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pax3  -  paired box 3

Xenopus (Silurana) tropicalis

Synonyms: cdhs, hup2, pax-3, ws1, xpax3
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High impact information on pax3

  • These pax3-positive cells migrate ventrally, away from the somite, and undergo terminal differentiation with the expression of myf-5, followed by myoD [1].
  • Cells specified for the migratory lineage display an upregulation of pax3 in the ventro-lateral region of the somite [1].


  1. Hypaxial muscle migration during primary myogenesis in Xenopus laevis. Martin, B.L., Harland, R.M. Dev. Biol. (2001) [Pubmed]
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