The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 57 > Issue 5

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The homeodomain gene Pdx1 is required for the normal development of the pancreas and foregut. Inducible repression of Pdx1 in the adult gut has demonstrated a novel role for Pdx1 in the maintenance of regional cellular identity in the gastroduodenal domain of the adult gut, suggesting a conserved functional role for the Parahox genes. The image shows the co-expression of Pdx1 (red) and a GFP (green) reporter gene in the duodenal villi and Brunner’s glands of normal adult mice. For more information see Holland et al., pp. 391 in this issue.

Meeting Report

Symposium in honor of Ralph L. Brinster celebrating 50 years of scientific breakthroughs

Richard R. Behringer and Takashi Shinohara

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 333-339


Lateral inhibition and neurogenesis: novel aspects in motion

Pau Formosa-Jordan, Marta Ibañes, Saúl Ares and José-María Frade

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 341-350

Sexual dimorphism in estrogen-induced synaptogenesis in the adult hippocampus

Nicola Brandt, Ricardo Vierk and Gabriele M. Rune

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 351-356

Original Articles

SMYD2 is induced during cell differentiation and participates in early development

Borja Sesé, Maria J. Barrero, Maria-Carme Fabregat, Veronika Sander and Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 357-364

Trans-2-phenylcyclopropylamine regulates zebrafish lateral line neuromast development mediated by depression of LSD1 activity

Yingzi He, Huiqian Yu, Shan Sun, Yunfeng Wang, Liman Liu, Zhengyi Chenand Huawei Li

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 365-373


The Dictyostelium prestalk inducer DIF-1 directs phosphorylation of a bZIP transcription factor

Yoko Yamada, Yuzuru Kubohara, Haruhisa Kikuchi, Yoshiteru Oshima, Hong-Yu Wang, Susan Ross and Jeffrey G. Williams

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 375-381


Induction of intermediate mesoderm by retinoic acid receptor signaling from differentiating mouse embryonic stem cells

Shiho Oeda, Yohei Hayashi, Techuan Chan, Minoru Takasato, Yuko Aihara,Koji Okabayashi, Kiyoshi Ohnuma and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 383-389

The Parahox gene Pdx1 is required to maintain positional identity in the adult foregut

Andrew M. Holland, Sonia Garcia, Gaetano Naselli, Raymond J. MacDonald and Leonard C. Harrison

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 391-398

Molecular signaling at the fusion stage of the mouse mandibular arch: involvement of insulin-like growth factor family

Kazuya Fujita, Yuji Taya, Yoshihito Shimazu, Takaaki Aoba and Yuuichi Soeno

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 399-406


Hippo signaling components, Mst1 and Mst2, act as a switch between self-renewal and differentiation in Xenopus hematopoietic and endothelial progenitors

Susumu Nejigane, Shuji Takahashi, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Tatsuo Michiue and Makoto Asashima

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 407-414

Unc-5/netrin-mediated axonal projection during larval serotonergic nervous system formation in the sea urchin, Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus

Kouki Abe, Tomoko Katow, Shioh Ooka and Hideki Katow

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 415-425

Calnexin is required for zebrafish posterior lateral line development

I-Chen Hung, Bor-Wei Cherng, Wen-Ming Hsu and Shyh-Jye Lee

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 427-438

Short Communication


Germes is involved in translocation of germ plasm during development of Xenopus primordial germ cells

Takeshi Yamaguchi, Ayaka Taguchi, Kenji Watanabe and Hidefumi Orii

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 439-443