Walton K, Whidden M, Kolterud Ã, Shoffner S, Czerwinski M, Kushwaha J, et al. Villification in the mouse: Bmp signals control intestinal villus patterning. Development. 2016;143:427-36 pubmed publisher
..Rather, a complex cocktail of Bmps and Bmp signal modulators secreted from mesenchymal clusters determines the pattern of villi in a manner that mimics the spread of a self-organizing Turing field. ..
Wang S, Walton K, Gumucio D. Signals and forces shaping organogenesis of the small intestine. Curr Top Dev Biol. 2019;132:31-65 pubmed publisher
..New insights into these events are being provided by in vitro organoid systems, which hold promise for future regenerative engineering of the small intestine. ..
Walton K, Kolterud A. Mouse fetal whole intestine culture system for ex vivo manipulation of signaling pathways and three-dimensional live imaging of villus development. J Vis Exp. 2014;:e51817 pubmed publisher
..Here we describe a whole organ culture system that allows ex vivo development of villi and extensions of that culture system to allow the intestines to be three-dimensionally imaged during their development. ..