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Hubler M, Niswander LA, Peters J, Sears KE . The developmental reduction of the marsupial coracoid: a case study in Monodelphis domestica. J Morphol. 2010 Jul;271(7):769-76. [PMID: 20151407]

Takada N, Kucenas S, Appel B. Sox10 is necessary for oligodendrocyte survival following axon wrapping. Glia. 2010 Jun;58(8):996-1006. [PMID: 20229602]

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Desai S, Loomis Z, Pugh-Bernard A, Schrunk J, Doyle MJ, Minic A, McCoy E, Sussel L. Nkx2.2 regulates cell fate choice in the enteroendocrine cell lineages of the intestine. Dev Biol. 2008 Jan;313(1):58-66. [PMID: 18022152]

Hoover AM, Wynkoop A, Zeng H, Jia J, Niswander LA, Liu A. C2cd3 is required for cilia formation and Hedgehog signaling in the mouse. Development. 2008 Dec;135(24):4049-58. [PMID: 19004860]

Kim H, Shin J, Kim S, Poling J, Park HC, Appel B. Notch-regulated oligodendrocyte specification from radial glia in the spinal cord of zebrafish embryos. Dev Dyn. 2008 Aug;237(8):2081-9. [PMID: 18627107]

Kucenas S, Takada N, Park HC, Woodruff E, Broadie K, Appel B. CNS-derived glia ensheath peripheral nerves and mediate motor root development. Nat Neurosci. 2008 Feb;11(2):143-51. [PMID: 18176560]

McFarland KA, Topczewska JM, Weidinger G, Dorsky RI, Appel B. Hh and Wnt signaling regulate formation of olig2+ neurons in the zebrafish cerebellum. Dev Biol. 2008 Jun;318(1):162-71. [PMID: 18423594]

Niswander L. Methods in avian embryology experimental and molecular manipulation of the embryonic chick limb. Methods Cell Biol. 2008;87:135-52. [PMID: 18485295]

Qu X, Jia H, Garrity DM, Tompkins K, Batts L, Appel B, Zhong TP, Baldwin HS. Ndrg4 is required for normal myocyte proliferation during early cardiac development in zebrafish. Dev Biol. 2008 May;317(2):486-96. [PMID: 18407257]


Barna M, Niswander L. Visualization of cartilage formation: insight into cellular properties of skeletal progenitors and chondrodysplasia syndromes. Dev Cell. 2007 Jun;12(6):931-41. [PMID: 17543865]

Chao CS, Loomis ZL, Lee JE, Sussel L Genetic identification of a novel NeuroD1 function in the early differentiation of islet alpha, PP and epsilon cells. Dev Biol. 2007 Dec;312(2):523-32. [PMID: 17988662]

Doyle MJ, Loomis ZL, Sussel L. Nkx2.2-repressor activity is sufficient to specify alpha-cells and a small number of beta-cells in the pancreatic islet. Development. 2007 Feb;134(3):515-23. [PMID: 17202186]

Doyle MJ, Sussel L. Nkx2.2 regulates beta-cell function in the mature islet. Diabetes. 2007 Aug;56(8):1999-2007. [PMID: 17456846]

Kim TH, Goodman J, Anderson KV, Niswander L. Phactr4 regulates neural tube and optic fissure closure by controlling PP1-, Rb-, and E2F1-regulated cell-cycle progression. Dev Cell. 2007 Jul;13(1):87-102. [PMID: 17609112]

Park HC, Shin J, Roberts RK, Appel B. An olig2 reporter gene marks oligodendroycte precursors in postembryonic spinal cord of zebrafish. Dev Dyn. 2007 Dec;236(12):3402-7. [PMID: 17969181]

Sarmah B, Winfrey VP, Olson GE, Appel B, Wente SR. A role for the inositol kinase Ipk1 in ciliary beating and length maintenance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2007 Dec;104(50):19843-8. [PMID: 18056639]

Sears KE, Behringer RR, Rasweiler JJ 4th, Niswander LA. The evolutionary and developmental basis of parallel reduction in mammalian zeugopod elements. Am Nat. 2007 Jan;169(1):105-17. [PMID: 17206589]

Sears KE, Goswami A, Flynn JJ, Niswander LA. The correlated evolution of Runx2 tandem repeats, transcriptional activity, and facial length in carnivora. Evol Dev. 2007 Nov-Dec;9(6):555-65. [PMID: 17976052]

Shin J, Poling J, Park HC, Appel B. Notch signaling regulates neural precursor allocation and binary neuronal fate decisions in zebrafish. Development. 2007 May;134(10):1911-20. [PMID: 17442701]

Weatherbee SA, Niswander L. Mechanisms of chondrogenesis and osteogenesis in limbs. In: Hall BK, editor. Fins into limbs: evolution, development, and transformation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press; 2007.

