Cell cycle distribution and H3K27 trimethylation and H3K9 dimethylation in porcine PGC. Reprogramming of histone modifications H3K27me3 and H3K9me2 was investigated by immunohistochemistry in paraffin sections of porcine E15 (n = 1, Figure 5A-D, M-P), E17 (n = 1, Figure 5E-H, Q-T) and E21 (n = 1, Figure 5I-L, U-X) embryos. Micrographs show the histone modifications in green (Figure 5A, E, I, M, Q, U). PGC are identified by OCT4 expression in red and counterstained with Hoechst for DNA stain in blue. Arrowheads mark PGC. Figure 5Y shows the cell cycle distribution after FACS analysis of PGC during development (n = 13-24 for each stage). Arrowheads denote the G1 and G2 peaks. Scale bars = 10 μm.
Hyldig et al. BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:11 doi:10.1186/1471-213X-11-11