Vol. 50 No. 7 (2006) pp.581-658

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Expression pattern of the transcription factor CCAAT enhancer binding protein alpha (C/EBPalpha) in an E9.5 mouse embryo. C/EBPalpha is exclusively expressed in the early liver bud, supporting the idea that C/EBP factors are master regulators for liver development. For further details, see the paper by Westmacott et al. pp. 653-657 in the present issue.

Developmental Perspectives

Where do we stand now? - mouse early embryo patterning meeting in Freiburg, Germany (2005)
Takashi Hiiragi, Vernadeth B. Alarcon, Toshihiko Fujimori, Sophie Louvet-Vallée, Marek Maleszewski, Yusuke Marikawa, Bernard Maro and Davor Solter
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 581-588

Review

Mesodermal anatomies in cnidarian polyps and medusae
Katja Seipel and Volker Schmid
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 589-599

Original Articles

Genetic interaction between Lef1 and Alx4 is required for early embryonic development
Kata Boras-Granic, Rudolf Grosschedl and Paul A. Hamel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 601-610
The zic1 gene is an activator of Wnt signaling
Christa S. Merzdorf and Hazel L. Sive
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 611-617
Cloning and pattern of expression of the shiro-uo vasa gene during embryogenesis and its roles in PGC development
Akimitsu Miyake, Taiju Saito, Tohru Kashiwagi, Daisuke Ando, Akitsugu Yamamoto, Tohru Suzuki, Norio Nakatsuji and Takako Nakatsuji
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 619-625
Selection of reference genes in mouse embryos and in differentiating human and mouse ES cells
Erik Willems, Ileana Mateizel, Caroline Kemp, Greet Cauffman, Karen Sermon and Luc Leyns
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 627-635
Formation of a successional dental lamina in the zebrafish (Danio rerio): support for a local control of replacement tooth initiation
Ann Huysseune
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 637-643
Differentiation of human embryonic stem cells into hepatocytes in 2D and 3D culture systems in vitro
Hossein Baharvand, Seyed M. Hashemi, Saeid Kazemi Ashtiani and Ali Farrokhi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 645-652

Developmental Expression Pattern

C/EBPalpha and C/EBPbeta are markers of early liver development
Adam Westmacott, Zoë D. Burke, Guillermo Oliver, Jonathan M.W. Slack and David Tosh
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2006) 50: 653-657

The International Journal of Developmental Biology
ISSN 1696-3547 (online) and 0214-6282 (print)