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  1. Content type: Research article

    TALE-class homeodomain transcription factors Meis and Pbx play important roles in formation of the embryonic brain, eye, heart, cartilage or hematopoiesis. Loss-of-function studies of Pbx1, 2 and 3 and Meis1 d...

    Authors: Ondrej Machon, Jan Masek, Olga Machonova, Stefan Krauss and Zbynek Kozmik

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:40

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  2. Content type: Methodology article

    Components of the limb musculoskeletal system have distinct mesoderm origins. Limb skeletal muscles originate from somites, while the skeleton and attachments (tendons and connective tissues) derive from limb ...

    Authors: Adeline Bourgeois, Joana Esteves de Lima, Benjamin Charvet, Koichi Kawakami, Sigmar Stricker and Delphine Duprez

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:39

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  3. Content type: Methodology article

    The GATA-binding factor 6 (Gata6) gene encodes a zinc finger transcription factor that often functions as a key regulator of lineage specification during development. It is the earliest known marker of the primit...

    Authors: Laina Freyer, Christian Schröter, Néstor Saiz, Nadine Schrode, Sonja Nowotschin, Alfonso Martinez-Arias and Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:38

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Primitive endoderm is a cell lineage segregated from the epiblast in the blastocyst and gives rise to parietal and visceral endoderm. Sox7 is a member of the SoxF gene family that is specifically expressed in pri...

    Authors: Masaki Kinoshita, Daisuke Shimosato, Mariko Yamane and Hitoshi Niwa

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:37

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Development of the valves and septa of the heart depends on the formation and remodeling of the endocardial cushions in the atrioventricular canal and outflow tract. These cushions are populated by mesenchyme ...

    Authors: Ryan J. Coram, Samantha J. Stillwagon, Anuradha Guggilam, Michael W. Jenkins, Maurice S. Swanson and Andrea N. Ladd

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:36

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Pluripotent cells are present in early embryos until the levels of the pluripotency regulator Oct4 drop at the beginning of somitogenesis. Elevating Oct4 levels in explanted post-pluripotent cells in vitro res...

    Authors: Constantinos Economou, Anestis Tsakiridis, Filip J. Wymeersch, Sabrina Gordon-Keylock, Robert E Dewhurst, Dawn Fisher, Alexander Medvinsky, Andrew JH Smith and Valerie Wilson

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:35

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Sex determination in mammals requires expression of the Y-linked gene Sry in the bipotential genital ridges of the XY embryo. Even minor delay of the onset of Sry expression can result in XY sex reversal, highlig...

    Authors: Christian Larney, Timothy L. Bailey and Peter Koopman

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:34

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In multiple vertebrate organisms, including chick, Xenopus, and zebrafish, Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and Wnt signaling cooperate during formation of the otic placode. However, in the mouse, although FGF sign...

    Authors: Kevin D. Wright, Amanda A. Mahoney Rogers, Jian Zhang and Katherine Shim

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:33

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  9. Content type: Commentary

    Recent studies have identified epithelial stem and progenitor cell populations of the lung. We are just beginning to understand the mechanisms that regulate their homeostatic, regenerative and maladaptive beha...

    Authors: Matt L. Donne, Andrew J. Lechner and Jason R. Rock

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:32

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  10. Content type: Research article

    It remains unclear to what extent midgut rotation determines human intestinal topography and pathology. We reinvestigated the midgut during its looping and herniation phases of development, using novel 3D visu...

    Authors: Jelly HM Soffers, Jill PJM Hikspoors, Hayelom K. Mekonen, S. Eleonore Koehler and Wouter H. Lamers

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:31

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Nearly half of all individuals with Down Syndrome (DS) have some type of congenital heart defect (CHD), suggesting that DS sensitizes to CHD but does not cause it. We used a common mouse model of DS, the Ts65D...

    Authors: Renita C. Polk, Peter Gergics, Jeffrey D. Steimle, Huiqing Li, Ivan P. Moskowitz, Sally A. Camper and Roger H. Reeves

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:30

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has many advantages in the research of in vivo embryonic brain development, specifically its noninvasive aspects and ability to avoid skeletal interference. However, few studie...

