Vol. 55 No. 2 (2011) pp.133-236

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Cell aggregates appeared in cultures of human bone marrow-derived UE7T-13 mesechymal stem cells, which had been serially cultured in a growth factor defined, serum-free medium (D-hESF10) reported here, followed by culture in an osteoblastic differentiation medium, for 20 days. Staining of the aggregates with Alizarin Red S, which demonstrates the presence of calcium, indicates that these cells retain their capacity to differentiate into osteoblasts. For further details, see paper by Mimura et al. pp. 181-187.


Drosophila mechanoreceptors as a model for studying asymmetric cell division
Dagmara P. Furman and Tatyana A. Bukharina
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 133-141
Could modifications of signalling pathways activated after ICSI induce a potential risk of epigenetic defects?
Brigitte Ciapa and Christophe Arnoult
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 143-152

Original Articles

Visualization, characterization and modulation of calcium signaling during the development of slow muscle cells in intact zebrafish embryos
Chris Y. Cheung, Sarah E. Webb, Donald R. Love and Andrew L. Miller
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 153-174
Altered patterns of differentiation in karyotypically abnormal human embryonic stem cells
Alireza Fazeli, Chee-Gee Liew, Maryam M. Matin, Sarah Elliott, Laurent F.C. Jeanmeure, Phillip C. Wright, Harry Moore and Peter W. Andrews
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 175-180
Growth factor-defined culture medium for human mesenchymal stem cells
Sumiyo Mimura, Naohiro Kimura, Mitsuhi Hirata, Daiki Tateyama, Midori Hayashida, Akihiro Umezawa, Arihiro Kohara, Hiroki Nikawa, Tetsuji Okamoto and Miho K. Furue
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 181-187
Induced in vitro differentiation of neural-like cells from human exfoliated deciduous teeth-derived stem cells
Nosrat Nourbakhsh, Mitra Soleimani, Zahra Taghipour, Khadijeh Karbalaie, Seeid-Behrouz Mousavi, Ardeshir Talebi, Fatemeh Nadali, Somayeh Tanhaei, Gholam-Abbas Kiyani, Marziyeh Nematollahi, Farzaneh Rabiei, Mohammad Mardani, Hamid Bahramiyan, Mahmood Torabinejad, Mohammad-Hossein Nasr-Esfahani and Hossein Baharvand
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 189-195

Technical Article

Multi-probe in situ hybridization to whole mount Arabidopsis seedlings
Leonardo Bruno, Antonella Muto, Natasha D. Spadafora, Domenico Iaria, Adriana Chiappetta, Mieke Van Lijsebettens and Maria B. Bitonti
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 197-203

Short Communications

A SET/MYND chromatin re-modelling protein regulates Dictyostelium prespore patterning
Beatriz Nuñez-Corcuera, Joanna Birch and Jeffrey G. Williams
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 205-208
Identification of side population cells in mouse primordial germ cells and prenatal testis
Maria-Lucia Scaldaferri, Stefania Fera, Laura Grisanti, Massimo Sanchez, Mario Stefanini, Massimo De Felici and Elena Vicini
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 209-214
Impaired meiotic competence in putative primordial germ cells produced from mouse embryonic stem cells
Marianna Tedesco, Donatella Farini and Massimo De Felici
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 215-222

Developmental Expression Patterns

Spatially controlled expression of the Drosophila pseudouridine synthase RluA-1
Chung-Chi Wang, Jun-Chih Lo, Cheng-Ting Chien and Min-Lang Huang
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 223-227
Characterization and expression pattern analysis of the facilitative glucose transporter 10 gene (slc2a10) in Danio rerio
Nicola Chiarelli, Marco Ritelli, Nicoletta Zoppi, Anna Benini, Giuseppe Borsani, Sergio Barlati and Marina Colombi
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2011) 55: 229-236

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