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Ledonne F., Orduz D., Mercier J., Vigier L., Grove E.A., Tissir F., Angulo M.C., Pierani A. and Coppola. E. Targeted inactivation of Bax reveals subtype-specific mechanism of Cajal-Retzius neuron death in the postnatal cerebral cortex.  Cell Reports (2016), 17, 3133–3141.

Freret-Hodara B., Cui Y., Griveau A., Vigier L., Arai Y., Touboul J. and Pierani A. Enhanced abventricular proliferation compensates cell death in the embryonic cerebral cortex. Cerebral Cortex (2016) Sept 12;

Karaz S.#, Courgeon M. #, Lepetit H., Bruno E., Pannone R., Tarallo A., Thouzé F., Kerner P., Vervoort M., Causeret F., Pierani A. and D'Onofrio G. Neuronal fate specification by the Dbx1 transcription factor is linked to the evolutionary acquisition of a novel functional domain. Evodevo (2016) Aug 12; eCollection 2016.


Puelles, L., Medina, L., Borello, U., Legaz, I., Teissier, A., Pierani, A. and Rubenstein, J. L. Radial derivatives of the mouse ventral pallium traced with Dbx1-LacZ reporters. J Chem Neuroanat. (2015), Dec 31. pii: S0891-0618(15)00103-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.10.011. [Epub ahead of print]

Thelie, A., Desiderio, S., Hanotel, J., Quigley, I., Van Driessche, B., Rodari, A., Borromeo, M., Kricha, S., Lahaye, F., Croce, J., Cerda-Moya, G., Ordono Fernandez, J., Bolle, B., Lewis, K., Sander, M., Pierani, A., Schubert, M., Johnson, J., Kintner, C., Pieler, T., Van Lint, C., Henningfeld, K., Bellefroid, E. and Van Campenhout, C. Prdm12 specifies V1 interneurons through cross-repressive interactions with Dbx1 and Nkx6 genes in Xenopus. Development (2015), 142, 3416-28.

Barber, M., Arai, Y., Morishita, Y., Vigier, L., Causeret, F., Borello, U., Ledonne, F., Coppola, E., Contremoulins, V., Pfrieger, F.W., Tissir, F., Govindan, S., Jabaudon, D., Proux-Gillardeaux, V., Galli, T. and Pierani, A. Migration speed of Cajal-Retzius cells modulated by vesicular trafficking controls the size of higher-order cortical areas. Current Biol. (2015), 25, 2466-2478. Epub 2015 Sep 17.
Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Neuroscience (2015), 16, 644-645

Causeret, F., Sumia, I. and Pierani A. Kremen1 and Dickkopf1 control cell survival in a Wnt-independent manner. Cell Death and Differentiation (2015), Jul 24. doi: 10.1038/cdd.2015.100.

Sokolowski K., Esumi, S., Hirata T., Kamal Y., Tran T., Lam A., Zaghlula M., Brighthaupt, S-C., Martinez J., Grimbovski, S., Knoblach, S., Pierani A., Jones K., Tamamaki N., Shah N.M. and Corbin J.G. Specification of select hypothalamic circuits and innate behaviors by the embryonic patterning gene, Dbx1.  Neuron (2015), 86, 403-416. Epub 2015 Apr 9.

Arbeille, E., Reynaud, F., Sanyas, I., Bozon, M., Kindbeiter, K., Causeret, F., Pierani, A., Falk, J., Moret, F. and Castellani, V. Cerebrospinal fluid-derived Semaphorin3B orients neuroepithelial cell divisions in the apicobasal axis. Nature Comms. (2015), 6, 6366.

Trousse F., Poluch S., Pierani A., Dutriaux A., Bock H.H., Nagasawa T., Verdier J.M. and Rossel M. CXCR7 Receptor Controls the Maintenance of Subpial Positioning of Cajal-Retzius Cells. Cerebral Cortex (2015), 25, 3446-3457. Epub 2014 Aug 1.

Di Giovannantonio L.G., Di Salvio M., Omodei D., Prakash N., Wurst W., Pierani A., Acampora D. and Simeone, A. Otx2 cell-autonomously determines dorsal mesencephalon versus cerebellum fate independently of the isthmic organizing activity. Development (2014), 141, 377-388. Epub 2013 Dec 11.

