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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

    The metamorphosis of the spionid polychaete Pseudopolydora vexillosa includes spontaneous settlement onto soft-bottom habitats and morphogenesis that can be completed in a very short time. A previous study on the...

    Authors: Kondethimmanahalli H Chandramouli, Flora SY Mok, Hao Wang and Pei-Yuan Qian

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:31

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    The transition from fertilized egg to embryo is accompanied by a multitude of changes in gene expression, and the transcriptional events that underlie these processes have not yet been fully characterized. In ...

    Authors: Liselotte Vesterlund, Hong Jiao, Per Unneberg, Outi Hovatta and Juha Kere

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:30

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    Consistent asymmetry of the left-right (LR) axis is a crucial aspect of vertebrate embryogenesis. Asymmetric gene expression of the TGFβ superfamily member Nodal related 1 (Nr1) in the left lateral mesoderm plate...

    Authors: Katia Carneiro, Claudia Donnet, Tomas Rejtar, Barry L Karger, Gustavo A Barisone, Elva Díaz, Sandhya Kortagere, Joan M Lemire and Michael Levin

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:29

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    Oocyte-derived maternal RNAs drive early embryogenesis when the newly formed embryo is transcriptionally inactive. Recent studies in zebrafish have identified the role of microRNAs during the maternal-to-embry...

    Authors: Swamy K Tripurani, Kyung-Bon Lee, Gabbine Wee, George W Smith and Jianbo Yao

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:25

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    Lipid rafts enriched in glycosphingolipids (GSLs), cholesterol and signaling molecules play an essential role not only for signal transduction started by ligand binding, but for intracellular events such as or...

    Authors: Ban Sato, Yohko U Katagiri, Kenji Miyado, Nozomu Okino, Makoto Ito, Hidenori Akutsu, Hajime Okita, Akihiro Umezawa, Junichiro Fujimoto, Kiyotaka Toshimori and Nobutaka Kiyokawa

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:22

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    We developed an efficient in vitro method to differentiate mouse ES cells into the definitive endoderm (DE) and then Pdx1-expressing pancreatic lineages using mesodermal-derived supporting cells, M15. Using this ...

    Authors: Soichiro Ogaki, Seiko Harada, Nobuaki Shiraki, Kazuhiko Kume and Shoen Kume

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2011 11:13

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