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Curr Biol April 1, 1997; 7 (4): R212-5.

Embryonic asymmetry: left TGFbeta at the right time?

King T , Brown NA .

Vertebrates have consistent differences between their left and right sides. In all species, nodal, a transforming growth factor beta superfamily signalling protein, is involved in a late step in the pathways that specify such asymmetry in the embryo. Earlier components seem not so well conserved.

PubMed ID: 9162493
Article link: Curr Biol

Genes referenced: acvr2a gdf1 lefty nodal shh snai1 tgfb1

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