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Ledford KL et al. (2017) Assay

Distinct cis-acting regions control six6 expression during eye field and optic cup stages of eye formation.

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six6.L laevis NF stage 12.5

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  Fig. 2. F1 transgenic X. laevis carrying the 5′ flanking region of six6 only express GFP in the differentiated optic cup. (A-E) Expression pattern of endogenous six6 by whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH). (A) At stage 12.5, six6 is undetectable, but by stage 15 (B) six6 transcript is detected in the eye field. (C) Strong six6 expression persists in stage 24 optic vesicles, but no expression is seen in the forebrain. (D) At stage 28, six6 is expressed in the pineal (arrowhead) and the presumptive pituitary/hypothalamic area (arrow), as well as the optic cups. (E) At stage 32, strong expression continues to be detected in the eyes. (F-J) Whole mount in situ hybridization of embryos carrying the Xt six6 R2R1→GFP transgene shows (F-G) no detectable expression of GFP RNA at eye field or (H) optic vesicle stages. (I-J) GFP transcripts were first detected at stage 28 in the optic cup (black arrow, eye), pineal (a) and ventral forebrain (b). (K-L) GFP fluorescence was first detected at stage 33/34 in eye and pineal; (L) brightfield image of embryo in panel K. (M) Stage 40 animals expressing GFP in eye (arrowhead) and brain (tectum and midbrain). (N) Bright field image of transgenic tadpole shown in (O) expressing GFP brightly in eyes, optic stalk (os) and synapsing on the tectum; weak fluorescence was also sometimes observed in the hindbrain. Yolk autofluorescence is also observed (K,M,O).