Vol. 52 No. 4 (2008) pp.323-408

Cover legend

The cover picture shows an E13.5 female gonad. The marker of migratory germ cells SSEA1 (blue) is being turned off after entry into the gonad. Oct4 (green) is turned off as they enter meiosis and express scp3 (red). These markers were used to study the differentiated states of ectopic germ cells whose normal apoptotic pathway was blocked. For further details, see the article by Runyan et al. pp. 333-344.

Original Articles

Loss of Sox9 function results in defective chondrocyte differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells in vitro
Gunnar Hargus, Ralf Kist, Jan Kramer, Daniela Gerstel, Angela Neitz, Gerd Scherer and Jürgen Rohwedel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 323-332
The distribution and behavior of extragonadal primordial germ cells in Bax mutant mice suggest a novel origin for sacrococcygeal germ cell tumors
Christopher Runyan, Ying Gu, Amanda Shoemaker, Leendert Looijenga and Christopher Wylie
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 333-344
Spatiotemporal clustering of cell death in the avian forebrain proliferative zone
Christine J. Charvet and Georg F. Striedter
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 345-352
Comparative study of mouse and human feeder cells for human embryonic stem cells
Livia Eiselleova, Iveta Peterkova, Jakub Neradil, Iva Slaninova, Ales Hamp and Petr Dvorak
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 353-363

Short Communications

Prolonged human/sheep cellular chimerism following transplantation of human hemopoietic stem cells into the ewe celomic cavity
Monica Michelini, Sandra Papini, Alfredo Rosellini, Giuseppe Noia, Maria S. Ligato, Salvatore Mancuso, Andrea Cavazzana, Gloria Bertacca, Claudio Di Cristofano, Riccardo Saccardi, Serena Urbani and Roberto P. Revoltella
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 365-370
Concentrations of TATA box-binding protein (TBP)-type genes affect chordamesodermal gene expression
Toshiyasu Goto, Ray Keller and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 371-375

Developmental Expression Patterns

Expression of zinc transporter family genes in Dictyostelium
Nobuya Sunaga, Meri Monna, Nao Shimada, Mai Tsukamoto and Takefumi Kawata
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 377-381
Calpain 2 expression pattern and sub-cellular localization during mouse embryogenesis
Fabrice Raynaud, Anne Marcilhac, Karim Chebli, Yves Benyamin and Mireille Rossel
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 383-388
Expression and comparative genomics of two serum response factor genes in zebrafish
Jody L. Davis, Xiaochun Long, Mary A. Georger, Ian C. Scott, Adam Rich and Joseph M. Miano
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 389-396
Expression of protocadherin 18 in the CNS and pharyngeal arches of zebrafish embryos
Fumitaka Kubota, Tohru Murakami, Yuki Tajika and Hiroshi Yorifuji
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 397-405

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