Francius C., Harris A., Rucchin V., Hendricks T.J., Stam F.J., Barber M., Kurek D., Grosveld F.G., Pierani A., Goulding M. and Clotman F. Identification of Multiple Subsets of Ventral Interneurons and Differential Distribution along the Rostrocaudal Axis of the Developing Spinal Cord. PLoS One (2013), 8, e70325.

Talpalar A.E., Bouvier J., Borgius L., Fortin G., Pierani A. and Kiehn O. Dual-mode operation of neuronal networks involved in left-right alternation. Nature (2013), 500, 85-88. Epub 2013 Jun 30.

Borello U., Madhavan M., Vilinsky I., Faedo A., Pierani A., Rubenstein J. and Campbell, K. Sp8 and COUP-TF1 Reciprocally Regulate Patterning and Fgf Signaling in Cortical Progenitors. Cerebral Cortex (2014), 24, 1409-1421. Epub 2013 Jan 10.

Roy A., Gonzalez-Gomez M., Pierani A., Meyer G. and Tole S. Lhx2 Regulates the Development of the Forebrain Hem System. Cerebral Cortex (2014), 24, 1361-1372 Jan 10. Epub 2013 Jan 10.

Griveau A., Borello U. and Pierani A. Neural migration and brain patterning. In: J.L.R. Rubenstein and P. Rakic Editors: Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience: Cellular Migration and Formation of Neuronal Connections, Amsterdam: Academic Press (2013) pp. 431-456.

Gelman D.#, Griveau A.#, Dehorter N.#, Teissier A., Varela C., Pla R., Pierani A. and Marín O. A wide diversity of cortical GABAergic interneurons derives from the embryonic preoptic area. Journal Neuroscience (2011), 31, 16570-16580.

Tashiro K.#, Teissier A.#, Kobayashi N.#, Nakanishi A., Sasaki T., Yan K., Tarabykin V., Vigier L., Sumiyama K., Hirakawa M., Nishihara H., Pierani A. and Okada N. A Mammalian Conserved Element Derived from SINE Displays Enhancer Properties Recapitulating Satb2 Expression in Early-Born Callosal Projection Neurons. PLoS One (2011), 6, e28497.

Causeret F., Ensini M., Teissier A., Kessaris N., Richardson W. D., Lucas de Couville T. and Pierani A. Dbx1-expressing cells are necessary for the survival of the mammalian anterior neural and craniofacial structures. PLoS One (2011), 6, e19367.

Teissier A., Waclaw R.R., Griveau A., Campbell K. and Pierani A. Tangentially migrating transient glutamatergic neurons control neurogenesis and maintenance of cerebral cortical progenitor pools. Cerebral Cortex (2012), 22, 403-416. Epub 2011 Jun 10.

Bouvier J., Thoby-Brisson M. #, Renier N. #, Dubreuil V., Ericson J., Pierani A., Chédotal A. and Fortin G.. (2010) Hindbrain Interneurons and Axon Guidance Signalling Critical for Breathing. Nature Neuroscience Aug 2. [Epub ahead of print]

Teissier A., Griveau A., Vigier L., Piolot T., Borello U. and Pierani A. (2010) A novel transient glutamatergic population migrating from the pallial-subpallial boundary contributes to neocortical development. Journal Neuroscience, Aug 4;30(31):10563-74.

Griveau A., Borello U.#, Causeret F.#, Tissir F., Boggetto N., Karaz S. and Pierani A. (2010) A Novel Role for Dbx1-derived Cajal-Retzius Cells in Early Regionalization of the Cerebral Cortical Neuroepithelium. PLoS Biol., 8(7), e1000440.

Dessaud E., Ribes V., Balaskas N., Yang L., Pierani A., Kicheva A., Novitch B., Briscoe J. and Sasai N. (2010) Dynamic Assignment and Maintenance of Positional Identity in the Ventral Neural Tube by the Morphogen Sonic Hedgehog. PLoS Biol., 8(6): e1000382.

Waclaw R., Ehrman L., Pierani A. and Campbell K. (2010) Developmental origin of the neuronal subtypes that comprise the amygdalar fear circuit in the mouse. Journal Neuroscience, 30, 6944-6953.

