Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Developmental Biology

    Hemodynamics regulate spatiotemporal artery muscularization in the developing circle of Willis

    Siyuan Cheng, Ivan Fan Xia ... Stefania Nicoli
    Flow hemodynamic activation of endothelial klf2a is a mechanism regulating initial vascular smooth muscle cell differentiation on circle of Willis arteries.
    1. Developmental Biology

    BMP signalling facilitates transit amplification in the developing chick and human cerebellum

    Victoria Rook, Parthiv Haldipur ... Richard J Wingate
    1. Developmental Biology

    TMC7 deficiency causes acrosome biogenesis defects and male infertility in mice

    Jing Wang, Yingying Yin ... Zhaojian Liu
    1. Developmental Biology

    Essential function of transmembrane transcription factor MYRF in promoting transcription of miRNA lin-4 during C. elegans development

    Zhimin Xu, Zhao Wang ... Yingchuan B Qi
    The transcriptional activation of the key developmental timer gene, microRNA lin-4, is driven by the transmembrane transcription factor MYRF following its temporally regulated self-cleavage at the cell membrane.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure and function of the ROR2 cysteine-rich domain in vertebrate noncanonical WNT5A signaling

    Samuel C Griffiths, Jia Tan ... Hsin-Yi Henry Ho
    Structure-function analysis of the ROR2 cysteine-rich domain reveals a new mechanism of WNT5A reception at the cell surface and provides new insights into the pathogenic mechanisms of Robinow syndrome-driving ROR2 mutations.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A CDK1 phosphorylation site on Drosophila PAR-3 regulates neuroblast polarisation and sensory organ formation

    Nicolas Loyer, Elizabeth KJ Hogg ... Jens Januschke
    PAR-3/Baz function is regulated by CDK1 in asymmetrically dividing cells in the central and peripheral nervous system of Drosophila revealing direct regulation of cell polarity by the cell cycle machinery in the context of cell fate specification.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Endothelial cell signature in muscle stem cells validated by VEGFA-FLT1-AKT1 axis promoting survival of muscle stem cell

    Mayank Verma, Yoko Asakura ... Atsushi Asakura
    Bulk and single-cell RNA-seq data demonstrated that muscle stem cells express low levels of canonical endothelial cell markers, including VEGFA receptors, and VEGFA-FLT1 pathway has a drastic effect on muscle stem cell survival through AKT1 in vitro and in vivo.


    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Natural History of Model Organisms: E. coqui

    Sarah E Westrick, Mara Laslo, Eva K Fischer
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Imaging methods are vastly underreported

    Guillermo Marqués, Thomas Pengo, Mark A Sanders

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    University of Barcelona, Spain
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    Buck Institute for Research on Aging, United States
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    Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
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