Vol. 56 No. 9 (2012) pp.653-760

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During feather branch formation, epithelial cells in the stratified epidermis rearrange to form periodically arranged barb ridges. Keratinocytes within each barb ridge are then reorganized to form two rows of barbule plates. Ephrin-B and EphB3 are expressed in these epithelia in the growth phase of feather follicles. Suppressing Ephrin signaling by implanting Ephrin B1/Fc coated beads disrupted barb ridge organization, leading to a swirl of “keratinocyte pearls”. For more information, see paper by Suksaweang et al. pp. 719-728 in the current issue.


Karl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876) and Evolution
Sabine Brauckmann
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 653-660


Dynamical patterning modules in plant development and evolution
Valeria Hernández-Hernández, Karl J. Niklas, Stuart A. Newman and Mariana Benítez
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 661-674

Original Articles

Relationship between brassinosteroids and genes controlling stomatal production in the Arabidopsis hypocotyl
Sonia Fuentes, Roberto C. Cañamero and Laura Serna
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 675-680
Characterization of proteolytic activities during intestinal regeneration of the sea cucumber, Holothuria glaberrima
Consuelo Pasten, Rey Rosa, Stephanie Ortiz, Sebastián González and José E. García-Arrarás
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 681-691
Effect of RNAi-mediated knockdown of the Bombyx mori transformer-2 gene on the sex-specific splicing of Bmdsx pre-mRNA
Masataka G. Suzuki, Keiji Suzuki, Fugaku Aoki and Masahiro Ajimura
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 693-699
mRNA cycles through hypoxia-induced stress granules in live Drosophila embryonic muscles
Annelies M.A. van der Laan, Alice M.C. van Gemert, Roeland W. Dirks, Jasprina N. Noordermeer, Lee G. Fradkin, Hans J. Tanke and Carolina R. Jost
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 701-709
Loss of plakophilin 2 disrupts heart development in zebrafish
Miriam A. Moriarty, Rebecca Ryan, Pierce Lalor, Peter Dockery, Lucy Byrnes and Maura Grealy
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 711-718
Roles of EphB3/ephrin-B1 in feather morphogenesis
Sanong Suksaweang, Ting-Xin Jiang, Paul Roybal, Cheng-Ming Chuong and Randall Widelitz
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 719-728
N-acetylcysteine protects induced pluripotent stem cells from in vitro stress: impact on differentiation outcome
Ina Berniakovich, Leopoldo Laricchia-Robbio and Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 729-735
Restoring physiological cell heterogeneity in the mesenchyme during tooth engineering
Laetitia-Véronique Keller, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp and Hervé Lesot
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 737-746

Developmental Expression Patterns

Expression analysis of the polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTBP1) and its paralogs PTBP2 and PTBP3 during Xenopus tropicalis embryogenesis
Maud Noiret, Yann Audic and Serge Hardy
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 747-753
The secondary human yolk sac has an immunophenotype indicative of both hepatic and intestinal differentiation
Francisco F. Nogales and Isabel Dulcey
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 755-760

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