Gene Symbol: Sox9
Description: SRY (sex determining region Y)-box 9
Alias: 2010306G03Rik, AV220920, mKIAA4243, transcription factor SOX-9, SRY-box containing gene 9
Species: mouse
Products:     Sox9

Top Publications

  1. Horn S, Kobberup S, Jørgensen M, Kalisz M, Klein T, Kageyama R, et al. Mind bomb 1 is required for pancreatic ?-cell formation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012;109:7356-61 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results reveal iterative use of Notch in pancreatic development to ensure correct P-D patterning and adequate ?-cell formation. ..
  2. Fujimoto Y, Tanaka S, Yamaguchi Y, Kobayashi H, Kuroki S, Tachibana M, et al. Homeoproteins Six1 and Six4 regulate male sex determination and mouse gonadal development. Dev Cell. 2013;26:416-30 pubmed publisher
    ..The regulation of Fog2 induces Sry expression in male sex determination, and the regulation of Nr5a1 in gonadal precursor formation determines gonadal size. ..
  3. Wang G, Lunardi A, Zhang J, Chen Z, Ala U, Webster K, et al. Zbtb7a suppresses prostate cancer through repression of a Sox9-dependent pathway for cellular senescence bypass and tumor invasion. Nat Genet. 2013;45:739-746 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that ZBTB7A physically interacts with SOX9 and functionally antagonizes its transcriptional activity on key target genes such as MIA, which is involved in ..
  4. Kadaja M, Keyes B, Lin M, Pasolli H, Genander M, Polak L, et al. SOX9: a stem cell transcriptional regulator of secreted niche signaling factors. Genes Dev. 2014;28:328-41 pubmed publisher
    ..HF-SC formation occurs during HF development and requires transcription factor SOX9. Whether and how SOX9 functions in HF-SC maintenance remain unknown...
  5. Hoffmann S, Hos D, Küspert M, Lang R, Lovell Badge R, Wegner M, et al. Stem cell factor Sox2 and its close relative Sox3 have differentiation functions in oligodendrocytes. Development. 2014;141:39-50 pubmed publisher
    ..This study presents one of the few cases in which SoxB1 proteins, including the stem cell factor Sox2, are associated with differentiation rather than precursor functions. ..
  6. Martini S, Bernoth K, Main H, Ortega G, Lendahl U, Just U, et al. A critical role for Sox9 in notch-induced astrogliogenesis and stem cell maintenance. Stem Cells. 2013;31:741-51 pubmed publisher
    ..Transient or continuous activation of Notch1 during neuroectodermal differentiation led to upregulation of Sox9 expression...
  7. Murdoch B, DelConte C, García Castro M. Pax7 lineage contributions to the mammalian neural crest. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e41089 pubmed publisher
    ..They shed light regarding the regionally distinct phenotypes observed in Pax3 and Pax7 mutants, and provide a unique perspective into the potential roles of Pax7 during disease and development. ..
  8. Warr N, Carré G, Siggers P, Faleato J, Brixey R, Pope M, et al. Gadd45? and Map3k4 interactions regulate mouse testis determination via p38 MAPK-mediated control of Sry expression. Dev Cell. 2012;23:1020-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Taken together, our data suggest a requirement for GADD45? in promoting MAP3K4-mediated activation of p38 MAPK signaling in embryonic gonadal somatic cells for testis determination in the mouse. ..
  9. Fantauzzo K, Kurban M, Levy B, Christiano A. Trps1 and its target gene Sox9 regulate epithelial proliferation in the developing hair follicle and are associated with hypertrichosis. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1003002 pubmed publisher
    ..We found that Trps1 directly represses expression of the hair follicle stem cell regulator Sox9 to control proliferation of the follicle epithelium...

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  1. Kang P, Lee H, Glasgow S, Finley M, Donti T, Gaber Z, et al. Sox9 and NFIA coordinate a transcriptional regulatory cascade during the initiation of gliogenesis. Neuron. 2012;74:79-94 pubmed publisher
    ..a crucial role in the onset of gliogenesis; we found that its induction is regulated by the transcription factor Sox9 and that this relationship mediates the initiation of gliogenesis...
