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Developmental Genetics

Publications in 2011

Pourebrahim R., Houtmeyers R., Ghogomu S., Janssens S., Thelie A., Tran H.T., Langenberg T., Vleminckx K., Bellefroid E.J., Cassiman J.J., Tejpar S. (2011). Transcription factor Zic2 inhibits Wnt-catenin signaling. J. Biol. Chem. 286, 37732-37740.

Ghimouz R., Bar I. , Keruzore M., Minela B., Thelie A., Bellefroid E.J. (2011). The homeobox leucine zipper gene Homez plays a role in Xenopus neurogenesis. Bioch. Biophys. Research Com. 415, 11-16.

Publication in 2010

Nichane M, Ren X, Bellefroid EJ. Self-regulation of Stat3 activity coordinates cell-cycle progression and neural crest specification. EMBO J. (2010), 29, 55-67.

Publication in 2009

Gilchrist MJ, Christensen MB, Bronchain O, Brunet F, Chesneau A, Fenger U, Geach TJ, Ironfield HV, Kaya F, Kricha S, Lea R, Massé K, Néant I, Paillard E, Parain K, Perron M, Sinzelle L, Souopgui J, Thuret R, Ymlahi-Ouazzani Q, Pollet N.Database of queryable gene expression patterns for Xenopus.Dev. Dyn. 238, 1379-1388.

Publications in 2008

Verstappen G., van Grunsven L.A., Michiels C., Van de Putte T., Souopgui J., Van Damme J., Bellefroid E., Vandekerckhove J., Huylebroeck D. (2008). Atypical Mowat-Wilson patient confirms the importance of the novel association between ZFHX1B/SIP1 and NuRD corepressor complex. Hum. Mol. Genet. 17, 1175-1183.

Luyten A., Mortier C., Van Campenhout C., Taelman V., Degeest G., Wuytens G., Lambaerts K., David G., Bellefroid E.J., Zimmermann P. (2008). The postsynaptic density 95/disc-large/zona occludens protein syntenin directly interacts with frizzled 7 and supports noncanonical Wnt signaling..Mol. Biol. Cell 19, 1594-1604.

Bury F., Moers V., Leenaerts I., Yan J., Hassan B., Bellefroid E.J. (2008). BTBD6 and its Drosophila homologue lute are required for neuronal development. Dev. Dyn. 237, 3352-3360.

Parlier D., Ariza A., Christulia F., Genco F., Vanhomwegen J., Nichane M., Kricha S., Souopgui J., Bellefroid E.J. (2008). The zinc finger transcription factor IA1 (Insm1) plays a role downstream of Xash1 in the formation of antero-ventral noradrenergic neurons in Xenopus embryos. Dev. Dyn. 237, 2147-2157.

Nichane M., de Crozz N., Ren X., Souopgui J., Monsoro-Burq A-H, Bellefroid E.J. (2008). Hairy2-Id3 interactions play an essential role in Xenopus neural crest progenitor specification. Dev. Biol. 322, 355-367.

Nichane M., Ren X., Souopgui J., Bellefroid E.J. (2008). Hairy2 functions throughboth DNA-binding and non DNA-binding mechanisms at the neural plate border in Xenopus. Dev Biol. 322, 368-380.

Souopgui J., Vanhomwegen J. Rust B., Henningfeld K., Bellefroid E.J., Pieler T. (2008). The RNA binding protein Xseb4R: a positive regulator of VegT mRNA stability and translation that is required for germ layer formation in Xenopus. Genes and Dev. 22, 2347-2352.

Publications in 2007

Maetens M, Doumont G, De Clercq S, Francoz S, Froment P, Bellefroid E, Klingmuller U, Lozano G, Marine JC. (2007) Distinct Roles of Mdm2 and Mdm4 in Red Cell Production. Blood 109, 2630-2633.

van Grunsven L.A., Taelman V., Nichane M., Souopgui J., Verstappen G., Moens E., Opdecamp K., Michiels C., Huylebroeck D., Bellefroid E.J. (2007). CtBP is essential for Sip1/Zfhx1b neuralizing activity requires the co-repressor CtBP and occurs through BMP dependent and independent mechanisms. Dev. Biol. 306, 34-39.

Publications in 2006

Nichane M., Van Campenhout C., Pendeville H., Voz M. and Bellefroid E.J. (2006) The Na+/PO4 cotransporter SLC20A1 gene labels distinct restricted subdomains of the developing pronephros in Xenopus and zebrafish embryos. Gene Expression Pattern 6, 667-672.

Rothe F., Guyedan C., Bellefroid E.J., Huez G., Kruys V. (2006) Identification of FUSE-binding proteins as interacting partners of TIA proteins. Bioch. Biophys. Res. Commun 343, 57-58.

Van Campenhout, C., Nichane M., Antoniou A, Pendeville H., Bronchain O., Marine J.-C., Mazabraud A., Voz M., Bellefroid E.J. (2006) Evi1 has a conserved restricted expression profile in vertebrate embryos and regulates pronephros development. Dev. Biol. 294, 203-219.

Sarah F., Froment P., Bogaerts S., De Clercq S., Maetens M., Doumont G., Bellefroid E.J., and Marine J.-C. (2006) Mdm4 and Mdm2 cooperate to inhibit p53 activity both in proliferating and quiescent cells in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 3232-3237.

van Grunsven L., Taelman V., Michiels C., Opdecamp K., Huylebroeck D., Bellefroid E.J. (2006) deltaEF1 and SIP1 are differentially expressed and have overlapping activities during Xenopus embryogenesis. Dev. Dyn. 235, 1491-1500.

Taelman V., Van Campenhout C., Bellefroid E.J. (2006) The Notch-effector HRT1 gene plays a role in Xenopus in glomerular development and patterning of the Xenopus pronephros anlagen. Development. 133, 2961-2971.

Solter M., Locker M., Boy S., Taelman V., Bellefroid E.J., Perron M., Pieler T. (2006) Characterization and function of the bHLH-O protein XHes2: insight into the mechanisms controlling retinal cell fate decision. Development 133, 4097-4108.

Cartry J., Nichane M., Ribes V., Colas A., Riou J.-F., Pieler T., Dollé P., Bellefroid E.J., Umbhauer M. (2006) Retinoic acid signalling is required for specification of pronephric cell fate. Dev. Biol. 299, 35-51.

Beekman C., Nichane M., De Clerq S., Floss T., Wurst W., Bellefroid E.J., Marine J-C. (2006). Evolutionarily conserved role for nucleostemin (NS) in controlling proliferation of stem/progenitor cells during early vertebrate development. Mol. Cell Biol. 26, 9291-9301.