Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Volume 66

1st Edition

Serial Editors: Gerald Schatten
Hardcover ISBN: 9780121531669
eBook ISBN: 9780080458304
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th March 2005
Page Count: 364
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Table of Contents

    <li>In Memorium, Professor Peter Lonai</li> <li>1: Stepwise Commitment from Embryonic Stem to Hematopoietic and Endothelial Cells<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>I Embryonic Stem Cell</li><li>II From ES to Hematopoietic Progenitors</li><li>III Conclusions and Future Directions</li><li>Acknowledgements</li></ul></li> <li>2: Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling and the Function and Assembly of Basement Membranes<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Early Embryogenesis, Growth Factors, Growth Factor Receptors, and the Basement Membrane</li><li>III Laminins and Basement Membrane&#x2013;Mediated Signaling</li><li>IV Current Questions</li></ul></li> <li>3: TGF-&#x3B2; Superfamily and Mouse Craniofacial Development: Interplay of Morphogenetic Proteins and Receptor Signaling Controls Normal Formation of the Face<ul><li>Publisher Summary</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II TGF-&#x3B2; Superfamily Signaling</li><li>III Craniofacial Phenotypes in Mutants of TGF-&#x3B2; Superfamily Ligands and Receptors</li><li>IV Head Organizers and Early Anterior Development</li><li>V Neural Crest in Early Craniofacial Development</li><li>VI Facial Prominences and Formation of the Face</li><li>VII Mandibular Development</li><li>VIII Palatal Development and Cleft Palate</li><li>IX Clinical Research and Applications</li><li>X Conclusions</li><li>Acknowledgements</li></ul></li> <li>4: The Colors of Autumn Leaves as Symptoms of Cellular Recycling and Defenses Against Environmental Stresses<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II The Role of Chlorophyll in Protein Recycling</li><li>III Non-Green Pigments in Senescing Leaves</li><li>IV Pigments and Stress Defenses in Senescing Leaves</li><li>V Conclusions</li><li>Acknowledgements</li></ul></li> <li>5: Extracellular Proteases: Biological and Behavioral Roles in the Mammalian Central Nervous System<ul><li>Abstract</li><li>I Introduction</li><li>II Plasminogen Activators</li><li>III


Current Topics in Developmental Biology provides a comprehensive survey of the major topics in the field of developmental biology. The volumes are valuable to researchers in animal and plant development, as well as to students and professionals who want an introduction to cellular and molecular mechanisms of development. The series has recently passed its 30-year mark, making it the longest-running forum for contemporary issues in developmental biology.

This volume contains nine important contributions from leading minds in developmental biology.

Key Features

  • Presents major contemporary issues and astonishing discoveries at the forefront of modern developmental biology, stem cells, cloning, and regenerative medicine
  • Series Editor, Gerald Schatten, is one of the leading minds in reproductive and developmental science
  • The longest-running forum for current issues in developmental biology with over 30 years of coverage


Developmental biologists, cell biologists, genetics researchers, and molecular biologists


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About the Serial Editors

Gerald Schatten Serial Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, U.S.A.