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Keywords:

  • differential display;
  • extracellular matrix;
  • aorta;
  • heart development

Abstract

By mRNA differential display in mouse hearts, lysyl oxidase (Lox), a key enzyme catalyzing cross-links in elastin and collagens, was found to be up-regulated between embryonic days 11 (E11) and 13 (E13). This was confirmed by semiquantitative RT-PCR. We analyzed its spatio-temporal expression pattern by in situ hybridization in regard to the development of myocardial cells, endocardial cushion tissue, aortic arch vessels, and epicardium. Anat Rec Part A 270A:93–96, 2003. © 2003 Wiley-Liss, Inc.