. Is that the current state of affairs?
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