Indian hedgehog

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Indian hedgehog

Order : Insectivora
Family : Erinaceidae
Subfamily : Erinaceinae
Species : Hemiechinus micropus

 

Keywords: hibernate

The Indian hedgehog is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Indian hedgehog
A young / baby of a Indian hedgehog is called a 'hoglet'. The females are called 'sow' and males 'boar'. A Indian hedgehog group is called a 'array'.
Countries
India and Pakistan

Facts about the Indian hedgehog

Thus, Indian Hedgehog is a major coordinator of skeletal growth and morphogenesis, and it acts in several ways. (Full text)

KeywordsWNT signaling Note Indian Hedgehog is an antagonist of Wnt signaling in colonic epithelial cell differentiation (PMID:14770182)Date: Jun 8 2004 Informations extracted from OMIM

Indian hedgehog is expressed in growing cartilage, where it plays a role in cartilage development.

Indian Hedgehog is especially important in the formation of the cardiovascular system and the creation of blood vessels and blood cells. (Full text)

R Indian hedgehog is an essential component of mechanotransduction complex to stimulate chondrocyte proliferation.

It has been demonstrated that Indian hedgehog is necessary for endochondral bone development, coordinating chondrocyte proliferation, chondrocyte differentiation and osteoblast differentiation through detailed studies on Ihh-null single and compound mutants engineered by sophisticated genetics techniques[27, 34-36]. (Full text)

: Indian hedgehog is an antagonist of Wnt signaling in colonic epithelial cell differentiation.

Indian hedgehog is expressed in the limbs, directing the development of bone and cartilege, while Desert hedgehog drives the development of male sperm.

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