Development, Growth & Differentiation

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Edited By: Harukazu Nakamura

Impact Factor: 2.412

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 20/41 (Developmental Biology); 128/187 (Cell Biology)

Online ISSN: 1440-169X

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  1. PlexinA2 and Sema6A are required for retinal progenitor cell migration (pages 492–502)

    Morgane Belle, Aijaz Parray, Martin Belle, Alain Chédotal and Kim Tuyen Nguyen-Ba-Charvet

    Version of Record online: 15 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/dgd.12298

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    In this study, we analyzed the role of the Semaphorin6A and its receptor PlexinA2 in early mice retinogenesis. Using time lapse videomicroscopy, we found that Sema6A/PlexinA2 are implicated in the interkinetic migration of retinal progenitor cells.

  2. Axial level-dependent molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the genesis of the embryonic neural plate (pages 427–436)

    Hisato Kondoh, Shinji Takada and Tatsuya Takemoto

    Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/dgd.12295

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    Regulation of the genesis of neural primordia is distinct, depending on the axial level. At the cephalic level, where the N2 enhancer activates Sox2, the neural plate develops directly from the epiblast, whereas at the trunk and tail levels where the N1 enhancer activates Sox2, neuromesodermal bipotential axial stem cells are the neural primordium. However, the mechanism of regulation at the cervical levels is unknown.

  3. Analysis of extraembryonic mesodermal structure formation in the absence of morphological primitive streak

    Jiu-Zhen Jin, Yuanqi Zhu, Dennis Warner and Jixiang Ding

    Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/dgd.12294

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    Cripto mutant mouse embryos form blood islands without morphological primitive streak. Drap1 is a Nodal inhibitor expressed in the epiblast and Drap1 mutant mouse embryos form excess primitive streak, but do not form blood islands or allantois. Lefty2 is also a Nodal antagonist expressed in the primitive streak, and Lefty2 mutant embryos displayed an expanded primitive streak and gave rise to normal blood islands and allantois.

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    GAP junctional communication in brain secondary organizers (pages 446–455)

    Camilla Bosone, Abraham Andreu and Diego Echevarria

    Version of Record online: 8 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/dgd.12297

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    We provide recent findings of Cx43 and Cx36 in neural tube patterning and discuss Cx43 putative enrollment in the control of Fgf8 signal activity coming from the well known secondary organizer, the isthmic organizer.