Becker Group - Selected Publications

  • Amsterdam, A, Lai, K, Komisarczuk, AZ, Becker, TS, Borinson, RT, Hopkins, N, and Lees JA (2009). Zebrafish Hagoromo mutants upregulate fgf8 post-embryonically and develop neuroblastoma. Mol Cancer Res. 7(6):841-50.


  • Komisarczuk AZ, Kawakami K and Becker TS (2009). Cis-regulation and chromosomal rearrangement of the fgf8 locus after the teleost/tetrapod split. Dev Bio., Dec 15;336(2):301-12. Epub Sep 25.


  • Navratilova, P, and Becker, TS (2009). Genomic regulatory blocks in vertebrates and implications in human disease. Review, Brief Funct Genomic Proteomic. Epub 2009 Jun 26.


  • Navratilova, P, Fredman, D, Hawkins, TA, Turner, K, Lenhard, B, and Becker, TS (2009). Systematic human/zebrafish comparative identification of cis-regulatory activity around vertebrate developmental transcription factor genes. Dev Biol. 15;327(2):526-40.


  • Bessa J, Tavares MJ, Gómez-Skarmeta JL, Kikuta H, Laplante M, Becker TS, Casares F (2008). Meis1 controls cyclin D1 and c-myc expression and controls the proliferation of themultipotent cells in the early developing zebrafish eye. Development, 135(5):799-803.


  • Hoppmann V, Wu J, Søviknes AM, Helvik JV and Becker TS (2008). Expression of the eight AMPA receptor subunit genes in the developing central nervous system and sensory organs of zebrafish. Dev Dyn., 237(3):788-99.


  • Komisarczuk AZ, Topp S, Stigloher C, Kapsimali M, Bally-Cuif L, and Becker TS (2008). Enhancer detection and developmental expression of zebrafish sprouty1, a member of the fgf8 synexpression group. Dev Dyn. 237(9):2594-2603.


  • Punnamoottil B, Kikuta H, Pézeron G, Erceg J, Becker TS and Rinkwitz, S (2008). Enhancer Detection in Zebrafish Permits the Identification of Neuronal Subtypes That Express Hox4 Paralogs. Dev Dyn. 237(8):2195-208.


  • Pézeron G, Mourrain P, Sébastien C, Ghislain J, Becker TS, Rosa FM and David NB (2008). Live analysis of endodermal layer formation identifies random walk as a novel gastrulation movement. Curr Biol, 18(4):276-81.


  • Topp S, Stigloher C, Komisarczuk AZ, Adolf B, Becker TS, and Bally-Cuif L. (2008). Fgf signaling in the zebrafish adult brain: association of Fgf activity with ventricular zones but not cell proliferation. J Comp Neurol., 510:422-439.


  • Becker TS, and Lenhard B (2007). The random versus fragile breakage models of chromosome evolution: A matter of resolution. Mol Genet Genomics, 278 (5): 487-491.


  • Engström PG, Ho Sui SJ, Drivenen O, Becker TS, Lehard B (2007). Genomic regulatory blocks underlie extensive microsynteny conservation in insects. Genome Res. 17(12):1898-908.


  • Kikuta H, Fredman D, Rinkwitz S, Lenhard B and Becker TS (2007). Genomic insertional screens in zebrafish: Revealing chromosomal regulatory domains by long-range enhancer detection and comparative genomics. Genome Biology, 2007;8 suppl 1: S4.


  • Kikuta H, Laplante M, Navratilova P, Komisarczuk AZ, Engström P, Fredman D, Akalin A, Caccamo M, Sealy I, Howe K, Ghislain J, Mourrain P, Adolf B, Pezeron G, Ellingsen E, Foucher I, Oates AC, Thisse C, Thisse B, Lenhard B and Becker TS (2007). Genomic Regulatory Blocks encompass multiple neighboring genes and maintain conserved synteny in vertebrates. Genome Research, 17:545-55.


  • Shankaran S, Sieger D, Schröter C, Czepe C, Pauly MC, Laplante MA, Becker TS, Oates AC, and Gajewsky, M (2007). Completing the set of h/E(spl) cyclic genes in zebrafish: her12 and her15 reveal novel modes of expression and contribute to the segmentation clock. Dev Biol. 304:615-32.


