Coordinated Development of β-Glucuronidase and β-Galactosidase in Mouse Organs

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Science  08 Sep 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4052, pp. 894-896
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4052.894


Changing concentrations of β-glucuronidase and β-galactosidase are coordinated during the development of mouse liver, heart, and brain. Although coordinate, the developmental patterns for the two enzymes are under independent control by genetic elements apparently linked to the respective structural genes.