Vol. 57 No. 5 (2013) pp.333-444

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The homeodomain gene Pdx1 is required for the normal development of the pancreas and foregut. Inducible repression of Pdx1 in the adult gut has demonstrated a novel role for Pdx1 in the maintenance of regional cellular identity in the gastroduodenal domain of the adult gut, suggesting a conserved functional role for the Parahox genes. The image shows the co-expression of Pdx1 (red) and a GFP (green) reporter gene in the duodenal villi and Brunner’s glands of normal adult mice. For more information see Holland et al., pp. 391 in this issue.

Meeting Report

Symposium in honor of Ralph L. Brinster celebrating 50 years of scientific breakthroughs
Richard R. Behringer and Takashi Shinohara
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 333-339


Lateral inhibition and neurogenesis: novel aspects in motion
Pau Formosa-Jordan, Marta Ibañes, Saúl Ares and José-María Frade
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 341-350
Sexual dimorphism in estrogen-induced synaptogenesis in the adult hippocampus
Nicola Brandt, Ricardo Vierk and Gabriele M. Rune
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 351-356

Original Articles

SMYD2 is induced during cell differentiation and participates in early development
Borja Sesé, Maria J. Barrero, Maria-Carme Fabregat, Veronika Sander and Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 357-364
Trans-2-phenylcyclopropylamine regulates zebrafish lateral line neuromast development mediated by depression of LSD1 activity
Yingzi He, Huiqian Yu, Shan Sun, Yunfeng Wang, Liman Liu, Zhengyi Chenand Huawei Li
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 365-373
The Dictyostelium prestalk inducer DIF-1 directs phosphorylation of a bZIP transcription factor
Yoko Yamada, Yuzuru Kubohara, Haruhisa Kikuchi, Yoshiteru Oshima, Hong-Yu Wang, Susan Ross and Jeffrey G. Williams
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 375-381
Induction of intermediate mesoderm by retinoic acid receptor signaling from differentiating mouse embryonic stem cells
Shiho Oeda, Yohei Hayashi, Techuan Chan, Minoru Takasato, Yuko Aihara,Koji Okabayashi, Kiyoshi Ohnuma and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 383-389
The Parahox gene Pdx1 is required to maintain positional identity in the adult foregut
Andrew M. Holland, Sonia Garcia, Gaetano Naselli, Raymond J. MacDonald and Leonard C. Harrison
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 391-398
Molecular signaling at the fusion stage of the mouse mandibular arch: involvement of insulin-like growth factor family
Kazuya Fujita, Yuji Taya, Yoshihito Shimazu, Takaaki Aoba and Yuuichi Soeno
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 399-406
Hippo signaling components, Mst1 and Mst2, act as a switch between self-renewal and differentiation in Xenopus hematopoietic and endothelial progenitors
Susumu Nejigane, Shuji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Tatsuo Michiue and Makoto Asashima
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 407-414
Unc-5/netrin-mediated axonal projection during larval serotonergic nervous system formation in the sea urchin, Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus
Kouki Abe, Tomoko Katow, Shioh Ooka and Hideki Katow
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 415-425
Calnexin is required for zebrafish posterior lateral line development
I-Chen Hung, Bor-Wei Cherng, Wen-Ming Hsu and Shyh-Jye Lee
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 427-438

Short Communication

Germes is involved in translocation of germ plasm during development of Xenopus primordial germ cells
Takeshi Yamaguchi, Ayaka Taguchi, Kenji Watanabe and Hidefumi Orii
Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 439-443

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