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  1. Content type: Research article

    Marsupials such as the tammar wallaby (M.Eugenii) have a short gestation (29.3 days) and at birth the altricial young resembles a fetus, and the major development occurs postnatally while the young remains in the...

    Authors: Vengamanaidu Modepalli, Lyn A Hinds, Julie A Sharp, Christophe Lefevre and Kevin R Nicholas

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:16

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    There is increasing evidence of a pivotal role for regulated mRNA translation in control of developmental cell fate transitions. Physiological and pathological stem and progenitor cell self-renewal is maintain...

    Authors: Angus M MacNicol, Linda L Hardy, Horace J Spencer and Melanie C MacNicol

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:15

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Human dental pulp represents a suitable alternative source of stem cells for the purpose of cell-based therapies in regenerative medicine, because it is relatively easy to obtain it, using low invasive procedu...

    Authors: Alessandra Pisciotta, Gianluca Carnevale, Simona Meloni, Massimo Riccio, Sara De Biasi, Lara Gibellini, Adriano Ferrari, Giacomo Bruzzesi and Anto De Pol

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:14

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In mammals, maternal differentially methylated regions (DMRs) acquire DNA methylation during the postnatal growth stage of oogenesis, with paternal DMRs acquiring DNA methylation in the perinatal prospermatago...

    Authors: Alan M O’Doherty, David A Magee, Lynee C O’Shea, Niamh Forde, Marijke E Beltman, Solomon Mamo and Trudee Fair

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:13

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Central American crater lake cichlid fish of the Midas species complex (Amphilophus spp.) are a model system for sympatric speciation and fast ecological diversification and specialization. Midas cichlids have be...

    Authors: Claudius F Kratochwil, Maggie M Sefton and Axel Meyer

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:12

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Primary cilia are essential for Hedgehog (Hh) signal transduction in vertebrates. Although the core components of the Hh pathway are highly conserved, the dependency on cilia in Hh signaling is considered to b...

    Authors: Takayoshi Yamamoto, Tatsuya Tsukahara, Tadashi Ishiguro, Haruo Hagiwara, Masanori Taira and Hiroyuki Takeda

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:9

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Tissue fixation is crucial for preserving the morphology of biological structures and cytological details to prevent postmortem degradation and autolysis. Improper fixation conditions could lead to artifacts a...

    Authors: Jing Nie, Simpla Mahato and Andrew C Zelhof

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Stem cells can respond to environmental and physiological inputs to adaptively remodel tissues. Little is known about whether stem cell niches are similarly responsive. The Drosophila ovary germline stem cell (GS...

    Authors: Alessandro Bonfini, Marian B Wilkin and Martin Baron

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:8

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Alveoli, the milk-producing units of the mammary gland, are generated during pregnancy by collaboration of different epithelial cell types. We present the first analysis of transcriptional changes within the h...

    Authors: Duvini De Silva, Kamini Kunasegaran, Sujoy Ghosh and Alexandra M Pietersen

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    We have revealed that the type II diacylglycerol kinases (DGKs) δ, η and κ were expressed in the testis and ovary. However, these enzymes’ functions in the reproductive organs remain unknown.

    Authors: Takao Shionoya, Takako Usuki, Suguru Komenoi, Takeshi Isozaki, Hiromichi Sakai and Fumio Sakane

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:6

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Dietary interventions during pregnancy alter offspring fitness. We have shown mouse maternal low protein diet fed exclusively for the preimplantation period (Emb-LPD) before return to normal protein diet (NPD)...

    Authors: Congshan Sun, Oleg Denisenko, Bhavwanti Sheth, Andy Cox, Emma S Lucas, Neil R Smyth and Tom P Fleming

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:3

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In society, there is a clear need to improve the success rate of techniques to restore fertility. Therefore a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of the complex molecular environment that regulates human gametoge...

    Authors: A Marijne Heeren, Liesbeth van Iperen, Daniëlle B Klootwijk, Ana de Melo Bernardo, Matthias S Roost, Maria M Gomes Fernandes, Leonie A Louwe, Carina G Hilders, Frans M Helmerhorst, Lucette A J van der Westerlaken and Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:4

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  13. Content type: Methodology article

    Planarians are an attractive model organism for studying stem cell-based regeneration due to their ability to replace all of their tissues from a population of adult stem cells. The molecular toolkit for plana...

    Authors: Kelly G Ross, Kerilyn C Omuro, Matthew R Taylor, Roma K Munday, Amy Hubert, Ryan S King and Ricardo M Zayas

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:2

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  14. 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 14 (2014).

    Authors: Philippa K Harris

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:5

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Bioelectric phenomena have been found to exert influence on various developmental and regenerative processes. Little is known about their possible functions and the cellular mechanisms by which they might act ...

    Authors: Julia Krüger and Johannes Bohrmann

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2015 15:1

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Zebrafish are able to regenerate many of its tissues and organs after damage. In amphibians this process is regulated by nerve fibres present at the site of injury, which have been proposed to release factors ...

    Authors: Mariana G Simões, Anabela Bensimon-Brito, Mariana Fonseca, Ana Farinho, Fábio Valério, Sara Sousa, Nuno Afonso, Anoop Kumar and Antonio Jacinto

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:49

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  17. Content type: Methodology article

    Efforts to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of regeneration have required the application of methods to detect specific cell types and tissues in a growing cohort of experimental animal models. ...

    Authors: David J Forsthoefel, Forrest A Waters and Phillip A Newmark

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:45

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  18. Content type: Methodology article

    Mapping of tissue structure at the cellular, circuit, and organ-wide scale is important for understanding physiological and biological functions. A bio-electrochemical technique known as CLARITY used for three...

    Authors: Hyunsu Lee, Jae-Hyung Park, Incheol Seo, Sun-Hyun Park and Shin Kim

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:48

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Identification and characterization of molecular controls that regulate mammary stem and progenitor cell homeostasis are critical to our understanding of normal mammary gland development and its pathology.

    Authors: Gautam K Malhotra, Xiangshan Zhao, Emily Edwards, Janel L Kopp, Mayumi Naramura, Maike Sander, Hamid Band and Vimla Band

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:47

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  20. Content type: Research article

    In standard cell division, the cells undergo karyokinesis and then cytokinesis. Some cells, however, such as cardiomyocytes and hepatocytes, can produce binucleate cells by going through mitosis without cytoki...

    Authors: Kiichiro Taniguchi, Akihiko Kokuryo, Takao Imano, Ryunosuke Minami, Hideki Nakagoshi and Takashi Adachi-Yamada

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:46

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The development of the craniofacial skeleton from embryonic mesenchyme is a complex process that is not yet completely understood, particularly for intramembranous bones. This study investigates the developmen...

    Authors: Carolyn T Chang and Tamara Anne Franz-Odendaal

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:44

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The mechanistic target of rapamycin complex1 (mTORC1) signaling pathway has been implicated in functions of multicellular processes, including cell growth and metabolism. Although recent reports showed that ma...

    Authors: Kentaro Hirose, Taishi Shiomi, Shunya Hozumi and Yutaka Kikuchi

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:42

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The homeodomain transcription factor orthopedia (Otp) is an evolutionarily conserved regulator of neuronal fates. In vertebrates, Otp is necessary for the proper development of different regions of the brain a...

    Authors: Jose Arturo Gutierrez-Triana, Ulrich Herget, Patrick Lichtner, Luis A Castillo-Ramírez and Soojin Ryu

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:41

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