Sava B.A., Dávid C.S., Teissier A., Pierani A., Staiger J.F., Luhmann H.J. and Kilb W. (2010) Electrophysiological and morphological properties of Cajal-Retzius cells with different ontogenetic origins. Neuroscience, 167, 724-734.

Nóbrega-Pereira S., Gelman D., Ms. Bartolini G., Pla R., Pierani A. and Marín O. (2010) Origin and molecular specification of globus pallidus neurons. Journal Neuroscience, 30, 2824-2834.

Zimmer C., Lee J., Griveau A., Arber S., Pierani A., Garel S. and Guillemot F. (2010) Role of FGF8 signalling in the specification of rostral Cajal-Retzius cells. Development, 137, 293-302.

Gelman D. M., Martini F. J., Nóbrega-Pereira S., Pierani A., Kessaris N. and Marín O. (2009) The embryonic preoptic area is a novel source of cortical GABAergic interneurons. Journal Neuroscience, 29, 9380-9389.

Bielle F., Griveau A., Narboux-Nême N.,Vigneau S., Sigrist M., Arber S., Wassef  M. and Pierani A. (2005) Multiple origins of Cajal-Retzius cells at the borders in of the developing pallium. Nature Neuroscience, 8, 1002-1012.

Lanuza G., Gosgnach S., Pierani A., Jessell T.  and Goulding M. (2004) Genetic identification of spinal interneurons that coordinate left-right locomotor activity necessary for walking movements. Neuron, 42, 375-386.

Müller T., Brohmann H., Pierani A., Heppenstall P. A., Lewin G. R., Jessell T. M., and Birchmeier C. (2002) The homeodomain factor Lbx1 distinguishes two major programs of neuronal differentiation in the dorsal spinal cord. Neuron, 34, 551-562.  

Vallstedt A., Muhr J., Pattyn A., Pierani A., Mendelsohn M., Sander M., Jessell T. M., and Ericson J. (2001) Different levels of repressor activity assign redundant and specific roles to Nkx6 genes in motor neuron and interneuron specification. Neuron, 31, 743-755.

Pierani A., Moran Rivard, L., Sunshine, M. J., Littman, D. R., Goulding, M., and Jessell T. M. (2001) Control of interneuron fate in the developing spinal cord by the progenitor homeodomain protein Dbx1. Neuron, 29, 367-384.

Sun Z., Unutmaz D., Zou Y., Sunshine M. J., Pierani A., Brenner-Morton S., Mebius R. E. and Littman D. R.  (2000) Requirement for RORγ in thymocyte survival and lymphoid organ development. Science, 288, 2369-2373.

Briscoe J., Pierani A., Jessell T. M. and Ericson, J. (2000) A homeodomain protein code specifies progenitor cell identity and neuronal fate in the ventral neural tube. Cell, 101, 435-445.

Pierani A., Brenner-Morton S., Chiang C. and Jessell T. M. (1999) A sonic hedgehog-independent, retinoid activated pathway of neurogenesis in the ventral spinal cord. Cell, 97, 903-915.

Reviews and Book Chapters

* Barber, M. and Pierani, A. Tangential migration of glutamatergic neurons and cortical patterning during development: lessons from Cajal-Retzius cells. Review. Developmental Neurobiology (2015), Nov 18. doi: 10.1002/dneu.22363. [Epub ahead of print]

* Arai Y. and Pierani A. Development and evolution of cortical fields. Neurosci Res. (2014), 86, 66-76. Epub 2014 Jun 28. Review.

* Griveau A., Borello U. and Pierani A. Neural migration and brain patterning. In: J.L.R. Rubenstein and P. Rakic Editors: Comprehensive Developmental Neuroscience: Cellular Migration and Formation of Neuronal Connections, Amsterdam: Academic Press (2013) pp. 431-456.

Borello U. and Pierani A. (2010) Patterning the cerebral cortex: travelling with morphogens. Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, 20, 408–415.

Pierani A. and Wassef M. (2009) Cerebral cortex development: from progenitors patterning to neocortical size during evolution. Development, Growth and Differentiation, 51, 325-342.

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