Vol. 54 No. 1 (2010) pp.1-226

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Only the pluripotent cells of the E3.5 mouse blastocyst express the Oct-4 transcription factor (green); the trophectoderm lacks expression of this lineage marker (red, DNA staining by propidium iodide). At 4 days in vitro, mouse blastocysts form characteristic outgrowths in which pluripotent cells continue to express Oct-4 (green); other cell lines e.g. the primitive endoderm or trophectoderm lack this factor (DNA red). For further information, see paper on the pluripotency of bank vole embryonic cells by Suwinska et al. in the current issue: Int. J. Dev. Biol. 54 (2010): 113-124.


The contribution of Roberto Montesano to the study of interactions between epithelial sheets and the surrounding extracellular matrix
Domenico Ribatti
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1-6


Molecular mechanisms controlling brain development: an overview of neuroepithelial secondary organizers
Claudia Vieira, Ana Pombero, Raquel García–Lopez, Lourdes Gimeno, Diego Echevarria and Salvador Martínez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 7-20

Original Articles

Factors engaged in reactivation of DNA replication in the nuclei of growing mouse oocytes introduced into the cytoplasm of parthenogenetic one-cell embryos
Ewa Borsuk and Renata Czolowska
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 21-31
A stem cell-derived gene (Sddr) negatively regulates differentiation of embryonic stem cells
Miwako Miura, Atsushi Ueda, Yukinari Takao, Emi K. Nishimura, Hiroshi Koide and Takashi Yokota
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 33-39
Characterization of mouse embryonic stem cell differentiation into the pancreatic lineage in vitro by transcriptional profiling, quantitative RT-PCR and immunocytochemistry
Alexandra Rolletschek, Insa S. Schroeder, Herbert Schulz, Oliver Hummel, Norbert Huebner and Anna M. Wobus
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 41-54
Identification of hoxb1b downstream genes: hoxb1b as a regulatory factor controlling transcriptional networks and cell movement during zebrafish gastrulation
Willem M.R. van den Akker, Antony J. Durston and Herman P. Spaink
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 55-62
Matrix metalloproteinase-2 is involved in the migration and network formation of enteric neural crest-derived cells
Richard B. Anderson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 63-69
Fusion, gene misexpression and homeotic transformations in vertebral development of the gnathostome stem group (Placodermi)
Zerina Johanson, Robert Carr and Alex Ritchie
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 71-80
Zygotic VegT is required for Xenopus paraxial mesoderm formation and is regulated by Nodal signaling and Eomesodermin
Masakazu Fukuda, Shuji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Yasuko Onuma, Yeon-Jin Kim, Chang-Yeol Yeo, Shoichi Ishiura and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 81-92
Competition for ligands between FGFR1 and FGFR4 regulates Xenopus neural development
Masahiro Yamagishi and Harumasa Okamoto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 93-104
In vitro germ cell differentiation during sex differentiation in a teleost fish
Tohru Kobayashi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 105-111
Pluripotency of bank vole embryonic cells depends on FGF2 and activin A signaling pathways
Aneta Suwinska, Andrzej K. Tarkowski and Maria A. Ciemerych
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 113-124
Retinoic acid is both necessary for and inhibits myogenic commitment and differentiation in the chick limb
Susan Reijntjes, Philippa Francis-West and Baljinder S. Mankoo
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 125-134
Over-expression of thymosin beta4 promotes abnormal tooth development and stimulation of hair growth
Hee-Jae Cha, Deborah Philp, Soo-Hyun Lee, Hye-Sung Moon, Hynda K. Kleinman and Takashi Nakamura
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 135-140
Regulatory elements of Xenopus col2a1 drive cartilaginous gene expression in transgenic frogs
Ryan Kerney, Brian K. Hall and James Hanken
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 141-150
Functional analysis of grimp, a novel gene required for mesodermal cell proliferation at an initial stage of regeneration in Enchytraeus japonensis (Enchytraeidae, Oligochaete)
Makoto Takeo, Chikako Yoshida-Noro and Shin Tochinai
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 151-160

Short Communications

Identification of a target for CudA, the transcription factor which directs formation of the Dictyostelium tip organiser
Hong-Yu Wang and Jeffrey G. Williams
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 161-165
Xenopus development from late gastrulation to feeding tadpole in simulated microgravity
Wendy M. Olson, Darrell J. Wiens, Theresa L. Gaul, Manuela Rodriguez and Chérie L. Hauptmeier
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 167-174
Signalling molecules involved in mouse bladder smooth muscle cellular differentiation
Benchun Liu, Dongxiao Feng, Guiting Lin, Mei Cao, Yuet Wai Kan, Gerald R. Cunha and Laurence S. Baskin
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 175-180

Developmental Expression Patterns

Ectophosphodiesterase/nucleotide phosphohydrolase (Enpp) nucleotidases: cloning, conservation and developmental restriction
Karine Massé, Surinder Bhamra, Gavin Allsop, Nicholas Dale and Elizabeth A. Jones
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 181-193
Comparison of Lim1 expression in embryos of frogs with different modes of reproduction
Michael Venegas-Ferrín, Norihiro Sudou, Masanori Taira and Eugenia M. del Pino
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 195-202
Identification and expression of ventrally associated leucine-zipper (VAL) in Xenopus embryo
Yuko Saito, Yuhta Takahashi, Yumi Izutsu and Mitsugu Maéno
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 203-208
Differential expression of the Brunol/CELF family genes during Xenopus laevis early development
Jingyang Wu, Chaocui Li, Shuhua Zhao and Bingyu Mao
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 209-214
A role for Dimethylarginine Dimethylaminohydrolase 1 (DDAH1) in mammalian development
Ross A. Breckenridge, Peter Kelly, Manasi Nandi, Patrick J. Vallance, Timothy J. Mohun and James Leiper
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 215-220
TGFbeta3 is expressed in differentiating muscle of the embryonic mouse tongue
Akira Yamane, Tadayoshi Fukui, Takeo Suga, Ryohei Iida and Mitsuhiko Morito
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 221-226

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