The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 52 > Issue 7

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In situ hybridization of a Xenopus embryo treated with retinoic acid showing a unique restricted pattern of expression of the xOtx2 midbrain marker gene ("moustache") and the xkrox20 rhombomeric marker gene ("eyebrows" [r5] and "eyes" [r3]). For more details, see paper by Tanibe et al. pp. 893-910 in the current issue.

In Memoriam of Prof. Jacques Signoret

Yannick Andéol, Alain Collenot and Jacques Lefresne

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 797-799

Meeting Report


Pluripotency and differentiation in embryos and stem cells - Pavia, 17-18 January 2008

James A. Adjaye, Anne G. Byskov, Jose B. Cibelli, Ruggero De Maria, Stephen Minger, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Giuseppe Testa, Catherine Verfaillie, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Hans Schöler, Michele Boiani, Nicola Crosetto and Carlo A. Redi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 801-809


The enigmatic role of the ankyrin repeat domain 1 gene in heart development and disease

Alexander T. Mikhailov and Mario Torrado

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 811-821


Genes controlling pancreas ontogeny

Claire Bonal and Pedro L. Herrera

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 823-835


Sex-determining mechanisms in insects

Lucas Sánchez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 837-856

The Apical Ectodermal Ridge: morphological aspects and signaling pathways

Marian Fernandez-Teran and Maria A. Ros

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 857-871

Original Articles

Developmentally regulated expression of hemoglobin subunits in avascular tissues

Fiona C. Mansergh, Susan M. Hunter, Jenny C. Geatrell, Miguel Jarrin, Kate Powell, Martin J. Evans and Michael A. Wride

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 873-886

A histone H1 variant is required for erythrocyte maturation in medaka

Osamu Matsuoka, Norihisa Shindo, Daisuke Arai and Toru Higashinakagawa

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 887-892

Retinoic acid metabolizing factor xCyp26c is specifically expressed in neuroectoderm and regulates anterior neural patterning in Xenopus laevis

Misaki Tanibe, Tatsuo Michiue, Akira Yukita, Hiroki Danno, Masayuki Ikuzawa, Shoichi Ishiura and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 893-901

Defective calcium release during in vitro fertilization of maturing oocytes of LT/Sv mice

Karolina Archacka, Anna Ajduk, Pawel Pomorski, Katarzyna Szczepanska, Marek Maleszewski and Maria A. Ciemerych

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 903-912

Maternal RNAs encoding transcription factors for germline-specific gene expression in Drosophila embryos

Jun Yatsu, Makoto Hayashi, Masanori Mukai, Kayo Arita, Shuji Shigenobu and Satoru Kobayashi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 913-923

Integrins contribute to the establishment and maintenance of cell polarity in the follicular epithelium of the Drosophila ovary

Ana Fernández-Miñán, Laura Cobreros, Acaimo González-Reyes and María D. Martín-Bermudo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 925-932

The serpin Spn5 is essential for wing expansion in Drosophila melanogaster

Yves Charron, Rime Madani, Chantal Combepine, Vincent Gajdosik, Yeukuang Hwu, Giorgio Margaritondo and Jean-Dominique Vassalli

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 933-942

Two msh/msx-related genes, Djmsh1 and Djmsh2, contribute to the early blastema growth during planarian head regeneration

Linda Mannini, Paolo Deri, Vittorio Gremigni, Leonardo Rossi, Alessandra Salvetti and Renata Batistoni

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 943-952

Alteration of the shoot radial pattern in Arabidopsis thaliana by a gain-of-function allele of the class III HD-Zip gene INCURVATA4

Isabel Ochando, Santiago González-Reig, Juan-José Ripoll, Antonio Vera and Antonio Martínez-Laborda

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 953-961

Short Communications

The embryonic cell lineage of the nematode Rhabditophanes sp.

Wouter Houthoofd, Maxime Willems, Kim Jacobsen, August Coomans and Gaetan Borgonie

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 963-967

Evolution of CUT class homeobox genes: insights from the genome of the amphioxus, Branchiostoma floridae

Naohito Takatori and Hidetoshi Saiga

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 969-977

Characterization of fibroblast-like cells from the rat olfactory bulb

Masoud Soleimani, Samad Nadri, Mohammad Salehi, Aligholi Sobhani and Athena Hajarizadeh

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 979-984

Developmental Expression Patterns


Isolation and expression analysis of foxj1 and foxj1.2 in zebrafish embryos

Emil Aamar and Igor B. Dawid

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 985-991

Identification and gene expression of versican during early development of Xenopus

Paola Casini, Michela Ori, Angela Avenoso, Angela D’Ascola, Paola Traina, Walter Mattina, Roberto Perris, Giuseppe M. Campo, Alberto Calatroni, Irma Nardi and Salvatore Campo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 993-918

Cloning and developmental expression of the soxB2 genes, sox14 and sox21, during Xenopus laevis embryogenesis

Doreen D. Cunningham, Zhuo Meng, Bernd Fritzsch and Elena Silva Casey

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 999-1004

Spatiotemporal expression of the selenoprotein P genein postimplantational mouse embryos

Se-Ra Lee, Jung-Min Yon, In-Jeoung Baek, Mi-Ra Kim, Chun-Gui Park, Beom-Jun Lee, Young-Won Yun and Sang-Yoon Nam

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2008) 52: 1005-1011