Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

eLife publishes research on stem cells, differentiation, tissue assembly and regeneration. Decisions are made by journal editors who are active researchers in the fields of developmental biology and stem cells.
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    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Gastrulation: May the force be with you

    Shinuo Weng, John B Wallingford
    Understanding the coordination of the forces generated in embryos by two processes, convergent extension and convergent thickening, is key to understanding how a hollow sphere of cells develops into an elongated embryo.
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    Regulation of the Drosophila ID protein Extra macrochaetae by proneural dimerization partners

    Ke Li, Nicholas E Baker
    Developmental genetic and cell culture studies indicate that the Inhibitor of DNA-binding protein Extra macrochaetae (Emc), previously thought to determine where bHLH proteins can act, is itself regulated by those bHLH dimerization partners at the level of protein stability.
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    VEGF-C promotes the development of lymphatics in bone and bone loss

    Devon Hominick et al.
    Mice that overexpress VEGF-C in bone display a phenotype that resembles Gorham-Stout disease.
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    Live cell-lineage tracing and machine learning reveal patterns of organ regeneration

    Oriol Viader-Llargués et al.
    A combination of live cell tracking, cell-lineage tracing and machine learning shows that injured sensory organs repair accurately regardless of the extent of damage.
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    Mechanism and consequence of abnormal calcium homeostasis in Rett syndrome astrocytes

    Qiping Dong et al.
    Increased spontaneous calcium activity in Rett syndrome astrocytes is a key cell-autonomous phenotype that affects synaptic function and network activity.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells
    2. Neuroscience

    Evolution and cell-type specificity of human-specific genes preferentially expressed in progenitors of fetal neocortex

    Marta Florio et al.
    Transcriptomic and genomic analysis provides a resource of 50 primate-specific genes preferentially expressed in neural progenitors of fetal human neocortex, 15 of which are specific to humans.
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    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Large, long range tensile forces drive convergence during Xenopus blastopore closure and body axis elongation

    David R Shook et al.
    Blastopore closure in Xenopus is driven by two morphogenic mechanisms that have strongly context dependent effects on tissue movement and that generate tensile force across tissues: convergent extension, as expected, and, unexpectedly, convergent thickening.

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