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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392009/genitourinary-and-gastrointestinal-co-morbidities-in-children-the-role-of-neural-circuits-in-regulation-of-visceral-function
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A P Malykhina, K E Brodie, D T Wilcox
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) is a common problem in childhood. Lower urinary tract symptoms in children include overactive bladder, voiding postponement, stress incontinence, giggle incontinence, and dysfunctional voiding. Gastrointestinal co-morbidities, including constipation or fecal incontinence, are commonly associated with lower urinary tract (LUT) symptoms in children, often reaching 22-34%. This review summarized the potential mechanisms underlying functional lower urinary and gastrointestinal co-morbidities in children...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364237/manipulating-gene-expression-in-the-chick-embryo
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Octavian Voiculescu, Claudio D Stern
The chick embryo is a well-established representative of amniote embryos, which has been used to make many discoveries, including many major concepts, which have moved our knowledge of developmental biology in hugely important ways. The chick has a relatively compact genome and is easily amenable to embryological manipulations and in vivo imaging. Morpholino gene manipulations have been used in a variety of contexts, and constitute a quick and versatile molecular tool. Here we describe methods to deliver morpholinos to chick embryos, allowing targeting of specific cell populations at defined developmental stages, using two stages as examples: the epiblast of the embryo in the first day of incubation, when the primary germ layers of the embryo are specified, and in ovo electroporation of the neural tube as an example of a later stage...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231580/pediatric-hangman-s-fracture-a-comprehensive-review
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Michael Montalbano, Christian Fisahn, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, Jens R Chapman, R Shane Tubbs
PURPOSE: Over 170 years ago, traumatic spondylolisthesis of the axis or hangman's fracture was described. Most descriptions of this entity have focused on adult presentations. METHODS: We review the literature on pediatric cases of hangman's fracture emphasizing the embryological as well as presentation aspects. RESULTS: The majority of cervical spine fractures in children occur at C1 and C2 vertebrae. A normal anterolisthesis of C2 can be seen in younger children and can mimic the anterolisthesis seen after traumatic spondylolisthesis...
February 24, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182631/zebrafish-atoh8-mutants-do-not-recapitulate-morpholino-phenotypes
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Elsie S Place, James C Smith
Atoh8 is a bHLH transcription factor expressed in pancreas, skeletal muscle, the nervous system, and cardiovascular tissues during embryological development. Although it has been implicated in the regulation of pancreatic and endothelial cell differentiation, the phenotypic consequences of Atoh8 loss are uncertain. Conclusions from knockout studies in the mouse differ widely depending on the targeting strategy used, while atoh8 knockdown by interfering morpholino oligonucleotides (morpholinos) in zebrafish has led to a range of developmental defects...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177282/cilia-mediated-hedgehog-signaling-controls-form-and-function-in-the-mammalian-larynx
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Jacqueline M Tabler, Maggie M Rigney, Gordon J Berman, Swetha Gopalakrishnan, Eglantine Heude, Hadeel Adel Al-Lami, Basil Z Yannakoudiadkis, Rebecca D Fitch, Christopher Carter, Steven Vokes, Karen J Liu, Shahragim Tajbakhsh, Se Roian Egnor, John B Wallingford
Acoustic communication is fundamental to social interactions among animals, including humans. In fact, deficits in voice impair the quality of life for a large and diverse population of patients. Understanding the molecular genetic mechanisms of development and function in the vocal apparatus is thus an important challenge with relevance both to the basic biology of animal communication and to biomedicine. However, surprisingly little is known about the developmental biology of the mammalian larynx. Here, we used genetic fate mapping to chart the embryological origins of the tissues in the mouse larynx, and we describe the developmental etiology of laryngeal defects in mice with disruptions in cilia-mediated Hedgehog signaling...
February 13, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157072/similar-synapse-elimination-motifs-at-successive-relays-in-the-same-efferent-pathway-during-development-in-mice
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Shu-Hsien Sheu, Juan Carlos Tapia, Shlomo Tsuriel, Jeff W Lichtman
In many parts of the nervous system, signals pass across multiple synaptic relays on their way to a destination, but little is known about how these relays form and the function they serve. To get some insight into this question we ask how the connectivity patterns are organized at two successive synaptic relays in a simple, cholinergic efferent pathway. We found that the organization at successive relays in the parasympathetic nervous system strongly resemble each other despite the different embryological origin and physiological properties of the pre- and postsynaptic cells...
