Vol. 47 No. 1 (2003) pp.1-80

February 2003

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Mouse embryonic lung cultured in vitro and stained with an antibody to a component of the basement membrane, in order to visualize the epithelial branches. For more details, see article by Lin et al. pp. 3-14 in the present issue.

In Memoriam - Jean-Victor Ruch (1935-2003)
Hervé Lesot and Juan Aréchaga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 1-1

Original articles

Patterning parameters associated with the branching of the ureteric bud regulated by epithelial-mesenchymal interactions.
Yanfeng Lin, Shaobing Zhang, Juha Tuukkanen, Hellevi Peltoketo, Taina Pihlajaniemi and Seppo Vainio
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 3-13
Xenopus neurula left-right asymmetry is respeficied by microinjecting TGF-beta5 protein.
Kazue Mogi, Madoka Goto, Eri Ohno, Yoshitaka Azumi, Shigeo Takeuchi and Ryuji Toyoizumi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 15-29
Developmental expression of Smad1-7 suggests critical function of TGF-beta/BMP signaling in regulating epithelial-mesenchymal interaction during tooth morphogenesis.
Xun Xu, Lesley Jeong, Jun Han, Yoshihiro Ito, Pablo Bringas and Yang Chai
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 31-39
Genetic disruption of the growth hormone receptor does not influence motoneuron survival in the developing mouse.
Sean A Parsons, Glen B Banks, Jenny A Rowland, Karen T Coschigano, John J Kopchick, Michael J Waters and Peter G Noakes
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 41-49
CpZPC, a newt ZPC molecule, localizes to the inner surface of the egg envelope.
Youko Makabe-Kobayashi, Etsuko Kudaira, Akihiko Watanabe and Kazuo Onitake
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 51-58
Disruption of eyelid and cornea development by targeted overexpression of the glucocorticoid receptor.
José Luis Cascallana, Ana Bravo, Angustias Page, Irina Budunova, Thomas J Slaga, José L Jorcano and Paloma Pérez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 59-64
Distinct mechanisms underlie sperm-induced and protease-induced oolemma block to sperm penetration.
Sebastian Komorowski, Katarzyna Szczepanska and Marek Maleszewski
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 65-69

Short communications

2P1, a novel male mouse cDNA specifically expressed during meiosis.
Sonia Hammami-Hamza, Mireille Doussau, Isabelle Allemand, Dominique Segretain, Jean-Marie Gasc and Catherine Finaz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 71-76
Unequal distribution of otx1 mRnas among cleavage stage blastomeres in the teleost, Leucopsarion petersii (shiro-uo).
Mikiko Kamimoto, Tohru Suzuki, Mutsumi Ito, Akimitsu Miyake, Norio Nakatsuji and Takako Nakatsuji
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 77-80

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