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The UNSC Lost a Fin is a vessel of the UNSC Office of Naval Intelligence.
It is is named after lost-a-fin (laf), a zebrafish Alk8-/- mutant that displays antagonized ventral specification in embryonic development because of an inability to receive and transduce extracellular bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signals that control dorso-ventral axis patterning.
- ↑ Mullins et. al (1995). Genes establishing dorsoventral pattern formation in the zebrafish embryo: the ventral specifying genes. Development (123), 81-93.
- ↑ Yu et. al (2008). Dorsomorphin inhibits BMP signals required for embryogenesis and iron metabolism. Nature Chemical Biology (4): 33-41.