Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

eLife publishes research in areas including cell migration, proliferation and differentiation, and inductive and signaling interactions. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in developmental biology.
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Latest articles

    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. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Dual roles for ATP in the regulation of phase separated protein aggregates in Xenopus oocyte nucleoli

    Michael H Hayes et al.
    The equilibrium between solubility and aggregation of proteins in the nucleus is controlled by co-aggregates like RNA and the action of ATP as both an energy source and a destabilizing chemical agent.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology
    3. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    ZMYND10 functions in a chaperone relay during axonemal dynein assembly

    Girish R Mali et al.
    Chaperoning defects in axonemal dynein subunits trigger proteostatic clearance of dynein motors opening up the possibility of trialling proteostasis modulators to treat the motile ciliopathy primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Embryonic hematopoiesis modulates the inflammatory response and larval hematopoiesis in Drosophila

    Wael Bazzi et al.
    Distinct hematopoietic waves interact via transcriptional cascades specific to embryonic hemocytes to ensure the proper immune response in Drosophila.​.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A new mode of pancreatic islet innervation revealed by live imaging in zebrafish

    Yu Hsuan Carol Yang et al.
    A novel mode of organ innervation, whereby neurons establish connections with their targets before migrating away, was revealed by live imaging of the developing zebrafish pancreas.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology
    3. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Vertex sliding drives intercalation by radial coupling of adhesion and actomyosin networks during Drosophila germband extension

    Timothy E Vanderleest et al.
    Tricellular vertices possess sliding behaviors that harness radial forces and drive cell shape changes and intercalation in an epithelial tissue.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Diversification of heart progenitor cells by EGF signaling and differential modulation of ETS protein activity

    Benjamin Schwarz et al.
    A novel regulatory model for the diversification of cardiac cell subpopulations in Drosophila is established by linking epidermal growth factor signaling with differential activities of key transcription factors.

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