Articles by Carol Zygar Plautz in JoVE
Functional Cloning Using a Xenopus Oocyte Expression System Carol Zygar Plautz1, Hannah C. Williams1, Robert M. Grainger2 1Department of Biology, Shepherd University, 2Department of Biology, University of Virginia We describe a Xenopus oocyte and animal cap system for the expression cloning of genes capable of inducing a response in competent ectoderm, and discuss techniques for the subsequent analysis of such genes. This system is useful in the functional identification of a wide range of gene products.
Other articles by Carol Zygar Plautz on PubMed
Early Stages of Induction of Anterior Head Ectodermal Properties in Xenopus Embryos Are Mediated by Transcriptional Cofactor Ldb1 Developmental Dynamics : an Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists. Dec, 2014 | Pubmed ID: 25258326 Specific molecules involved in early inductive signaling from anterior neural tissue to the placodal ectoderm to establish a lens-forming bias, as well as their regulatory factors, remain largely unknown. In this study, we sought to identify and characterize these molecules.