The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 54 > Issue 5

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Effect of Sertoli cell-specific Dicer ablation in mice. Reproductive tract of mutant male at two months of age displays severely reduced testis sizes (right) compared to wildtype control (left). For further details, see article by Kim et al. (pp. 867-875) in the present issue.


On the origin of amniotic stem cells: of mice and men

Mariya P. Dobreva, Paulo N.G. Pereira, Jan Deprest and An Zwijsen

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 761-777

Molecular and cellular machinery of gonadal differentiation in mammals

Rafal P. Piprek

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 779-786

Original Articles

Roles of Src family kinase signaling during fertilization and the first cell cycle in the marine protostome worm Cerebratulus

Stephen A. Stricker, David J. Carroll and Wai L. Tsui

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 787-793


An organizing region in metamorphosing hydrozoan planula larvae - stimulation of axis formation in both larval and in adult tissue

Melanie Stumpf, Britta Will, Karola Wittig, Jennifer Kasper, Benjamin Fischer, Jürgen Schmich, Stefanie Seipp and Thomas Leitz

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 795-802


Chromatin states of developmentally-regulated genes revealed by DNA and histone methylation patterns in zebrafish embryos

Leif C. Lindeman, Cecilia L. Winata, Håvard Aanes, Sinnakaruppan Mathavan, Peter Aleström and Philippe Collas

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 803-813

A novel role for Glucocorticoid-Induced TNF Receptor Ligand (Gitrl) in early embryonic zebrafish development

Lynn D. Poulton, Kathleen F. Nolan, Corina Anastasaki, Herman Waldmann and E. Elizabeth Patton

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 815-825

Developmental potential of embryonic cells in a nucleocytoplasmic hybrid formed using a goldfish haploid nucleus and loach egg cytoplasm

Takafumi Fujimoto, Taiju Saito, Suzu Sakao, Katsutoshi Arai and Etsuro Yamaha

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 827-835

Zebrafish grainyhead-like1 is a common marker of different non-keratinocyte epidermal cell lineages, which segregate from each other in a Foxi3-dependent manner

Martina Jänicke, Björn Renisch and Matthias Hammerschmidt

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 837-850

Creating frog heart as an organ: in vitro-induced heart functions as a circulatory organ in vivo

Masayoshi Kinoshita, Takashi Ariizumi, Shinsuke Yuasa, Shunichirou Miyoshi, Shinji Komazaki, Keiichi Fukuda and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 851-856

Life-giving caspases: revealing new roles during mouse embryo preimplantation development

Dolores Busso, Calixto Dominguez, Tomas Perez-Acle and Ricardo D. Moreno

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 857-865

Dicer is required for Sertoli cell function and survival

Gwang-Jin Kim, Ina Georg, Harry Scherthan, Matthias Merkenschlager, Florian Guillou, Gerd Scherer and Francisco Barrionuevo

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 867-875

Technical Articles


Feeder- and serum-free establishment and expansion of human induced pluripotent stem cells

Mehdi Totonchi, Adeleh Taei, Ali Seifinejad, Mohammadsharif Tabebordbar, Hassan Rassouli, Ali Farrokhi, Hamid Gourabi, Nasser Aghdami, Ghasem Hosseini-Salekdeh and Hossein Baharvand

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 877-886

Modeling and quantification of cancer cell invasion through collagen type I matrices

Olivier De Wever, An Hendrix, Astrid De Boeck, Wendy Westbroek,Geert Braems, Shahin Emami, Michèle Sabbah, Christian Gespach and Marc Bracke

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 887-896

Developmental Expression Patterns

Evolving expression patterns of the homeotic gene Scr in insects

Karla D. Passalacqua, Steven Hrycaj, Najmus Mahfooz and Aleksandar Popadic

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 897-904

Expression of protocadherin-19 in the nervous system of the embryonic zebrafish

Qin Liu, Yun Chen, Fumitaka Kubota, Jean J. Pan and Tohru Murakami

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 905-911

A Sox5 gene is expressed in the myogenic lineage during trout embryonic development

Pierre-Yves Rescan and Cecile Ralliere

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 913-918


Identification and gastrointestinal expression of Xenopus laevis FoxF2

Valérie A. McLin, Rina Shah, Neekita P. Desai and Milan Jamrich

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 919-924

Molecular cloning of chicken Cecr2 and its expression during chicken embryo development

Jingchen Chen, Gabriela Morosan-Puopolo, Fangping Dai, Jianlin Wang and Beate Brand-Saberi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 925-929

Bmp4-directed nuclear cyan fluorescent protein provides a tool for live imaging and reveals cellular resolution of Bmp4 expression patterns during embryogenesis

Chuan-Wei Jang, Liang Gao, Mary E. Dickinson and Richard R. Behringer

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 931-938

Otx2 expression is restricted to dopaminergic neurons of the ventral tegmental area in the adult brain

Michela Di Salvio, Luca G. Di Giovannantonio, Daniela Omodei, Dario Acampora and Antonio Simeone

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2010) 54: 939-945