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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939666/the-e2a-splice-variant-e47-regulates-the-differentiation-of-projection-neurons-via-p57-kip2-during-cortical-development
#1
Sabrina Pfurr, Yu-Hsuan Chu, Christian Bohrer, Franziska Greulich, Robert Beattie, Könül Mammadzada, Miriam Hils, Sebastian J Arnold, Verdon Taylor, Kristina Schachtrup, N Henriette Uhlenhaut, Christian Schachtrup
During corticogenesis, distinct classes of neurons are born from progenitor cells located in the ventricular and subventricular zones, from where they migrate towards the pial surface to assemble into highly organized layer-specific circuits. However, the precise and coordinated transcriptional network activity defining neuronal identity is still not understood. Here, we show that genetic depletion of the basic helix-loop-helix (bHLH) transcription factor E2A splice variant E47 increased the number of Tbr1-positive deep layer and Satb2-positive upper layer neurons at E14...
September 22, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935712/macrophages-are-required-to-coordinate-mouse-digit-tip-regeneration
#2
Jennifer Simkin, Mimi C Sammarco, Luis Marrero, Lindsay A Dawson, Mingquan Yan, Catherine Tucker, Alex Cammack, Ken Muneoka
In mammals, macrophages are known to play a major role in tissue regeneration. These cells contribute to inflammation, histolysis, re-epithelialization, re-vascularization and cell proliferation. While macrophages have been shown to be essential for regeneration in salamanders and fish, their role has not been elucidated in mammalian epimorphic regeneration. Here, using the regenerating mouse digit tip as a mammalian model, we demonstrate that macrophages are essential for the regeneration process. Using cell depletion strategies, we show that regeneration is completely inhibited; bone histolysis does not occur, wound re-epithelization is inhibited and the blastema does not form...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935711/distinct-regenerative-potential-of-trunk-and-appendages-of-drosophila-mediated-by-jnk-signalling
#3
Raquel Martín, Noelia Pinal, Ginés Morata
The Drosophila body comprises a central part, the trunk, and outgrowths of the trunk, the appendages. Much is known about appendage regeneration, but little about the trunk. As the wing imaginal disc contains a trunk component, the notum, and a wing appendage, we have investigated the response to ablation of these two components. We find that in contrast with the strong regenerative response of the wing, the notum does not regenerate. Nevertheless, the elimination of the wing primordium elicits a proliferative response of notum cells, but they do not regenerate wing; they form a notum duplicate...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935710/neural-specific-deletion-of-the-focal-adhesion-adaptor-protein-paxillin-slows-migration-speed-and-delays-cortical-layer-formation
#4
Mamunur Rashid, Judson Belmont, David Carpenter, Christopher E Turner, Eric C Olson
Paxillin and Hic-5 are homologous focal adhesion adaptor proteins that coordinate cytoskeletal rearrangements in response to integrin-signaling, but their role(s) in cortical development are unknown. Here, we find that Hic-5 deficient mice are postnatal viable with normal cortical layering. Mice with a neural-specific deletion of paxillin are also postnatal viable, but show evidence of a cortical neuron migration delay that is evident pre and perinatally, but is not detected at postnatal day 35 (P35). This phenotype is not modified by Hic-5 deficiency (double knockout)...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935709/cip2a-acts-as-a-scaffold-for-cep192-mediated-mtoc-assembly-by-recruiting-plk1-and-aurora-a-during-meiotic-maturation
#5
HaiYang Wang, Min Ho Choe, In-Won Lee, Suk Namgoong, Jae-Sung Kim, Nam-Hyung Kim, Jeong Su Oh
In contrast to somatic cells where spindle microtubules are nucleated from centrosomes acting as major microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs), oocytes form meiotic spindles by assembling multiple acentriolar MTOCs without canonical centrosomes. Although Aurora A and Plk1 are required for these events, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here we show that cancerous inhibitor of protein phosphatase 2A (CIP2A) regulates MTOC organization by recruiting Aurora A and Plk1 at spindle poles during meiotic maturation...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935708/unraveling-transcriptome-dynamics-in-human-spermatogenesis
#6
S Z Jan, T L Vormer, A Jongejan, M Röling, S J Silber, D G de Rooij, G Hamer, S Repping, A M M van Pelt
