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  1. Content type: Research article

    Serotonin (5-HT) is well known as widely distributed modulator of developmental processes in both vertebrates and invertebrates. It is also the earliest neurotransmitter to appear during neuronal development. ...

    Authors: Konstantin Glebov, Elena E Voronezhskaya, Marina Yu Khabarova, Evgeny Ivashkin, Leonid P Nezlin and Evgeni G Ponimaskin

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:14

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    Differences in cranial morphology arise due to changes in fundamental cell processes like migration, proliferation, differentiation and cell death driven by genetic programs. Signaling between fibroblast growt...

    Authors: Susan M Motch Perrine, Theodore M Cole III, Neus Martínez-Abadías, Kristina Aldridge, Ethylin Wang Jabs and Joan T Richtsmeier

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:8

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    The development of blood flow in the heart is crucial for heart function and embryonic survival. Recent studies have revealed the importance of the extracellular matrix and the mechanical stress applied to the...

    Authors: Tomomi Watanabe-Asaka, Yoshio Sekiya, Hironori Wada, Takako Yasuda, Ikuya Okubo, Shoji Oda and Hiroshi Mitani

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:12

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    Important knowledge about the role of vitamin A in vertebrate heart development has been obtained using the vitamin A-deficient avian in ovo model which enables the in vivo examination of very early stages of ver...

    Authors: Inese Cakstina, Una Riekstina, Martins Boroduskis, Ilva Nakurte, Janis Ancans, Maija H Zile and Indrikis Muiznieks

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:10

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Essentially nothing is known about the genetic regulation of olfactory system development in vector mosquitoes, which use olfactory cues to detect blood meal hosts. Studies in Drosophila melanogaster have identif...

    Authors: Keshava Mysore, Emily Andrews, Ping Li and Molly Duman-Scheel

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:9

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Flatfish metamorphosis is a hormone regulated post-embryonic developmental event that transforms a symmetric larva into an asymmetric juvenile. In altricial-gastric teleost fish, differentiation of the stomach...

    Authors: Ana S Gomes, Yuko Kamisaka, Torstein Harboe, Deborah M Power and Ivar Rønnestad

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:11

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  7. Content type: Methodology article

    Tissue injury has been employed to study diverse biological processes such as regeneration and inflammation. In addition to physical or surgical based methods for tissue injury, current protocols for localized...

    Authors: José Moya-Díaz, Oscar A Peña, Mario Sánchez, Daniela A Ureta, Nicole G Reynaert, Consuelo Anguita-Salinas, Gonzalo Marín and Miguel L Allende

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:7

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  8. Content type: Research article

    After completion of embryogenesis, many organisms experience an additional obligatory developmental transition to attain a substantially different juvenile or adult form. During anuran metamorphosis, the aquat...

    Authors: Taka-Aki Ichu, Jun Han, Christoph H Borchers, Mary Lesperance and Caren C Helbing

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:5

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The injection of Neb-colloostatin into T. molitor females causes gonadoinhibitory effects on ovarian development. This peptide inhibits intercellular space formation (patency) in follicular epithelium and results...

    Authors: Elżbieta Czarniewska, Grzegorz Rosiński, Elżbieta Gabała and Mariola Kuczer

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:4

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  10. Content type: Research article

    LIM domain binding protein 1 (LDB1) is a transcriptional co-factor, which interacts with multiple transcription factors and other proteins containing LIM domains. Complete inactivation of Ldb1 in mice resulted in...

    Authors: Asma Almaidhan, Jeffry Cesario, Andre Landin Malt, Yangu Zhao, Neeti Sharma, Veronica Choi and Juhee Jeong

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:3

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  11. 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 13 (2013).

    Authors: Philippa K Harris

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2014 14:1

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Krüppel-like Factor 2 (KLF2) plays an important role in vessel maturation during embryonic development. In adult mice, KLF2 regulates expression of the tight junction protein occludin, which may allow KLF2 to ...

    Authors: Aditi R Chiplunkar, Benjamin C Curtis, Gabriel L Eades, Megan S Kane, Sean J Fox, Jack L Haar and Joyce A Lloyd

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:40

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Disabled-2 (Dab2) is an endocytic adaptor protein involved in clathrin-mediated endocytosis and cargo trafficking. Since its expression is lost in several cancer types, Dab2 has been suggested to be a tumor su...

    Authors: Robert Moore, Kathy Qi Cai, Wensi Tao, Elizabeth R Smith and Xiang-Xi Xu

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:39

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  14. Content type: Research article

    It has been proven that c-kit is crucial for proliferation, migration, survival and maturation of spermatogenic cells. A periodic expression of c-kit is observed from primordial germ cells (PGCs) to spermatogenet...

    Authors: Lei Zhang, Jiangjing Tang, Christopher J Haines, Huai Feng, Liangxue Lai, Xiaoming Teng and Yibing Han

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:38

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The myotome is the primitive skeletal muscle that forms within the embryonic metameric body wall. It can be subdivided into an epaxial and hypaxial domain. It has been shown that the formation of the epaxial m...

    Authors: Qin Pu, Aisha Abduelmula, Maryna Masyuk, Carsten Theiss, Dieter Schwandulla, Michael Hans, Ketan Patel, Beate Brand-Saberi and Ruijin Huang

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:37

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:41

  16. Content type: Research article

    Members of the vertebrate Numb family of cell fate determinants serve multiple functions throughout early embryogenesis, including an essential role in the development of the nervous system. The Numb proteins ...

    Authors: Frank Nieber, Marie Hedderich, Olaf Jahn, Tomas Pieler and Kristine A Henningfeld

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:36

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Diacylglycerol kinase (DGK) is a key enzyme that regulates diacylglycerol (DG) turnover and is involved in a variety of physiological functions. The isoform DGKθ has a unique domain structure and is the sole m...

    Authors: Shuji Ueda, Becky Tu-Sekine, Minoru Yamanoue, Daniel M Raben and Yasuhito Shirai

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:35

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Human amniotic fluid cells (hAFCs) may differentiate into multiple cell lineages and thus have a great potential to become a donor cell source for regenerative medicine. The ability of hAFCs to differentiate i...

    Authors: Dongmei Lai, Fangyuan Wang, Yifei Chen, Li Wang, Yanlin Wang and Weiwei Cheng

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:34

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  19. Content type: Methodology article

    Velo-cardio-facial syndrome/DiGeorge syndrome (VCFS/DGS) is caused by a 1.5-3 Mb microdeletion of chromosome 22q11.2, frequently referred to as 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). This region includes TBX1, a T-...

    Authors: Laina Freyer, Sonja Nowotschin, Melinda K Pirity, Antonio Baldini and Bernice E Morrow

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:33

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Preimplantation bovine development is emerging as an attractive experimental model, yet little is known about the mechanisms underlying trophoblast (TE)/inner cell mass (ICM) segregation in cattle. To gain an ...

    Authors: Zofia E Madeja, Jaroslaw Sosnowski, Kamila Hryniewicz, Ewelina Warzych, Piotr Pawlak, Natalia Rozwadowska, Berenika Plusa and Dorota Lechniak

    Citation: BMC Developmental Biology 2013 13:32

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