The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 47 > Issue 4

Cover Vol. 47 N. 4

May 2003

Cover Legend

Pseudo-colored, bright-field image of a section through a P1 maxillary molar from pOBCol2.3GFPemd transgenic mice hybridized with a DSPP riboprobe. DSPP is expressed at high levels by the entire layer of odontoblasts covering the dental pulp and in a group of early secretory ameloblasts located at the cervical loop opposing the DSPP-expressing functional odontoblasts. DSPP is not expressed in the osteoblasts and osteocytes of the developing alveolar bone. For more details, see the article by Braut et al. pp. 281 in the present issue.

Original Articles

Flamingo, a cadherin-type receptor involved in the Drosophila planar polarity pathway, can block signaling via the canonical wnt pathway in Xenopus laevis.

Richard Morgan, Ali-Morsi El-Kadi and Christopher Theokli

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 245-252

Isolation and growth factor inducibility of the Xenopus laevis Lmx1b gene.

Caroline E Haldin, Sarjit Nijjar, Karine Massé, Mark W Barnett and Elizabeth A Jones

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 253-262

Notch activity is required to maintain floorplate identity and to control neurogenesis in the chick hindbrain and spinal cord.

Isabelle le Roux, Julian Lewis and David Ish-Horowicz

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 263-272

Multilineage hematopoietic progenitor activity generated autonomously in the mouse yolk sac: analysis using angiogenesis-defective embryos.

Christine Rampon and Philippe Huber

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 273-280

Analysis of the odontogenic and osteogenic potentials of dental pulp in vivo using a Col1a1-2.3-GFP transgene.

Alen Braut, Edward J Kollar and Mina Mina

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 281-292

Short Communications

Expression of DjXnp, a novel member of the SNF2-like ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling genes, in intact and regenerating planarians.

Leonardo Rossi, Paolo Deri, Ilaria Andreoli, Vittorio Gremigni, Alessandra Salvetti and Renata Batistoni

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 293-298

Expression of muscle LIM protein during early development in Xenopus laevis.

Li-Juan Duan, Joel A S Broomfield and Thomas A Drysdale

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 299-302

Myogenic potential of mouse primordial germ cells.

Francesca-Gioia Klinger, Maria-Lucia Scaldaferri, Anna Di Carlo, Marta Baiocchi, Marcello Coletta, Giulio Cossu and Massimo De Felici

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 303-305

Developmental regulation of expression of Ran/M1 and Ran/M2 isoforms of Ran-GTPase in mouse testis.

Pedro P López-Casas, Luis A López-Fernández, Mario Párraga, Dora B Krimer and Jesús del Mazo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 307-310

Glycosaminoglycans in early chick embryo.

Spyros S Skandalis, Achilleas D Theocharis, Nikoletta Papageorgakopoulou and Nikolas Zagris

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2003) 47: 311-314