Publications

Differing contributions of the first and second pharyngeal arches to tympanic membrane formation in the mouse and chick.
Development 2017 Sep 14;144(18):3315-3324. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
Section of Molecular Craniofacial Embryology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8549, Japan.


Prenatal thalamic waves regulate cortical area size prior to sensory processing.
Nat Commun 2017 Feb 3;8:14172. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Universidad Miguel Hernández-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (UMH-CSIC), 03550 Sant Joan d'Alacant, Spain.

Hox2 Genes Are Required for Tonotopic Map Precision and Sound Discrimination in the Mouse Auditory Brainstem.
Cell Rep 2017 Jan;18(1):185-197
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, 4058 Basel, Switzerland; University of Basel, 4003 Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Hoxa2 Selects Barrelette Neuron Identity and Connectivity in the Mouse Somatosensory Brainstem.
Cell Rep 2015 Oct 17;13(4):783-797. Epub 2015 Oct 17.
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel, Switzerland; University of Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Distinct effects of Hoxa2 overexpression in cranial neural crest populations reveal that the mammalian hyomandibular-ceratohyal boundary maps within the styloid process.
Dev Biol 2015 Jun 16;402(2):162-74. Epub 2015 Apr 16.
Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan; Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0076, Japan; Institute for Biology and Mathematics of Dynamical Cell Processes (iBMath), The University of Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Tokyo 153-8914, Japan. Electronic address:


Preotic neural crest cells contribute to coronary artery smooth muscle involving endothelin signalling.
Nat Commun 2012 ;3:1267
Department of Physiological Chemistry and Metabolism, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan.

Opposing roles for Hoxa2 and Hoxb2 in hindbrain oligodendrocyte patterning.
J Neurosci 2012 Nov;32(48):17172-85
Université Pierre and Marie Curie-Paris 6, Centre de Recherche de l'Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, 75013 Paris, France.


An ultraconserved Hox-Pbx responsive element resides in the coding sequence of Hoxa2 and is active in rhombomere 4.
Nucleic Acids Res 2008 Jun 16;36(10):3214-25. Epub 2008 Apr 16.
Unit of Developmental Genetics, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium, Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, UMR 7104 CNRS/INSERM/ULP, Collège de France, BP 10142-CU de Strasbourg, 67404 Illkirch Cedex, France.

Fate-mapping the mammalian hindbrain: segmental origins of vestibular projection neurons assessed using rhombomere-specific Hoxa2 enhancer elements in the mouse embryo.
J Neurosci 2007 Sep;27(36):9670-81
Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/Inserm/Université Louis Pasteur, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7104, Commanaute Urbaine de Strasbourg, 67404 Illkirch Cedex, France.

Distinct roles of Hoxa2 and Krox20 in the development of rhythmic neural networks controlling inspiratory depth, respiratory frequency, and jaw opening.
Neural Dev 2007 Sep 26;2:19. Epub 2007 Sep 26.
NGI, UPR 2216, Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard IFR2218, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, F-91198 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France.

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