Spermatogenesis is a dynamic developmental process that includes stem cell proliferation and differentiation, meiotic cell divisions and extreme chromatin condensation. Although studied in mice, the molecular control of human spermatogenesis is largely unknown. Here, we developed a protocol that enables next generation sequencing of RNA obtained from pools of 500 individually laser capture microdissected cells of specific germ cell-subtypes from fixed human testis samples. Transcriptomic analyses of these successive germ cell subtypes reveals dynamic transcription of over 4000 genes during human spermatogenesis...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935707/the-eutheria-specific-mir-290-mir-371-cluster-modulates-placental-growth-and-maternal-fetal-transport
#7
Alireza Paikari, Cassandra Belair, Danial Saw, Robert Blelloch
A family of vertebrate-specific microRNAs called the ESCC microRNAs arises from two genetic loci in mammals, the miR-290/miR-371 and miR-302 loci. While the miR-302 locus is found broadly among vertebrates, the miR-290/miR-371 locus is unique to eutheria (placental mammals), suggesting a role in placental development. Here, we evaluate that role. A knockin reporter for the mouse miR-290 cluster gene is expressed throughout the embryo until gastrulation at which time it becomes specifically expressed in extraembryonic tissues and the germline...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935706/suppression-of-erk-signalling-abolishes-primitive-endoderm-formation-but-does-not-promote-pluripotency-in-rabbit-embryo
#8
Anna Piliszek, Zofia E Madeja, Berenika Plusa
Formation of epiblast (EPI) - the founder line of all embryonic lineages - and extra-embryonic supportive tissues is one of the key events in mammalian development. The prevailing model of early mammalian development is based almost exclusively on the mouse. Here we provide a comprehensive, stage-by-stage analysis of the EPI and extraembryonic primitive endoderm (PrE) formation during pre-implantation development of the rabbit. Whilst we observed that rabbit embryos have several features in common with mouse embryos, including a stage-related initiation of lineage specification, our results demonstrate the existence of some key differences in lineage specification among mammals...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935705/a-tectorin-based-matrix-and-planar-cell-polarity-genes-are-required-for-normal-collagen-fibril-orientation-in-the-developing-tectorial-membrane
#9
Richard J Goodyear, Xiaowei Lu, Michael R Deans, Guy P Richardson
The tectorial membrane is an extracellular structure of the cochlea. It develops on the surface of an epithelium and contains collagen fibrils embedded in a tectorin-based matrix. The collagen fibrils are oriented radially with an apically-directed slant - a feature considered critical for hearing. To determine how this pattern is generated, collagen-fibril formation was examined in mice lacking a tectorin-based matrix, epithelial cilia, or the planar-cell-polarity genes Vangl2 and Ptk7 In wild-type mice, collagen-fibril bundles appear within a tectorin-based matrix at E15...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935704/the-splicing-co-factor-barricade-tat-sf1-is-required-for-cell-cycle-and-lineage-progression-in-drosophila-neural-stem-cells
#10
Monika K Abramczuk, Thomas R Burkard, Vivien Rolland, Victoria Steinmann, Peter Duchek, Yanrui Jiang, Sebastian Wissel, Heinrich Reichert, Juergen A Knoblich
Stem cells need to balance self-renewal and differentiation for correct tissue development and homeostasis. Defects in this balance can lead to developmental defects or tumor formation. In recent years, mRNA splicing has emerged as one important mechanism regulating cell fate decisions. Here we address the role of the evolutionary conserved splicing co-factor Barricade (Barc)/Tat-SF1/CUS2 in Drosophila neural stem cell (neuroblast) lineage formation. We show that Barc is required for the generation of neurons during Drosophila brain development by ensuring correct neural progenitor proliferation and differentiation...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935703/hdac3-promotes-meiotic-apparatus-assembly-in-mouse-oocytes-via-modulating-tubulin-acetylation
#11
Xiaoyan Li, Xiaohui Liu, Min Gao, Longsen Han, Danhong Qiu, Haichao Wang, Bo Xiong, Shao-Chen Sun, Honglin Liu, Ling Gu
Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have been shown to deacetylate numerous cellular substrates that govern a wide array of biological processes. HDAC3, a member of the Class I HDACs, is a highly conserved and ubiquitously expressed protein. However, its roles in meiotic oocytes are currently unknown. In the present study, we find that mouse oocytes depleted of HDAC3 are unable to completely progress through meiosis, blocking at metaphase I. These HDAC3-knockdown (HDAC3-KD) oocytes show spindle/chromosome organization failure, with severely impaired kinetochore-microtubule attachments...
