This transgenic line recapitulates the expression of lhx5 transcription factor. Generated by the Westerfield lab using BAC transgenesis a kaede version of this line is also available. This transgenic has been used to study pathfinding in early telencephalic development (Guo et al., 2012; Zhang et al., 2012, Turner et al., 2019) and also to look at areas afferent to the habenula at later stages of development (Turner et al., 2016).
olfactory bulb, pallium, ventral entopeduncular nucleus, preoptic area, prethalamus, stria medularis, tract of the habenula commissure, habenula commisure, habenula neuropil.
Gao, J., Zhang, C., Yang, B., Sun, L., Zhang, C., Westerfield, M., and Peng, G. (2012)
Dcc Regulates Asymmetric Outgrowth of Forebrain Neurons in Zebrafish.
PLoS One. 7(5):e36516.
Zhang, C., Gao, J., Zhang, H., Sun, L., and Peng, G. (2012)
Robo2-Slit and Dcc-Netrin1 Coordinate Neuron Axonal Pathfinding within the Embryonic Axon Tracts.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 32(36):12589-12602.
Turner, K.J., Hawkins, T.A., Yáñez, J., Anadón, R., Wilson, S.W., Folgueira, M. (2016)
Afferent Connectivity of the Zebrafish Habenulae.
Frontiers in neural circuits. 10:30.
Turner, K.J., Hoyle, J., Valdivia, L.E., Cerveny, K.L., Hart, W., Mangoli, M., Geisler, R., Rees, M., Houart, C., Poole, R.J., Wilson, S.W., Gestri, G. (2019)
Abrogation of Stem Loop Binding Protein (Slbp) function leads to a failure of cells to transition from proliferation to differentiation, retinal coloboma and midline axon guidance deficits.
PLoS One. 14:e0211073.