  2. Kopp J, von Figura G, Mayes E, Liu F, Dubois C, Morris J, et al. Identification of Sox9-dependent acinar-to-ductal reprogramming as the principal mechanism for initiation of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Cancer Cell. 2012;22:737-50 pubmed publisher
    ..We show that formation of acinar-derived premalignant lesions depends on ectopic induction of the ductal gene Sox9. Moreover, when concomitantly expressed with oncogenic Kras, Sox9 accelerates formation of premalignant lesions...
  3. Turcatel G, Rubin N, Menke D, Martin G, Shi W, Warburton D. Lung mesenchymal expression of Sox9 plays a critical role in tracheal development. BMC Biol. 2013;11:117 pubmed publisher crosstalk between mesenchyme and epithelia, which results in activation of transcriptional factors, such as Sox9, in a temporospatial manner. Sox9 is expressed in both distal lung epithelium and proximal lung mesenchyme...
  4. Dennis J, Kurosaka H, Iulianella A, Pace J, Thomas N, Beckham S, et al. Mutations in Hedgehog acyltransferase (Hhat) perturb Hedgehog signaling, resulting in severe acrania-holoprosencephaly-agnathia craniofacial defects. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002927 pubmed publisher
    ..Future genetic studies should include HHAT as a potential candidate in the etiology and pathogenesis of HPE and its associated disorders. ..
  5. Swinehart I, Schlientz A, Quintanilla C, Mortlock D, Wellik D. Hox11 genes are required for regional patterning and integration of muscle, tendon and bone. Development. 2013;140:4574-82 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, Hox genes are not simply regulators of skeletal morphology as previously thought, but are key factors that regulate regional patterning and integration of the musculoskeletal system. ..
  6. Shaham O, Gueta K, Mor E, Oren Giladi P, Grinberg D, Xie Q, et al. Pax6 regulates gene expression in the vertebrate lens through miR-204. PLoS Genet. 2013;9:e1003357 pubmed publisher
    ..Collectively, this study identifies a novel evolutionarily conserved mechanism by which Pax6 controls the down-regulation of multiple genes through direct up-regulation of miR-204. ..
  7. Bondow B, Faber M, Wojta K, Walker E, Battle M. E-cadherin is required for intestinal morphogenesis in the mouse. Dev Biol. 2012;371:1-12 pubmed publisher
    ..In summary, our data demonstrate that E-cadherin is essential for intestinal epithelial morphogenesis and homeostasis during embryonic development. ..
  8. Mead T, Wang Q, Bhattaram P, Dy P, Afelik S, Jensen J, et al. A far-upstream (-70 kb) enhancer mediates Sox9 auto-regulation in somatic tissues during development and adult regeneration. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013;41:4459-69 pubmed publisher
    b>SOX9 encodes a transcription factor that presides over the specification and differentiation of numerous progenitor and differentiated cell types, and although SOX9 haploinsufficiency and overexpression cause severe diseases in humans, ..
  9. Kuroki S, Matoba S, Akiyoshi M, Matsumura Y, Miyachi H, Mise N, et al. Epigenetic regulation of mouse sex determination by the histone demethylase Jmjd1a. Science. 2013;341:1106-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Jmjd1a directly and positively controls Sry expression by regulating H3K9me2 marks. These studies reveal a pivotal role of histone demethylation in mammalian sex determination. ..
  10. Volckaert T, Campbell A, Dill E, Li C, Minoo P, De Langhe S. Localized Fgf10 expression is not required for lung branching morphogenesis but prevents differentiation of epithelial progenitors. Development. 2013;140:3731-42 pubmed publisher
    ..Interestingly, our data presented here show that once epithelial cells are committed to the Sox2-positive airway epithelial cell fate, Fgf10 prevents ciliated cell differentiation and promotes basal cell differentiation. ..
