Vol. 45 No. 2 (2001) pp.379-452

April 2001

Cover legend

Whole mount in situ staining for Xwig1 expression during embryonic development of Xenopus laevis. Xwig1, coding for a putative novel resident ER protein, is expressed during epithelial morphogenetic processes, like blastopore closure during neurulation (upper panel) and is activated in response to embryonic epithelial wounding (lower panel). For details, see "Xwig1, a novel putative endoplasmic reticulum (ER) protein expressed during epithelial morphogenesis and in response to wound healing" by P. Klingbeil, G. Frazzetto and T. Bouwmeester in this issue.

Original articles

Xwig1, a novel putative endoplasmic reticulum protein expressed during epithelial morphogenesis and in response to embryonic wounding.
P Klingbeil, G Frazzetto and T Bouwmeester
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 379-385
Two-step induction of primitive erythrocytes in Xenopus laevis embryos: signals from the vegetal endoderm and the overlying ectoderm.
M Kikkawa, M Yamazaki, Y Izutsu and M Maéno
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 387-396
R-twist gene expression during rat palatogenesis.
A Bloch-Zupan, N Hunter, A Manthey and J Gibbins
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 397-404
Cell cycle phase, cellular Ca2+ and development in Dictyostelium discoideum.
M Azhar, P K Kennady, G Pande, M Espiritu, W Holloman, D Brazill, R H Gomer and V Nanjundiah
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 405-414
Developmental expression of the POU transcription factor qBrn-2 during somitic myogenesis in quail.
W Liu, R He and Z Xue
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 415-420
Lithium influences differentiation and tissue-specific gene expression of mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells in vitro.
M M Schmidt, K Guan and A M Wobus
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 421-429
Pattern regulation properties of a Hydra strain which produces additional heads along the body axis.
S Zeretzke and S Berking
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 431-439

Short communications

The BMP antagonists cerberus-like and noggin do not interact during mouse forebrain development.
A C Borges, S Marques and J A Belo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 441-444
Expression of the fibroblast activation protein during mouse embryo development.
J Niedermeyer, P Garin-Chesa, M Kriz, F Hilberg, E Mueller, U Bamberger, W J Rettig and A Schnapp
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 445-447
Zebrafish keratin 8 is expressed at high levels in the epidermis of regenerating caudal fin.
M L Martorana, M Tawk, T Lapointe, N Barre, M Imboden, C Joulie, J Géraudie and S Vriz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2001) 45: 449-452

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