The expression pattern of opticin during chicken embryogenesis

Elena I. Frolova, Valentina M. Fokina, David C. Beebe

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-338
Number of pages4
JournalGene Expression Patterns
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Brain
  • Chicken
  • Development
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Eye
  • Opticin
  • Pituitary
  • Sensory placodes
  • Small leucine-rich repeat protein
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Developmental Biology


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