Vol. 53 No. 7 (2009) pp.883-1118

Cover legend

The glial cells missing (Gcm) transcription factor suppresses blood cell tumor formation in the Drosophila larva. Loss of function of gcm leads to a melatonic tumor phenotype visualized by bright field microscopy. For further information, see article by Jacques et al. pp. 1013-1022 in the current issue.

Meeting Report

XIV Workshop on the Development and Function of Reproductive Organs
Massimo De Felici and Rita Canipari
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 883-889

Essay

Primordial germ cell biology at the beginning of the XXI Century
Massimo De Felici
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 891-894

Reviews

Cell cycle control of Notch signaling and the functional regionalization of the neuroepithelium during vertebrate neurogenesis
Maria Jesús Latasa, Elsa Cisneros and Jose María Frade
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 895-908
A twist of insight - the role of Twist-family bHLH factors in development
Ralston M. Barnes and Anthony B. Firulli
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 909-924
Revisiting old vaginal topics: conversion of the Müllerian vagina and origin of the "sinus" vagina
Yi Cai
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 925-934

Original Articles

Identification of regulatory elements in the Isl1 gene locus
Claudia Kappen and J. Michael Salbaum
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 935-946
Activated Notch1 is a stronger astrocytic stimulus than leukemia inhibitory factor for rat neural stem cells
Nidia S. Rodríguez-Rivera, Anayansi Molina-Hernández, Erika Sánchez-Cruz, Diana Escalante-Alcalde and Iván Velasco
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 947-953
Proteomics analysis of regenerating amphibian limbs: changes during the onset of regeneration
Michael W. King, Anton W. Neff and Anthony L. Mescher
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 955-969
On the role of Eph signalling in thymus histogenesis; EphB2/B3 and the organizing of the thymic epithelial network
Javier García-Ceca, Eva Jiménez, David Alfaro, Teresa Cejalvo, Michael J. Chumley, Mark Henkemeyer, Juan-José Muñoz and Agustín G. Zapata
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 971-982
Lasp1 misexpression influences chondrocyte differentiation in the vertebral column
Natascha Hermann-Kleiter, Nassim Ghaffari-Tabrizi, Michael J.F. Blumer, Christoph Schwarzer, Magdalena A. Mazur and Isabella Artner
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 983-991
S. macrurus myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) induce mammalian skeletal muscle differentiation; evidence for functional conservation of MRFs
Hyun-Jung Kim, Robert Güth, Colleen B. Jonsson and Graciela A. Unguez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 993-1002
Distribution of p53 binding protein 1 (53BP1) and phosphorylated H2A.X during mouse preimplantation development in the absence of DNA damage
Céline Ziegler-Birling, Anne Helmrich, Làszlò Tora and Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1003-1011
A novel role of the glial fate determinant glial cells missing in hematopoiesis
Cécile Jacques, Laurent Soustelle, István Nagy, Céline Diebold and Angela Giangrande
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1013-1022
The surface ectoderm of the chick embryo exhibits dynamic variation in its response to neurogenic signals
Vineeta-Bhasker Tripathi, Yasuo Ishii, Muhammad M. Abu-Elmagd and Paul J. Scotting
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1023-1033
The spatio-temporal pattern of testis organogenesis in mammals - insights from the mole
Francisco D. Carmona, Darío G. Lupiáñez, José-Ezequiel Martín, Miguel Burgos, Rafael Jiménez and Federico Zurita
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1035-1044

Technical Articles

Essential validation of gene trap mouse ES cell lines: a test case with the gene Ttrap
Liesbeth Vermeire, Abdelilah Ibrahimi, Thierry Voet, Lieve Umans, Kathleen Coddens, Annick Francis, Tom Van de Putte, Leo A. van Grunsven, An Zwijsen, Danny Huylebroeck and Luc Nelles
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1045-1051
A novel method for microinjection into Xenopus eggs and embryos supported in methylcellulose solution
Yoko Tanigawa, Kohji Ikenishi and Tohru Komiya
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1053-1056

Short Communication

Cloning and functional characterization of the intersex homologous gene in the pest lepidopteron Maruca vitrata
Daniela Cavaliere, Francesca Di Cara, Lino C. Polito and Filomena Anna Digilio
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1057-1062

Developmental Expression Patterns

Expression of CAP2 during early Xenopus embryogenesis
Marian Wolanski, Farhad Khosrowshahian, Lara Jerant, Ing-Suan Jap, Jennifer Brockman and Michael J. Crawford
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1063-1067
Expression analysis and essential role of the putative tyrosine phosphatase His-domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase (HD-PTP)
Marie-Claude Gingras, Dmitri Kharitidi, Valérie Chénard, Noriko Uetani, Maxime Bouchard, Michel L. Tremblay and Arnim Pause
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1069-1074
Dynamic expression pattern of distinct genes in the presomitic and somitic mesoderm during Xenopus development
Audrey Bourdelas, Hong-Yan Li, Clémence Carron and De-Li Shi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1075-1079
Expression of prohormone convertase 2 and the generation of neuropeptides in the developing nervous system of the gastropod Haliotis
Scott F. Cummins, Patrick S. York, Peter H. Hanna, Bernard M. Degnan and Roger P. Croll
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1081-1088
Expression of a Prrxl1 alternative splice variant during the development of the mouse nociceptive system
Sandra Rebelo, Cláudia Lopes, Deolinda Lima and Carlos Reguenga
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1089-1095
CBP/p300 and associated transcriptional co-activators exhibit distinct expression patterns during murine craniofacial and neural tube development
Vasker Bhattacherjee, Kristin H. Horn, Saurabh Singh, Cynthia L. Webb, M. Michele Pisano and Robert M. Greene
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1097-1104
Expression of Wnts in the developing murine secondary palate
Dennis R. Warner, Henry S. Smith, Cynthia L. Webb, Robert M. Greene and M. Michele Pisano
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1105-1112
Heterologous expression of DsRed2 in young sponges (Porifera)
Martin Pfannkuchen and Franz Brümmer
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1113-1117

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