The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Volume 57 > Issue 9-10

Cover Vol. 57 N. 9-10

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The expression of the Cripto gene defines a subdomain within the early embryonic heart. Shown here is a double color image from whole-mount in situ hybridization, illustrating the entire mouse cardiac myocyte population (red), of which only a portion expresses Cripto (purple). For more information, see Jin et al., pp. 793-797 in the current issue.


Signaling pathways dictating pluripotency in embryonic stem cells

Debasree Dutta

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 667-675


Connecting epithelial polarity, proliferation and cancer in Drosophila: the many faces of lgl loss of function

Daniela Grifoni, Francesca Froldi and Annalisa Pession

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 677-687

Developmental control of cortico-cerebral astrogenesis

Antonello Mallamaci

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 689-706

Unraveling new roles for serotonin receptor 2B in development: key findings from Xenopus

Michela Ori, Stefania De Lucchini, Giulia Marras and Irma Nardi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 707-714

Original Articles

Long-term serial cultivation of mouse induced pluripotent stem cells in serum-free and feeder-free defined medium

Sachiko Yamasaki, Kou Nabeshima, Yusuke Sotomaru, Yuki Taguchi, Hanae Mukasa, Miho K. Furue, J. Denry Sato and Tetsuji Okamoto

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 715-724

The Pou5f1 distal enhancer is sufficient to drive Pou5f1 promoter-EGFP expression in embryonic stem cells

Ji Liao, Yikun He and Piroska E. Szabó

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 725-729

Ontogenetic consequences of dysgenic crosses in Drosophila virilis

Marina I. Sokolova, Elena S. Zelentsova, Natalia G. Shostak, Nikolay V. Rozhkov and Michael B. Evgen’ev

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 731-739


Pitx3 directly regulates Foxe3 during early lens development

Nafees Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam, Doris Muenster, Marion Horsch, Muhammad A. Khan, Peter Carlsson, Johannes Beckers and Jochen Graw

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 741-751

Short Communication

Clonal analyses in the anterior pre-placodal region: implications for the early lineage bias of placodal progenitors

Sujata Bhattacharyya and Marianne E. Bronner

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 753-757

Developmental Expression Patterns

Eph receptors and ephrin class B ligands are expressed at tissue boundaries in Hydra vulgaris

Susanne Tischer, Mona Reineck, Johannes Söding, Sandra Münder and Angelika Böttger

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 759-765

Identification of promoter elements responsible for gonad-specific expression of zebrafish Deadend and its application to ovarian germ cell derivation

Ten-Tsao Wong, Abraham Tesfamichael and Paul Collodi

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 767-772

Zfyve9a regulates the proliferation of hepatic cells during zebrafish embryogenesis

Nian Liu, Zhuo Li, Duanqing Pei and Xiaodong Shu

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 773-778


Xnr3 affects brain patterning via cell migration in the neural-epidermal tissue boundary during early Xenopus embryogenesis

Mariko Morita, Satoshi Yamashita, Shinya Matsukawa, Yoshikazu Haramoto, Shuji Takahashi, Makoto Asashima and Tatsuo Michiue

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 779-786

Kidins220/ARMS is dynamically expressed during Xenopus laevis development

Silvia Marracci, Marianna Giannini, Marianna Vitiello, Massimiliano Andreazzoli and Luciana Dente

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 787-792

Analysis of Cripto expression during mouse cardiac myocyte differentiation

Jiu-Zhen Jin, Min Tan and Jixiang Ding

Int. J. Dev. Biol. (2013) 57: 793-797