Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    1. Developmental Biology

    Asymmetric neurogenic commitment of retinal progenitors involves Notch through the endocytic pathway

    Elisa Nerli et al.
    A quantitative live imaging approach unveils that earliest neurogenic progenitors in the vertebrate retina arise from asymmetric divisions and that this asymmetry involves Notch signalling through the endocytic pathway.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Drosophila hedgehog can act as a morphogen in the absence of regulated Ci processing

    Jamie C Little et al.
    Hedgehog acts as a morphogen by regulating proteolytic processing and activation of full-length Ci/Gli transcriptional effectors but can pattern Drosophila wing discs normally in the absence of regulated proteolytic processing.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Leptin suppresses development of GLP-1 inputs to the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus

    Jessica E Biddinger et al.
    Leptin acts cell autonomously on brainstem neurons that express GLP-1 to suppress development of excitatory viscerosensory inputs to the hypothalamus.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Embryonic origin and serial homology of gill arches and paired fins in the skate, Leucoraja erinacea

    Victoria A Sleight, J Andrew Gillis
    Development from dual-origin mesenchyme with common competence explains anatomical parallels and shared patterning of the jawed vertebrate gill arch and paired fin skeletons.

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