University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

Developmental Biology Center


23rd Annual U of MN Developmental Biology Symposium

Developmental biology conference poster





Monday, October 20, 2014

Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis Campus

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Selected Recent Publications from the DBC

Dominant lethal pathologies in male mice engineered to contain an X-linked DUX4 transgene
Dandapat A, Bosnakovski D, Baltgalvis KA, Vang D, Hartweck L, Baik J, Nash N, Darabi R, Perlingeiro RCR, Hamra FK, Gupta K, Lowe DA, Kyba M. (2014)  Cell Reports 8:1-13

Two Classes of Gap Junction Channels Mediate Soma-Germline Interactions Essential for Germline Proliferation and Gametogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Starich TA, Hall DH, Greenstein D.
Genetics. 2014 Sep 6. pii: genetics.114.168815. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 25195067

A strand-specific switch in noncoding transcription switches the function of a Polycomb/Trithorax response element.
Herzog VA, Lempradl A, Trupke J, Okulski H, Altmutter C, Ruge F, Boidol B, Kubicek S, Schmauss G, Aumayr K, Ruf M, Pospisilik A, Dimond A, Senergin HB, Vargas ML, Simon JA, Ringrose L.
Nat Genet. 2014 Sep;46(9):973-81. doi: 10.1038/ng.3058. Epub 2014 Aug 10.
PMID: 25108384 [PubMed - in process]

Anthropogenic changes in sodium affect neural and muscle development in butterflies.
Snell-Rood EC, Espeset A, Boser CJ, White WA, Smykalski R.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 15;111(28):10221-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323607111. Epub 2014 Jun 9.
PMID: 24927579 [PubMed - in process]

DMRT1 protects male gonadal cells from retinoid-dependent sexual transdifferentiation.
Minkina A, Matson CK, Lindeman RE, Ghyselinck NB, Bardwell VJ, Zarkower D.
Dev Cell. 2014 Jun 9;29(5):511-20. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2014.04.017. Epub 2014 May 22.
PMID: 24856513 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

SAUR Inhibition of PP2C-D Phosphatases Activates Plasma Membrane H+-ATPases to Promote Cell Expansion in Arabidopsis.
Spartz AK, Ren H, Park MY, Grandt KN, Lee SH, Murphy AS, Sussman MR, Overvoorde PJ, Gray WM.
Plant Cell. 2014 May 23;26(5):2129-2142. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 24858935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Systemic Activin signaling independently regulates sugar homeostasis, cellular metabolism, and pH balance in Drosophila melanogaster.
Ghosh AC, O'Connor MB.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Apr 15;111(15):5729-34. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1319116111. Epub 2014 Mar 31.
PMID: 24706779 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Distinct populations within Isl1 lineages contribute to appendicular and facial skeletogenesis through the β-catenin pathway.
Akiyama R, Kawakami H, Taketo MM, Evans SM, Wada N, Petryk A, Kawakami Y.
Dev Biol. 2014 Mar 1;387(1):37-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2014.01.001. Epub 2014 Jan 11. 
PMID: 24424161


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