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Title: The Role of Evc in Chondrocytes and osteoblasts of the Developing bone.
Author: Wilson, Amy Jane
Awarding Body: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 2008
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Ellis-van Creveld (EvC) syndrome is an autosomal recessive skeletal dysplasia characterised by shortening of long bones and polydactyly. Professor Goodship's research group had previously identified the cause of EvC as mutations in two novel genes called EVC and EVCI. They developed an Evc knockout mouse which exhibits an EvC-like phenotype. Evc localizes at the base of fibroblast primary cilia which are essential for hedgehog signalling. Hedgehog pathway defects can cause similar abnormalities to those seen in EvC.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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