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Tg(atoh7 :gapRFP)cu2Tg

Tg(atoh7 :gapRFP)cu2Tg

About

 atonal bHLH transcription factor 7 is turned on in retinal ganglion cells as they transition from proliferating neuroblast to differentiated neuron. The atoh7 promoter in this transgenic line drives the expression of a membrane tagged version of RFP so the axons of the RGCs are also labelled so the optic nerve and tract projecting from the retina to the optic tectum can be distinguished.


External Links:

 ZFIN

Lab or Origin: Bill Harris Lab


Expressed in: 

Retinal ganglion cells, cilliary marginal zone, retina, optic nerve. optic tract, optic tectum.  


Key Publications

 Zolessi, F.R., Poggi, L., Wilkinson, C.J., Chien, C.B., and Harris, W.A. (2006)
Polarization and orientation of retinal ganglion cells in vivo.
Neural Development. 1:2.

Tg(-2.7shh:GFP)

Tg(-2.7shh:GFP)

About

The hedgehog family of genes encodes a group of morphogenic preoteins that have a critical role in the development and patterning of midline brain structures and other systems. In zebrafish  two of the three vertebrate hh genes are duplicated shha and shhb. This trangenic from the Nüsslein-Volhard lab has been used to study the role that Shh plays in patterning both the retina and the diencephalon.


All images of shh:GFP were produced by Monica Folgueira.

External Links:

 ZFIN

Lab or Origin: Nüsslein-Volhard, Christiane


Expressed in: 

basal plate midbrain, zona limitans intrathalamica, prethalamus, retina.

 


Key Publications

 Neumann, C.J. and Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (2000) Patterning of the zebrafish retina by a wave of sonic hedgehog activity. Science (New York, N.Y.). 289(5487):2137-2139.

Scholpp, S., Foucher, I., Staudt, N., Peukert, D., Lumsden, A., and Houart, C. (2007) Otx1l, Otx2 and Irx1b establish and position the ZLI in the diencephalon. Development (Cambridge, England). 134(17):3167-3176