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  1. Content type: Research article

    The reiterated architecture of cranial motor neurons aligns with the segmented structure of the embryonic vertebrate hindbrain. Anterior-posterior identity of cranial motor neurons depends, in part, on retinoi...

    Authors: Danna L Drummond, Caroline S Cheng, Lyndsay G Selland, Jennifer C Hocking, Lisa B Prichard and Andrew J Waskiewicz

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:31

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  2. 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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  3. Content type: Research article

    Ecdysone triggers transcriptional changes via the ecdysone receptor (EcR) to coordinate developmental programs of apoptosis, cell cycle and differentiation. Data suggests EcR affects cell cycle gene expression...

    Authors: Naomi C Mitchell, Jane I Lin, Olga Zaytseva, Nicola Cranna, Amanda Lee and Leonie M Quinn

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:28

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  4. Content type: Review

    Hox genes, with their similar roles in animals as evolutionarily distant as humans and flies, have fascinated biologists since their discovery nearly 30 years ago. During the last two decades, reports on Hox gene...

    Authors: Juan Pascual-Anaya, Salvatore D’Aniello, Shigeru Kuratani and Jordi Garcia-Fernàndez

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:26

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Drosophila larval head is evolutionarily derived at the genetic and morphological level. In the beetle Tribolium castaneum, development of the larval head more closely resembles the ancestral arthropod condit...

    Authors: Andrew D Peel, Julia Schanda, Daniela Grossmann, Frank Ruge, Georg Oberhofer, Anna F Gilles, Johannes B Schinko, Martin Klingler and Gregor Bucher

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:25

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  6. Content type: Methodology article

    The explanted, developing rodent retina provides an efficient and accessible preparation for use in gene transfer and pharmacological experimentation. Many of the features of normal development are retained in...

    Authors: Philip EB Nickerson, Kara M Ronellenfitch, Nicklaus F Csuzdi, Jamie D Boyd, Perry L Howard, Kerry R Delaney and Robert L Chow

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:24

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  7. Content type: Database

    The vertebrate craniofacial skeleton may exhibit anatomical complexity and diversity, but its genesis and evolution can be understood through careful dissection of developmental programs at cellular resolution...

    Authors: B Frank Eames, April DeLaurier, Bonnie Ullmann, Tyler R Huycke, James T Nichols, John Dowd, Marcie McFadden, Mark M Sasaki and Charles B Kimmel

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:23

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Toxic substances like heavy metals can inhibit and disrupt the normal embryonic development of organisms. Exposure to platinum during embryogenesis has been shown to lead to a “one fell swoop” internalization ...

    Authors: Leonie Marschner, Julian Staniek, Silke Schuster, Rita Triebskorn and Heinz-R Köhler

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:22

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Extracellular leucine-rich repeat (eLRR) proteins are a highly diverse superfamily of membrane-associated or secreted proteins. In the membrane-associated eLRR proteins, the leucine-rich repeat motifs interact...

    Authors: Chris R Gissendanner and Tram Do Kelley

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:21

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of the study was an evaluation of fetal hip joint morphology during the second and the third trimester of pregnancy. Serial sections were performed on 23 cadaver infants.

    Authors: Adrian Masłoń, Marcin Sibiński, Mirosław Topol, Karol Krajewski and Andrzej Grzegorzewski

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:19

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Phosphatase of regenerating liver (PRL) family is classified as class IVa of protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP4A) that removes phosphate groups from phosphorylated tyrosine residues on proteins. PRL phosphatas...

    Authors: Ming-Der Lin, Hsun-Tzu Lee, Szu-Chieh Wang, Han-Ru Li, Hsin-Lun Hsien, Kai-Wen Cheng, Yu-Di Chang, Min-Lang Huang, Jr-Kai Yu and Yau-Hung Chen

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:18

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  12. Content type: Methodology article

    Molecular studies of appendage regeneration have been hindered by the lack of a stable and efficient means of transferring exogenous genes. We therefore sought an efficient integrating virus system that could ...

    Authors: Shahryar Khattak, Tatiana Sandoval-Guzmán, Nicole Stanke, Stephanie Protze, Elly M Tanaka and Dirk Lindemann

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:17

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    The phoronid larva, which is called the actinotrocha, is one of the most remarkable planktotrophic larval types among marine invertebrates. Actinotrochs live in plankton for relatively long periods and undergo...

    Authors: Elena N Temereva and Eugeni B Tsitrin

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:14

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  16. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs play important roles in regulating biological processes, including organ morphogenesis and maturation. However, little is known about specific pathways regulated by miRNA during lung development. Bet...

    Authors: Sana Mujahid, Tanya Logvinenko, MaryAnn V Volpe and Heber C Nielsen

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:13

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Transcription factors from the MADS-box family play a relevant role in cell differentiation and development and include the animal SRF (serum response factor) and MEF2 (myocyte enhancer factor 2) proteins. The...

    Authors: María Galardi-Castilla, Irene Fernandez-Aguado, Teresa Suarez and Leandro Sastre

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:12

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Our current knowledge on tooth development derives primarily from studies in mice. Very little is known about gene expression and function during human odontogenesis. Sonic Hedgehog (SHH) signaling has been de...

    Authors: Xuefeng Hu, Shuo Zhang, Guimiao Chen, Chensheng Lin, Zhen Huang, YiPing Chen and Yanding Zhang

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:11

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The 14-3-3 (YWHA) proteins are central mediators in various cellular signaling pathways regulating development and growth, including cell cycle regulation. We previously reported that all seven mammalian 14-3-...

    Authors: Santanu De and Douglas Kline

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:10

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:20

  20. 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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  21. Content type: Methodology article

    The freshwater planarian Schmidtea mediterranea has emerged as a powerful model for studies of regenerative, stem cell, and germ cell biology. Whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH) and whole-mount fluorescent

    Authors: Ryan S King and Phillip A Newmark

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:8

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  22. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of BMC Developmental Biology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 12 (2012).

    Authors: Philippa K Harris

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:5

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