Vol. 52 No. 7 (2008) pp.797-1012

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In situ hybridization of a Xenopus embryo treated with retinoic acid showing a unique restricted pattern of expression of the xOtx2 midbrain marker gene ("moustache") and the xkrox20 rhombomeric marker gene ("eyebrows" [r5] and "eyes" [r3]). For more details, see paper by Tanibe et al. pp. 893-910 in the current issue.

In Memoriam of Prof. Jacques Signoret
Yannick Andéol, Alain Collenot and Jacques Lefresne
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 797-799

Meeting Report

Pluripotency and differentiation in embryos and stem cells - Pavia, 17-18 January 2008
James A. Adjaye, Anne G. Byskov, Jose B. Cibelli, Ruggero De Maria, Stephen Minger, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Giuseppe Testa, Catherine Verfaillie, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Hans Schöler, Michele Boiani, Nicola Crosetto and Carlo A. Redi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 801-809

Essay

The enigmatic role of the ankyrin repeat domain 1 gene in heart development and disease
Alexander T. Mikhailov and Mario Torrado
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 811-821

Reviews

Genes controlling pancreas ontogeny
Claire Bonal and Pedro L. Herrera
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 823-835
Sex-determining mechanisms in insects
Lucas Sánchez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 837-856
The Apical Ectodermal Ridge: morphological aspects and signaling pathways
Marian Fernandez-Teran and Maria A. Ros
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 857-871

Original Articles

Developmentally regulated expression of hemoglobin subunits in avascular tissues
Fiona C. Mansergh, Susan M. Hunter, Jenny C. Geatrell, Miguel Jarrin, Kate Powell, Martin J. Evans and Michael A. Wride
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 873-886
A histone H1 variant is required for erythrocyte maturation in medaka
Osamu Matsuoka, Norihisa Shindo, Daisuke Arai and Toru Higashinakagawa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 887-892
Retinoic acid metabolizing factor xCyp26c is specifically expressed in neuroectoderm and regulates anterior neural patterning in Xenopus laevis
Misaki Tanibe, Tatsuo Michiue, Akira Yukita, Hiroki Danno, Masayuki Ikuzawa, Shoichi Ishiura and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 893-901
Defective calcium release during in vitro fertilization of maturing oocytes of LT/Sv mice
Karolina Archacka, Anna Ajduk, Pawel Pomorski, Katarzyna Szczepanska, Marek Maleszewski and Maria A. Ciemerych
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 903-912
Maternal RNAs encoding transcription factors for germline-specific gene expression in Drosophila embryos
Jun Yatsu, Makoto Hayashi, Masanori Mukai, Kayo Arita, Shuji Shigenobu and Satoru Kobayashi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 913-923
Integrins contribute to the establishment and maintenance of cell polarity in the follicular epithelium of the Drosophila ovary
Ana Fernández-Miñán, Laura Cobreros, Acaimo González-Reyes and María D. Martín-Bermudo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 925-932
The serpin Spn5 is essential for wing expansion in Drosophila melanogaster
Yves Charron, Rime Madani, Chantal Combepine, Vincent Gajdosik, Yeukuang Hwu, Giorgio Margaritondo and Jean-Dominique Vassalli
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 933-942
Two msh/msx-related genes, Djmsh1 and Djmsh2, contribute to the early blastema growth during planarian head regeneration
Linda Mannini, Paolo Deri, Vittorio Gremigni, Leonardo Rossi, Alessandra Salvetti and Renata Batistoni
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 943-952
Alteration of the shoot radial pattern in Arabidopsis thaliana by a gain-of-function allele of the class III HD-Zip gene INCURVATA4
Isabel Ochando, Santiago González-Reig, Juan-José Ripoll, Antonio Vera and Antonio Martínez-Laborda
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 953-961

Short Communications

The embryonic cell lineage of the nematode Rhabditophanes sp.
Wouter Houthoofd, Maxime Willems, Kim Jacobsen, August Coomans and Gaetan Borgonie
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 963-967
Evolution of CUT class homeobox genes: insights from the genome of the amphioxus, Branchiostoma floridae
Naohito Takatori and Hidetoshi Saiga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 969-977
Characterization of fibroblast-like cells from the rat olfactory bulb
Masoud Soleimani, Samad Nadri, Mohammad Salehi, Aligholi Sobhani and Athena Hajarizadeh
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 979-984

Developmental Expression Patterns

Isolation and expression analysis of foxj1 and foxj1.2 in zebrafish embryos
Emil Aamar and Igor B. Dawid
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 985-991
Identification and gene expression of versican during early development of Xenopus
Paola Casini, Michela Ori, Angela Avenoso, Angela D’Ascola, Paola Traina, Walter Mattina, Roberto Perris, Giuseppe M. Campo, Alberto Calatroni, Irma Nardi and Salvatore Campo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 993-918
Cloning and developmental expression of the soxB2 genes, sox14 and sox21, during Xenopus laevis embryogenesis
Doreen D. Cunningham, Zhuo Meng, Bernd Fritzsch and Elena Silva Casey
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 999-1004
Spatiotemporal expression of the selenoprotein P genein postimplantational mouse embryos
Se-Ra Lee, Jung-Min Yon, In-Jeoung Baek, Mi-Ra Kim, Chun-Gui Park, Beom-Jun Lee, Young-Won Yun and Sang-Yoon Nam
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 1005-1011

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