Mesp1 (mesoderm posterior 1) is a basic helix-loop-helix-type transcription factor, which along with its related proteins, has an essential role in both segmentation and rostro-caudal patterning of somites in the anterior pre-somitic mesoderm. Mesp1 is expressed in many of the precursors of the cardiovascular system and is known to play a role in the process of cardiac morphogenesis.
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Protein Aliases: Mesoderm posterior protein 1; Mesp1
Gene Aliases: bHLHc5; Mesp1
UniProt ID: (Mouse) P97309
Entrez Gene ID: (Mouse) 17292