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Research Article

Gene Duplication of the Zebrafish kit ligand and Partitioning of Melanocyte Development Functions to kit ligand a

  • Keith A Hultman,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Nathan Bahary,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Leonard I Zon,

    Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Stephen L Johnson mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: sjohnson@genetics.wustl.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Published: January 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030017

About the Authors

Keith A Hultman, Stephen L Johnson
Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Nathan Bahary
Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Leonard I Zon
Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Leonard I Zon
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: sjohnson@genetics.wustl.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

KAH and SLJ conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper. KAH performed the experiments. NB, LIZ, and SLJ contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools.