Neurodevelopmental Genetics Group - Publications


Münst, S., Koch, P., Kesavan, J., Alexander-Mays, M., Münst, B., Blaess, S., Brüstle, O. (2017)
In vitro segregation and isolation of human pluripotent stem cell-derived neural crest cells
Methods. 2017 Oct 14. pii: S1046-2023(17)30116-0. doi: 10.1016/j.ymeth.2017.09.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Sciandra, F., Scicchitano, B.M., Signorino, G., Bigotti, M.G., Tavazzi, B., Lombardi, F., Bozzi, M., Sica, G., Giardina, B., Blaess, S., Brancaccio, A. (2017)
Evaluation of the effect of a floxed Neo cassette within the dystroglycan (Dag1) gene
BMC Res Notes. 2017 Nov 21;10(1):601. doi: 10.1186/s13104-017-2926-9

Gazea, M., Tasouri, E., Tolve, M., Bosch, V., Kabanova, A., Gojak, C., Kurtulmus, B., Novikov, O., Spatz, J., Pereira, G., Hübner, W., Brodski, C., Tucker, K.L., Blaess, S. (2016)
Primary cilia are critical for Sonic hedgehog-mediated dopaminergic neurogenesis in the embryonic midbrain
Dev Biol. 2016 Jan 1;409(1):55-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.10.033. Epub 2015 Nov 2

Gazea, M., Tasouri, E., Heigl, T., Bosch, V., Tucker, K.L., Blaess, S. (2016)
Definition of a critical spatiotemporal window within which primary cilia control midbrain dopaminergic neurogenesis
Neurogenesis (Austin). 2016 Oct 20;3(1):e1248206. doi: 10.1080/23262133.2016.1248206.

Vaswani, A.R., Blaess S. (2016)
Reelin signaling in the migration of ventral brain stem and spinal cord neurons
Front Cell Neurosci. 2016 Mar 11;10:62. doi: 10.3389/fncel.2016.00062. eCollection 2016. Review.

Bodea, G.O., Blaess, S. (2015)
Establishing diversity in the dopaminergic system
FEBS Lett. 589(24):3773–3785. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2015.09.016. Review.

Kabanova, A., Pabst, M., Lorkowski, M., Braganza, O., Boehlen, A., Nikbakht, N., Pothmann, L., Vaswani, A.R., Musgrove, R., Di Monte, D.A., Sauvage, M., Beck, H., Blaess, S. (2015)
Function and developmental origin of a mesocortical inhibitory circuit
Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jun;18(6):872-82. doi: 10.1038/nn.4020. Epub 2015 May 11.

Haddad-Tóvolli, R., Paul, F.A., Zhang, Y., Zhou, X., Theil, T., Puelles, L., Blaess, S., Alvarez-Bolado, G. (2015)
Differential requirements for Gli2 and Gli3 in the regional specification of the mouse hypothalamus
Front Neuroanat 2015 Mar 25;9:34. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2015.00034. eCollection 2015.

Blaess, S.*, Szabó, N., Haddad-Tóvolli, N., Zhou, X., Álvarez-Bolado, G.* (2015)
Sonic hedgehog signalling in the development of the mouse hypothalamus
Front Neuroanat 2015 Jan 6;8:156. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00156. eCollection 2014. Review.

Blaess, S.*, Ang, S.-L.* (2015)
Genetic control of midbrain dopaminergic neuron development
Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol. 2015 Mar-Apr;4(2):113-34. doi: 10.1002/wdev.169. Epub 2015 Jan 6.

Karus, M., Blaess, S., Brüstle, O. (2014)
Self-organisation of neural tissue architectures from pluripotent stem cells
J Comp Neurol 522(12):2831-2844

Bodea, G.O., Spille, J.H., Abe, P., Andersson, A.S., Acker-Palmer, A., Stumm, R., Kubitscheck, U., Blaess S. (2014)
Reelin and CXCL12 regulate distinct migratory behaviors during the development of the dopaminergic system.
Development 141(3):661-73. doi: 10.1242/dev.099937.

Haseleu, J., Anlauf, E., Blaess, S., Endl, E., Derouiche, A. (2013)
Studying subcellular detail in fixed astrocytes: dissociation of morphologically intact glial cells (DIMIGs)
Front Cell Neurosci 7:54 doi: 10.3389/fncel.2013.00054.

