Vol. 53 Nos. 2/3 (2009) pp.187-442

Epigenetics & Development

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To live, a work of art by Mr. Mahmoud Farshchian (b.1930; Isfahan, Iran) using the Persian ancient method of painting called miniature. It could be interpreted as an artistic view of the epigenetic landscape, according to the term coined by Conrad H. Waddington (1905-1975) in his monograph "Organizers and Genes" (1940). See, in this regard, STERN, C.D. (2000) Conrad H. Waddington´s contributions to avian and mammalian development, 1930-1940. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 44: 15-22.

Preface to the "Epigenetics & Development" Special Issue
Saadi Khochbin and Stefan Nonchev
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 189-190

Multiple supports for epigenetic information

Epigenetic asymmetry in the zygote and mammalian development
Robert Feil
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 191-201
Interplay between DNA methylation, histone modification and chromatin remodeling in stem cells and during development
Kohta Ikegami, Jun Ohgane, Satoshi Tanaka, Shintaro Yagi, and Kunio Shiota
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 203-214
Dynamic alterations of linker histone variants during development
James S. Godde and Kiyoe Ura
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 215-224
Epigenetic and replacement roles of histone variant H3.3 in reproduction and development
Guillermo A. Orsi, Pierre Couble and Benjamin Loppin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 231-243
Common themes in siRNA-mediated epigenetic silencing pathways
André Verdel, Aurélia Vavasseur, Madalen Le Gorrec and Leila Touat-Todeschini
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 245-257
The secret message of heterochromatin: new insights into the mechanisms and function of centromeric and pericentric repeat sequence transcription
Angeline Eymery, Mary Callanan and Claire Vourc’h
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 259-268

Writers, erasers and readers of epigenetic information

Chemical genomics: a key to the epigenome - An interview with Minoru Yoshida
Saadi Khochbin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 269-274
Histone deacetylase 1 and 2-controlled embryonic development and cell differentiation
Reinhard Brunmeir, Sabine Lagger and Christian Seiser
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 275-289
Class IIa histone deacetylases: conducting development and differentiation
Maud Martin, Richard Kettmann and Franck Dequiedt
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 291-301
The conserved role of sirtuins in chromatin regulation
Alejandro Vaquero
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 303-322
Many paths to one goal? The proteins that recognize methylated DNA in eukaryotes
Nobuhiro Sasai and Pierre-Antoine Defossez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 323-334
Mechanisms of transcriptional repression by histone lysine methylation
Philip Hublitz, Mareike Albert and Antoine H.F.M. Peters
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 335-354
Role of polycomb proteins Ring1A and Ring1Bin the epigenetic regulation of gene expression
Miguel Vidal
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 355-370
Evolution and pleiotropy of TRITHORAX function in Arabidopsis
Zoya Avramova
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 371-381

Inheritance of epigenetic information and the expression of complex traits

From Chemical Embryology to Nucleosome Patterning - an interview with Roumen G. Tsanev
Stefan Nonchev and Irina Tsaneva
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 383-391
Foetal germ cells: striking the balance between pluripotency and differentiation
Patrick Western
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 393-409
The developing female genital tract: from genetics to epigenetics
Julie Massé, Tanguy Watrin, Audrey Laurent, Stéphane Deschamps, Daniel Guerrier and Isabelle Pellerin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 411-424
Genome reprogramming during sporulation
Jerome Govin and Shelley L. Berger
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 425-432
Mammalian hibernation: differential gene expression and novel application of epigenetic controls
Pier Morin Jr. and Kenneth B. Storey
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 433-442

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