Post-embryonic expression pattern of C. elegans let-60 ras reporter constructs

Mech Dev. 1998 Mar;72(1-2):179-82. doi: 10.1016/s0925-4773(98)00026-4.


let-60 ras plays roles in the differentiation of several C. elegans tissues (Yochem, J., Sundaram, M., Han, M., 1997. Ras is required for a limited number of cell fates and not for general proliferation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol. Cell. Biol. 17, 2716-2722). To understand the transcriptional regulation of ras and to identify new functions for ras in development, we examined expression patterns of let-60::lacZ and let-60::GFP reporter constructs in C. elegans hermaphrodites. Fusion constructs were expressed in vulval precursor cells, sex myoblasts and in cell lineages of the somatic gonad, germline cells (GFP construct only), hypodermis, muscle and nervous system.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / embryology
  • Caenorhabditis elegans / genetics*
  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins*
  • Cell Differentiation / genetics
  • Gene Expression*
  • Genes, Reporter*
  • Helminth Proteins / genetics*
  • ras Proteins / genetics*


  • Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins
  • Helminth Proteins
  • let-60 protein, C elegans
  • ras Proteins