  11. Wang Y, Zheng Y, Chen D, Chen Y. Enhanced BMP signaling prevents degeneration and leads to endochondral ossification of Meckel's cartilage in mice. Dev Biol. 2013;381:301-11 pubmed publisher
  12. Ding M, Lu Y, Abbassi S, Li F, Li X, Song Y, et al. Targeting Runx2 expression in hypertrophic chondrocytes impairs endochondral ossification during early skeletal development. J Cell Physiol. 2012;227:3446-56 pubmed publisher
    ..Indeed, we detected increased level of anti-apoptotic genes B-cell leukemia/lymphoma 2, Osteopontin, and Sox9 in transgenic mice by real-time RT-PCR...
  13. Arora R, Metzger R, Papaioannou V. Multiple roles and interactions of Tbx4 and Tbx5 in development of the respiratory system. PLoS Genet. 2012;8:e1002866 pubmed publisher
    ..These pups have small lungs and show severe disruptions in tracheal/bronchial cartilage rings. Sox9, a master regulator of cartilage formation, is expressed in the trachea; but mesenchymal cells fail to condense and ..
  14. Kawaguchi Y. Sox9 and programming of liver and pancreatic progenitors. J Clin Invest. 2013;123:1881-6 pubmed publisher
    ..biology have greatly expanded our understanding of progenitor cell programming and the fundamental roles that Sox9 plays in liver and pancreas organogenesis...
  15. Cai X, Zhang W, Hu J, Zhang L, Sultana N, Wu B, et al. Tbx20 acts upstream of Wnt signaling to regulate endocardial cushion formation and valve remodeling during mouse cardiogenesis. Development. 2013;140:3176-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study suggests a model in which Tbx20 regulates the Wnt pathway to direct endocardial cushion maturation and valve elongation, and provides new insights into the etiology of valve defects in humans. ..
  16. Leung V, Gao B, Leung K, Melhado I, Wynn S, Au T, et al. SOX9 governs differentiation stage-specific gene expression in growth plate chondrocytes via direct concomitant transactivation and repression. PLoS Genet. 2011;7:e1002356 pubmed publisher
    Cartilage and endochondral bone development require SOX9 activity to regulate chondrogenesis, chondrocyte proliferation, and transition to a non-mitotic hypertrophic state...
  17. Katoh Fukui Y, Miyabayashi K, Komatsu T, Owaki A, Baba T, Shima Y, et al. Cbx2, a polycomb group gene, is required for Sry gene expression in mice. Endocrinology. 2012;153:913-24 pubmed publisher
    ..the present study, we used microarray, RT-PCR, and immunohistochemical analyses to show that the expression of Sry, Sox9, Lhx9, Ad4BP/SF-1, Dax-1, Gata4, Arx, and Dmrt1, genes encoding transcription factors essential for gonadal ..
  18. Thompson H, Ohazama A, Sharpe P, Tucker A. The origin of the stapes and relationship to the otic capsule and oval window. Dev Dyn. 2012;241:1396-404 pubmed publisher
    ..There are several developmental problems associated with this ossicle and the oval window, which cause hearing loss. The developmental origin of these tissues has not been fully elucidated...
  19. Prevot P, Simion A, Grimont A, Colletti M, Khalaileh A, Van den Steen G, et al. Role of the ductal transcription factors HNF6 and Sox9 in pancreatic acinar-to-ductal metaplasia. Gut. 2012;61:1723-32 pubmed publisher
    ..In this study, the role of the ductal transcription factors hepatocyte nuclear factor 6 (HNF6, also known as Onecut1) and SRY-related HMG box factor 9 (Sox9) in ADM was investigated.
  20. Martin E, Caubit X, Airik R, Vola C, Fatmi A, Kispert A, et al. TSHZ3 and SOX9 regulate the timing of smooth muscle cell differentiation in the ureter by reducing myocardin activity. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e63721 pubmed publisher
    ..In the mouse ureter, the two transcriptional regulators TSHZ3 and SOX9 are independently required for initiation of smooth muscle differentiation from uncommitted mesenchymal precursor ..
  21. Seymour P, Shih H, Patel N, Freude K, Xie R, Lim C, et al. A Sox9/Fgf feed-forward loop maintains pancreatic organ identity. Development. 2012;139:3363-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we present genetic evidence in mice that the transcription factor Sox9 forms the centerpiece of a gene regulatory network that is crucial for proper organ growth and maintenance of organ ..
