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Early development

Section edited by Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

This section considers studies in all aspects of the early development of organisms, including embryonic and somite development.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Differences in cranial morphology arise due to changes in fundamental cell processes like migration, proliferation, differentiation and cell death driven by genetic programs. Signaling between fibroblast growt...

    Authors: Susan M Motch Perrine, Theodore M Cole III, Neus Martínez-Abadías, Kristina Aldridge, Ethylin Wang Jabs and Joan T Richtsmeier

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:8

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    Important knowledge about the role of vitamin A in vertebrate heart development has been obtained using the vitamin A-deficient avian in ovo model which enables the in vivo examination of very early stages of ver...

    Authors: Inese Cakstina, Una Riekstina, Martins Boroduskis, Ilva Nakurte, Janis Ancans, Maija H Zile and Indrikis Muiznieks

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:10

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Krüppel-like Factor 2 (KLF2) plays an important role in vessel maturation during embryonic development. In adult mice, KLF2 regulates expression of the tight junction protein occludin, which may allow KLF2 to ...

    Authors: Aditi R Chiplunkar, Benjamin C Curtis, Gabriel L Eades, Megan S Kane, Sean J Fox, Jack L Haar and Joyce A Lloyd

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:40

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Disabled-2 (Dab2) is an endocytic adaptor protein involved in clathrin-mediated endocytosis and cargo trafficking. Since its expression is lost in several cancer types, Dab2 has been suggested to be a tumor su...

    Authors: Robert Moore, Kathy Qi Cai, Wensi Tao, Elizabeth R Smith and Xiang-Xi Xu

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:39

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The myotome is the primitive skeletal muscle that forms within the embryonic metameric body wall. It can be subdivided into an epaxial and hypaxial domain. It has been shown that the formation of the epaxial m...

    Authors: Qin Pu, Aisha Abduelmula, Maryna Masyuk, Carsten Theiss, Dieter Schwandulla, Michael Hans, Ketan Patel, Beate Brand-Saberi and Ruijin Huang

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:41

  6. Content type: Methodology article

    Velo-cardio-facial syndrome/DiGeorge syndrome (VCFS/DGS) is caused by a 1.5-3 Mb microdeletion of chromosome 22q11.2, frequently referred to as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). This region includes TBX1, a T-...

    Authors: Laina Freyer, Sonja Nowotschin, Melinda K Pirity, Antonio Baldini and Bernice E Morrow

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:33

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Preimplantation bovine development is emerging as an attractive experimental model, yet little is known about the mechanisms underlying trophoblast (TE)/inner cell mass (ICM) segregation in cattle. To gain an ...

    Authors: Zofia E Madeja, Jaroslaw Sosnowski, Kamila Hryniewicz, Ewelina Warzych, Piotr Pawlak, Natalia Rozwadowska, Berenika Plusa and Dorota Lechniak

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:32

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Aedes aegypti is the most important global vector of dengue virus infection in humans. Availability of the draft genome sequence of this mosquito provides unique opportunities to study different aspects of its bi...

    Authors: Brent W Harker, Susanta K Behura, Becky S deBruyn, Diane D Lovin, Akio Mori, Jeanne Romero-Severson and David W Severson

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:29

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Protein kinase C epsilon (PKCϵ) belongs to the novel PKC subfamily, which consists of diacylglycerol dependent- and calcium independent-PKCs. Previous studies have shown that PKCϵ is important in different con...

    Authors: Sergio Carracedo, Ursula Braun and Michael Leitges

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:16

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  10. Content type: Methodology article

    Live imaging provides an essential methodology for understanding complex and dynamic cell behaviors and their underlying molecular mechanisms. Genetically-encoded reporter expressing mouse strains are an impor...

    Authors: Sonja Nowotschin, Panagiotis Xenopoulos, Nadine Schrode and Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:15

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Tenm4 is a mouse homolog of the Drosophila gene Tenascin-m (Ten-m (Odd oz)), which functions in motor neuron routing. Recently, a genome-wide association analysis for bipolar disorder identified a new susceptibil...

    Authors: Hisashi Nakamura, Rita N Cook and Monica J Justice

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:9

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Individual skeletal elements of the vertebrate limbs arise through a segmentation process introducing joints in specific locations. However, the molecular pathways controlling joint formation and subsequent jo...

    Authors: Akinori Kan, Toshiyuki Ikeda, Atsushi Fukai, Takumi Nakagawa, Kozo Nakamura, Ung-il Chung, Hiroshi Kawaguchi and Clifford J Tabin

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The members of the protein kinase C (PKC) family consist of serine/threonine kinases classified according to their regulatory domain. Those that belong to the novel PKC subfamily, such as PKCδ, are dependent o...

    Authors: Sergio Carracedo, Ursula Braun and Michael Leitges

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:2

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Members of the family Syngnathidae share a unique reproductive mode termed male pregnancy. Males carry eggs in specialised brooding structures for several weeks and release free-swimming offspring. Here we des...

    Authors: Stefan Sommer, Camilla M Whittington and Anthony B Wilson

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:39

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    Magnetic resonance imaging is a noninvasive method of evaluating embryonic development. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), based on the directional diffusivity of water molecules, is an established method of eval...

    Authors: Zien Zhou, Zachary DelProposto, Lianming Wu, Jianrong Xu, Jia Hua, Yan Zhou, Yongquan Ye, Zishu Zhang, Jiani Hu and E Mark Haacke

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:38

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The first distinct differentiation event in mammals occurs at the blastocyst stage when totipotent blastomeres differentiate into either pluripotent inner cell mass (ICM) or multipotent trophectoderm (TE). Her...

    Authors: Manabu Ozawa, Miki Sakatani, JiQiang Yao, Savita Shanker, Fahong Yu, Rui Yamashita, Shunichi Wakabayashi, Kenta Nakai, Kyle B Dobbs, Mateus José Sudano, William G Farmerie and Peter J Hansen

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:33

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Embryonic development proceeds through finely tuned reprogramming of the parental genomes to form a totipotent embryo. Cells within this embryo will then differentiate and give rise to all the tissues of a new...

    Authors: Tiphaine Aguirre-Lavin, Pierre Adenot, Amélie Bonnet-Garnier, Gaétan Lehmann, Renaud Fleurot, Claire Boulesteix, Pascale Debey and Nathalie Beaujean

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:30

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  18. Content type: Research article

    During early stages of brain development, secreted molecules, components of intracellular signaling pathways and transcriptional regulators act in positive and negative feed-back or feed-forward loops at the m...

    Authors: Zsuzsa Agoston, Naixin Li, Anja Haslinger, Andrea Wizenmann and Dorothea Schulte

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:10

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