September 21, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893950/the-taf10-containing-tfiid-and-saga-transcriptional-complexes-are-dispensable-for-early-somitogenesis-in-the-mouse-embryo
#12
Paul Bardot, Stéphane D Vincent, Marjorie Fournier, Alexis Hubaud, Mathilde Joint, László Tora, Olivier Pourquié
During development, tightly regulated gene expression programs control cell fate and patterning. A key regulatory step in eukaryotic transcription is the assembly of the pre-initiation complex (PIC) at promoters. The PIC assembly has mainly been studied in vitro, and little is known about its composition during development. In vitro data suggests that TFIID is the general transcription factor that nucleates PIC formation at promoters. Here we show that TAF10, a subunit of TFIID and of the transcriptional co-activator SAGA, is required for the assembly of these complexes in the mouse embryo...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893949/timing-of-adrenal-regression-controlled-by-synergistic-interaction-between-sf1-sumoylation-and-dax1
#13
Yewei Xing, Ken-Ichirou Morohashi, Holly A Ingraham, Gary D Hammer
The nuclear receptor steroidogenic factor 1 (Sf1, Nr5a1, Ad4bp) is critical for formation, development and function of steroidogenic tissues. A fetal adrenal enhancer (FAdE) in the Sf1 gene was previously identified to direct Sf1 expression exclusively in the fetal adrenal cortex and is bound by both Sf-1 and Dax1. Here, we examined the function of Sf1 SUMOylation and its interaction with Dax1 on FAdE function. A diffused prolonged pattern of FAdE expression and delayed regression of the postnatal fetal cortex (X-zone) were detected in both the SUMOylation deficient-Sf1(2KR/2KR) and Dax1 knockout mouse lines, with FAdE expression/activity retained in the postnatal 20αHSD positive postnatal X-zone cells...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893948/an-x-ray-shielded-irradiation-assay-reveals-emt-transcription-factors-control-pluripotent-adult-stem-cell-migration-in-vivo-in-planarians
#14
Prasad Abnave, Ellen Aboukhatwa, Nobuyoshi Kosaka, James Thompson, Mark A Hill, A Aziz Aboobaker
Migration of stem cells underpins the physiology of metazoan animals. For tissues to be maintained, stem cells and their progeny must migrate and differentiate in the correct positions. This need is even more acute after tissue damage by wounding or pathogenic infections. Inappropriate migration also underpins the formation of metastasis. Despite this, few mechanistic studies address stem cell migration during repair or homeostasis in adult tissues. Here, we present a shielded X-ray irradiation assay that allows us to follow stem cell migration in planarians...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893947/small-molecule-wnt-agonists-correct-cleft-palates-in-pax9-mutant-mice-in-utero
#15
Shihai Jia, Jing Zhou, Christopher Fanelli, Yinshen Wee, John Bonds, Pascal Schneider, Gabriele Mues, Rena N D'Souza
Clefts of the palate and/or lip are the most common among human craniofacial malformations and involve multiple genetic and environmental factors. Defects can only be corrected surgically and require complex life-long treatments. Our studies utilized the well-characterized Pax9(-/-) mouse model with a consistent cleft palate phenotype to test small-molecule Wnt agonist therapies. We first show that the absence of Pax9 alters the expression of Wnt pathway genes including Dkk1 and Dkk2, proven antagonists of Wnt signaling...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893946/a-radial-axis-defined-by-semaphorin-to-neuropilin-signaling-controls-pancreatic-islet-morphogenesis
#16
Philip T Pauerstein, Krissie Tellez, Kirk B Willmarth, Keon Min Park, Brian Hsueh, H Efsun Arda, Xueying Gu, Haig Aghajanian, Karl Deisseroth, Jonathan A Epstein, Seung K Kim
The islets of Langerhans are endocrine organs characteristically dispersed throughout the pancreas. During development, endocrine progenitors delaminate, migrate radially, and cluster to form islets. Despite the distinctive distribution of islets, spatially localized signals that control islet morphogenesis have not been discovered. Here we identify a radial signaling axis that instructs developing islet cells to disperse throughout the pancreas. A screen of pancreatic extracellular signals identified factors that stimulated islet cell development...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893945/zfp423-znf423-regulates-cell-cycle-progression-the-mode-of-cell-division-and-the-dna-damage-response-in-purkinje-neuron-progenitors
