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Essays on Developmental Biology Part B, Vol 117. Current Topics in Developmental Biology

  • ID: 3504081
  • Book
  • March 2016
  • 734 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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In 2016 Current Topics in Developmental Biology (CTDB) will celebrate its 50th or "golden” anniversary. To commemorate the founding of CTDB by Aron Moscona (1921-2009) and Alberto Monroy (1913-1986) in 1966, a two-volume set of CTDB (volumes 116 and 117), entitled Essays on Development, will be published by Academic Press/Elsevier in early 2016. The volumes are edited by Paul M. Wassarman, series editor of CTDB, and include contributions from dozens of outstanding developmental biologists from around the world. Overall, the essays provide critical reviews and discussion of developmental processes for a variety of model organisms. Many essays relate the history of a particular area of research, others personal experiences in research, and some are quite philosophical. Essays on Development provides a window onto the rich landscape of contemporary research in developmental biology and should be useful to both students and investigators for years to come.
  • Covers the area of developmental processes for a variety of model organisms
  • International board of authors
  • Part of two 50th Anniversary volumes proving a comprehensive set of reviews edited by Serial Editor Paul M. Wassarman
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Part of two 50th Anniversary volumes including contributions from dozens of outstanding developmental biologists from around the world
1. Epigenetic Regulation by ATP-Dependent Chromatin Remodeling Enzymes: SNF-ing out Crosstalk
John S. Runge, Jesse R. Raab and Terry Magnuson
2. The Emergence of Three-Dimensional Patterns During Morphogenesis
David R. McClay
3. Development of the Mammalian Kidney
Andrew P. McMahon
4. Applied Developmental Biology: Making Human Pancreatic Beta cells for Diabetics
D.A. Melton
5. The Dishevelled Protein Family: Still Rather a Mystery After Over 20 Years of Molecular Studies
Marek Mlodzik
6. When Family History Matters: the Importance of Lineage Analyses and Fate Maps for Explaining animal Development
Steven L. Klein and Sally A. Moody
7. Frizzled Receptors in Development and Disease
Yanshu Wang, Hao Chang, Amir Rattner and Jeremy Nathans
8. The Developmental Genetics of Vertebrate Colour Pattern Formation: Lessons  from Zebrafish
Uwe Irion, Ajeet Pratap Singh and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
9. Defining "Development”
Thomas Pradeu, Lucie Laplane, Karine Prévot, Thierry Hoquet, Valentine Reynaud, Giuseppe Fusco, Alessandro Minelli, Virginie Orgogozo and Michel Vervoort
10. Concepts of Cell Lineage in Mammalian Embryos
Virginia E. Papaioannou
11. Small Peptides as Newcomers in the Control of Drosophila Development
J. Zanet, H. Chanut-Delalande, S. Plaza and F. Payre
12. Towards a Systems Understanding of Signaling Pathway Function
David P. Doupé and Norbert Perrimon
13. Implications of Developmental Gene Regulatory Networks Inside and Outside Developmental Biology
Isabelle S. Peter and Eric H. Davidson
14. Evo-Devo: Discovery of Diverse Mechanisms Regulating Development
Alys M. Cheatle Jarvela and Leslie Pick
15. Making the Mouse Blastocyst: Past, Present and Future
Janet Rossant
16. Two Decades of Ascidian Developmental Biology: A Personal Research Story
Noriyuki Satoh
17. Lineage Segregation in the Totipotent Embryo
Guangming Wu and Hans R. Schöler
18. The Complexities and Unexpected Insights of Developmental Genetic Analysis
Trudi Schupbach
19. Homeodomains, Hedgehogs, and Happiness
Matthew P. Scott
20. Turning One Cell Type into Another
Jonathan M.W.Slack
21. Mechanotransduction During Vertebrate Neurulation
Sergei Y. Sokol
22. Preformation Versus Epigenesis in Early Mammalian Development
Davor Solter
23. A Thousand and One Receptor Tyrosine Kinases: Wherein the Specificity?
Harish N. Vasudevan and Philippe Soriano
24. The Carnegie Department of Embryology at 100: Looking Forward
Allan C. Spradling
25. Organ Function as a Modulator of Organ Formation: Lessons from Zebrafish
Michelle M. Collins and Didier Y.R. Stainier
26. Organizers in Development
Claire Anderson and Claudio D Stern
27. The Soft Touch: Low Affinity Transcription Factor Binding Sites in Development and Evolution
Justin Crocker, Ella Preger-Ben Noon and David L. Stern
28. Developmental Competence for the Primordial Germ Cell Fate
Ufuk Günesdogan and M. Azim Surani
29. Formation of the Embryonic Head in the Mouse: Attributes of a Gene Regulatory Network
Patrick P. L. Tam, Nicolas Fossat, Emilie Wilkie, David A. F. Loebel, Chi Kin Ip and Mirana Ramialison
30. Developmental Biology
We are all Walking Mutants
Paul A Trainor
31. A Bespoke Coat for Eggs:  Getting Ready for Fertilization
Paul M. Wassarman and Eveline S. Litscher
32. Germ Line Mechanics
and Unfinished Business
Gary M. Wessel
33. Positional Information and Cell Fate Determination in the Early Drosophila Embryo
Eric Wieschaus
34. Segment Identity and Cell Segregation in the Vertebrate Hindbrain
Megan Addison and David G. Wilkinson
35. Positional Information and Pattern Formation
Lewis Wolpert
36. The Birth of Animal Development: Multicellularity and the Germline
Hugh R. Woodland
37. Pli selon Pli: Mechanochemical Feedback and the Morphogenetic Role of Contractility at Cadherin Cell-Cell Junctions
Bipul R. Acharya and Alpha S. Yap
38. From Endoderm to Liver Bud:  Paradigms of Cell Type Specification and Tissue Morphogenesis
Kenneth S. Zaret
39. The Acquisition of Cell Fate in Mouse Development: How do Cells First Become Heterogeneous?
Sarah J L Graham and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz
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Wassarman, Paul M
Paul M. Wassarman, the Series Editor of CTDB since 2007, is Professor in the Dept. Developmental and Regenerative Biology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University where he carried out thesis research in the Graduate Dept. Biochemistry with Professor Nathan O. Kaplan. In 1967 Wassarman joined the Division of Structural Studies at the MRC, Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England as a Helen Hay Whitney Foundation Fellow with Sir John C. Kendrew. In 1972 he joined the faculty of the Dept. Biological Chemistry at Harvard Medical School and in 1986 moved to the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology where he was Chair of the Dept. Cell and Developmental Biology and Adjunct Professor in the Dept. Cell Biology, New York University School of Medicine. In 1996 he moved to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he was the Lillian and Henry M. Stratton Professorial Chair of the Dept. Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Wassarman has published more than 200 research papers and reviews, dealing primarily with mammalian oogenesis, fertilization, and early embryogenesis.
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