24 results found
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Co-expression of Foxa.a, Foxd and Fgf9/16/20 defines a transient mesendoderm regulatory state in ascidian embryos

    Clare Hudson et al.
    Ascidian mesendoderm is a transient regulatory state upstream of mesoderm and endoderm gene regulatory networks and required for the initiation of both.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Vg1-Nodal heterodimers are the endogenous inducers of mesendoderm

    Tessa G Montague, Alexander F Schier
    Nodal is assumed to be the sole inducer of mesendoderm, but the related signal Vg1 is as essential as Nodal in this process.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Quantitative imaging reveals real-time Pou5f3–Nanog complexes driving dorsoventral mesendoderm patterning in zebrafish

    Mireia Perez-Camps et al.
    Different combinations of the transcription factors Pou5f3, Nanog and Sox32 form complexes to drive dorsoventral mesendoderm patterning in zebrafish.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Gdf3 is required for robust Nodal signaling during germ layer formation and left-right patterning

    Jose L Pelliccia et al.
    Genetic analyses demonstrate that Gdf3/Vg1 is a maternal effect gene required for robust Nodal signaling during different phases of embryogenesis including germ-layer formation, Kupffer's vesicle morphogenesis, and left-right patterning.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    The Apelin receptor enhances Nodal/TGFβ signaling to ensure proper cardiac development

    Ashish R Deshwar et al.
    The Apelin receptor acts as a rheostat to ensure that the proper levels of Nodal signaling are achieved for proper cell fate specification at the onset of gastrulation, in particular for cardiac progenitor development.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Nodal patterning without Lefty inhibitory feedback is functional but fragile

    Katherine W Rogers et al.
    Lefty-mediated feedback inhibition of Nodal signaling mitigates signaling perturbations, but is dispensable for development.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    A lncRNA fine tunes the dynamics of a cell state transition involving Lin28, let-7 and de novo DNA methylation

    Meng Amy Li et al.
    A novel lncRNA (Ephemeron) is connected to known post-transcriptional and epigenetic regulators as part of an integrated machinery, which controls the timely exit from the naïve state of mouse embryonic stem cells.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Toddler signaling regulates mesodermal cell migration downstream of Nodal signaling

    Megan L Norris et al.
    Elucidation of direct and indirect roles of GPCR signaling during gastrulation.
    1. Genes and Chromosomes

    Distinct modes of SMAD2 chromatin binding and remodeling shape the transcriptional response to NODAL/Activin signaling

    Davide M Coda et al.
    NODAL/Activin-induced SMAD2 binding directly drives remodeling of both open and closed chromatin and does not directly correlate with temporal patterns of gene expression upon prolonged signaling.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Unipolar distributions of junctional Myosin II identify cell stripe boundaries that drive cell intercalation throughout Drosophila axis extension

    Robert J Tetley et al.
    Analysing Myosin II unipolar planar polarisation with high spatial and temporal resolution during Drosophila axis extension reveals how tissue boundaries drive polarized cell intercalation while limiting cell mixing.

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