Journal of  Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Articles in Press

  • Review article - Lifesciences Published: Oct 26, 2017

    Transcriptional Regulation of the First Cell Fate Decision

    During early embryogenesis, the totipotent single cell zygote undergoes a sequence of cell divisions accompanied by distinct cellular, molecular, and epigenetic changes. This leads to blastocysts that develop according to the cell fates of partitioning cells. These cells develop into three morphologically distinct lineages by the late blastocyst stage of…

    -Catherine Rhee, Jonghwan Kim, and Haley O. Tucker

  • Review article - Lifesciences Published: Jul 12, 2017

    As Viewed Through the Eyes of Hydra, Regeneration Cannot Occur Without the Presence of a Properly Formed Extracellular Matrix

    Extensive studies on cell/extracellular matrix (cell/ECM) interactions in Hydra (an early divergent metazoan, dating back some 600 million years) indicate that in this animal model of cell-matrix interactions, an ECM is a critical and an absolute requirement for regeneration and morphogenesis to occur. This short review will highlight the data…

    -Michael P. Sarras Jr