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  1. Content type: Research article

    The sub-cortical maternal complex (SCMC), located in the subcortex of mouse oocytes and preimplantation embryos, is composed of at least four proteins encoded by maternal effect genes: OOEP, NLRP5/MATER, TLE6 ...

    Authors: Daniela Bebbere, Federica Ariu, Luisa Bogliolo, Laura Masala, Ombretta Murrone, Mauro Fattorini, Laura Falchi and Sergio Ledda

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:40

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    The switch from cartilage template to bone during endochondral ossification of the growth plate requires a dynamic and close interaction between cartilage and the developing vasculature. Vascular invasion of t...

    Authors: Sonja M Walzer, Erdal Cetin, Ruth Grübl-Barabas, Irene Sulzbacher, Beate Rueger, Werner Girsch, Stefan Toegel, Reinhard Windhager and Michael B Fischer

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:36

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    Members of the Semaphorin 3 family (Sema3s) influence the development of the central nervous system, and some are implicated in regulating aspects of visual system development. However, we lack information abo...

    Authors: Anil Sharma, Chrisna J LeVaillant, Giles W Plant and Alan R Harvey

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:34

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:39

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    The 14-3-3 (YWHA) proteins are highly conserved in higher eukaryotes, participate in various cellular signaling pathways including cell cycle regulation, development and growth. Our previous studies demonstrat...

    Authors: Cheng Cui, Xiuli Ren, Dajun Liu, Xin Deng, Xin Qin, Xiangyu Zhao, Enhua Wang and Bingzhi Yu

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:33

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To gain insight into what differences might restrict the capacity for limb regeneration in Xenopus froglets, we used High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)/double mass spectrometry to characterize protein ...

    Authors: Nandini Rao, Fengyu Song, Deepali Jhamb, Mu Wang, Derek J Milner, Nathaniel M Price, Teri L Belecky-Adams, Mathew J Palakal, Jo Ann Cameron, Bingbing Li, Xiaoping Chen and David L Stocum

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:32

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    Morphometric quantification of subtle craniofacial variation in studies of experimentally modified embryonic mice has proved valuable in determining the effects of developmental perturbations on craniofacial m...

    Authors: Christopher J Percival, Rebecca Green, Ralph Marcucio and Benedikt Hallgrímsson

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:31

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Histone deacetylases (HDACs) play important roles in glial cell development and in disease states within multiple regions of the central nervous system. However, little is known about HDAC expression or functi...

    Authors: Sarika Tiwari, Subramanian Dharmarajan, Mahesh Shivanna, Deborah C Otteson and Teri L Belecky-Adams

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:30

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The retinal pigmented epithelium (RPE) is a rounded shaped structure in almost all lizards. In the New World dwarf geckos, this structure shows an unusual morphology. In addition to this ocular character, we d...

    Authors: Ricardo A Guerra-Fuentes, Juan D Daza and Aaron M Bauer

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:29

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) is used extensively as a permeable cryoprotectant and is a common solvent utilized for several water-insoluble substances. DMSO has various biological and pharmacological activities; ...

    Authors: Dongjie Zhou, Xinghui Shen, Yanli Gu, Na Zhang, Tong Li, Xi Wu and Lei Lei

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:28

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    The Drosophila heart (dorsal vessel) is a relatively simple tubular organ that serves as a model for several aspects of cardiogenesis. Cardiac morphogenesis, proper heart function and stability require structural...

    Authors: Dominik Hollfelder, Manfred Frasch and Ingolf Reim

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:26

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    The developing vertebrate hindbrain is transiently segmented into rhombomeres by a process requiring Hox activity. Hox genes control specification of rhombomere fates, as well as the stereotypic differentiation o...

    Authors: Steven E Weicksel, Ankit Gupta, Denise A Zannino, Scot A Wolfe and Charles G Sagerström

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:25

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Chloride Intracellular Channel 4 (CLIC4) is one of seven members in the closely related CLIC protein family. CLIC4 is involved in multiple cellular processes including apoptosis, cellular differentiation, infl...

    Authors: VC Padmakumar, Katelyn E Masiuk, Dror Luger, Christina Lee, Vincenzo Coppola, Lino Tessarollo, Shelley B Hoover, Irina Karavanova, Andres Buonanno, R Mark Simpson and Stuart H Yuspa

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:24

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  13. Content type: Methodology article

    The purple sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, has long been the focus of developmental and ecological studies, and its recently-sequenced genome has spawned a diversity of functional genomics approaches.

    Authors: Andreas Heyland and Jason Hodin

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:22

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The DNA damage-mediated cell cycle checkpoint is an essential mechanism in the DNA damage response (DDR). During embryonic development, the characteristics of cell cycle and DNA damage checkpoint evolve from a...

    Authors: Xiao Qi Wang, Kwok Kin Chan, Xiaoyan Ming, Vincent CH Lui, Randy YC Poon, Chung Mau Lo, Chris Norbury and Ronnie TP Poon

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:23

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (bmMSCs) are multipotent cells that can differentiate into diverse cell types, including cardiomyocytes. BmMSC-based transplantation is capable of repairing acute and...

    Authors: Junfang Wu, Jie Niu, Xiaopeng Li, Xianwei Wang, Zhikun Guo and Fenxi Zhang

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:21

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Circadian clocks have been postulated to regulate development time in several species of insects including fruit flies Drosophila melanogaster. Previously we have reported that selection for faster pre-adult deve...

    Authors: Pankaj Yadav, Madhumohan Thandapani and Vijay Kumar Sharma

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:19

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The outermost layer of the vertebrate heart, the epicardium, forms from a cluster of progenitor cells termed the proepicardium (PE). PE cells migrate onto the myocardium to give rise to the epicardium. Impaire...

    Authors: Jessica S Plavicki, Peter Hofsteen, Monica S Yue, Kevin A Lanham, Richard E Peterson and Warren Heideman

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:18

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Hox genes encode master regulators of regional fate specification during early metazoan development. Much is known about the initiation and regulation of Hox gene expression in Drosophila and vertebrates, but ...

    Authors: Wan-Ju Liu, John S Reece-Hoyes, Albertha JM Walhout and David M Eisenmann

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:17

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The miniature pig provides an excellent experimental model for tooth morphogenesis because its diphyodont and heterodont dentition resembles that of humans. However, little information is available on the proc...

    Authors: Tieli Song, Tingting Wu, Fulan Wei, Ang Li, Fu Wang, Yilin Xie, Dayong Liu, Zhipeng Fan, Xuejiu Wang, Shan Cheng, Chunmei Zhang, Junqi He and Songlin Wang

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:16

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Mosquito eggshells show remarkable diversity in physical properties and structure consistent with adaptations to the wide variety of environments exploited by these insects. We applied proteomic, transcriptomi...

    Authors: Osvaldo Marinotti, Tuan Ngo, Bianca B Kojin, Shao-Pei Chou, Brian Nguyen, Jennifer Juhn, Rebeca Carballar-Lejarazú, Pedro N Marinotti, Xiaofang Jiang, Marika F Walter, Zhijian Tu, Paul D Gershon and Anthony A James

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:15

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