The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 53 > Issue 2-3 (Special Issue)

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Epigenetics & Development

Edited by: Saadi Khochbin and Stefan Nonchev

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To live, a work of art by Mr. Mahmoud Farshchian (b.1930; Isfahan, Iran) using the Persian ancient method of painting called miniature. It could be interpreted as an artistic view of the epigenetic landscape, according to the term coined by Conrad H. Waddington (1905-1975) in his monograph "Organizers and Genes" (1940). See, in this regard, STERN, C.D. (2000) Conrad H. Waddington´s contributions to avian and mammalian development, 1930-1940. Int. J. Dev. Biol. 44: 15-22.


Preface to the "Epigenetics & Development" Special Issue

Saadi Khochbin and Stefan Nonchev

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 189-190

Multiple supports for epigenetic information

Epigenetic asymmetry in the zygote and mammalian development

Robert Feil

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 191-201

Interplay between DNA methylation, histone modification and chromatin remodeling in stem cells and during development

Kohta Ikegami, Jun Ohgane, Satoshi Tanaka, Shintaro Yagi, and Kunio Shiota

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 203-214

Dynamic alterations of linker histone variants during development

James S. Godde and Kiyoe Ura

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 215-224

Epigenetic and replacement roles of histone variant H3.3 in reproduction and development

Guillermo A. Orsi, Pierre Couble and Benjamin Loppin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 231-243


Common themes in siRNA-mediated epigenetic silencing pathways

André Verdel, Aurélia Vavasseur, Madalen Le Gorrec and Leila Touat-Todeschini

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 245-257


The secret message of heterochromatin: new insights into the mechanisms and function of centromeric and pericentric repeat sequence transcription

Angeline Eymery, Mary Callanan and Claire Vourc’h

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 259-268

Writers, erasers and readers of epigenetic information

Chemical genomics: a key to the epigenome - An interview with Minoru Yoshida

Saadi Khochbin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 269-274

Histone deacetylase 1 and 2-controlled embryonic development and cell differentiation

Reinhard Brunmeir, Sabine Lagger and Christian Seiser

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 275-289

Class IIa histone deacetylases: conducting development and differentiation

Maud Martin, Richard Kettmann and Franck Dequiedt

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 291-301

The conserved role of sirtuins in chromatin regulation

Alejandro Vaquero

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 303-322

Many paths to one goal? The proteins that recognize methylated DNA in eukaryotes

Nobuhiro Sasai and Pierre-Antoine Defossez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 323-334

Mechanisms of transcriptional repression by histone lysine methylation

Philip Hublitz, Mareike Albert and Antoine H.F.M. Peters

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 335-354

Role of polycomb proteins Ring1A and Ring1Bin the epigenetic regulation of gene expression

Miguel Vidal

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 355-370

Evolution and pleiotropy of TRITHORAX function in Arabidopsis

Zoya Avramova

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 371-381

Inheritance of epigenetic information and the expression of complex traits

From Chemical Embryology to Nucleosome Patterning - an interview with Roumen G. Tsanev

Stefan Nonchev and Irina Tsaneva

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 383-391

Foetal germ cells: striking the balance between pluripotency and differentiation

Patrick Western

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 393-409

The developing female genital tract: from genetics to epigenetics

Julie Massé, Tanguy Watrin, Audrey Laurent, Stéphane Deschamps, Daniel Guerrier and Isabelle Pellerin

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 411-424

Genome reprogramming during sporulation

Jerome Govin and Shelley L. Berger

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 425-432

Mammalian hibernation: differential gene expression and novel application of epigenetic controls

Pier Morin Jr. and Kenneth B. Storey

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 433-442