The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 54 > Issue 4

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Expression of the chick Endoglin gene (CD105) at pre-circulaton stage HH10, when the primary embryonic vasculature is being formed. Cells undergoing active transformation from endothelial progenitors to morphologically distinct endothelial cells are strongly positive for Endoglin. Differentiated endothelial cells are negative for Endoglin. For further details, see article by Alev et al. (pp. 737-742) in the present issue.

Meeting Report


1st Joint Meeting of the French & Spanish Developmental Biology Societies (2009)

Alain Vincent and Eric Agius

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 555-559


Michael Akam and the rise of evolutionary developmental biology

David L. Stern and Rachel E. Dawes-Hoang

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 561-565

The seminal work of Werner Risau in the study of the development of the vascular system

Domenico Ribatti

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 567-572

Original Articles

Insulin-like growth factor-2 regulates early neural and cardiovascular system development in zebrafish embryos

Lori Hartnett, Catherine Glynn, Catherine M. Nolan, Maura Grealy and Lucy Byrnes

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 573-583


Intraovarian transplantation of stage I-II follicles results in viable zebrafish embryos

Zsolt Csenki, Andreas Zaucker, Balázs Kovács, Yavor Hadzhiev, Árpád Hegyi, Katalin-Kinga Lefler, Tamás Müller, Róbert Kovács, Béla Urbányi László Váradi and Ferenc Müller

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 585-589

Identification of the sperm motility-initiating substance in the newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster, and its possible relationship with the acrosome reaction during internal fertilization

Toshihiko Watanabe, Hideo Kubo, Shinya Takeshima, Mami Nakagawa, Manami Ohta, Saori Kamimura, Eriko Takayama-Watanabe, Akihiko Watanabe, and Kazuo Onitake

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 591-597

Retinoid signalling is required for information transfer from mesoderm to neuroectoderm during gastrulation

Ferran Lloret-Vilaspasa, Hans J. Jansen, Koen de Roos, Rosh A.S. Chandraratna, Maija H. Zile, Claudio D. Stern and Antony J. Durston

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 599-608

XRASGRP2 is essential for blood vessel formation during Xenopus development

Kan Suzuki, Shuji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Yasuko Onuma, Kentaro Nagamine, Koji Okabayashi, Kohei Hashizume, Tadashi Iwanaka and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 609-615

A conserved MRF4 promoter drives transgenic expression in Xenopus embryonic somites and adult muscle

Timothy J. Hinterberger

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 617-625


Effect of the gene transformer of Anastrepha on the somatic sexual development of Drosophila

María-Fernanda Ruiz and Lucas Sánchez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 627-633

Ecdysone signaling is required for proper organization and fluid secretion of stellate cells in the Malpighian tubules of Drosophila melanogaster

Naveen-Kumar Gautam and Madhu G. Tapadia

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 635-642

Both jnk and apoptosis pathways regulate growth and terminalia rotation during Drosophila genital disc development

Sergio Benitez, Claudia Sosa, Nicolás Tomasini and Ana Macías

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 643-653

Oscillatory Ca2+ dynamics and cell cycle resumption at fertilization in mammals: a modelling approach

Geneviève Dupont, Elke Heytens and Luc Leybaert

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 655-665

Sperm mitochondria diaphorase activity – a gene mapping study of recombinant inbred strains of mice

Aniela Golas, Paulina Malek, Malgorzata Piasecka and Jozefa Styrna

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 667-673


The effect of superovulation on the contributions of individual blastomeres from 2-cell stage CF1 mouse embryos to the blastocyst

Mika Katayama and R. Michael Roberts

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 675-681

Gonadal defects in Cited2 -mutant mice indicate a role for SF1 in both testis and ovary differentiation

Alexander N. Combes, Cassy M. Spiller, Vincent R. Harley, Andrew H. Sinclair, Sally L. Dunwoodie, Dagmar Wilhelm and Peter Koopman

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 683-689

Microarchitectural changes during development of the cerebellar cortex

Miriam Mecha, Angel L. Peña-Melián and Maria J. Blanco

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 691-698

Pdx1-transfected adipose tissue-derived stem cells differentiate into insulin-producing cells in vivo and reduce hyperglycemia in diabetic mice

Hiromitsu Kajiyama, Tatsuo S. Hamazaki, Makoto Tokuhara, Shinji Masui, Koji Okabayashi, Kiyoshi Ohnuma, Shigeharu Yabe, Kazuki Yasuda, Shoichi Ishiura, Hitoshi Okochi and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 699-705

Increased cellular turnover in response to fluoxetine in neuronal precursors derived from human embryonic stem cells

Eun-Ah Chang, Zeki Beyhan, Myung-Sik Yoo, Kannika Siripattarapravat, Tak Ko, Keith J. Lookingland, Burra V. Madhukar and Jose B. Cibelli

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 707-715

Short Communications


Estrogenic in vitro assay on mouse embryonic Leydig cells

Gina La Sala, Donatella Farini and Massimo De Felici

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 717-722

Structural and ultrastructural characterization of the embryonic development of Pseudoplatystoma spp. hybrids

Francine Faustino, Laura S.O. Nakaghi, Camila Marques, Luciana N. Ganeco and Lilian C. Makino

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 723-730

Developmental Expression Patterns


Characterization of an lhx1a transgenic reporter in zebrafish

Lisa M. Swanhart, Nobuhiro Takahashi, Rachel L. Jackson, Gregory A. Gibson, Simon C. Watkins, Igor B. Dawid and Neil A. Hukriede

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 731-736

Dynamic expression of Endoglin, a TGF-beta co-receptor, during pre-circulation vascular development in chick

Cantas Alev, Brendan A.S. McIntyre, Kanako Ota and Guojun Sheng

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 737-742

Early expression of axon guidance molecules in the embryonic chick mesencephalon and pretectum

Kerry-Lyn Riley, Sarah Gledhill and Frank R. Schubert

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 743-753


Analysis of SOX2 expression in developing human testis and germ cell neoplasia

Si B. Sonne, Rebecca M. Perrett, John E. Nielsen, Melissa A. Baxter, David M. Kristensen, Henrik Leffers, Neil A. Hanley and Ewa Rajpert-De-Meyts

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 755-760