Developmental Biology

Developmental Biology

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Sonic hedgehog signaling directs patterned cell remodeling during cranial neural tube closure

    Eric R Brooks et al.
    Closure of the cranial neural tube, which is essential for mammalian development, is driven by spatially and temporally patterned cell remodeling events that require positionally regulated Sonic hedgehog signaling.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Cytoplasmic sharing through apical membrane remodeling

    Nora G Peterson et al.
    Apical membrane remodeling in a resorptive Drosophila epithelium generates a shared multinuclear cytoplasm.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The Drosophila Individual Activity Monitoring and Detection System (DIAMonDS)

    Ki-Hyeon Seong et al.
    The DIAMonDS can automatically and sequentially identify time points of multiple life cycle events such as pupariation, eclosion, and death in individual flies at high temporal resolution and large scale.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    RUNX1 marks a luminal castration-resistant lineage established at the onset of prostate development

    Renaud Mevel et al.
    The transcription factor RUNX1 marks a distinct lineage of luminal castration-resistant prostate cells established early during development and enriched in the periurethral region of adult mouse prostate.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Developmental Biology

    ARID1A loss in adult hepatocytes activates β-catenin-mediated erythropoietin transcription

    Rozenn Riou et al.
    A chromatin remodeling factor cooperates with Wnt signaling pathway to transcribe erythropoietin in the adult liver, inducing its secretion and a dramatic erythropoiesis in the spleen.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Direct glia-to-neuron transdifferentiation gives rise to a pair of male-specific neurons that ensure nimble male mating

    Laura Molina-García et al.
    A novel developmental mechanism generates a previously undescribed pair of sex-specific proprioceptive neurons required for male-specific behaviour.

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