Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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Latest articles

    1. Developmental Biology

    Fgf4 maintains Hes7 levels critical for normal somite segmentation clock function

    Matthew J Anderson et al.
    Quantification of fluorescently labeled mRNAs reveals that Fgf4 regulates Notch oscillations in the segmentation clock that controls somitogenesis.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Rho1 activation recapitulates early gastrulation events in the ventral, but not dorsal, epithelium of Drosophila embryos

    Ashley Rich et al.
    Spatially and temporally patterned activation of the small GTPase Rho1 indicates that ventral-specific factors contribute to cell- and tissue-level behaviors during ventral furrow formation, the first step in Drosophila gastrulation.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Conservation of peripheral nervous system formation mechanisms in divergent ascidian embryos

    Joshua F Coulcher et al.
    Developmental regulatory mechanisms for peripheral nervous system formation appear to be conserved in ascidians despite extensive genomic divergence after 390 MY of separate evolution.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Islet vascularization is regulated by primary endothelial cilia via VEGF-A-dependent signaling

    Yan Xiong et al.
    Primary cilia on endothelial cells are required for VEGF-A/ VEGFR2-dependent signaling, islet vascularization and, consequently, nutrient delivery and insulin disposal.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    Opposing JAK-STAT and Wnt signaling gradients define a stem cell domain by regulating differentiation at two borders

    David Melamed, Daniel Kalderon
    Graded Wnt and JAK-STAT signals regulate the division rate, AP location and differentiation of Drosophila ovarian follicle stem cells to define a domain of stem cells maintained by population asymmetry.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Single-cell multiomic profiling of human lungs reveals cell-type-specific and age-dynamic control of SARS-CoV2 host genes

    Allen Wang et al.
    Generation of a human lung single nucleus ATAC-seq and single nucleus RNA-seq datasets reveals candidate cis-regulatory elements that advance knowledge on gene expression control in normal and diseased lungs.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Zebrafish Posterior Lateral Line primordium migration requires interactions between a superficial sheath of motile cells and the skin

    Damian E Dalle Nogare et al.
    Epithelial cells utilize a covering sheath of motile cells to migrate in confinement.

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    Marianne E Bronner
    California Institute of Technology, United States
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    The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China
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    K VijayRaghavan
    National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
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