  22. Jameson S, Lin Y, Capel B. Testis development requires the repression of Wnt4 by Fgf signaling. Dev Biol. 2012;370:24-32 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, the decision to adopt the male fate is based not only on whether male genes, such as Sox9, are expressed, but also on the active repression of female genes, such as Wnt4...
  23. Raft S, Andrade L, Shao D, Akiyama H, Henkemeyer M, Wu D. Ephrin-B2 governs morphogenesis of endolymphatic sac and duct epithelia in the mouse inner ear. Dev Biol. 2014;390:51-67 pubmed publisher
    ..We propose that developmental dysplasias described here are a gene dose-sensitive cause of the vestibular dysfunction observed in EphB-Efnb2 signaling-deficient mice. ..
  24. Bohnenpoll T, Bettenhausen E, Weiss A, Foik A, Trowe M, Blank P, et al. Tbx18 expression demarcates multipotent precursor populations in the developing urogenital system but is exclusively required within the ureteric mesenchymal lineage to suppress a renal stromal fate. Dev Biol. 2013;380:25-36 pubmed publisher
    ..Our study provides new insights into the molecular diversity of urogenital progenitor cells and helps to understand the specification of the ureteric mesenchymal sub-lineage...
  25. Kim E, Cho S, Shin J, Lee M, Kim K, Jung H. Ihh and Runx2/Runx3 signaling interact to coordinate early chondrogenesis: a mouse model. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e55296 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings suggested that Ihh signaling plays an important role in chondrocyte proliferation and differentiation via interactions with Runx2 and Runx3. ..
  26. Pan F, Bankaitis E, Boyer D, Xu X, Van De Casteele M, Magnuson M, et al. Spatiotemporal patterns of multipotentiality in Ptf1a-expressing cells during pancreas organogenesis and injury-induced facultative restoration. Development. 2013;140:751-64 pubmed publisher
    ..Between E11.5 and E15.5, we describe tip epithelium heterogeneity, suggesting that putative Ptf1a(+)Sox9(+)Hnf1?(+) MPCs are intermingled with Ptf1a(HI)Sox9(LO) proacinar progenitors...
  27. Lee P, Taylor Jaffe K, Nordin K, Prasad M, Lander R, LaBonne C. SUMOylated SoxE factors recruit Grg4 and function as transcriptional repressors in the neural crest. J Cell Biol. 2012;198:799-813 pubmed publisher
    ..These data demonstrate that SoxE proteins can function as transcriptional repressors in a SUMO-dependent manner. They further suggest a novel multivalent mechanism for SUMO-mediated recruitment of transcriptional coregulatory factors. ..
  28. Shung C, Ota S, Zhou Z, Keene D, Hurlin P. Disruption of a Sox9-?-catenin circuit by mutant Fgfr3 in thanatophoric dysplasia type II. Hum Mol Genet. 2012;21:4628-44 pubmed publisher
    ..block and defects in joint formation are associated with persistent expression of the chondrogenic factor Sox9 and down-regulation of ?-catenin levels and activity in growth plate chondrocytes...
  29. Chassot A, Gregoire E, Lavery R, Taketo M, de Rooij D, Adams I, et al. RSPO1/?-catenin signaling pathway regulates oogonia differentiation and entry into meiosis in the mouse fetal ovary. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e25641 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate that RSPO1/?-catenin signaling is involved in meiosis in fetal germ cells and contributes to the cellular decision of germ cells to differentiate into oocyte or sperm...
  30. Wang H, He L, Ma F, Regan M, Balk S, Richardson A, et al. SOX9 regulates low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 6 (LRP6) and T-cell factor 4 (TCF4) expression and Wnt/?-catenin activation in breast cancer. J Biol Chem. 2013;288:6478-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Our immunohistochemistry study confirmed that SOX9, one of the BL-BCa signature genes, was expressed by most BL-BCa, and its expression correlated with indicators of ..
