Germ cell specification in mice

Katsuhiko Hayashi, Susana M.Chuva De Sousa Lopes, M. Azim Surani

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Abstract

Specification of germ cells in mice occurs relatively late in embryonic development. It is initiated by signals that induce expression of Blimp1, a key regulator of the germ cell, in a few epiblast cells of early postimplantation embryos. Blimp1 represses the incipient somatic program in these cells and promotes progression toward the germ cell fate. Blimp1 may also have a role in the maintenance of early germ cell characteristics by ensuring their escape from the somatic fate as well as possible reversion to pluripotent stem cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-396
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume316
Issue number5823
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 20 2007

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Germ Cells
Germ Layers
Pluripotent Stem Cells
Embryonic Development
Embryonic Structures
Maintenance

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Hayashi, K., Lopes, S. M. C. D. S., & Surani, M. A. (2007). Germ cell specification in mice. Science, 316(5823), 394-396. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1137545

Germ cell specification in mice. / Hayashi, Katsuhiko; Lopes, Susana M.Chuva De Sousa; Surani, M. Azim.

In: Science, Vol. 316, No. 5823, 20.04.2007, p. 394-396.

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Hayashi, K, Lopes, SMCDS & Surani, MA 2007, 'Germ cell specification in mice', Science, vol. 316, no. 5823, pp. 394-396. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1137545
Hayashi K, Lopes SMCDS, Surani MA. Germ cell specification in mice. Science. 2007 Apr 20;316(5823):394-396. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1137545
Hayashi, Katsuhiko ; Lopes, Susana M.Chuva De Sousa ; Surani, M. Azim. / Germ cell specification in mice. In: Science. 2007 ; Vol. 316, No. 5823. pp. 394-396.
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