Expression of Pitx2 in mouse tooth

paired-like homeodomain transcription factor 2; Otlx2; solurshin; ried bicoid related homeobox transcription factor 1 (RIEG1); Munc30; pituitary homeobox 2 (Ptx2); All1 responsive gene (Arp1)

Species: mouse
Location in mouse genome: chromosome 3, 132812431 - 132832072 (UCSC, assembly October 2003)
Tooth: molar and incisor
Method: in situ hybridization (radioactive), probe:


Initiation stage
Expression: dental epithelium
No expression: oral epithelium, dental mesenchyme

Bud stage
Expression: dental epithelium
No expression: oral epithelium, dental mesenchyme

Cap stage
Expression: outer enamel epithelium, inner enamel epithelium, enamel knot, stellate reticulum
No expression: oral epithelium, dental papilla, dental sac

Bell stage
Expression: outer enamel epithelium, inner enamel epithelium, stratum intermedia, stellate reticulum
No expression: oral epithelium, dental papilla, dental sac


Source references:
Mucchielli,M.L., Mitsiadis,T.A., Raffo,S., Brunet,J.F., Proust,J.P., Goridis, and, C. (1997) Developmental Biology 189(2):275-284


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Data last edited 05.04.2004 by M.K., page last created 10.12.2004 by P.N.