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Expression of coiled-coil protein 1, a novel gene downstream of FGF2, in the developing brain.

Fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2) plays an important role in cortical development. However, the genes downstream of FGF2 that mediate its effect are largely unknown. We have performed a microarray screening of genes regulated by FGF2 using primary cortical neuron culture derived from embryonic day 14.5 (E14.5) mouse forebrains. In this study, we have analysed a previously uncharacterised gene encoding a 180-amino acid protein, hereby named 'coiled-coil protein 1 (ccp1)', that showed a modest up-regulation upon FGF2 stimulation. Northern blots and RT-PCR showed specific expression of ccp1 in multiple tissues including adult and embryonic brains. In situ hybridizations revealed that ccp1 was expressed in the cortical plate between Reelin and Tbr1-positive layers in the dorsal cortex at E15. 5. Furthermore, the expression pattern of ccp1 at E13.5-E14.5 reflected some of the aspects of tangential migration of cortical progenitors during the early phase. We observed that the expressed ccp1 protein was localised to endo/lysosomal compartment in the cell body as well as to vesicles present in the processes of primary cortical neurons and oligodendrocyte cell line.[1]


  1. Expression of coiled-coil protein 1, a novel gene downstream of FGF2, in the developing brain. Pellicano, F., Inglis-Broadgate, S.L., Pante, G., Ansorge, W., Iwata, T. Gene Expr. Patterns (2006) [Pubmed]
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