Derouiche, A., Pannicke, T., Haseleu, J., Blaess, S., Grosche, J., Reichenbach, A. (2012)
Beyond polarity: functional membrane domains in astrocytes and Müller cells.
Neurochem Res. 37(11):2513-23

Haddad-Tóvolli, R., Heide, M., Zhou, X., Blaess, S., Alvarez-Bolado, G. (2012)
Mouse thalamic differentiation: Gli-dependent pattern and Gli-independent prepattern.
Front Neurosci 6:27

Bodea, G.O., Blaess, S. (2012)
Organotypic slice cultures of embryonic ventral midbrain: a system to study dopaminergic neuronal development in vitro
J Vis Exp 31;(59) doi: 10.3791/3350

Alvarez-Bolado, G., Paul, F.A., Blaess, S. (2012)
Sonic hedgehog lineage in the mouse hypothalamus: From progenitor domains to hypothalamic regions
Neural Dev 20;7(1):4

Blaess, S.‡, Bodea, G.O., Kabanova, A., Chanet, S., Mugniery, E., Derouiche, A., Stephen, D., Joyner, A.L. (2011)
Temporal-spatial changes in Sonic Hedgehog expression and signaling reveal different potentials of ventral mesencephalic progenitors to populate distinct ventral midbrain nuclei
Neural Dev 20:6(1):29
‡Corresponding author

Hammond, R.*, Blaess, S.*, Abeliovich, A. (2009)
Sonic hedgehog is a chemoattractant for midbrain dopaminergic axons
PLoS ONE. 2009 4(9): e7007
*Authors contributed equally

Blaess, S., Stephen, D., Joyner, A.L. (2008)
Gli3 coordinates three-dimensional patterning and growth of the tectum and cerebellum by integrating Shh and Fgf8 signaling
Development 135(12):2093-2103

Corrales, J.D., Blaess, S., Mahoney, E.M., Joyner, A.L. (2006)
The level of Sonic hedgehog signaling regulates the complexity of cerebellar foliation
Development 133(9):1811-1821

Blaess, S., Corrales, J.D., Joyner, A.L. (2006)
Sonic hedgehog regulates Gli activator and repressor functions with spatial and temporal precision in the mid/hindbrain region
Development 133(9):1799-1809

Zervas, M., Blaess, S., Joyner, A.L. (2005)
Classical embryological studies and modern genetic analysis of midbrain and cerebellum development
Current Topics in Developmental Biology 69:101-138

Corrales, J.D., Rocco, G.L., Blaess, S., Guo, Q., Joyner, A.L. (2004)
Spatial pattern of sonic hedgehog signaling through Gli genes during cerebellum development
Development 131(22):5581-5590

White, D.E., Kurpios, N.A., Zuo, D., Hassell, J.A., Blaess, S., Mueller, U., Muller, W.J. (2004)
Targeted disruption of β1-integrin in a transgenic mouse model of human breast cancer reveals an essential role in mammary tumor induction
Cancer Cell 6(2):159-170

Blaess, S.*, Graus-Porta, D.*, Belvindrah, R., Radakovits, R., Pons, S., Littlewood-Evans, A., Senften, M., Guo, H., Li, Y., Miner, J.H., Reichardt, L.F., Müller, U. (2004)
β1-integrins are critical for cerebellar granule cell precursor proliferation
J Neurosci 24(13):3402-3412
* Authors contributed equally

Graus-Porta, D.*, Blaess, S.*, Senften, M., Littlewood-Evans, A., Damsky, C., Huang, Z., Orban, P., Klein, R., Schittny, J.C., Müller, U. (2001)
β1-class integrins regulate the development of laminae and folia in the cerebral and cerebellar cortex
Neuron 16;31(3):367-379
*Authors contributed equally

Blaess, S., Kammerer, R.A., Hall. H. (1998)
Structural analysis of the sixth immunoglobulin-like domain of mouse neural cell adhesion molecule L1 and its interactions with αvβ3, αIIbβ3, and α5β1 integrins
J Neurochem 71(6):2615-2625