Title

Mutations in snail family genes enhance craniosynostosis of Twist1 haplo-insufficient mice: implications for Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Keywords

Cranial-Sutures, Craniosynostoses, Drosophila, Evolution-Molecular, Genotype, Heterozygote, Humans, Mice-Transgenic, Mutation, Nuclear-Proteins, Phenotype, Polydactyly, Transcription-Factors, Twist-Transcription-Factor

JAX Source

Genetics 2005 Jun; 170(2):971-4.

Abstract

In Drosophila, mutations in the Twist gene interact with mutations in the Snail gene. We show that the mouse Twist1 mutation interacts with Snai1 and Snai2 mutations to enhance aberrant cranial suture fusion, demonstrating that genetic interactions between genes of the Twist and Snail families have been conserved during evolution.