The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 49 > Issue 2-3 (Special Issue)

Cover Vol. 49 N. 2-3

The Nogent Institute

Edited by: Françoise Dieterlen

Cover Legend

A recent photo of the Institut d'Embryologie Cellulaire et Moleculaire du Collège de France et du CNRS, situated in the Bois de Vincennes, near Nogent-sur-Marne in the south of Paris (France), together with images of Etienne Wolff, who founded the Institute in 1955, and its present director, Nicole Le Douarin. The background, a mosaic which is located at the entrance of the Institute, was elaborated by Nelly Vandel in 1958 and represents an artistic vision of a chick embryo following 3 days of incubation. A newly hatched chick carrying a quail wing grafted at embryonic day 4 appears in the "O" of "Biology" in the journal title. For further information about the history of the Nogent Institute, see the articles by Galperin (pp. 79-83) and Le Douarin (pp. 85-103) in this issue. Cover design by Sophie Gournet together with UBC Press.


Tribute, Forward and Preface

Françoise Dieterlen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 72-78

Introductory papers

L'École de Nogent: the contributions of Etienne Wolff and Nicole Le Douarin

Charles Galperin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 79-83

The Nogent Institute - 50 Years of Embryology

Nicole Le Douarin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 85-103


Early stages of neural crest ontogeny: formation and regulation of cell delamination

Chaya Kalcheim and Tal Burstyn-Cohen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 105-116

Brain switching: studying evolutionary behavioral changes in the context of individual brain development

Evan Balaban

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 117-124

Commitment of hematopoietic stem cells in avian and mammalian embryos: an ongoing story

Françoise Dieterlen-Lièvre

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 125-130

The Le Douarin phenomenon: a shift in the paradigm of developmental self-tolerance

António Coutinho

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 131-136

Regulatory T cells in the establishment and maintenance of self-tolerance: role of the thymic epithelium

Josselyne Salaün, Catherine Corbel and Nicole M. Le Douarin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 137-142

Migration of neural crest-derived enteric nervous system precursor cells to and within the gastrointestinal tract

Alan J. Burns

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 143-150

The instability of the neural crest phenotypes: Schwann cells can differentiate into myofibroblasts

Carla Real, Corinne Glavieux-Pardanaud, Pierre Vaigot, Nicole Le Douarin and Elisabeth Dupin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 151-159

Neural crest derivatives in ocular and periocular structures

Sophie Creuzet, Christine Vincent and Gérard Couly

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 161-171

Endothelin receptor B is required for the expansion of melanocyte precursors and malignant melanoma

Ronit Lahav

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 173-180

Cellular dynamics and molecular control of the development of organizer-derived cells in quail-chick chimeras

Jean-Baptiste Charrier, Martin Catala, Françoise Lapointe, Nicole Le Douarin and Marie-Aimée Teillet

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 181-191

Experimental study of early olfactory neuron differentiation and nerve formation using quail-chick chimeras

Fabrice L. Lalloué and Christiane S. Ayer-Le Lièvre

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 193-200

Single-cell transcriptional profiles and spatial patterning of the mammalian olfactory epithelium

Ian Tietjen, Jason Rihel and Catherine G. Dulac

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 201-207

Oligodendrocyte development in the embryonic brain: the contribution of the plp lineage

Barbara Le Bras, Elli Chatzopoulou, Katharina Heydon, Salvador Martínez, Katzuhiko Ikenaka, Laetitia Prestoz, Nathalie Spassky, Bernard Zalc and Jean-Léon Thomas

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 209-220

Common mechanisms for boundary formation in somitogenesis and brain development: shaping the 'chic' chick

Yoshiko Takahashi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 221-230

Isthmus organizer and regionalization of the mesencephalon and metencephalon

Harukazu Nakamura and Yuji Watanabe

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 231-235

Transfer of an avian genetic reflex epilepsy by embryonic brain graft: a tissue autonomous process?

Marie-Aimée Teillet, Robert Naquet and Cesira Batini

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 237-241

Embryonic development of the human hematopoietic system

Manuela Tavian and Bruno Péault

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 243-250

Of birds and mice: hematopoietic stem cell development

Isabelle Godin and Ana Cumano

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 251-257

Vascular development: from precursor cells to branched arterial and venous networks

Anne Eichmann, Li Yuan, Delphine Moyon, Ferdinand leNoble, Luc Pardanaud and Christiane Bréant

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 259-267

Tracing the hemangioblast during embryogenesis: developmental relationships between endothelial and hematopoietic cells

Thierry Jaffredo, Karine Bollerot, Daisuke Sugiyama, Rodolphe Gautier and Cécile Drevon

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 269-277

alphaIIb integrin, a novel marker for hemopoietic progenitor cells

Catherine Corbel Pierre Vaigot and Josselyne Salaün

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 279-284

The human T cell immune response to Epstein-Barr virus

Elise Landais, Xavier Saulquin and Elisabeth Houssaint

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 285-292

Development and function of bombesin-like peptides and their receptors

Hiroko Ohki-Hamazaki, Maiko Iwabuchi1 and Fumihiko Maekawa

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 293-300


Sclerotome development and morphogenesis: when experimental embryology meets genetics

Anne-Hélène Monsoro-Burq

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 301-308

Synchronised cycling gene oscillations in presomitic mesoderm cells require cell-cell contact

Miguel Maroto, J. Kim Dale, Mary-Lee Dequéant, Anne-Cécile Petit and Olivier Pourquié

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 309-315


Running after the clock

Catarina Freitas, Sofia Rodrigues, Leonor Saúde and Isabel Palmeirim

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 317-324

Three developmental compartments involved in rib formation

Hirohiko Aoyama, Supyoko Mizutani-Koseki and Haruhiko Koseki

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 325-333

Antero-posterior patterning of the vertebrate digestive tract: 40 years after Nicole Le Douarin's PhD thesis

Anne Grapin-Botton

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 335-347

Mouse-chick neural chimeras

Josiane Fontaine-Pérus and Yvonnick Chéraud

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 349-353

Vasculogenesis and angiogenesis in the mouse embryo studied using quail/mouse chimeras

Michel Pudliszewski and Luc Pardanaud

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 355-361

The cap 'n' collar family member NF-E2-related factor 3 (Nrf3) is expressed in mesodermal derivatives of the avian embryo

Heather C. Etchevers

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 363-367

Notch in vertebrates - molecular aspects of the signal

Ken-Ichi Katsube and Kei Sakamoto

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2005) 49: 369-374