Zohn IE, Anderson KV, Niswander L. The Hectd1 ubiquitin ligase is required for development of the head mesenchyme and neural tube closure. Dev Biol. 2007 Jun;306(1):208-21. [PMID: 17442300]

Zohn IE, De Domenico I, Pollock A, Ward DM, Goodman JF, Liang X, Sanchez AJ, Niswander L, Kaplan J. The flatiron mutation in mouse ferroportin acts as a dominant negative to cause ferroportin disease. Blood. 2007 May;109(10):4174-80. [PMID: 17289807]


Atit R, Sgaier SK, Mohamed OA, Taketo MM, Dufort D, Joyner AL, Niswander L, Conlon RA. Beta-catenin activation is necessary and sufficient to specify the dorsal dermal fate in the mouse. Dev Biol. 2006 Aug;296(1):164-76. [PMID: 16730693]

Decker K, Goldman DC, Grasch CL, Sussel L. Gata6 is an important regulator of mouse pancreas development. Dev Biol. 2006 Oct;298(2):415-29. [PMID: 16887115]

Kirby B, Takada N, Latimer AJ, Shin J, Appel B. In vivo time-lapse imaging shows dynamic oligodendrocyte progenitor behavior during zebrafish development. Nat Neurosci. 2006 Dec;9(12):1506-11. [PMID: 17099706]

Latimer AJ, Appel B. Notch signaling regulates midline cell specification and proliferation in zebrafish. Dev Biol. 2006 Oct;298(2):392-402. [PMID: 16876779]

Prakash N, Brodski C, Naserke T, Puelles E, Gogoi R, Hall A, Panhuysen M, Echevarria D, Sussel L, Weisenhorn DM, Martinez S, Arenas E, Simeone A, Wurst W. Wnt1-regulated genetic network controls the identity and fate of midbrain-dopaminergic progenitors in vivo. Development. 2006 Jan;133(1):89-98. [PMID: 16339193]

Raum JC, Gerrish K, Artner I, Henderson E, Guo M, Sussel L, Schisler JC, Newgard CB, Stein R. FoxA2, Nkx2.2, and PDX-1 regulate islet beta-cell-specific mafA expression through conserved sequences located between base pairs -8118 and -7750 upstream from the transcription start site. Mol Cell Biol. 2006 Aug;26(15):5735-43. [PMID: 16847327]

Sears KE, Behringer RR, Rasweiler JJ 4th, Niswander LA. Development of bat flight: morphologic and molecular evolution of bat wing digits. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2006 Apr;103(17):6581-6. [PMID: 16618938]

Weatherbee SD, Anderson KV, Niswander LA. LDL-receptor-related protein 4 is crucial for formation of the neuromuscular junction. Development. 2006 Dec;133(24):4993-5000. [PMID: 17119023]

Weatherbee SD, Behringer RR, Rasweiler JJ 4th, Niswander LA. Interdigital webbing retention in bat wings illustrates genetic changes underlying amniote limb diversification. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2006 Oct;103(41):15103-7. [PMID: 17015842]

Zohn IE, Li Y, Skolnik EY, Anderson KV, Han J, Niswander L. p38 and a p38-interacting protein are critical for downregulation of E-cadherin during mouse gastrulation. Cell. 2006 Jun;125(5):957-69. [PMID: 16751104]


Barna M, Pandolfi PP, Niswander L. Gli3 and Plzf cooperate in proximal limb patterning at early stages of limb development. Nature. 2005 Jul 14;436(7048):277-81. [PMID: 16015334]

Cretekos CJ, Weatherbee SD, Chen CH, Badwaik NK, Niswander L, Behringer RR, Rasweiler JJ 4th. Embryonic staging system for the short-tailed fruit bat, Carollia perspicillata, a model organism for the mammalian order Chiroptera, based upon timed pregnancies in captive-bred animals. Dev Dyn. 2005 Jul;233(3):721-38. [PMID: 15861401]

Dean CH, Miller LA, Lang RA, Niswander L. Canonical Wnt signaling negatively regulates branching morphogenesis of the lung and lacrimal gland. Dev Biol. 2005 Oct 1;286(1):270-86. [PMID: 16126193]

DiPaola CP, Farmer JC, Manova K, Niswander LA. Molecular signaling in intervertebral disk development. J Orthop Res. 2005 Sep;23(5):1112-9. [PMID: 15936916]

Dobson T, Minic A, Nielsen K, Amiott E, Krushel L. Internal initiation of Translation of the TrkB mRNA is mediated by multiple regions within the 5' leader. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 May 20;33(9):2929-41. [PMID: 15908588]

Gebb SA, Fox K, Vaughn J, McKean D, Jones PL. Fetal oxygen tension promotes tenascin-C-dependent lung branching morphogenesis. Dev Dyn. 2005 Sep;234(1):1-10. [PMID: 16086306]

Ihida-Stansbury K, McKean DM, Gebb SA, Martin JF, Stevens T, Nemenoff R, Vaughn J, Lane K, Loyd J, Wheeler L, Morrell NW, Ivy D, Jones PL. Regulation and functions of the paired-related homeobox gene PRX1 in pulmonary vascular development and disease. Chest. 2005 Dec;128(6 Suppl):591S. [PMID: 16373852]

Liu A, Niswander LA. Signalling in development: Bone morphogenetic protein signalling and vertebrate nervous system development. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2005 Dec;6(12):945-954. [PMID: 16340955]

Liu A, Wang B, Niswander LA. Mouse intraflagellar transport proteins regulate both the activator and repressor functions of Gli transcription factors. Development. 2005 Jul;132(13):3103-11. Epub 2005 Jun 1. [PMID: 15930098]

Timmer J, Chesnutt C, Niswander L. The activin signaling pathway promotes differentiation of dI3 interneurons in the spinal neural tube. Dev Biol. 2005 Sep 1;285(1):1-10. [PMID: 16039645]

Timmer JR, Mak TW, Manova K, Anderson KV, Niswander L. Tissue morphogenesis and vascular stability require the Frem2 protein, product of the mouse myelencephalic blebs gene. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Aug 16;102(33):11746-50. Epub 2005 Aug 8. [PMID: 16087869]

Zohn IE, Anderson KV, Niswander L. Using genomewide mutagenesis screens to identify the genes required for neural tube closure in the mouse. Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2005 Sep;73(9):583-90. Review. [PMID: 15971254]