Special Issue "Retinoids in Development 2019"
A special issue of Journal of Developmental Biology (ISSN 2221-3759).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Interests: developmental biology; cardiac and cardiovascular systems; pathology
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It has been more than 60 years since retinoic acid (RA), the active metabolite of vitamin A, was recognized as a key regulator of organogenesis and homeostasis. Retinoic-acid signalling has been studied in a wide range of species including amphibians, zebrafish, chicks, and rodents. These studies have demonstrated the important role of retinoids in embryonic patterning and homeostasis during development, as well as their crucial role in vision, the immune system, and tissue homeostasis in adults. The use of various animal models and experimental tools has been successful in deciphering retinoid functions at the cellular and molecular levels. Despite intense studies on the role of RA signalling during development, important questions remain on how retinoids might modulate stem-cell dynamics at the adult stage. This Special Issue of the Journal of Developmental Biology will provide an overview of the current understanding of the role of retinoic acid during development and regeneration. Contributions can be reviews, as well as research papers, covering topics of retinoic-acid signalling during embryonic development.
Dr. Stephane Zaffran
Dr. Sonia Stefanovic
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- retinoic acid
- retinoid receptors
- cell-fate decision
- stem cell
- gene expression