Temporal and spatial expression of two isoforms of the Dutt1/Robo1 gene in mouse development.
Clark K., Hammond E., Rabbitts P.
The mammalian homologue of the Drosophila axonal guidance receptor roundabout is expressed in a wide range of tissues. Here we show that alternative splicing of the Dutt1/Robo1 gene results in two mRNA transcripts with different signal peptides, which are differentially expressed throughout mouse embryogenesis. Since mice with a targeted deletion in the Dutt1/Robo1 gene have abnormal lung pathology, immunohistochemistry was used to identify the cellular expression pattern of Dutt1/Robo1 during lung development. Dutt1/Robo1 expression was widespread and diffuse in the lung at embryonic day 17.5 but became increasingly localised to the bronchial epithelium in newborn and adult mice.