Vol. 56 No. 5 (2012) pp.313-408

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An immunohistochemical image of bone marrow showing Rab27B expression in megakaryocytes. Rab27B regulates the conversion of mature megakaryocytes into proplatelets via the generation of long cytoplasmic extensions. For more information, see the paper by Hendrix et al. pp. 363-368, in the current issue.

Review

Induction of differentiation of undifferentiated cells into pancreatic beta cells in vertebrates
Masaki Hosoya, Yuya Kunisada, Akira Kurisaki and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 313-323

Original Articles

An orthologue of the Myelin-gene Regulatory Transcription Factor regulates Dictyostelium prestalk differentiation
Hiroshi Senoo, Hong-Yu Wang, Tsuyoshi Araki, Jeffrey G. Williams and Masashi Fukuzawa
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 325-334
Identification and characterization of ADAM41, a novel ADAM metalloproteinase in Xenopus
Guofeng Xu, Shuo Wei, Judith M. White and Douglas W. DeSimone
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 333-339
Regulation of Merkel cell development by Pax6
Ida Parisi and J. Martin Collinson
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 341-350

Technical Article

KDEL tagging: a method for generating dominant-negative inhibitors of the secretion of TGF-beta superfamily proteins
Shinya Matsukawa, Yuki Moriyama, Tadayoshi Hayata, Haruka Sasaki, Yuzuru Ito, Makoto Asashima and Hiroki Kuroda
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 351-356

Short Communications

Involvement of the eukaryotic initiation factor 6 and kermit2/gipc2 in Xenopus laevis pronephros formation
Margherita Tussellino, Nadia De Marco, Chiara Campanella and Rosa Carotenuto
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 357-362
An immunohistochemical analysis of Rab27B distribution in fetal and adult tissue
An Hendrix, Kathleen Lambein, Wendy Westbroek, Miguel C. Seabra, Veronique Cocquyt, Patrick Pauwels, Marc Bracke, Christian Gespach and Olivier De Wever
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 363-368

Developmental Expression Patterns

Stable expression of Y-box protein 1 gene in early development of the abalone Haliotis diversicolor
Jun Chen, Zhi-Sen Chen, Zi-Xia Huang, Cai-Huan Ke, Jie Zhang, Yi-Xiang Zhong, Wei-Wei You and Jing Zhao
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 369-375
Expression of Sox family genes in early lamprey development
Benjamin R. Uy, Marcos Simoes-Costa, Tatjana Sauka-Spengler and Marianne E. Bronner
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 377-383
Expression of serotonergic system components during early Xenopus embryogenesis
Denis A. Nikishin, Stanislav V. Kremnyov, Victoria V. Konduktorova and Yuri B. Shmukler
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 385-391
Identification and characterization of Xenopus kctd15, an ectodermal gene repressed by the FGF pathway
Chika Takahashi, Toshiyasu Suzuki, Eisuke Nishida and Morioh Kusakabe
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 393-402
Noggin4 expression during chick embryonic development
Alexander V. Borodulin, Fedor M. Eroshkin, Andrey V. Bayramov and Andrey G. Zaraisky
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 403-406

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