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    1. Developmental Biology

    Branching morphogenesis in the developing kidney is not impacted by nephron formation or integration

    Kieran M Short et al.
    Analysing developing mouse kidneys demonstrates nephron formation does not significantly impact branching morphogenesis of the ureteric bud, suggesting this process is distinct from branching in organs like the mammary gland.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Macrophages restrict the nephrogenic field and promote endothelial connections during kidney development

    David AD Munro et al.
    Embryonic macrophages encourage early kidney development, interact with developing renal blood vessels, are enriched for mRNAs linked to vascular development, and promote endothelial cross-connections.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Zeb1 controls neuron differentiation and germinal zone exit by a mesenchymal-epithelial-like transition

    Shalini Singh et al.
    Neuronal progenitor cells autonomously inhibit polarization via the transcription factor Zeb1.
    1. Developmental Biology

    tec-1 kinase negatively regulates regenerative neurogenesis in planarians

    Alexander Karge et al.
    RNAi screening in planarians finds that inhibition of the TEC-family protein tyrosine kinase tec-1 increases the regeneration of neurons through enhancement of cell survival.
    1. Developmental Biology

    ppargc1a controls nephron segmentation during zebrafish embryonic kidney ontogeny

    Joseph M Chambers et al.
    The transcriptional coactivator ppargc1a regulates the renal progenitor patterning to delineate boundary formation of differentiated segment populations during nephrogenesis.
    1. Developmental Biology

    E proteins sharpen neurogenesis by modulating proneural bHLH transcription factors’ activity in an E-box-dependent manner

    Gwenvael Le Dréau et al.
    Rather than acting as passive and neutral co-factors for proneural proteins, E proteins play an active role in modulating the way the distinct proneural proteins instruct neurogenesis.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Neurogenic decisions require a cell cycle independent function of the CDC25B phosphatase

    Frédéric Bonnet et al.
    The cell cycle phosphatase CDC25B controls cell cycle progression and neurogenesis through independent pathways.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Upregulation of neurovascular communication through filamin abrogation promotes ectopic periventricular neurogenesis

    Shauna L Houlihan et al.
    Analyses based on the mouse model of a human genetic disease reveal that the neuron production of cerebral tissue can be boosted by escalated signaling between neural progenitors and the vasculature.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Norrin/Frizzled4 signalling in the preneoplastic niche blocks medulloblastoma initiation

    Erin A Bassett et al.
    The earliest steps of tumor initiation in the cerebellum are regulated by critical interactions between pre-tumor cells and stromal cells, which can be manipulated by targeting the Norrin/Frizzled4 signaling axis.