  31. Shi Z, Chiang C, Mistretta T, Major A, Mori Akiyama Y. SOX9 directly regulates IGFBP-4 in the intestinal epithelium. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2013;305:G74-83 pubmed publisher
    b>SOX9 regulates cell lineage specification by directly regulating target genes in a discrete number of tissues, and previous reports have shown cell proliferative and suppressive roles for SOX9...
  32. Shih H, Kopp J, Sandhu M, Dubois C, Seymour P, Grapin Botton A, et al. A Notch-dependent molecular circuitry initiates pancreatic endocrine and ductal cell differentiation. Development. 2012;139:2488-99 pubmed publisher
    ..Notch signaling promotes the expression of Sox9, which cell-autonomously activates the pro-endocrine gene Ngn3...
  33. Bénazet J, Pignatti E, Nugent A, Unal E, Laurent F, Zeller R. Smad4 is required to induce digit ray primordia and to initiate the aggregation and differentiation of chondrogenic progenitors in mouse limb buds. Development. 2012;139:4250-60 pubmed publisher
    ..While this Smad4 inactivation did not alter the early Sox9 distribution, prefiguring the chondrogenic primordia of the stylopod and zeugopod, it disrupted formation of all ..
  34. Matheu A, Collado M, Wise C, Manterola L, Cekaite L, Tye A, et al. Oncogenicity of the developmental transcription factor Sox9. Cancer Res. 2012;72:1301-15 pubmed publisher
    b>SOX9 [sex-determining region Y (SRY)-box 9 protein], a high mobility group box transcription factor, plays critical roles during embryogenesis and its activity is required for development, differentiation, and lineage commitment in ..
  35. Zhu X, Zhu H, Zhang L, Huang S, Cao J, Ma G, et al. Wls-mediated Wnts differentially regulate distal limb patterning and tissue morphogenesis. Dev Biol. 2012;365:328-38 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings provide a comprehensive view of the role of Wnts in limb patterning and tissue morphogenesis...
  36. Guo W, Keckesova Z, Donaher J, Shibue T, Tischler V, Reinhardt F, et al. Slug and Sox9 cooperatively determine the mammary stem cell state. Cell. 2012;148:1015-28 pubmed publisher
    ..We have identified two TFs, Slug and Sox9, that act cooperatively to determine the mammary stem cell (MaSC) state...
  37. Henry S, Liang S, Akdemir K, de Crombrugghe B. The postnatal role of Sox9 in cartilage. J Bone Miner Res. 2012;27:2511-25 pubmed publisher
    b>Sox9 is an essential transcription factor for the differentiation of the chondrocytic lineage during embryonic development...
  38. Xuan S, Borok M, Decker K, Battle M, Duncan S, Hale M, et al. Pancreas-specific deletion of mouse Gata4 and Gata6 causes pancreatic agenesis. J Clin Invest. 2012;122:3516-28 pubmed publisher
  39. Dy P, Wang W, Bhattaram P, Wang Q, Wang L, Ballock R, et al. Sox9 directs hypertrophic maturation and blocks osteoblast differentiation of growth plate chondrocytes. Dev Cell. 2012;22:597-609 pubmed publisher
    The transcription factor Sox9 is necessary for early chondrogenesis, but its subsequent roles in the cartilage growth plate, a highly specialized structure that drives skeletal growth and endochondral ossification, remain unclear...
  40. Gierl M, Gruhn W, von Seggern A, Maltry N, Niehrs C. GADD45G functions in male sex determination by promoting p38 signaling and Sry expression. Dev Cell. 2012;23:1032-42 pubmed publisher
    ..The results suggest that a signaling cascade, involving GADD45G ? p38 MAPK ? GATA4 ? SRY, regulates male sex determination...
  41. Cairns D, Liu R, Sen M, Canner J, Schindeler A, Little D, et al. Interplay of Nkx3.2, Sox9 and Pax3 regulates chondrogenic differentiation of muscle progenitor cells. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e39642 pubmed publisher
    ..2 and Sox9 act downstream of TGFß or BMP2 to promote this cell fate transition. We found that Nkx3...
