The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 51 > Issue 8

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The midkine (Mdk) protein is known to play important roles in neurogenesis. The gibel carp (Carassius auratus gibelio) version of this protein, known as CagMdkb has been cloned and characterized. Gibel carp embryos injected with wild type CagMdkb RNAs exhibit severe deficiencies including a reduction in the forebrain region and eye structure. These findings, together with others reported in the present paper indicate that CagMdkb plays an important role in fish neural development and head formation. For further details, see the paper by Yin et al. pp. 761-769.

Original Articles

Regulation of the mouse alfaB-crystallin and MKBP/HspB2 promoter activities by shared and gene specific intergenic elements: the importance of context dependency

Shivalingappa K. Swamynathan and Joram Piatigorsky

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 689-700

Centroid, a novel putative DEAD-box RNA helicase maternal mRNA, is localized in the mitochondrial cloud in Xenopus laevis oocytes

Malgorzata Kloc and Agnes P. Chan

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 701-706

DNA methylation state is preserved in the sperm-derived pronucleus of the pig zygote

Young-Sun Jeong, Seungeun Yeo, Jung-Sun Park, Deog-Bon Koo, Won-Kyung Chang, Kyung-Kwang Lee and Yong-Kook Kang

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 707-714

Coexpression of Notch3 and Rgs5 in the pericyte-vascular smooth muscle cell axis in response to pulp injury

Henrik Lovschall, Thimios A. Mitsiadis, Knud Poulsen, Kristina H. Jensen and Annette L. Kjeldsen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 715-721

Technical Article

An efficient method for isolation of murine bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells

Samad Nadri, Masoud Soleimani, Reza H. HosSeni, Mohammad Massumi, Amir Atashi and Reza Izadpanah

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 723-729

Short Communications


Interleukin-2 induces the proliferation of mouse primordial germ cells in vitro

Cristina Eguizabal, Maria D. Boyano, Alejandro Díez-Torre, Ricardo Andrade, Noelia Andollo, Massimo De Felici and Juan Aréchaga

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 731-738

Human conjunctival epithelial precursor cells and their progeny in 3D organotypic culture

Alfredo Rosellini, Sandra Papini, Claudio Giannarini, Marco Nardi and Roberto P. Revoltella

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 739-743

Developmental Expression Patterns

Differential expression of two TEF-1 (TEAD) genes during Xenopus laevis development and in response to inducing factors

François Naye, Karine Tréguer, Fabienne Soulet, Corinne Faucheux, Sandrine Fédou, Nadine Thézé and Pierre Thiébaud

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 745-752

A comparative analysis of Meox1 and Meox2 in the developing somites and limbs of the chick embryo

Susan Reijntjes, Sigmar Stricker and Baljinder S. Mankoo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 753-759

Developmental expression of CagMdkb during gibel carp embryogenesis

Jun Yin, Jian-Hong Xia, Xin-Zheng Du, Jun Liu, Li Zhou, Yun-Han Hong and Jian-Fang Gui

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2007) 51: 761-769