#17
Filippo Casoni, Laura Croci, Camilla Bosone, Roberta D'Ambrosio, Aurora Badaloni, Davide Gaudesi, Valeria Barili, Justyna R Sarna, Lino Tessarollo, Ottavio Cremona, Richard Hawkes, Søren Warming, G Giacomo Consalez
The Zfp423/ZNF423 gene encodes a 30-Zn-finger transcription factor involved in key developmental pathways. While null Zfp423 mutants develop cerebellar malformations, the underlying mechanism remains unknown. ZNF423 mutations have been associated to Joubert Syndrome, a ciliopathy causing cerebellar vermis hypoplasia and ataxia. ZNF423 participates in the DNA damage response, raising questions regarding its role as a regulator of neural progenitor cell cycle progression in cerebellar development. To characterize in vivo the function of ZFP423 in neurogenesis, we analyzed allelic murine mutants in which distinct functional domains are deleted...
September 11, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870993/klf5-maintains-the-balance-of-primitive-endoderm-to-epiblast-specification-during-mouse-embryonic-development-by-suppression-of-fgf4
#18
Takuya Azami, Tsuyoshi Waku, Ken Matsumoto, Hyojung Jeon, Masafumi Muratani, Akihiro Kawashima, Jun Yanagisawa, Ichiro Manabe, Ryozo Nagai, Tilo Kunath, Tomonori Nakamura, Kazuki Kurimoto, Mitinori Saitou, Satoru Takahashi, Masatsugu Ema
The inner cell mass of the mouse blastocyst gives rise to the pluripotent epiblast (EPI), which forms the embryo proper, and the primitive endoderm (PrE), which forms extra-embryonic yolk sac tissues. All inner cells co-express lineage markers such as Nanog and Gata6 at embryonic day (E) 3.25, and the EPI and PrE precursor cells eventually segregate to exclusively express Nanog and Gata6, respectively. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signalling is involved in segregation of the EPI and PrE lineages; however, the mechanism involved in Fgf4-regulation is poorly understood...
September 4, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870992/cell-migration-intercalation-and-growth-regulates-mammalian-cochlear-extension
#19
Elizabeth Carroll Driver, Amy Northrop, Matthew W Kelley
Developmental remodeling of the sensory epithelium of the cochlea is required for the formation of an elongated, tonotopically organized auditory organ, but the cellular processes that mediate these events are largely unknown. Therefore, we used both morphological assessments of cellular rearrangements and time-lapse imaging to visualize cochlear remodeling. Analysis of cell redistribution showed that the cochlea extends through a combination of radial intercalation and cell growth. Live imaging demonstrated that concomitant cellular intercalation results in a brief period of epithelial convergence, although subsequent changes in cell size lead to medial-lateral spreading...
September 4, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870991/receptor-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-ptprb-negatively-regulates-fgf2-dependent-branching-morphogenesis
#20
Kelly J Soady, Giusy Tornillo, Howard Kendrick, Valerie Meniel, Daria Olijnyk-Dallis, Joanna S Morris, Torsten Stein, Barry A Gusterson, Clare M Isacke, Matthew J Smalley
PTPRB is a transmembrane protein tyrosine phosphatase known to regulate blood vessel remodelling and angiogenesis. Here we demonstrate that PTPRB negatively regulates branching morphogenesis in the mammary epithelium. We show that Ptprb is highly expressed in adult mammary stem cells and also, although at lower levels, in estrogen receptor positive luminal cells. During mammary development Ptprb expression is down-regulated during puberty, a period of extensive of ductal outgrowth and branching. In vivo shRNA knockdown of Ptprb in the cleared mammary fat pad transplant assay resulted in smaller epithelial outgrowths with an increased branching density and also increased branching in an in vitro organoid assay...
September 4, 2017: Development
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