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Fig. 5. FGF dose response. (A) Stage 10.5 ectoderm was treated with increasing doses of bFGF (0.08, 0.4, 2, 10, 50, 250, 1250 ng/ml) and then cultured to the early tailbud stage (stage 20). RT-PCR analysis of nrp-1, otx2, En-2, Krox 20, Hox B9, Muscle actin, Collagen type II shows that when stage 10.5 ectoderm is treated with increasing amounts of bFGF, nrp-1 expression increases. At 2 ng/ml Hox B9 and 10 ng/ml Krox 20 are induced, while En-2 or otx2 is not induced by any dose, and the low level expression of otx2 seen in untreated explants is repressed by 0.4 ng/ml or more of bFGF. bFGF treatment on St 10.5 ectoderm did not induce muscle actin or collagen type II mesoderm, and repressed XAG-1 expression. EF-1a is a loading control. (B) When ectoderm is treated at stage 11, En-2 is induced by a wide range of doses, with 2 ng/ml being the minimal dose.

Image published in: Lamb TM and Harland RM (1995)

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