Vol. 43 No. 1 (1999) pp.1-94

January 1999

Cover legend

F-actin envelopes surrounding late prophase nuclei in an 8-cell-stage embryo of the polychaete Ophryotrocha puerilis. Triple staining of F-actin (red), b -tubulin (green) and DNA (blue) with specific fluorescence labeling (TRITC-phalloidin, DTAF-immunofluorescence and DAPI). Upper row: upper focus plane; lower row: lower focus plane. The animal pole is located at 12 o'clock. Some blastomeres exhibit F-actin envelopes around their prophase nuclei that have not yet been detected in animal embryos. For details see "Characterization of novel F-actin envelopes around their prophase nuclei that have not yet been detected in animal embryos. For details see "Characterization of novel F-actin envelopes surrounding nuclei during cleavage of a polychaete worm" by S. Jaco bsohn in this issue.

Essay in development

Peptide growth factors in amphibian embryogenesis: intersection of modern molecular approaches with traditional inductive interaction paradigms.
M Asashima, C Yokota, S Takahashi, C L Lau and G M Malacinski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 1-10

Review

Cytoskeletal mechanisms of ooplasmic segregation in annelid eggs.
T Shimizu
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 11-18

Original article

Characterization of novel F-actin envelopes surrounding nuclei during cleavage of a polychaete worm.
S Jacobsohn
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 19-26
Murine tongue muscle displays a distinct developmental profile of MRF and contractile gene expression.
K R Dalrymple, T I Prigozy, M Mayo, L Kedes and C F Shuler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 27-37
Spatiotemporal pattern of the mouse chondromodulin-I gene expression and its regulatory role in vascular invasion into cartilage during endochondral bone formation.
C Shukunami, K Iyama, H Inoue and Y Hiraki
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 39-49
The protein phosphatase inhibitor cantharidin induces head and foot formation in buds of Cassiopea andromeda (Rhizostomae, Scyphozoa).
N E Kehls, K Herrmann and S Berking
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 51-57
Expression of N-cadherin, N-CAM, fibronectin and tenascin is stimulated by TGF-beta1, beta2, beta3 and beta5 during the formation of precartilage condensations.
J Chimal-Monroy and L Díaz de León
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 59-67
Pgk1 and Hprt gene activity in the peri-implantation mouse embryo is influenced by the parental origin of the X-chromosome.
K Sturm, M Lafferty and P P Tam
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 69-73
Expression patterns of dystrophin products, especially of apodystrophin-1/Dp71, in the neural retina of Amphibian urodele Pleurodeles waltl.
J P Arsanto, X Caubit, F Rivier, G Hugon, Y Thouveny and D Mornet
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 75-83

Technical article

Transgenic mice ubiquitously expressing human placental alkaline phosphatase (PLAP): an additional reporter gene for use in tandem with beta-galactosidase (lacZ).
M J Skynner, D J Drage, W L Dean, S Turner, D J Watt and N D Allen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 85-90

Short contribution

Tissue-specific characterisation of DNA methylation in the gonad-specific proto-oncogene, c-mos, in the male laboratory mouse.
C Kanduri and R Raman
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (1999) 43: 91-94

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