Vol. 42 No. 1 (1998) pp.1-106

January 1998

Cover legend

Expression of the lefty gene (purple staining) in the visceral endoderm and the mesoderm of early gastrulating mouse em bryos (upper row) and its ectopic induction in the visceral endoderm layer upon treatment with retinoic acid (lower row). For details see "Stra3/lefty, a retinoic acid-induc ible novel member of the transforming growth factor-b superfamily" by M. Oulad-Abdelghani et al. in this issue.


Ca2+ oscillations in the activation of the egg and development of the embryo in mammals.
K T Jones
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 1-10
Embryological and genetic aspects of middle ear development.
M Mallo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 11-22

Original articles

Stra3/lefty, a retinoic acid-inducible novel member of the transforming growth factor-beta superfamily.
M Oulad-Abdelghani, C Chazaud, P Bouillet, M G Mattei, P Dollé and P Chambon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 23-32
The expression of MDP-1, a component of Drosophila embryonic basement membranes, is modulated by apoptotic cell death.
M Hortsch, A Olson, S Fishman, S N Soneral, Y Marikar, R Dong and J R Jacobs
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 33-42
Differential expression of nucleoside diphosphate kinases (NDPK/NM23) during Xenopus early development.
T Ouatas, M Sélo, Z Sadji, J Hourdry, H Denis and A Mazabraud
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 43-52
The bifunctional protein DCoH/PCD, a transcription factor with a cytoplasmic enzymatic activity, is a maternal factor in the rat egg and expressed tissue specifically during embryogenesis.
E P Strandmann, S Senkel and G U Ryffel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 53-59
Expression pattern of the rat Lim-1 homeobox gene suggests a dual role during kidney development.
A A Karavanov, I Karavanova, A Perantoni and I B Dawid
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 61-66
Involvement of NF-kappaB associated proteins in FGF-mediated mesoderm induction.
C W Beck, D J Sutherland and H R Woodland
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 67-77
Morphological evidence for a morphogenetic field in gastropod mollusc eggs.
S E Tyler, R D Butler and S J Kimber
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 79-85

Technical article

A mouse mandibular culture model permits the study of neural crest cell migration and tooth development.
Y Chai, P Bringas, C Shuler, E Devaney, R Grosschedl and H C Slavkin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 87-94

Short contributions

High proliferation rate characterizes the site of axis formation in the avian blastula-stage embryo.
N Zahavi, V Reich and O Khaner
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 95-98
Stage-dependent skeletal malformations induced by valproic acid in rat.
E Menegola, M L Broccia, M Prati and E Giavini
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 99-102
Soluble and membrane-bound pyroglutamyl-peptidase I activity in the developing cerebellum and brain cortex.
J M de Gandarias, J Irazusta, M Silio, J Gil, N Saitua and L Casis
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1998) 42: 103-106

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