Vol. 48 No. 4 (2004) pp.271-347

June 2004

Cover legend

The photo on the cover page illustrates a marine demosponge Tethya lyncurium (from the Adriatic Sea) with asexual propagation bodies (buds). These buds are attached via thin stalks (made from biogenic silica) to the parent. If environmental conditions are suitable, they drop off, become free and drift away. On a suitable substrate they settle and form a new specimen. For further details, see article by Perovic-Ottstadt et al. pp. 293-305 in the current issue.

Essay

Constant and continuous growth reduction as a possible cause of ageing
Etienne Geraert
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 271-274

Orginal Articles

Xantivin suppresses the activity of EGF-CFC genes to regulate nodal signaling
Kousuke Tanegashima, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Chika Yokota,Shuji Takahashi and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 275-283
Distinctive expression of Myf5 in relation to differentiation and plasticity of newt muscle cells
Yutaka Imokawa, Phillip B. Gates, Young-Tae Chang, Hans-Georg Simon and Jeremy P. Brockes
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 285-291
Molecular markers for germ cell differentiation in the demosponge Suberites domuncula
Sanja Perovic-Ottstadt, Helena Cetkovic, Vera Gamulin, Heinz C. Schroder, Klaus Kropf, Claire Moss, Michael Korzhev, Barbel Diehl-Seifert, Isabel M. Muller and Werner E.G. Muller
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 293-305
Terminal differentiation of palatal medial edge epithelial cells in vitro is not necessarily dependent on palatal shelf contact and midline epithelial seam formation
Toshiya Takigawa and Kohei Shiota
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 307-317
Acceleration of early chick embryo morphogenesis by insulin is associated with altered expression of embryonic genes
Vidya Patwardhan, Madhavi Gokhale and Surendra Ghaskadbi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 319-326
Activin-like signaling activates Notch signaling during mesodermal induction
Takanori Abe, Miho Furue, Yasufumi Myoishi, Tetsuji Okamoto, Akiko Kondow and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 327-332

Developmental Expression Pattern

EST analysis of mRNAs expressed during embryogenesis in Gallus gallus
Erika C. Jorge, Claudia B. Monteiro-Vitorello, Helena J. Alves, Clarissa S. Silva, Rachel G. Balan, Mateus Patrício and Luiz L. Coutinho
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 333-337

Short Communications

Developing chick embryos express a protein which shares homology with the nuclear pore complex protein Nup88 present in human tumors
JOSÉ SCHNEIDER, RAFAEL LINARES, FERNANDO MARTÍNEZ-ARRIBAS, MARÍA-DOLORES MORAGUES, MARÍA-JOSÉ NÚÑEZ-VILLAR, MARÍA-ANGUSTIAS PALOMAR and JOSÉ PONTÓN
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 339-342
Dynamics of decapentaplegic expression during regeneration of the Drosophila melanogaster wing imaginal disc
JAAKKO MATTILA, LEONID OMELYANCHUK and SEPPO NOKKALA
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2004) 48: 343-347

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