NeuroD1 localizes to the presumptive ganglia and gut of the sea urchin larvae
Konrad, Kalin D.
Song, Jia L.
NeuroD1 is a transcription factor (TF) that plays a dual role in vertebrate neurogenesis and glucose homeostasis in the pancreas. We identified a NeuroD1 antibody developed against human that cross-reacts with the sea urchin NeuroD1. NeuroD1 protein localizes to the presumptive ganglia and neurofilament structures in the ciliary band of the sea urchin larvae. In addition, we also observed NeuroD1 in the perinuclear region in the sea urchin gut which is analogous to the mammalian pancreas. These results suggest that NeuroD1 may play an evolutionarily conserved role in the invertebrate sea urchin.
This article was originally published in microPublication Biology. The version of record is available at: https://doi.org/10.17912/micropub.biology.000682
Konrad, KD; Song, JL (2022). NeuroD1 localizes to the presumptive ganglia and gut of the sea urchin larvae. microPublication Biology. 10.17912/micropub.biology.000682.