The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 52 > Issue 4

Cover Vol. 52 N. 4

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The cover picture shows an E13.5 female gonad. The marker of migratory germ cells SSEA1 (blue) is being turned off after entry into the gonad. Oct4 (green) is turned off as they enter meiosis and express scp3 (red). These markers were used to study the differentiated states of ectopic germ cells whose normal apoptotic pathway was blocked. For further details, see the article by Runyan et al. pp. 333-344.

Original Articles

Loss of Sox9 function results in defective chondrocyte differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells in vitro

Gunnar Hargus, Ralf Kist, Jan Kramer, Daniela Gerstel, Angela Neitz, Gerd Scherer and J├╝rgen Rohwedel

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 323-332

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072490gh

The distribution and behavior of extragonadal primordial germ cells in Bax mutant mice suggest a novel origin for sacrococcygeal germ cell tumors

Christopher Runyan, Ying Gu, Amanda Shoemaker, Leendert Looijenga and Christopher Wylie

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 333-344

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072486cr

Spatiotemporal clustering of cell death in the avian forebrain proliferative zone

Christine J. Charvet and Georg F. Striedter

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 345-352

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072455cc

Comparative study of mouse and human feeder cells for human embryonic stem cells

Livia Eiselleova, Iveta Peterkova, Jakub Neradil, Iva Slaninova, Ales Hamp and Petr Dvorak

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 353-363

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.082590le

Short Communications

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Prolonged human/sheep cellular chimerism following transplantation of human hemopoietic stem cells into the ewe celomic cavity

Monica Michelini, Sandra Papini, Alfredo Rosellini, Giuseppe Noia, Maria S. Ligato, Salvatore Mancuso, Andrea Cavazzana, Gloria Bertacca, Claudio Di Cristofano, Riccardo Saccardi, Serena Urbani and Roberto P. Revoltella

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 365-370

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072362mm

Concentrations of TATA box-binding protein (TBP)-type genes affect chordamesodermal gene expression

Toshiyasu Goto, Ray Keller and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 371-375

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072467tg

Developmental Expression Patterns

Expression of zinc transporter family genes in Dictyostelium

Nobuya Sunaga, Meri Monna, Nao Shimada, Mai Tsukamoto and Takefumi Kawata

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 377-381

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072389ns

Calpain 2 expression pattern and sub-cellular localization during mouse embryogenesis

Fabrice Raynaud, Anne Marcilhac, Karim Chebli, Yves Benyamin and Mireille Rossel

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 383-388

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072448fr

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Expression and comparative genomics of two serum response factor genes in zebrafish

Jody L. Davis, Xiaochun Long, Mary A. Georger, Ian C. Scott, Adam Rich and Joseph M. Miano

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 389-396

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072514jd

Expression of protocadherin 18 in the CNS and pharyngeal arches of zebrafish embryos

Fumitaka Kubota, Tohru Murakami, Yuki Tajika and Hiroshi Yorifuji

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 397-405

https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.072424fk