  42. Martinez P, Flores J, Blasco M. 53BP1 deficiency combined with telomere dysfunction activates ATR-dependent DNA damage response. J Cell Biol. 2012;197:283-300 pubmed publisher
    ..In intact mice, combined 53BP1/TRF1 deficiency in stratified epithelia resulted in earlier onset of DNA damage and increased CHK1 phosphorylation during embryonic development, leading to aggravation of skin phenotypes. ..
  43. Peacock J, Huk D, Ediriweera H, Lincoln J. Sox9 transcriptionally represses Spp1 to prevent matrix mineralization in maturing heart valves and chondrocytes. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e26769 pubmed publisher
    b>Sox9 is an SRY-related transcription factor required for expression of cartilaginous genes in the developing skeletal system and heart valve structures...
  44. Tang H, Brennan J, Karl J, Hamada Y, Raetzman L, Capel B. Notch signaling maintains Leydig progenitor cells in the mouse testis. Development. 2008;135:3745-53 pubmed publisher
  45. Yi S, Daluiski A, Pederson R, Rosen V, Lyons K. The type I BMP receptor BMPRIB is required for chondrogenesis in the mouse limb. Development. 2000;127:621-30 pubmed
    ..Therefore, rather than having a unique role, BMPRIB has broadly overlapping functions with other BMP receptors during skeletal development. ..
  46. Gasca S, Canizares J, de Santa Barbara P, Mejean C, Poulat F, Berta P, et al. A nuclear export signal within the high mobility group domain regulates the nucleocytoplasmic translocation of SOX9 during sexual determination. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002;99:11199-204 pubmed
    ..One of the earliest effect of Sry expression is to induce up-regulation of Sox9 gene expression in the developing gonad...
  47. Qian J, Jiang Z, Li M, Heaphy P, Liu Y, Shackleford G. Mouse Wnt9b transforming activity, tissue-specific expression, and evolution. Genomics. 2003;81:34-46 pubmed
    ..Overexpression of Wnt9b in C57MG mammary epithelial cells caused small transformed foci in cell monolayers and a moderate morphological transformation in pooled colonies compared with Wnt1. ..
  48. Wright E, Hargrave M, Christiansen J, Cooper L, Kun J, Evans T, et al. The Sry-related gene Sox9 is expressed during chondrogenesis in mouse embryos. Nat Genet. 1995;9:15-20 pubmed
    Mutations in the human SRY-related gene, SOX9, located on chromosome 17, have recently been associated with the sex reversal and skeletal dysmorphology syndrome, campomelic dysplasia...
  49. Nel Themaat L, Vadakkan T, Wang Y, Dickinson M, Akiyama H, Behringer R. Morphometric analysis of testis cord formation in Sox9-EGFP mice. Dev Dyn. 2009;238:1100-10 pubmed publisher
    b>Sox9-EGFP knockin mice were generated to label Sertoli cells and visualize testis cord formation during development. Confocal microscopy and morphometric analysis of developing cords were performed...
  50. Abler L, Mansour S, Sun X. Conditional gene inactivation reveals roles for Fgf10 and Fgfr2 in establishing a normal pattern of epithelial branching in the mouse lung. Dev Dyn. 2009;238:1999-2013 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that both Fgf10 and Fgfr2 are required for a normal branching program and for proper proximal-distal patterning of the lung. ..
  51. Yang T, Mendoza Londono R, Lu H, Tao J, Li K, Keller B, et al. E-selectin ligand-1 regulates growth plate homeostasis in mice by inhibiting the intracellular processing and secretion of mature TGF-beta. J Clin Invest. 2010;120:2474-85 pubmed publisher
    ..This study identifies what we believe to be a novel intracellular mechanism for regulating TGF-beta during skeletal development and homeostasis. ..
  52. Han Y, Lefebvre V. L-Sox5 and Sox6 drive expression of the aggrecan gene in cartilage by securing binding of Sox9 to a far-upstream enhancer. Mol Cell Biol. 2008;28:4999-5013 pubmed publisher
    The Sry-related high-mobility-group box transcription factor Sox9 recruits the redundant L-Sox5 and Sox6 proteins to effect chondrogenesis, but the mode of action of the trio remains unclear...