February 3, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131856/embryology-meets-molecular-biology-deciphering-the-apical-ectodermal-ridge
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REVIEW
Jamie M Verheyden, Xin Sun
More than sixty years ago, while studying feather tracks on the shoulder of the chick embryo, Dr. John Saunders used Nile Blue dye to stain the tissue. There, he noticed a darkly stained line of cells that neatly rims the tip of the growing limb bud. Rather than ignoring this observation, he followed it up by removing this tissue and found that it led to a striking truncation of the limb skeletons. This landmark experiment marks the serendipitous discovery of the apical ectodermal ridge (AER), the quintessential embryonic structure that drives the outgrowth of the limb...
January 25, 2017: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117195/vomero-premaxillary-joint-a-marker-of-evolution-of-the-species
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S Botti, C Rumeau, P Gallet, R Jankowski
OBJECTIVE: According to evolutionary developmental (evo-devo) theory, the vomers are bones derived from the secondary palate. Growth of the palatine processes of the maxillae, including the precursors of vomer bones, results in midline fusion posteriorly to the primary palate, which forces the ascension of the vomer bones towards the primary nasal septum, formed by septal cartilage and the perpendicular plate of the ethmoid. According to this hypothesis, the anterior border of the vomer articulates with the posterior surface of the premaxilla in the incisive canal (IC)...
January 20, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101121/embryology-of-the-vno-and-associated-structures-in-the-grass-snake-natrix-natrix-squamata-naticinae-a-3d-perspective
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Paweł Kaczmarek, Mateusz Hermyt, Weronika Rupik
BACKGROUND: Snakes are considered to be vomerolfaction specialists. They are members of one of the most diverse groups of vertebrates, Squamata. The vomeronasal organ and the associated structures (such as the lacrimal duct, choanal groove, lamina transversalis anterior and cupola Jacobsoni) of adult lizards and snakes have received much anatomical, histological, physiological and behavioural attention. However, only limited embryological investigation into these structures, constrained to some anatomical or cellular studies and brief surveys, has been carried out thus far...
2017: Frontiers in Zoology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061351/new-insights-into-early-human-development-lessons-for-stem-cell-derivation-and-differentiation
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REVIEW
Janet Rossant, Patrick P L Tam
Pathways underlying mouse embryonic development have always informed efforts to derive, maintain, and drive differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells. However, direct application of mouse embryology to the human system has not always been successful because of fundamental developmental differences between species. The naive pluripotent state of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs), in particular, has been difficult to capture in human ESCs, and appears to be transitory in the human embryo itself. Further studies of human and non-human primate embryo development are needed to untangle the complexities of pluripotency networks across mammalian species...
January 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059604/valentin-haecker-1864-1927-as-a-pioneer-of-phenogenetics-building-the-bridge-between-genotype-and-phenotype
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Uwe Hoßfeld, Elizabeth Watts, Georgy S Levit
Valentin Haecker is one of the forerunners of experimental biology, genetics, and developmental physiology. Haecker introduced the term Phänogenetik (phenogenetics) in 1918 in Entwicklungsgeschichtliche Eigenschaftsanalyse (Evolutionary Analysis of Characters), in which he described the earliest stages in the development of the phenotype. (1) His major objective in this publication was to integrate the 2 most important concepts of Mendelian genetics-phenotype and genotype-within a well-articulated theory. Haecker realized that a proper analysis of how the genotype gives rise to the phenotype requires the integration of knowledge of morphology, physiology, and experimental embryology...
April 3, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049837/dinosaur-incubation-periods-directly-determined-from-growth-line-counts-in-embryonic-teeth-show-reptilian-grade-development
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Gregory M Erickson, Darla K Zelenitsky, David Ian Kay, Mark A Norell
Birds stand out from other egg-laying amniotes by producing relatively small numbers of large eggs with very short incubation periods (average 11-85 d). This aspect promotes high survivorship by limiting exposure to predation and environmental perturbation, allows for larger more fit young, and facilitates rapid attainment of adult size. Birds are living dinosaurs; their rapid development has been considered to reflect the primitive dinosaurian condition. Here, nonavian dinosaurian incubation periods in both small and large ornithischian taxa are empirically determined through growth-line counts in embryonic teeth...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031323/inter-observer-and-intra-observer-agreement-between-embryologists-during-selection-of-a-single-day-5-embryo-for-transfer-a-multicenter-study
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Ashleigh Storr, Christos A Venetis, Simon Cooke, Suha Kilani, William Ledger
STUDY QUESTION: What is the inter-observer and intra-observer agreement between embryologists when selecting a single Day 5 embryo for transfer? SUMMARY ANSWER: The inter-observer and intra-observer agreement between embryologists when selecting a single Day 5 embryo for transfer was generally good, although not optimal, even among experienced embryologists. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Previous research on the morphological assessment of early stage (two pronuclei to Day 3) embryos has shown varying levels of inter-observer and intra-observer agreement...
