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. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Crk proteins transduce FGF signaling to promote lens fiber cell elongation

    Tamica N Collins et al.
    Crk proteins are critical mediators of FGF signaling to control cell shape changes.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Spatially resolved RNA-sequencing of the embryonic heart identifies a role for Wnt/β-catenin signaling in autonomic control of heart rate

    Silja Barbara Burkhard, Jeroen Bakkers
    A genome wide transcriptome dataset of the embryonic zebrafish heart with high spatial resolution was established and used to identify a novel mechanism regulating pacemaker function.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Activating the regenerative potential of Müller glia cells in a regeneration-deficient retina

    Katharina Lust, Joachim Wittbrodt
    Müller glia cells in the medaka (Oryzias latipes) retina act as lineage restricted progenitors which only regenerate photoreceptors but can be activated to perform as potent stem cells using Sox2.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    YAP and TAZ regulate adherens junction dynamics and endothelial cell distribution during vascular development

    Filipa Neto et al.
    Endothelial YAP/TAZ shape the developing vasculature by orchestrating mechanical inputs with BMP signalling to promote junctional VE-Cadherin turnover and cellular rearrangements.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Wilms Tumor 1b defines a wound-specific sheath cell subpopulation associated with notochord repair

    Juan Carlos Lopez-Baez et al.
    Wound-specific notochord sheath cell subpopulations associate with notochord repair and adult vertebrae formation.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Transgenerational dynamics of rDNA copy number in Drosophila male germline stem cells

    Kevin L Lu et al.
    rDNA copy number is shown to dynamically change during aging and through generations, and is actively maintained in male germline of Drosophila.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Cleavage activates Dispatched for Sonic Hedgehog ligand release

    Daniel P Stewart et al.
    Dispatched cleavage, mediated by Furin, regulates Dispatched membrane trafficking and release of Sonic Hedgehog ligand.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Unique molecular events during reprogramming of human somatic cells to induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) at naïve state

    Yixuan Wang et al.
    During reprogramming of human fibroblasts to naïve iPSCs there is transient reactivation of transcripts with the characteristics of 8-cell-stage-embryos.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Micropattern differentiation of mouse pluripotent stem cells recapitulates embryo regionalized cell fate patterning

    Sophie M Morgani et al.
    Micropatterned differentiation of mouse pluripotent stem cells gives rise to regionally distinct cell types arising in embryos at gastrulation.

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