Cell-cell Signaling in Vertebrate Development

Cell-cell Signaling in Vertebrate Development

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This volume collates the work of researchers in the field of vertebrate development. It emphasizes the role of cell to cell signalling by both diffusible signals and direct contact. Major topics covered include morphogenesis (molecular basis of organ development) and molecules and genes involved in the control of development. This book should serve as a useful introduction to those entering this field of research. It should also be of interest to molecular, cell and developmental biologists, neurobiologists and geneticists.
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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 18mm | 577g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0125903707
  • 9780125903707

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction: J.B. Gurdon, N.D. Hopwood, and M.V. Taylor, Mechanisms of Gene Activation in Early Vertebrate Development. Part 2 Cell-Cell Contact and Induction: W-Q Gao, G. Fishell, S. Kuhar, L. Feng, S. Vidan, N. Heintz and E. Hatten, Control of Granule Cell Neurogenesis and Migration in Developing Cerebellar Cortex. I.B. Dawid, M.R. Rebagliati, and M. Taira, Mesoderm Induction and Pattern Formation in the Amphibian Embryo. C.D. Stern, Relationships between Mesoderm Induction and Formation of the Embryonic Axis in the Chick Embryo. Part 3 Cell Migration and Differentiation: R. Wetts and S.F. Fraser, Studies of Neural Cell Lineages Using Injectable Fluorescent Tracers. J Dodd and T.M. Jessell, Axon Guidance in the Mammalian Spinal Chord. C.A. Mason and P. Godement, Axon Patterning in the Visual System: Divergence of Retinal Axons to Each Side of the Brain at the Midline of the Optic Chiasm. M. Westerfield and D.W. Liu, Cellular Interactions Regulating the Formation of Terminal Arbors by Primary Motoneurons in the Zebrafish. Part 4 Gradients and Diffusible Signals: K.M. Lyons and B.L.M. Hogan, The DVR Gene Family in Embryonic Development. T.M. Jessell and J. Dodd, Control of Neural Cell Identity and Pattern by Notochord and Floor Plate Signals. O. Sundin, R. Janocha and G. Eichele, Retinoids and Pattern Formation in Vertebrate Embryos. Part 5 Pattern Formation: M.A. Nieto, L.C. Bradley and G. Wilkinson, The Relationship Between Krox-20 Gene Expression and the Segmentation of the Vertebrate Hindbrain. J.P. Brockes, The Effect of Retinoids on Amphibian Limb Regeneration. Part 6 Transcription Factors: L. Pevny, M. C. Simon, V.D. Agati, S. H. 0rkin and F. Constantine, Role of Transcription Factor GATA-I in the Differentiation of Hemopoietic Cells. P. Hunt and R. Krumlauf, Expression of the Hox-2 Genes and Their Relationship to Regional Diversity in the Vertebrate Head. R. Fritsch and P. Gruss, Murine Paired Box Containing Genes. E.B. Ziff, Gene Regulation during Nerve Growth Factor-Induced Differentiation.
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