Mesodermal Differentiation: Signal Integration During Development
(PowerPoint Slides)

Daniel C. Weinstein*

Department of Pharmacology and Biological Chemistry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.


*Corresponding author. E-mail: daniel.weinstein{at}


Slides are provided for a class covering signaling cascades that mediate early embryogenesis and are part of the course �Cell Signaling Systems: A Course for Graduate Students�. The lecture focuses on the mechanisms underlying germ layer formation, patterning, and suppression in the vertebrate embryo, with particular emphasis on the regulation of mesodermal development in the model organism Xenopus laevis.

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Educational Details

Learning Resource Type: PowerPoint slides

Context: Undergraduate upper division, graduate, professional (degree program)

Intended Users: Teacher, learner

Intended Educational Use: Teach, learn, plan

Discipline: Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology

Keywords: mesoderm, Xenopus, development, Wnt, FGF, TGF-beta

Technical Details

Format: PowerPoint (ppt)

Size: 15.3 MB

Requirements: Microsoft PowerPoint

Limits for Use

Cost: Free

Rights: This material may be downloaded for noncommercial, course-teaching purposes only, provided credit to STKE is included by listing the citation for the Teaching Resource.


Citation: D.C. Weinstein, Mesodermal differentiation. Sci. STKE2005, tr23 (2005).

© 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science