Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    Secondary ossification center induces and protects growth plate structure

    Meng Xie et al.
    The principle underlying the appearance of the growth plate, an organ responsible for longitudinal growth, has implications for various cartilage pathologies including growth abnormalities in children, trauma and osteoarthritis.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Developmental, cellular, and behavioral phenotypes in a mouse model of congenital hypoplasia of the dentate gyrus

    Amir Rattner et al.
    A mouse mutant in which nearly all dentate gyrus granule cells fail to develop provides a new window on the role of the dentate gyrus in spatial learning and memory.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Neuronal octopamine signaling regulates mating-induced germline stem cell increase in female Drosophila melanogaster

    Yuto Yoshinari et al.
    Genetic analyses using the fruit fly illustrate how neuronal system couples germline stem cell increase to an external cue, which is mating, through stem cell niche signaling.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Apelin signaling drives vascular endothelial cells toward a pro-angiogenic state

    Christian SM Helker et al.
    Apelin signaling promotes sprouting behavior of endothelial cells by modulating their metabolic state.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Learning steers the ontogeny of an efficient hunting sequence in zebrafish larvae

    Konstantinos Lagogiannis et al.
    Early hunting experience modifies the kinematics of hunting in larval zebrafish to increase the probability of successfully capturing live prey.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Gli3 utilizes Hand2 to synergistically regulate tissue-specific transcriptional networks

    Kelsey H Elliott et al.
    Context-dependent optimization of Gli-binding site occupancy, in the presence of Hand2, is critical for modulating tissue-specific transcriptional output within tissues that lack an obvious Hedgehog morphogen gradient.

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