Shao Jun Du
Affiliation: University of Maryland
Du S, Dienhart M. Zebrafish tiggy-winkle hedgehog promoter directs notochord and floor plate green fluorescence protein expression in transgenic zebrafish embryos. Dev Dyn. 2001;222:655-66 pubmed
..Together, these data indicated that the 5.2-kb twhh promoter contains regulatory elements for tissue-specific expression of twhh in the floor plate, pectoral fin bud, branchial arches, retina, and Kupffer's vesicle. ..
Du S, Dienhart M. Gli2 mediation of hedgehog signals in slow muscle induction in zebrafish. Differentiation. 2001;67:84-91 pubmed
Du S, Gao J, Anyangwe V. Muscle-specific expression of myogenin in zebrafish embryos is controlled by multiple regulatory elements in the promoter. Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol. 2003;134:123-34 pubmed
..In addition, because these regulatory elements control myogenin expression in mouse and human embryos, these data suggest that the regulatory mechanism controlling myogenin expression might be conserved during evolution. ..
Du S, Rotllant J, Tan X. Muscle-specific expression of the smyd1 gene is controlled by its 5.3-kb promoter and 5'-flanking sequence in zebrafish embryos. Dev Dyn. 2006;235:3306-15 pubmed
..Together, these data indicate that smyd1 is specifically expressed in most, if not all, striated muscles, and the muscle specificity is controlled by the 5.3-kb promoter and flanking sequences. ..
Du S, Li H, Bian Y, Zhong Y. Heat-shock protein 90alpha1 is required for organized myofibril assembly in skeletal muscles of zebrafish embryos. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:554-9 pubmed publisher
..These results indicate that Hsp90alpha1 plays an important role in muscle development, likely through facilitating myosin folding and assembly into organized myofibril filaments...