The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 56 > Issue 9

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During feather branch formation, epithelial cells in the stratified epidermis rearrange to form periodically arranged barb ridges. Keratinocytes within each barb ridge are then reorganized to form two rows of barbule plates. Ephrin-B and EphB3 are expressed in these epithelia in the growth phase of feather follicles. Suppressing Ephrin signaling by implanting Ephrin B1/Fc coated beads disrupted barb ridge organization, leading to a swirl of “keratinocyte pearls”. For more information, see paper by Suksaweang et al. pp. 719-728 in the current issue.


Karl Ernst von Baer (1792-1876) and Evolution

Sabine Brauckmann

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 653-660


Dynamical patterning modules in plant development and evolution

Valeria Hernández-Hernández, Karl J. Niklas, Stuart A. Newman and Mariana Benítez

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 661-674

Original Articles

Relationship between brassinosteroids and genes controlling stomatal production in the Arabidopsis hypocotyl

Sonia Fuentes, Roberto C. Cañamero and Laura Serna

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 675-680

Characterization of proteolytic activities during intestinal regeneration of the sea cucumber, Holothuria glaberrima

Consuelo Pasten, Rey Rosa, Stephanie Ortiz, Sebastián González and José E. García-Arrarás

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 681-691

Effect of RNAi-mediated knockdown of the Bombyx mori transformer-2 gene on the sex-specific splicing of Bmdsx pre-mRNA

Masataka G. Suzuki, Keiji Suzuki, Fugaku Aoki and Masahiro Ajimura

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 693-699

mRNA cycles through hypoxia-induced stress granules in live Drosophila embryonic muscles

Annelies M.A. van der Laan, Alice M.C. van Gemert, Roeland W. Dirks, Jasprina N. Noordermeer, Lee G. Fradkin, Hans J. Tanke and Carolina R. Jost

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 701-709

Loss of plakophilin 2 disrupts heart development in zebrafish

Miriam A. Moriarty, Rebecca Ryan, Pierce Lalor, Peter Dockery, Lucy Byrnes and Maura Grealy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 711-718

Roles of EphB3/ephrin-B1 in feather morphogenesis

Sanong Suksaweang, Ting-Xin Jiang, Paul Roybal, Cheng-Ming Chuong and Randall Widelitz

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 719-728

N-acetylcysteine protects induced pluripotent stem cells from in vitro stress: impact on differentiation outcome

Ina Berniakovich, Leopoldo Laricchia-Robbio and Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 729-735

Restoring physiological cell heterogeneity in the mesenchyme during tooth engineering

Laetitia-Véronique Keller, Sabine Kuchler-Bopp and Hervé Lesot

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 737-746

Developmental Expression Patterns

Expression analysis of the polypyrimidine tract binding protein (PTBP1) and its paralogs PTBP2 and PTBP3 during Xenopus tropicalis embryogenesis

Maud Noiret, Yann Audic and Serge Hardy

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 747-753

The secondary human yolk sac has an immunophenotype indicative of both hepatic and intestinal differentiation

Francisco F. Nogales and Isabel Dulcey

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2012) 56: 755-760