Vol. 47 No. 5 (2003) pp.315-388

June 2003

Cover legend

Expression (in blue) of the receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase RPTPm in resistance arteries of a murine uterus visualized through lacZ staining of tissue obtained from mice in which the RPTPm gene was replaced with the b-galactosidase marker gene by homologous recombination. For further details, see the article by Koop et al. in the present issue, pp. 345-354.


Involvement of endothelin receptors in normal and pathological development of neural crest cells.
Patrick Pla and Lionel Larue
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 315-325

Original Articles

Ca2+-independent protein kinase C signalling in mouse eggs during the early phases of fertilization.
Carla Tatone, Simona Delle Monache, Antonella Francione, Luisa Gioia, Barbara Barboni and Rosella Colonna
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 327-333
Dlx5 regulates chondrocyte differentiation at multiple stages.
Andrew J Bendall, Gezhi Hu, Giovanni Levi and Cory Abate-Shen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 335-344
Receptor protein tyrosine phosphatase mu expression as a marker for endothelial cell heterogeneity; analysis of RPTPmu gene expression using LacZ knock-in mice.
Elianne A Koop, Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes, Elles Feiken, Hans A R Bluyssen, Martin van der Valk, Emile E Voest, Christine L Mummery, Wouter H Moolenaar and Martijn F B G Gebbink
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 345-354
The proliferative state, graft-site and contact-time of competent chick ectoblast determine the quality and quantity of neural induction by Hensen's node.
Sharmila Deshmukh-Barve, Deepti Joshi-Banka and Sohan P Modak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 355-361
Abnormal development of the diaphragm in mdx:MyoD-/-(9th) embryos leads to pulmonary hypoplasia.
Mohammad-Reza Inanlou and Boris Kablar
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 363-371

Technical Article

Immunocytochemistry of the amphibian embryo--from overview to ultrastructure.
Thomas Kurth
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 373-383

Short Communication

Ventral nerve cord remodeling in a stingless bee (Melipona quadrifasciata anthidioides, Hymenoptera, Apidae) depends on ecdysteroid fluctuation and programmed cell death.
Lucimara Z Pinto, Marcela A F B Laure, Márcia M G Bitondi, Klaus Hartfelder and Zilá L P Simões
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 385-388

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