  • Gómez-Skarmeta JL, Lenhard B and Becker TS (2006). New technologies, new findings and new concepts in the study of vertebrate cis-regulatory sequences. Review Dev Dyn. 235:870-885.


  • Hadrys T, Punnamootil B, Pieper M, Kikuta H, Pezeron G, Becker TS, Prince VE, Baker R and Rinkwitz S (2006). Conserved co-regulation and promoter sharing of hoxb3a and hoxb4a in zebrafish. Dev Biol., 297(1):26-43.


  • Laplante M, Konig M, Kikuta H and Becker TS. (2006). Enhancer detection in the zebrafish using pseudotyped murine retroviruses. Methods, 39:189-198.


  • Pezeron, G, Anselme, I, Laplante, M, Ellingsen, S. Becker, TS, Charnay, P. Schneider-Manoury, S., Mourrain, P and Ghislain, J (2006). Duplicate sfrp1 genes in zebrafish: sfrp1a is dynamically expressed in the developing central nervous system, gut and lateral line. Gene Expr. Patterns, 6:835-842.


  • Stigloher C, Nincovic J, Laplante M, Geling A, Tannhauser B, Topp S, Kikuta H, Becker TS, Houart C, and Bally-Cuif L (2006). Segregation of telencephalic and eye field identities inside the zebrafish forebrain territory is controlled by Rx3. Development, 133: 2925-2935.


  • Amsterdam A and Becker TS (2005). Transgenes as Screening Tools to Probe and Manipulate the Zebrafish Genome. Review Dev Dyn. 234(2):255-268.


  • Ellingsen S, Laplante M, König M, Furmanek T, Kikuta H, Høivik E and Becker TS (2005). Large-scale Enhancer Detection in the Zebrafish Genome. Development 132(17):3799-811.


  • Hardison AL, Lichten L, Banjeree-Basu S, Becker TS, Burgess S (2005). The zebrafish gene claudinj is essential for normal ear function and important for the formation of the otoliths. Mech Dev. 122(7-8):949-58.


  • Herpin A, Lelong C, Becker TS, Rosa FM, Favrel P and Cunningham C (2005). Structural and functional evidences for a type 1 TGF-ß sensu stricto receptor in the lophotrochozoan Crasseostrea gigas suggest conserved molecular mechanisms controlling mesodermal patterning across bilateria. Mech Dev. 122(5):695-705.


  • Herpin A, Lelong C, Becker TS, Rosa F, Favrel P, Cunningham C (2005). Structural and functional evidence for a singular repertoire of BMP receptor signal transducing proteins in the lophotrochozoan Crassostrea gigas suggests a shared ancestral BMP/activin pathway. FEBS J. 272(13):3424-40.


  • Kawakami K, Amsterdam A, Shimoda N, Becker TS, Mugg J, Shima A and Hopkins N (2000). Proviral insertions in the zebrafish hagoromo gene, encoding an F-box/WD40-repeat protein, cause stripe pattern anomalies. Current Biology 10:463-6.


  • Becker TS, Burgess S, Amsterdam A, Allende M and Hopkins N (1998). Not really finished is crucial for development of the zebrafish outer retina and encodes a transcription factor highly homologous to human nuclear respiratory factor and avian initiation binding repressor. Development 125, 4369-78.


  • Amsterdam A, Yoon C, Allende M, Becker TS, Burgess S, Gaiano N, Kawakami K and Hopkins N (1997). Retrovirus-mediated insertional mutagenesis in Zebrafish and identification of a molecular marker for embryonic germ cells. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol. 62:437-50LXII, 437-450.


  • Allende ML, Amsterdam A, Becker TS, Kawakami K, Gaiano N and Hopkins N (1996). Insertional mutagenesis in zebrafish identifies two novel genes, pescadillo and dead eye, essential for embryonic development. Genes Dev. 10(24):3141-55.


  • Gaiano N, Amsterdam A, Kawakami K, Allende ML, Becker TS and Hopkins N (1996). Insertional mutagenesis and rapid cloning of essential genes in zebrafish. Nature 383(6603):829-32.



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