Expression of basic-helix-loop-helix transcription factor ME2 during brain development and in the regions of neuronal plasticity in the adult brain

Brain Res Mol Brain Res. 1994 Aug;25(1-2):176-80. doi: 10.1016/0169-328x(94)90297-6.

Abstract

We report the isolation of a cDNA encoding the mouse class A bHLH transcription factor ME2 and the analysis of its expression. ME2 is expressed in the cerebral cortex, Purkinje and granule cell layers of the cerebellum, olfactory neuroepithelium, pyramidal cells of hippocampal layers CA1-CA4, and in the granular cells of the dentate gyrus. The specific expression of ME2 during development and in the regions of neuronal plasticity in the adult brain suggest that ME2 may have a regulatory function in developmental processes as well as during neuronal plasticity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Animals
  • Base Sequence
  • Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Leucine Zipper Transcription Factors
  • Brain / embryology
  • Brain / metabolism*
  • Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental / physiology*
  • Helix-Loop-Helix Motifs*
  • Mice
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins / biosynthesis*
  • Neuronal Plasticity / physiology*
  • TCF Transcription Factors
  • Transcription Factor 4
  • Transcription Factors / biosynthesis*

Substances

  • Basic Helix-Loop-Helix Leucine Zipper Transcription Factors
  • Nerve Tissue Proteins
  • TCF Transcription Factors
  • Tcf4 protein, mouse
  • Transcription Factor 4
  • Transcription Factors

Associated data

  • GENBANK/S75870