The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 53 > Issue 7

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The glial cells missing (Gcm) transcription factor suppresses blood cell tumor formation in the Drosophila larva. Loss of function of gcm leads to a melatonic tumor phenotype visualized by bright field microscopy. For further information, see article by Jacques et al. pp. 1013-1022 in the current issue.

Meeting Report


XIV Workshop on the Development and Function of Reproductive Organs

Massimo De Felici and Rita Canipari

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 883-889



Primordial germ cell biology at the beginning of the XXI Century

Massimo De Felici

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 891-894


Cell cycle control of Notch signaling and the functional regionalization of the neuroepithelium during vertebrate neurogenesis

Maria Jesús Latasa, Elsa Cisneros and Jose María Frade

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 895-908


A twist of insight - the role of Twist-family bHLH factors in development

Ralston M. Barnes and Anthony B. Firulli

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 909-924

Revisiting old vaginal topics: conversion of the Müllerian vagina and origin of the "sinus" vagina

Yi Cai

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 925-934

Original Articles


Identification of regulatory elements in the Isl1 gene locus

Claudia Kappen and J. Michael Salbaum

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 935-946

Activated Notch1 is a stronger astrocytic stimulus than leukemia inhibitory factor for rat neural stem cells

Nidia S. Rodríguez-Rivera, Anayansi Molina-Hernández, Erika Sánchez-Cruz, Diana Escalante-Alcalde and Iván Velasco

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 947-953

Proteomics analysis of regenerating amphibian limbs: changes during the onset of regeneration

Michael W. King, Anton W. Neff and Anthony L. Mescher

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 955-969

On the role of Eph signalling in thymus histogenesis; EphB2/B3 and the organizing of the thymic epithelial network

Javier García-Ceca, Eva Jiménez, David Alfaro, Teresa Cejalvo, Michael J. Chumley, Mark Henkemeyer, Juan-José Muñoz and Agustín G. Zapata

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 971-982

Lasp1 misexpression influences chondrocyte differentiation in the vertebral column

Natascha Hermann-Kleiter, Nassim Ghaffari-Tabrizi, Michael J.F. Blumer, Christoph Schwarzer, Magdalena A. Mazur and Isabella Artner

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 983-991

S. macrurus myogenic regulatory factors (MRFs) induce mammalian skeletal muscle differentiation; evidence for functional conservation of MRFs

Hyun-Jung Kim, Robert Güth, Colleen B. Jonsson and Graciela A. Unguez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 993-1002

Distribution of p53 binding protein 1 (53BP1) and phosphorylated H2A.X during mouse preimplantation development in the absence of DNA damage

Céline Ziegler-Birling, Anne Helmrich, Làszlò Tora and Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1003-1011

A novel role of the glial fate determinant glial cells missing in hematopoiesis

Cécile Jacques, Laurent Soustelle, István Nagy, Céline Diebold and Angela Giangrande

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1013-1022

The surface ectoderm of the chick embryo exhibits dynamic variation in its response to neurogenic signals

Vineeta-Bhasker Tripathi, Yasuo Ishii, Muhammad M. Abu-Elmagd and Paul J. Scotting

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1023-1033

The spatio-temporal pattern of testis organogenesis in mammals - insights from the mole

Francisco D. Carmona, Darío G. Lupiáñez, José-Ezequiel Martín, Miguel Burgos, Rafael Jiménez and Federico Zurita

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1035-1044

Technical Articles

Essential validation of gene trap mouse ES cell lines: a test case with the gene Ttrap

Liesbeth Vermeire, Abdelilah Ibrahimi, Thierry Voet, Lieve Umans, Kathleen Coddens, Annick Francis, Tom Van de Putte, Leo A. van Grunsven, An Zwijsen, Danny Huylebroeck and Luc Nelles

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1045-1051


A novel method for microinjection into Xenopus eggs and embryos supported in methylcellulose solution

Yoko Tanigawa, Kohji Ikenishi and Tohru Komiya

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1053-1056

Short Communication

Cloning and functional characterization of the intersex homologous gene in the pest lepidopteron Maruca vitrata

Daniela Cavaliere, Francesca Di Cara, Lino C. Polito and Filomena Anna Digilio

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1057-1062

Developmental Expression Patterns

Expression of CAP2 during early Xenopus embryogenesis

Marian Wolanski, Farhad Khosrowshahian, Lara Jerant, Ing-Suan Jap, Jennifer Brockman and Michael J. Crawford

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1063-1067

Expression analysis and essential role of the putative tyrosine phosphatase His-domain-containing protein tyrosine phosphatase (HD-PTP)

Marie-Claude Gingras, Dmitri Kharitidi, Valérie Chénard, Noriko Uetani, Maxime Bouchard, Michel L. Tremblay and Arnim Pause

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1069-1074

Dynamic expression pattern of distinct genes in the presomitic and somitic mesoderm during Xenopus development

Audrey Bourdelas, Hong-Yan Li, Clémence Carron and De-Li Shi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1075-1079


Expression of prohormone convertase 2 and the generation of neuropeptides in the developing nervous system of the gastropod Haliotis

Scott F. Cummins, Patrick S. York, Peter H. Hanna, Bernard M. Degnan and Roger P. Croll

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1081-1088

Expression of a Prrxl1 alternative splice variant during the development of the mouse nociceptive system

Sandra Rebelo, Cláudia Lopes, Deolinda Lima and Carlos Reguenga

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1089-1095

CBP/p300 and associated transcriptional co-activators exhibit distinct expression patterns during murine craniofacial and neural tube development

Vasker Bhattacherjee, Kristin H. Horn, Saurabh Singh, Cynthia L. Webb, M. Michele Pisano and Robert M. Greene

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1097-1104

Expression of Wnts in the developing murine secondary palate

Dennis R. Warner, Henry S. Smith, Cynthia L. Webb, Robert M. Greene and M. Michele Pisano

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1105-1112

Heterologous expression of DsRed2 in young sponges (Porifera)

Martin Pfannkuchen and Franz Brümmer

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2009) 53: 1113-1117