Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Aberrant cortical development is driven by impaired cell cycle and translational control in a DDX3X syndrome model

    Mariah L Hoye et al.
    The RNA helicase DDX3X controls neural progenitor division, cell fate, and translation during embryonic brain development.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Gill developmental program in the teleost mandibular arch

    Mathi Thiruppathy et al.
    Lineage tracing and genetic analysis in zebrafish show that the pseudobranch is a serial homolog of the gills arising from the jaw-forming mandibular arch, thus supporting the model that vertebrate jaws derived from an ancestral mandibular gill.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    TUBA1A tubulinopathy mutants disrupt neuron morphogenesis and override XMAP215/Stu2 regulation of microtubule dynamics

    Katelyn J Hoff et al.
    The mechanistic origins of distinct brain malformations associated with different substitutions at α-tubulin residue 409 are examined, revealing disruption of neuronal migration and microtubule regulation by XMAP215 that scales from protein to tissue.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cd59 and inflammation regulate Schwann cell development

    Ashtyn T Wiltbank et al.
    Cd59 and developmental inflammation are key players in myelinating glial cell development, highlighting the collaboration between glia and the innate immune system to ensure normal neural development.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Cross-modality synthesis of EM time series and live fluorescence imaging

    Anthony Santella et al.
    A landmark-based cross-modality alignment method robust to variation in landmark sets is applied to annotate an EM time series of Caenorhabditis elegans embryonic development as a community resource.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Amoeboid-like migration ensures correct horizontal cell layer formation in the developing vertebrate retina

    Rana Amini et al.
    Horizontal cell undergoes amoeboid-like migration in the developing vertebrate retina, a not previously reported migration mode in the central nervous system, that allows them to move within a densely packed tissue without predetermined paths.

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