Dr. Robert Heuckeroth and his team and Washington University recently published more results on the link between maternal Vitamin A Deficiency and Hirschsprung Disease. It underscores the importance of maternal vitamin A nutrition for preventing the diease penetrance and expressitivity:
Ming Fu, Yoshiharu Sato, Ariel Lyons-Warren, Bin Zhang, Maureen A. Kane, Joseph L. Napoli and Robert O. Heuckeroth. Vitamin A facilitates enteric nervous system precursor migration by reducing Pten accumulation. Development 137, 631-640 (2010) doi:10.1242/dev.040550.
By the way, the lab has been an ongoing consumer of our Ret Antibody and referenced use of this antibody in the publication.
Image: E12.5 mouse mid-gut slices were cultured to allow crest-derived cells to migrate onto the dish in response to GDNF. Cultures were maintained for 16 hours without added retinoic acid.
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