ECB-ART-31633Cell Differ Dev 1990 Jul 01;311:67-75. doi: 10.1016/0922-3371(90)90091-a.
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Immunological evidence for the presence in sea urchin embryos of a cell adhesion protein similar to mouse uvomorulin (E-cadherin).
A tryptic fragment (88 kDa), obtained from external digestion of sea urchin embryos carried out in the presence of calcium, shows immunological cross-reactivity with polyclonal and monoclonal antibodies (DECMA-1) against mouse teratocarcinoma uvomorulin. Fab fragments obtained from anti-mouse terato-carcinoma uvomorulin mono- and polyclonal antibodies, and from polyclonal antibodies against the partially purified 88-kDa tryptic fragment, decompact early sea urchin embryos and block reaggregation of dissociated sea urchin blastula cells. These data indicate the presence of an uvomorulin-like protein in sea urchin embryos and suggest an important role for this protein in embryonic development.
PubMed ID: 2224574
Article link: Cell Differ Dev
Genes referenced: LOC100887844 LOC100891456 LOC115919910 LOC594236