Kidney-specific cadherin (cdh16) is expressed in embryonic kidney, lung, and sex ducts

Mech Dev. 1999 Jun;84(1-2):185-8. doi: 10.1016/s0925-4773(99)00074-x.


Cdh16 was initially described as a truncated cadherin expressed in the adult rabbit kidney. We have analyzed the expression pattern of cdh-16 during mouse embryogenesis, and show that cdh-16 transcripts are present in ureter-derived epithelia of the metanephric kidney. In addition, we demonstrate that cdh-16 is also transiently expressed in the epithelia of embryonic sex ducts and the lung of the embryo.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cadherins / genetics*
  • Cadherins / metabolism
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental
  • Kidney / embryology*
  • Lung / embryology*
  • Male
  • Mice
  • Mullerian Ducts / embryology*
  • Rabbits
  • Wolffian Ducts / embryology*


  • Cadherins
  • Cdh16 protein, mouse