Jun
02

AP Axis Neural Plasticity-1

I came back to campus a week early so I could get a head start on my project. Currently, I’ve been trying to clone a list of candidate genes from total Xenopus laevis cDNA that are differentially expressed between sham and rotated transplants (refer to my intro post for more detail. I will then synthesize…
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Apr
10

Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Plasticity Following Anterior-Posterior (AP) Axis Rotation in the Central Nervous System of African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis

Abstract: Our preliminary research has discovered that at early (gastrula) stages of development, Xenopus laevis embryos are able to recover from a near complete rotation of their anterior-posterior axis; by late gastrula stages this ability is largely lost. RNA-Seq analysis of RNA extracted from embryos with rotated tissues generated a list of differentially expressed candidate…
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