Vol. 54 Nos. 8/9 (2010) pp.1213-1396

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Slain1, a recently described gene whose function is still unknown, is first expressed in the epiblast and nervous system of the developing mouse embryo. As shown in these X-gal stained Slain1-βgeo mouse embryos from E9.5 to E13.5, whilst strong neural expression persists, additional sites of expression in the branchial arches, gut and condensing limb mesenchyme appear in mid gestation. These observations suggest a broad role for Slain1 in the morphogenesis of embryonic structures derived from ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm germ layers. For more information, see article by Hirst et al. pp. 1383-1388, in the current issue.

Reviews

Zebrafish epiboly: mechanics and mechanisms
Stephanie E. Lepage and Ashley E.E. Bruce
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1213-1228
Fatty acid binding proteins in brain development and disease
Rong-Zong Liu, Raja Mita, Michael Beaulieu, Zhihua Gao and Roseline Godbout
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1229-1239

Original Articles

Leg regeneration in Drosophila abridges the normal developmental program
Manel Bosch, Sarah-Anne Bishop, Jaume Baguña and Juan-Pablo Couso
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1241-1250
Drosophila castor is regulated negatively by the Ubx and abdA genes, but positively by the AbdB gene
Ju-Hyun Ahn, Siuk Yoo, Hyun-Joo Park, Keuk-Il Jung, Sang-Hee Kim and Sang-Hak Jeon
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1251-1258
Early embryonic lethality in gene trap mice with disruption of the Arfgef2 gene
Pawel Grzmil, Zanabazar Enkhbaatar, Batjargal Gundsambuu, Odgerel Oidovsambuu, Safak Yalcin, Stephan Wolf, Wolfgang Engel and Jürgen Neesen
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1259-1266
The expression of Stra6 and Rdh10 in the avian embryo and their contribution to the generation of retinoid signatures
Susan Reijntjes, Maija H. Zile and Malcolm Maden
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1267-1275
Complement component C3 functions as an embryotrophic factor in early postimplantation rat embryos
Makoto Usami, Katsuyoshi Mitsunaga, Atsuko Miyajima, Momoko Sunouchi and Osamu Doi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1277-1285
Induction of neural crest cells from mouse embryonic stem cells in a serum-free monolayer culture
Yuko Aihara, Yohei Hayashi, Mitsuhi Hirata, Nobutaka Ariki, Shinsuke Shibata, Narihito Nagoshi, Mio Nakanishi, Kiyoshi Ohnuma, Masaki Warashina, Tatsuo Michiue, Hideho Uchiyama, Hideyuki Okano, Makoto Asashima and Miho Kusuda Furue
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1287-1294
Neurogenic differentiation of human conjunctiva mesenchymal stem cells on a nanofibrous scaffold
Masoud Soleimani, Samad Nadri, Iman Shabani
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1295-1300

Short Communications

Synergy between two transcription factors directs gene expression in Dictyostelium tip-organiser cells
Hong Yu Wang and Jeffrey G. Williams
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1301-1307
Drosophila Pelle phosphorylates Dichaete protein andinfluences its subcellular distribution in developing oocytes
Mousumi Mutsuddi, Ashim Mukherjee, Baohe Shen, James L. Manley and John R. Nambu
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1309-1315
Development of the posterior lateral line system in Thunnus thynnus, the atlantic blue-fin tuna, and in its close relative Sarda sarda
Alain Ghysen, Kevin Schuster, Denis Coves, Fernando de la Gandara, Nikos Papandroulakis and Aurelio Ortega
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1317-1322
Active loss of DNA methylation in two-cell stage goat embryos
Jung S. Park, Doosoo Lee, Sunwha Cho, Sang-Tae Shin and Yong-Kook Kang
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1323-1328
Role of TGF beta and myofibroblasts in supporting the propagation of human embryonic stem cells in vitro
Neeraj Kumar, Prasad Pethe and Deepa Bhartiya
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1329-1336

Developmental Expression Patterns

HSP90 expression in two migratory cell types during ascidian development: test cells deposit HSP90 on the larval tunic
Cory D. Bishop, Brian K. Hall and William R. Bates
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1337-1346
Characterization of the 38 kDa protein lacking in gastrula-arrested mutant Xenopus embryos
Tetsuya S. Tanaka, Fumiko Nishiumi, Tohru Komiya and Kohji Ikenishi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1347-1353
Developmental expression of Xenopus short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase 3
Richard K.T. Kam, Yonglong Chen, Sun-On Chan, Wood-Yee Chan, Igor B. Dawid and Hui Zhao
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1355-1360
The lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) receptor gene families: cloning and comparative expression analysis in Xenopus laevis
Karine Massé, Jun-ichi Kyuno, Surinder Bhamra and Elizabeth A. Jones
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1361-1374
Vestigial like gene family expression in Xenopus: common and divergent features with other vertebrates
Corinne Faucheux, François Naye, Karine Tréguer, Sandrine Fédou, Pierre Thiébaud and Nadine Thézé
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1375-1382
Expression from a betageo gene trap in the Slain1 gene locus is predominantly associated with the developing nervous system
Claire E. Hirst, Sue-Mei Lim, Lloyd A. Pereira, Robyn A. Mayberry, Edouard G. Stanley and Andrew G. Elefanty
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1383-1388
Expression of DOF genes identifies early stages of vascular development in Arabidopsis leaves
Jason Gardiner, Ira Sherr and Enrico Scarpella
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 1389-1396

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