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Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms
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Tulenko FJ, Augustus GJ, Massey JL, Sims SE, Mazan S, and Davis MC. 2016. HoxD expression in the fin-fold compartment of basal gnathostomes and implications for paired appendage evolution. 2016. Sci. Rep. 6:22720.

Steventon B, Duarte F, LagadecR, MazanS, NicolasJF and Hirsinger E. Uncoupling of Posterior Growth and Axis Elongation During Vertebrate Evolution. 2016. Development in press.. pii: dev.126375.

Vandenplas S, Vandeghinste R, Boutet A, Mazan S, Huysseune A. 2016. Slow cycling cells in the continuous dental lamina of Scyliorhinus canicula: new evidence for stem cells in sharks. Dev Biol. 413:39-49.


Lagadec R, Laguerre L, Menuet A, Amara A, Rocancourt C, Péricard P, Godard BG, Rodicio MC, Rodriguez-Moldes I, Mayeur H, Rougemont Q, Mazan S* and Boutet A.* 2015. Ancestral role of Nodal signalling in breaking symmetry in the vertebrate forebrain. Nature Commun. 6:6686.  (*equal contributions of two last authors)

Pose-Méndez S, Candal E, Mazan S, Rodríguez-Moldes I. 2015. Morphogenesis of the cerebellum and cerebellum-related structures in the shark Scyliorhinus canicula: insights on the ground pattern of the cerebellar ontogeny. Brain Struct Funct. 221:1691-717.

Pose-Méndez S, Candal E, Mazan S, Rodríguez-Moldes I. 2015. Genoarchitecture of the rostral hindbrain of a shark: basis for understanding the emergence of the cerebellum at the agnathan-gnathostome transition. Brain Struct Funct. 221:1321-35.

Santos-Durán GN,  Menuet A, Lagadec R, Mayeur H, Ferreiro-Galve S, Mazan S,  Rodríguez-Moldes I and  Candal E. 2015. Prosomeric organization of the hypothalamus in an elasmobranch, the catshark Scyliorhinus canicula. Front. Neuroanat. 9 :37.

Campo-Paysaa F, Jandzik D, Takio-Ogawa Y, Cattell MV, Neef HC, Langeland JA, Kuratani S, Medeiros DM, Mazan S, Kuraku S, Laudet V, Schubert M. 2015. Evolution of retinoic acid receptors in chordates: insights from three lamprey species, Lampetra fluviatilis, Petromyzon marinus and Lethenteron japonicum. EvoDevo 6:18


Castro, LFC, Gonçalves, O, Mazan, S, Tay, BH, Venkatesh, B and Wilson, JM. 2014. Recurrent gene loss correlates with the evolution of stomach phenotypes in gnathostome history. Proc R Soc B Biol Sci 281, 20132669.

Falcon J, Coon SL, Besseau L, Cazamea-Catalan D, Fuentes M, Magnanou E, Paulin CH, Boeuf G, Sauzet S, Jorgensen EH, Mazan S, Wolf YI, Koonin EV, Steinbach PJ, Hyodo S and Klein DC. 2014. Drastic neofunctionalization associated with evolution of the timezyme AANAT 500 million years ago. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111:314-319.

Quintana-Urzainqui I, Rodríguez-Moldes I, Mazan S, Candal E. 2014. Tangential migratory pathways of subpallial origin in the embryonic telencephalon of sharks: evolutionary implications. Brain Struct Funct. 220:2905-26.

Godard BG, Coolen M, Le Panse S, Gombault A, Ferreiro-Galve S, Laguerre L, Lagadec R, Wincker P, Poulain J, Da Silva C, Kuraku S, Carre W, Boutet A and Mazan S. 2014. Mechanisms of endoderm formation in a cartilaginous fish reveal ancestral and homoplastic traits in jawed vertebrates. Biology Open 3:1098-1107


Villar-Cerviño V, Barreiro-Iglesias A, Fernández-López B, Mazan S, Rodicio MC, Anadón R. 2013. Glutamatergic neuronal populations in the brainstem of the sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus: An In situ hybridization and immunocytochemical study. J Comp Neurol. 521(3):522-57.

Godard, BG and Mazan, S. 2013. Early patterning in a chondrichthyan model, the small spotted dogfish : towards the gnathostome ancestral state. Review. J. Anat. 222:55-66.

Compagnucci C; Debiais M, Coolen M, Fish J, Griffin J, Bertocchini F, Minoux M, Rijli FM, Borday-Birraux V, Casane D, Mazan S and Depew M. 2013. Pattern and Polarity in the Development and Evolution of the Gnathostome Jaw: Both Conservation and Heterotopy in the Branchial Arches of the Shark, Scyliorhinus canicula. Dev Biol. 377(2):428-48.

Tulenko FJ, Mc Cauley DW, MacKenzie E, Mazan S, Kuratani S, Sugahara F, Kusakabe R and Burke AC. 2013. Body wall development in lamprey and a new perspective on the origin of vertebrate paired fins. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110(29):11899-11904.

Feiner N., Murakami Y, Breithut L,  Mazan S, Meyer A and Kuraku S. 2013. Saltatory evolution of the ectodermal neural cortex (ENC) gene family at the vertebrate origin. Genome Biology and Evolution 5:1485-1502.

Bosseboeuf A, Gautier A, Auvray P, Mazan S and Sourdaine P. 2013. Characterization of spermatogonial markers in the mature testis of the dogfish (Scyliorhinus canicula). Reproduction  147:125-39


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