  53. Lefebvre V, Li P, de Crombrugghe B. A new long form of Sox5 (L-Sox5), Sox6 and Sox9 are coexpressed in chondrogenesis and cooperatively activate the type II collagen gene. EMBO J. 1998;17:5718-33 pubmed
    Transcripts for a new form of Sox5, called L-Sox5, and Sox6 are coexpressed with Sox9 in all chondrogenic sites of mouse embryos...
  54. Chassot A, Ranc F, Gregoire E, Roepers Gajadien H, Taketo M, Camerino G, et al. Activation of beta-catenin signaling by Rspo1 controls differentiation of the mammalian ovary. Hum Mol Genet. 2008;17:1264-77 pubmed publisher
    The sex of an individual is determined by the fate of the gonad. While the expression of Sry and Sox9 is sufficient to induce male development, we here show that female differentiation requires activation of the canonical beta-catenin ..
  55. Kay J, Voinescu P, Chu M, Sanes J. Neurod6 expression defines new retinal amacrine cell subtypes and regulates their fate. Nat Neurosci. 2011;14:965-72 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results support the view that cell fate decisions made in progenitors and their progeny act together to diversify ACs. ..
  56. Moniot B, Declosmenil F, Barrionuevo F, Scherer G, Aritake K, Malki S, et al. The PGD2 pathway, independently of FGF9, amplifies SOX9 activity in Sertoli cells during male sexual differentiation. Development. 2009;136:1813-21 pubmed publisher
    Activation by the Y-encoded testis determining factor SRY and maintenance of expression of the Sox9 gene encoding the central transcription factor of Sertoli cell differentiation are key events in the mammalian sexual differentiation ..
  57. Ikeda T, Saito T, Ushita M, Yano F, Kan A, Itaka K, et al. Identification and characterization of the human SOX6 promoter. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2007;357:383-90 pubmed
    ..Tandem repeats of A-box had a strong transcriptional activity both at the basal level and in response to Sox9. Cells carrying the 4xA-box-DsRed2 reporter fluoresced only upon chondrogenic differentiation...
  58. Sun X, Mariani F, Martin G. Functions of FGF signalling from the apical ectodermal ridge in limb development. Nature. 2002;418:501-8 pubmed
    ..In the complete absence of both FGF4 and FGF8 activities, limb development fails. We present a model to explain how the mutant phenotypes arise from FGF-mediated effects on limb bud size and cell survival. ..
  59. Brennan J, Tilmann C, Capel B. Pdgfr-alpha mediates testis cord organization and fetal Leydig cell development in the XY gonad. Genes Dev. 2003;17:800-10 pubmed
    ..This work identifies PDGF signaling through the alpha receptor as an important event downstream of Sry in testis organogenesis and Leydig cell differentiation. ..
  60. Liu C, Bingham N, Parker K, Yao H. Sex-specific roles of beta-catenin in mouse gonadal development. Hum Mol Genet. 2009;18:405-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results demonstrate that beta-catenin is responsible for transducing sex-specific signals in the SF1-positive somatic cell population during mouse gonadal development. ..
  61. Hattori T, Müller C, Gebhard S, Bauer E, Pausch F, Schlund B, et al. SOX9 is a major negative regulator of cartilage vascularization, bone marrow formation and endochondral ossification. Development. 2010;137:901-11 pubmed publisher
    b>SOX9 is a transcription factor of the SRY family that regulates sex determination, cartilage development and numerous other developmental events...
  62. Kashimada K, Koopman P. Sry: the master switch in mammalian sex determination. Development. 2010;137:3921-30 pubmed publisher
    ..Recent studies in mice reveal that the major role of SRY is to achieve sufficient expression of the related gene Sox9, in order to induce Sertoli cell differentiation, which in turn drives testis formation...
  63. Vidal V, Chaboissier M, de Rooij D, Schedl A. Sox9 induces testis development in XX transgenic mice. Nat Genet. 2001;28:216-7 pubmed
    Mutations in SOX9 are associated with male-to-female sex reversal in humans. To analyze Sox9 function during sex determination, we ectopically expressed this gene in XX gonads...