We isolated the chicken homologue of opticin (cOptc), a member of the small leucine-rich repeat protein (SLRP) family. cOptc is expressed in the brain and the neural tube from stage 9 onward. At later stages, cOptc is expressed in the ciliary epithelium of the eye, optic stalk, Rathke's pouch, pharyngeal pouches, nasal pit and otic vesicle.
The expression pattern of opticin during chicken embryogenesis. / Frolova, Elena I.; Fokina, Valentina; Beebe, David C.In: Gene Expression Patterns, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.05.2004, p. 335-338.
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