Analysis of Embryonic Cartilage and Bone Induction in a Defined Culture System

  • Harold C. Slavkin
  • Malcolm L. Snead
  • Wen Luo
  • Pablo BringasJr.
  • Shigeshi Kikunaga
  • Yasuyuki Sasano
  • Conny Bessem
  • Mark Mayo
  • Mary MacDougall
  • Leslie B. Rall
  • Daniel Rappolee
  • Zena Werb
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 184)

Abstract

The primary means by which vertebrate mineralized tissues become determined during development is by interaction between different regions of the embryo, a process known as embryonic induction. Numerous examples of embryonic induction were intensively studied problems in developmental biology during the first 70 years of the 20th century (see reviews by Spemann, 1938, Grobstein, 1967; Hall, 1988). Progress in the last few years has in part been the result of applications of recombinant DNA technology to classical questions in the field of embryonic induction (e.g. see recent reviews by Gurdon, 1987; 1988; Edelman, 1988). The key issues appear to be when, where and which sequence of regulatory factor expression activate signal transduction processes resulting in the allocation, determination and differentiation of specific phenotypes. There are probably multiple signals and multiple receptors required for inductive processes.

Keywords

Branchial Arch Polypeptide Growth Factor Bone Induction Mesoderm Induction Embryonic Induction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold C. Slavkin
    • 1
  • Malcolm L. Snead
    • 1
  • Wen Luo
    • 1
  • Pablo BringasJr.
  • Shigeshi Kikunaga
    • 1
  • Yasuyuki Sasano
    • 1
  • Conny Bessem
    • 1
  • Mark Mayo
    • 1
  • Mary MacDougall
    • 1
  • Leslie B. Rall
    • 2
  • Daniel Rappolee
    • 2
  • Zena Werb
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Developmental Biology Department of Basic Sciences School of DentistryUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of Radiobiology & Environmental Health School of MedicineUniversity of California-San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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