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  1. Content type: Research article

    In the male germ line of Drosophila chromatin remains decondensed and highly transcribed during meiotic prophase until it is rapidly compacted. A large proportion of the cell cycle-regulated histone H3.1 is repla...

    Authors: Wolfgang Hennig and Alexandra Weyrich

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:7

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    Thyroid hormones regulate growth and development. However, the molecular mechanisms by which thyroid hormone regulates cell structural development are not fully understood. The mammalian cochlea is an intrigui...

    Authors: Katherine B Szarama, Núria Gavara, Ronald S Petralia, Richard S Chadwick and Matthew W Kelley

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:6

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    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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    Insulin and its plasma membrane receptor constitute an ancient response system critical to cell growth and differentiation. Studies using intact Rana pipiens oocytes have shown that insulin can act at receptors o...

    Authors: Gene A Morrill, Adele B Kostellow, Richard D Moore and Raj K Gupta

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:3

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    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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    Group B Sox domain transcription factors play important roles in metazoan central nervous system development. They are, however, difficult to study as mutations often have pleiotropic effects and other Sox fam...

    Authors: Shih Pei Shen, Jelena Aleksic and Steven Russell

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:1

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Research article

    Genetic studies in mouse have demonstrated the crucial function of PAX4 in pancreatic cell differentiation. This transcription factor specifies β- and δ-cell fate at the expense of α-cell identity by repressing A...

    Authors: Joachim Djiotsa, Vincianne Verbruggen, Jean Giacomotto, Minaka Ishibashi, Elisabeth Manning, Silke Rinkwitz, Isabelle Manfroid, Marianne L Voz and Bernard Peers

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:37

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    In mammals, R-spondin (Rspo), an activator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, has been shown to be involved in ovarian differentiation. However, the role of the Rspo/Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway in fis...

    Authors: Linyan Zhou, Tapas Charkraborty, Xiangguo Yu, Limin Wu, Gang Liu, Sipra Mohapatra, Deshou Wang and Yoshitaka Nagahama

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:36

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    The proper balance of autophagy, a lysosome-mediated degradation process, is indispensable for oogenesis in Drosophila. We recently demonstrated that egg development depends on autophagy in the somatic follicle c...

    Authors: Julia MI Barth, Ernst Hafen and Katja Köhler

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:35

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    The contribution of cell proliferation to regeneration varies greatly between different metazoan models. Planarians rely on pluripotent neoblasts and amphibian limb regeneration depends upon formation of a pro...

    Authors: Yale J Passamaneck and Mark Q Martindale

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:34

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    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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    Temperature affects virtually all cellular processes. A quick increase in temperature challenges the cells to undergo a heat shock response to maintain cellular homeostasis. Heat shock factor-1 (HSF-1) functio...

    Authors: János Barna, Andrea Princz, Mónika Kosztelnik, Balázs Hargitai, Krisztina Takács-Vellai and Tibor Vellai

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:32

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    Oxygen sensing is a near universal signaling modality that, in eukaryotes ranging from protists such as Dictyostelium and Toxoplasma to humans, involves a cytoplasmic prolyl 4-hydroxylase that utilizes oxygen and...

    Authors: Yuechi Xu, Zhuo A Wang, Rebekah S Green and Christopher M West

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:31

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    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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    Hox proteins are transcription factors involved in crucial processes during animal development. Their mode of action remains scantily documented. While other families of transcription factors, like Smad or Sta...

    Authors: Barbara Lambert, Julie Vandeputte, Sophie Remacle, Isabelle Bergiers, Nicolas Simonis, Jean-Claude Twizere, Marc Vidal and René Rezsohazy

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:29

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    In chondrichthyans, basal osteichthyans and tetrapods, vertebral bodies have cartilaginous anlagen that subsequently mineralize (chondrichthyans) or ossify (osteichthyans). Chondrocytes that form the vertebral...

    Authors: Anabela Bensimon-Brito, João Cardeira, Maria Leonor Cancela, Ann Huysseune and Paul Eckhard Witten

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:28

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Secreted frizzled-related proteins (SFRPs) are a family of proteins that block the Wnt signaling pathway and loss of SFRP1 expression is found in breast cancer along with a multitude of other human cancers. Ac...

    Authors: Kelly J Gauger, Akihiko Shimono, Giovanna M Crisi and Sallie Smith Schneider

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:25

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    The multicellular slug in Dictyostelium has a single tip that acts as an organising centre patterning the rest of the slug. High adenosine levels at the tip are believed to be responsible for this tip dominance a...

    Authors: Pundrik Jaiswal, Shashi Prakash Singh, Prasad Aiyar, Rakhil Akkali and Ramamurthy Baskar

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:26

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    Zebrafish has emerged as a powerful model organism to study the process of regeneration. This teleost fish has the ability to regenerate various tissues and organs like the heart, spinal cord, retina and fins....

    Authors: Ana Sofia Azevedo, Sara Sousa, António Jacinto and Leonor Saúde

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:24

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    Mouse limb bud is a prime model to study the regulatory interactions that control vertebrate organogenesis. Major aspects of limb bud development are controlled by feedback loops that define a self-regulatory ...

    Authors: Aimée Zuniga, Frédéric Laurent, Javier Lopez-Rios, Christian Klasen, Nicolas Matt and Rolf Zeller

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:23

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    Valvulogenesis and septation in the developing heart depend on the formation and remodeling of endocardial cushions in the atrioventricular canal (AVC) and outflow tract (OFT). These cushions are invaded by a ...

    Authors: Kathryn E LeMasters, Yotam Blech-Hermoni, Samantha J Stillwagon, Natalie A Vajda and Andrea N Ladd

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2012 12:22

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