    Authors: Zien Zhou, Zengai Chen, Jiehui Shan, Weiwei Ma, Lei Li, Jinyan Zu and Jianrong Xu

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:29

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Haploinsufficiency of the FOXL2 transcription factor in humans causes Blepharophimosis/Ptosis/Epicanthus Inversus syndrome (BPES), characterized by eyelid anomalies and premature ovarian failure. Mice lacking Fox...

    Authors: Mara Marongiu, Loredana Marcia, Emanuele Pelosi, Mario Lovicu, Manila Deiana, Yonqing Zhang, Alessandro Puddu, Angela Loi, Manuela Uda, Antonino Forabosco, David Schlessinger and Laura Crisponi

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:27

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  14. Content type: Research article

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small noncoding RNAs that act as post-transcriptional regulators of gene targets. Accurate quantification of miRNA expression using validated internal controls should aid in the understa...

    Authors: Mahdi Mahdipour, Helena T.A. van Tol, Tom A.E. Stout and Bernard A.J. Roelen

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:25

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  15. Content type: Methodology article

    During the fourth larval (L4) stage, vulval cells of C. elegans undergo extensive morphogenesis accompanied by changes in gene expression. This phase of vulval development, occurring after the well-studied induct...

    Authors: Darren Z. L. Mok, Paul W. Sternberg and Takao Inoue

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:26

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  16. Content type: Research Article

    Adult echinoderms can completely regenerate major parts of their central nervous system even after severe injuries. Even though this capacity has long been known, the molecular mechanisms that drive fast and c...

    Authors: Vladimir S Mashanov, Olga R Zueva and José E García-Arrarás

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:24

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  17. Content type: Research article

    HP1γ, a well-known regulator of gene expression, has been recently identified to be a target of Aurora A, a mitotic kinase which is important for both gametogenesis and embryogenesis. The purpose of this study...

    Authors: Phoebe H. Leonard, Adrienne Grzenda, Angela Mathison, Dean E. Morbeck, Jolene R. Fredrickson, Thiago M. de Assuncao, Trace Christensen, Jeffrey Salisbury, Ezequiel Calvo, Juan Iovanna, Charles C. Coddington, Raul Urrutia and Gwen Lomberk

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:23

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Despite extensive knowledge on bivalve anatomy and development, the formation and differentiation of the mantle margin and its associated organs remain largely unclear. Bivalves from the family Pectinidae (sca...

    Authors: Jorge A. Audino, José Eduardo A. R. Marian, Andreas Wanninger and Sônia G. B. C. Lopes

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:22

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The mouse embryonic mandible comprises two types of tooth primordia in the cheek region: progressive tooth primordia of prospective functional teeth and rudimentary tooth primordia in premolar region – MS and ...

    Authors: Katerina Lochovska, Renata Peterkova, Zuzana Pavlikova and Maria Hovorakova

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:21

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Endothelial or epithelial cellular branching is vital in development and cancer progression; however, the molecular mechanisms of these processes are not clear. In Drosophila, terminal cell at the end of some tra...

    Authors: Matthew Man-Kin Wong, Ming-Fai Liu and Sung Kay Chiu

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:20

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  21. Content type: Methodology article

    The ability to visualise the expression of individual genes in situ is an invaluable tool for developmental and evolutionary biologists; it allows for the characterisation of gene function, gene regulation and th...

    Authors: Jennifer Hohagen, Ines Herlitze and Daniel John Jackson

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:19

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The developing eye receives blood supply from two vascular systems, the intraocular hyaloid system and the superficial choroidal vessels. In zebrafish, a highly stereotypic and simple set of vessels develops o...

    Authors: Rivka Kaufman, Omri Weiss, Meyrav Sebbagh, Revital Ravid, Liron Gibbs-Bar, Karina Yaniv and Adi Inbal

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:18

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