Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    RNA fusion in human retinal development

    Wen Wang, Xiao Zhang ... Zi-Bing Jin
    Chimeric RNAs are widely distributed spatiotemporally during human retinal development and have important regulatory functions, such as silencing of CTNNBIP1-CLSTN1 biasing the progenitor cells toward the RPE cell fate at the expense of neural retinal cell fates.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Delta-dependent Notch activation closes the early neuroblast temporal program to promote lineage progression and neurogenesis termination in Drosophila

    Chhavi Sood, Md Ausrafuggaman Nahid ... Sarah E Siegrist
    Notch signaling regulates the neuroblast intrinsic temporal program to determine when neuroblasts terminate their cell divisions during development.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Sperm induction of somatic cell-cell fusion as a novel functional test

    Nicolas G Brukman, Clari Valansi, Benjamin Podbilewicz
    The fertilizing potential of sperm correlates with their ability to induce viral-like fusion of somatic cells expressing JUNO.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    The differential regulation of placenta trophoblast bisphosphoglycerate mutase in fetal growth restriction: preclinical study in mice and observational histological study of human placenta

    Sima Stroganov, Talia Harris ... Michal Neeman
    Expression of Bisphosphoglycerate mutase, a key enzyme affecting the release of oxygen from hemoglobin, is augmented in the murine placenta challenged by gestational hypoxia in mice while its expression is attenuated in placenta of human FGR.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Touch receptor end-organ innervation and function require sensory neuron expression of the transcription factor Meis2

    Simon Desiderio, Frederick Schwaller ... Frederic Marmigere
    Combining mouse genetic, behavioral, and electrophysiological approaches revealed that a transcription factor is required to shape touch neurons' distal projections in the skin while dispensable for their survival and specification.


    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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