February 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994123/the-origins-scaling-and-loss-of-tetrapod-digits
#14
REVIEW
Aditya Saxena, Matthew Towers, Kimberly L Cooper
Many of the great morphologists of the nineteenth century marvelled at similarities between the limbs of diverse species, and Charles Darwin noted these homologies as significant supporting evidence for descent with modification from a common ancestor. Sir Richard Owen also took great care to highlight each of the elements of the forelimb and hindlimb in a multitude of species with focused attention on the homology between the hoof of the horse and the middle digit of man. The ensuing decades brought about a convergence of palaeontology, experimental embryology and molecular biology to lend further support to the homologies of tetrapod limbs and their developmental origins...
February 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975275/establishment-of-the-vertebrate-germ-layers
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Wei-Chia Tseng, Mumingjiang Munisha, Juan B Gutierrez, Scott T Dougan
The process of germ layer formation is a universal feature of animal development. The germ layers separate the cells that produce the internal organs and tissues from those that produce the nervous system and outer tissues. Their discovery in the early nineteenth century transformed embryology from a purely descriptive field into a rigorous scientific discipline, in which hypotheses could be tested by observation and experimentation. By systematically addressing the questions of how the germ layers are formed and how they generate overall body plan, scientists have made fundamental contributions to the fields of evolution, cell signaling, morphogenesis, and stem cell biology...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941807/self-organized-amniogenesis-by-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-a-biomimetic-implantation-like-niche
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Yue Shao, Kenichiro Taniguchi, Katherine Gurdziel, Ryan F Townshend, Xufeng Xue, Koh Meng Aw Yong, Jianming Sang, Jason R Spence, Deborah L Gumucio, Jianping Fu
Amniogenesis-the development of amnion-is a critical developmental milestone for early human embryogenesis and successful pregnancy. However, human amniogenesis is poorly understood due to limited accessibility to peri-implantation embryos and a lack of in vitro models. Here we report an efficient biomaterial system to generate human amnion-like tissue in vitro through self-organized development of human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) in a bioengineered niche mimicking the in vivo implantation environment...
April 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939770/evolutionary-developmental-transition-from-median-to-paired-morphology-of-vertebrate-fins-perspectives-from-twin-tail-goldfish
#17
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Gembu Abe, Kinya G Ota
Vertebrate morphology has been evolutionarily modified by natural and/or artificial selection. The morphological variation of goldfish is a representative example. In particular, the twin-tail strain of ornamental goldfish shows highly diverged anal and caudal fin morphology: bifurcated anal and caudal fins. Recent molecular developmental genetics research revealed that a stop codon mutation in one of the two recently duplicated chordin genes is important for the highly diverged fin morphology of twin-tail goldfish...
December 7, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861942/the-ectopic-accessory-parotid-system-with-congenital-cheek-fistula-an-overview-and-current-update
#18
REVIEW
Mainak Dutta
OBJECTIVE: This review attempts to provide a comprehensive, updated overview of the ectopic accessory parotid system (EAPS) from clinical and developmental perspectives and investigates its eligibility to be included in the oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (OAVS). REVIEW METHODS: Results of the keyword-based search in the PubMed/MEDLINE, Google Scholar, LILACS, and Cochrane Library were subjected to the given inclusion and exclusion criteria that corroborated with the definition of EAPS...
November 12, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859990/prospects-for-improving-neovascularization-of-the-ischemic-heart-lessons-from-development
#19
REVIEW
Nicola Smart
Neovascularization of the ischemic myocardium postinfarction is necessary to restore blood flow to vulnerable cardiomyocytes and will be indispensable for prospective regenerative strategies, to perfuse newly formed myocardium. Therapeutic attempts to enhance new vessel formation have, to date, yielded modest clinical benefits, and innovative approaches are now needed. Intrinsic mechanisms are initiated by the heart in an attempt to rebuild injured vessels, but these are poorly understood. Insight into the underlying mechanisms may reveal targets for therapeutically augmenting this low-level neovascular response...
January 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765265/on-the-shoulders-of-hubrecht-from-embryos-to-stem-cells
#20
Catherine Rabouille, Jacqueline Deschamps
One hundred years of the Hubrecht Institute were celebrated in May 2016 with the organization of a one-day symposium "From embryos to stem cells" on the Uithof Campus, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Nine distinguished speakers were invited. They all represent a research branch originating from the passion of Institute founder, Ambrosius Hubrecht, for embryology:, regulation of gene expression, genome structure and function, embryonic and adult stem cells, nuclear reprogramming, and understanding cancer and other diseases using model organisms...
October 17, 2016: Developmental Biology
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