• Development, Growth & Differentiation (DGD) Special Issue

    Call for Papers!

    Submit a manuscript to Development, Growth & Differentiation (Wiley),the official journal of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists

    For the special issue “Versatile utilities of amphibians: from molecular, cellular, and developmental biology to physiology”

    Special issue flyer (pdf).

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  • A systemic cell cycle block impacts stage-specific histone modification profiles during Xenopus embryogenesis

    Pokrovsky et al. publish in PLoS Biology their study investigating the relationship between the propagation of epigenetic information (histone modification profiles) and the developmental cell proliferation during Xenopus embryogenesis.

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  • Ttc30a affects tubulin modifications in a model for ciliary chondrodysplasia with polycystic kidney disease

    Getwan et al. publish in PNAS their work studying skeletal ciliopathies. A data mining-based in silico screen found ttc30a to be related to known skeletal ciliopathy genes. CRISPR/Cas9 targeting replicated limb malformations and renal cysts identical to the models of established disease genes.

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  • Bicc1 and Dicer regulate left-right patterning through post-transcriptional control of the Nodal inhibitor Dand5

    Maerker et al. published in Nature Communications show that pkd2-mediated post-transcriptional repression dand5 through bicc1 and dicer is a central process in symmetry breaking. Ciliary activity of the calcium channel Pkd2 is crucial for asymmetric leftward flow sensing at the vertebrate left-right organizer.

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  • Three-dimensional folding dynamics of the Xenopus tropicalis genome

    Animal interphase chromosomes are organized into topologically associating domains (TADs). Niu et al. show that X. tropicalis is a powerful model for chromosome architecture analysis suggesting that chromatin remodeling plays an essential role in de novo TAD establishment. Published in Nature Genetics.

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  • Xenopus, from basic biology to disease models in the genomic era

    An upcoming book to be released by CRC Press.

    Edited by Abraham Fainsood and Sally A. Moody.

     

    Click here to view a PDF flier containing the table of contents. 

     

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  • Xenopus 1: student travel grants, frogs, and husbandry

    Xenopus 1 welcomes Nasco frogs.

    Visit https://xenopus1.com/ for details.

    Travel grants for students interested in attending training courses available.

     

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  • ModelMatcher

    a new registry connecting Scientists and Clinicians

    • Use your Xenopus expertise to help patients and clinicians
    • Boost the clinical significance of your Xenopus research
    • Share your genes of interest
    • Xenopus research is supported by ModelMatcher


    Visit ModelMatcher to register

    Click the link: https://www.modelmatcher.net

     

     

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  • Phenotypes on Xenbase

    The latest release of Xenbase includes the ability to search for Phenotypes.

     

    Click here to go to the Phenotype search page.

     

    Click here to find details on executing a Phenotype search.

     

    Click here to find details on the Xenopus Phenotype Ontology (XPO).

     

     

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  • Xenopus tropicalis v10 genome

    - available to BLAST

    - view on JBrowse

     

    99.86% of the genome mapped to chromosomes
    ~4500 new and refined models, 18% not present in trop v9.1

     

    Click here to view the release document.

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  • 2020 Xenopus White Paper

    The 2020 Xenopus Community White Paper is now available!

    PIs: Please reference the White Paper in your NIH grant proposals and contact your program officers.

    Download the 2020 Xenopus White Paper:

    Word Document

    PDF

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  • Development, Growth & Differentiation (DGD) Special Issue

    Call for Papers!

    Submit a manuscript to Development, Growth & Differentiation (Wiley),the official journal of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists

    For the special issue “Versatile utilities of amphibians: from molecular, cellular, and developmental biology to physiology”

    Special issue flyer (pdf).

    Read More...

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