Expression of Xenopus tropicalis HNF6/Onecut-1

Int J Dev Biol. 2009;53(1):159-62. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.072472ke.


Onecut genes belong to a family of transcription factors that are known to be important in embryonic development. In the present study, we analyzed the pattern of expression of Onecut-1/HNF6 in Xenopus tropicalis using RT-PCR and whole mount in situ hybridization. Expression of the Xenopus tropicalis Onecut-1/HNF6 gene was found to be conserved in the neural tube, the sensory placodes and in the anterior ventral endoderm in a domain consistent with the developing liver primordium.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian / embryology
  • Embryo, Nonmammalian / metabolism
  • Endoderm / embryology
  • Endoderm / metabolism
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental / genetics*
  • Genome
  • Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 6 / genetics
  • Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 6 / metabolism*
  • Neurons / metabolism
  • Xenopus / embryology*
  • Xenopus / genetics
  • Xenopus / metabolism*


  • Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 6