Developmental Biology

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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Imp/IGF2BP levels modulate individual neural stem cell growth and division through myc mRNA stability

    Tamsin J Samuels et al.
    Single molecule mRNA imaging uncovers post-transcriptional regulation of myc mRNA, via a cell-intrinsic mechanism allowing individualised control of neural stem cell proliferation during Drosophila brain development.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tgfβ signaling is critical for maintenance of the tendon cell fate

    Guak-Kim Tan et al.
    Conditional deletion of TGFβ signaling results in tenocyte dedifferentiation in vivo demonstrating a key role for TGFβ signaling in the maintenance of the tendon cell fate.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    In vivo single-cell lineage tracing in zebrafish using high-resolution infrared laser-mediated gene induction microscopy

    Sicong He et al.
    Infrared laser-mediated gene induction microscopy enables precise single-cell labeling in various tissues of zebrafish, and in vivo visualized single-cell lineage tracing reveals the lineage heterogeneity in hematopoietic endothelial cells.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Purinergic signaling in cochlear supporting cells reduces hair cell excitability by increasing the extracellular space

    Travis A Babola et al.
    Supporting cells in the cochlea change their shape in response to purinergic receptor activation, which influences hair cell excitability by altering potassium redistribution in the extracellular space.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Notochord vacuoles absorb compressive bone growth during zebrafish spine formation

    Jennifer Bagwell et al.
    Live imaging and genetic analyses revealed that notochord vacuoles play a critical role in spine morphogenesis by absorbing vertebral bone growth, thus implicating notochord mechanics in congenital scoliosis.

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    Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany
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