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    1. Neuroscience

    Mouse models of human PIK3CA-related brain overgrowth have acutely treatable epilepsy

    Achira Roy et al.
    Acute one-hour treatment of Pik3ca mutant mice with a novel anti-epilepsy drug suppresses seizures despite continued developmental brain dysmorphology, promising a new therapeutic strategy for patients with intractable pediatric epilepsy.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Antagonistic interaction between Ezh2 and Arid1a coordinates root patterning and development via Cdkn2a in mouse molars

    Junjun Jing et al.
    Ezh2 and Arid1a oppose each other to control expression of Cdkn2a to coordinate tooth furcation development and ultimately determine the number of roots in mouse molars.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Multiscale cardiac imaging spanning the whole heart and its internal cellular architecture in a small animal model

    Graham Rykiel et al.
    Correlative imaging of the heart at multiple spatial scales has the potential to revolutionize the way we understand deficiencies in congenital heart disease.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Foxc1 dependent mesenchymal signalling drives embryonic cerebellar growth

    Parthiv Haldipur et al.
    The mesenchyme surrounding the developing brain plays a significant role in controlling the fundamental growth and patterning of the cerebellum, and misregulation of this signalling can lead to important neurodevelopmental disorders.
    1. Neuroscience

    Tight junction protein occludin regulates progenitor Self-Renewal and survival in developing cortex

    Raphael M Bendriem et al.
    That early cortical neural progenitor divisions strictly require OCLN isoform expression is a paradigm shift in the functional consideration of this protein best known for promoting between-cell barrier functions.
    1. Developmental Biology

    NEIL1 and NEIL2 DNA glycosylases protect neural crest development against mitochondrial oxidative stress

    Dandan Han et al.
    NEIL DNA glycosylases are required to counteract oxidative base damages within the mitochondrial genome to safeguard neural crest cell differentiation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The tumor suppressor PTEN and the PDK1 kinase regulate formation of the columnar neural epithelium

    Joaquim Grego-Bessa et al.
    In addition to its role in regulating proliferation and cell death, the PTEN tumor suppressor regulates epithelial morphogenesis through the PDK1 kinase.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    LUZP1, a novel regulator of primary cilia and the actin cytoskeleton, is a contributing factor in Townes-Brocks Syndrome

    Laura Bozal-Basterra et al.
    LUZP1 is required for proper cilia and cytoskeleton formation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    GATA6 mutations in hiPSCs inform mechanisms for maldevelopment of the heart, pancreas, and diaphragm

    Arun Sharma et al.
    Analyses of human stem cells with distinct GATA6 mutations revealed a spectrum of molecular responses that drive isolated congenital heart disease or the co-occurrence of pancreas and diaphragm malformations.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Palovarotene reduces heterotopic ossification in juvenile FOP mice but exhibits pronounced skeletal toxicity

    John B Lees-Shepard et al.
    Daily palovarotene treatment reduces pathogenic expansion of fibro/adipogenic progenitors but results in long bone growth plate loss and overgrowths of synovial cartilage in juvenile mice.