neurog3 is not expressed in the pancreas and null neurog3 mutant embryos do not display any apparent endocrine defects. (A-B) Whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH) showing expression of neurog3 in the hypothalamus at 30 hpf (A) and in scattered cells of the gut (dotted lines) at 72 hpf (B). (C) WISH showing that the number of cells expressing insulin, somatostatin, ghrelin and glucagon is not changed in the neurog3 sa211 mutants compared to the wt siblings. All views are ventral with the anterior part to the left. Scale bars : 50 µm hpf, hours post fertilization; wt, wild type.
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