Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Developmental Biology

    A neurogenic signature involving monoamine Oxidase-A controls human thermogenic adipose tissue development

    Javier Solivan-Rivera, Zinger Yang Loureiro ... Silvia Corvera
    A hybrid mouse/human model using mesenchymal progenitor cells reveals dynamics of human adipose tissue development and mechanisms that may enhance human adipose thermogenic capacity.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Murine blastocysts generated by in vitro fertilization show increased Warburg metabolism and altered lactate production

    Seok Hee Lee, Xiaowei Liu ... Paolo F Rinaudo
    In vitro fertilization-conceived murine embryos show evidence of oxidative and metabolic stress with alteration in lactic acid metabolism.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Plexins promote hedgehog signaling through their cytoplasmic GAP activity

    Justine M Pinskey, Tyler M Hoard ... Benjamin L Allen
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Diverse ancestry whole-genome sequencing association study identifies TBX5 and PTK7 as susceptibility genes for posterior urethral valves

    Melanie MY Chan, Omid Sadeghi-Alavijeh ... Daniel P Gale
    A genome-wide association study using whole-genome sequencing data identifies the first known susceptibility genes for posterior urethral valves, the most common cause of kidney failure in boys, implicating the transcription factor TBX5 and planar cell polarity gene PTK7.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Fat2 polarizes the WAVE complex in trans to align cell protrusions for collective migration

    Audrey Miller Williams, Seth Donoughe ... Sally Horne-Badovinac
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Fibroblast-derived Hgf controls recruitment and expansion of muscle during morphogenesis of the mammalian diaphragm

    Elizabeth M Sefton, Mirialys Gallardo ... Gabrielle Kardon
    HGF derived from fibroblasts is critical for complete muscularization of the mammalian diaphragm, and loss-of-function experiments reveal that partial muscularization of the diaphragm is not sufficient to cause congenital diaphragmatic hernias.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Photoreceptors generate neuronal diversity in their target field through a Hedgehog morphogen gradient in Drosophila

    Matthew P Bostock, Anadika R Prasad ... Vilaiwan M Fernandes
    Photoreceptors diversify their target field at long range through a graded signal.

Highlights

    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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