Gene Symbol: fgf8/17/18
Description: fibroblast growth factor 8/17/18
Alias: Fgf18, fibroblast growth factor 8/17/18, Ci-Fgf8/17/18
Species: sea vase

Top Publications

  1. Stolfi A, Wagner E, Taliaferro J, Chou S, Levine M. Neural tube patterning by Ephrin, FGF and Notch signaling relays. Development. 2011;138:5429-39 pubmed publisher
    ..This MG regulatory network provides a foundation for elucidating the genetic and cellular basis of a model chordate central pattern generator...
  2. Racioppi C, Kamal A, Razy Krajka F, Gambardella G, Zanetti L, di Bernardo D, et al. Fibroblast growth factor signalling controls nervous system patterning and pigment cell formation in Ciona intestinalis. Nat Commun. 2014;5:4830 pubmed publisher
    ..We identify FGF-dependent and pigment cell-specific factors, including the small GTPase, Rab32/38 and demonstrated its requirement for the pigmentation of larval sensory organs. ..
  3. Satou Y, Imai K, Satoh N. Fgf genes in the basal chordate Ciona intestinalis. Dev Genes Evol. 2002;212:432-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The identification of these six FGF genes in the basal chordate gave us an insight into the diversification of specific subfamilies of vertebrate FGFs...
  4. Imai K, Satoh N, Satou Y. Region specific gene expressions in the central nervous system of the ascidian embryo. Mech Dev. 2002;119 Suppl 1:S275-7 pubmed
    ..In addition, the putative forebrain and midbrain expressed Ci-FgfL and Ci-Fgf9/16/20, respectively. Therefore, the regionalization of the ascidian larval central nervous system was also marked by the expression of Fgf genes...
  5. Yasuo H, Hudson C. FGF8/17/18 functions together with FGF9/16/20 during formation of the notochord in Ciona embryos. Dev Biol. 2007;302:92-103 pubmed publisher
    ..These results together with others' show that the formation of a large part of the mesoderm cell types in ascidian larvae is dependent on signalling events involving FGF ligands...