Parvalbumin Expression in Normal and Mutant Xenopus Embryos

  • Brian K. Kay
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 269)


Our laboratory is interested in understanding the developmental regulation of the Ca2+-binding protein, parvalbumin, in embryos. We wish to learn how the various members of the parvalbumin gene family are differentially expressed, and what the individual isoforms contribute to muscle cell structure and function. Parvalbumin is a member of the troponin C superfamily and is evolutionarily related to a number of Ca2+-binding proteins, including calmodulin, troponin C., regulatory myosin light chains, oncomodulin, intestinal vitamin D-dependent calcium-binding protein, and Spec 1 protein (Goodman et al., 1979; Kretsinger, 1980; MacManus et al., 1983; Hardin et al., 1985).


Xenopus Laevis Regulatory Myosin Light Chain Myotomal Muscle Behavioral Mutant Embryonic Muscle Cell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian K. Kay
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

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