Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    1. Developmental Biology

    HIPPO signaling resolves embryonic cell fate conflicts during establishment of pluripotency in vivo

    Tristan Frum et al.
    HIPPO signaling antagonizes the apical domain of polarized cells, driving cell internalization, regulated gene expression, and cell fate change during formation of pluripotent stem cell progenitors in the mouse embryo.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Theoretical tool bridging cell polarities with development of robust morphologies

    Silas Boye Nissen et al.
    Biological shapes and morphological transitions can emerge from combining directed interactions between cells with apical-basal and planar cell polarity.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Wnt11 directs nephron progenitor polarity and motile behavior ultimately determining nephron endowment

    Lori L O'Brien et al.
    Wnt11 maintains nephron progenitor niche integrity during kidney development through its modulation of cellular dynamics.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The Toll pathway inhibits tissue growth and regulates cell fitness in an infection-dependent manner

    Federico Germani et al.
    Toll pathway inactivation enhances tissue growth and cell fitness when the environment in which animals develop is not deprived of pathogens.
    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
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    A novel enhancer near the Pitx1 gene influences development and evolution of pelvic appendages in vertebrates

    Abbey C Thompson et al.
    Regulatory sequences downstream of a key limb identity gene are required for normal sizes of leg bones, and are changed in wild species with dramatic alterations in pelvic structures.

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    Marianne E Bronner
    California Institute of Technology, United States
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    Christian S Hardtke
    University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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    Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
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