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Neural Cell-Fate Determinants Section - Division of Intramural Research


Kuzin, A., Kundu, M., Ross, J., Koizum,i K., Brody, T. and Odenwald, W.F.
The cis-regulatory dynamics of the Drosophila CNS determinant castor are controlled by multiple sub-pattern enhancers, Gene Expression Patterns, 2012, vol. 9;12(7-8), pp. 261-272. Full Text/Abstract

Brody, T., Yavatkar, A.S., Kuzin, A., Kundu, M., Tyson, L.J., Ross, J., Lin, T.Y., Lee, C.H., Awasaki, T., Lee, T. and Odenwald, W.F.
Use of a Drosophila genome-wide conserved sequence database to identify functionally related cis-regulatory enhancers, Developmental Dynamics, 2012, vol. 241, pp. 169-189. Full Text/Abstract

Roessler, E., Hu, P., Hong, S.K., Srivastava, K., Carrington, B., Sood, R., Petrykowska, H., Elnitski, L., Ribeiro, L.A., Richieri-Costa, A., Feldman, B., Odenwald, W.F. and Muenke, M.
Unique Alterations of an Ultraconserved Non-Coding Element in the 3'UTR of ZIC2 in Holoprosencephaly, PLoS One, 2012, vol. 7(7), pp. e39026. Full Text/Abstract


Beardsley, P., Stuhlsatz, M.A.M., Kruse, R.A, Eckstrand, I.A., Gordon, S.D. and Odenwald, W.F.
Evolution and medicine: an inquiry-based high school curriculum supplement, Evolution: Education and Outreach, 2011, vol. 11, pp. 00037R1. Full Text/Abstract

Kuzin A, Kundu M, Brody T, Odenwald WF
Functional analysis of conserved sequences within a temporally restricted neural precursor cell enhancer., Mechanisms of Development, 2011, vol. 128, pp. 165-177. Full Text/Abstract


Kuzin A, Kundu M, Ekatomatis A, Brody T, Odenwald WF
Conserved sequence block clustering and flanking inter-cluster flexibility delineate enhancers that regulate nerfin-1 expression during Drosophila CNS development., Gene Expr Patterns, 2009, vol. 9, pp. 65-72. Full Text/Abstract


Brody T, Yavatkar AS, Lin Y, Ross J, Kuzin A, Kundu M, Fann Y, Odenwald WF
Horizontal gene transfers link a human MRSA pathogen to contagious bovine mastitis bacteria., PLoS One, 2008, vol. 3, pp. e3074. Full Text/Abstract

Brody, T., Rasband, W., Baler, K., Kuzin, A., Kundu, M. and Odenwald W. F.
Sequence conservation and combinatorial complexity of Drosophila neural precursor cell enhancers., BMC Genomics, 2008, vol. 9, pp. R371. Full Text/Abstract

Yavatkar A. S., Lin Y., Ross, J., Fann Y., Brody T. and Odenwald W. F.
Rapid detection and curation of conserved DNA via enhanced-BLAT and EvoPrinterHD analysis., BMC Genomics, 2008, vol. 9, pp. 106-118. Full Text/Abstract


Brody T, Rasband W, Baler K, Kuzin A, Kundu M, Odenwald WF
cis-Decoder discovers constellations of conserved DNA sequences shared among tissue-specific enhancers, Genome Biol, 2007, vol. 8(5):R75 Full Text/Abstract

Kuzin A, Kundu M, Brody T, Odenwald WF
The Drosophila nerfin-1 mRNA requires multiple microRNAs to regulate its spatial and temporal translation dynamics in the developing nervous system, Developmental Biology, 2007, vol. 310, pp. 35-43. Full Text/Abstract


Odenwald WF.
Changing fates on the road to neuronal diversity, Dev Cell, 2005, vol. 8(2), pp. 133-4. Full Text/Abstract

Kuzin A, Brody T, Moore AW, Odenwald WF.
Nerfin-1 is required for early axon guidance decisions in the developing Drosophila CNS, Dev Biol, 2005, vol. 277(2), pp. 347-65. Full Text/Abstract

Brody T, Odenwald WF
Regulation of temporal identities during Drosophila neuroblast lineage development, Curr Opin Cell Biol, 2005, vol. 17(6), pp. 672-5. Full Text/Abstract

Odenwald WF, Rasband W, Kuzin A, Brody T
EVOPRINTER, a multigenomic comparative tool for rapid identification of functionally important DNA, Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2005, vol. 102, pp. 14700-5. Full Text/Abstract


Broihier HT, Kuzin A, Zhu Y, Odenwald W, Skeath JB.
Drosophila homeodomain protein Nkx6 coordinates motoneuron subtype identity and axonogenesis, Development, 2004, vol. 131(21), pp. 5233-42. Full Text/Abstract

Hallsson JH, Haflidadottir BS, Stivers C, Odenwald W, Arnheiter H, Pignoni F, Steingrimsson E.
The basic helix-loop-helix leucine zipper transcription factor Mitf is conserved in Drosophila and functions in eye development, Genetics, 2004, vol. 167(1), pp. 233-41. Full Text/Abstract


Koizumi K, Lintas C, Nirenberg M, Maeng JS, Ju JH, Mack JW, Gruschus JM, Odenwald WF, Ferretti JA.
Mutations that affect the ability of the vnd/NK-2 homeoprotein to regulate gene expression: transgenic alterations and tertiary structure, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., 2003, vol. 100(6), pp. 3119-24. Full Text/Abstract


Brody T, Stivers C, Nagle J, Odenwald WF.
Identification of novel Drosophila neural precursor genes using a differential embryonic head cDNA screen, Mech Dev, 2002, vol. 113(1), pp. 41-59. Full Text/Abstract

Brody, T., Odenwald, W. F.
Cellular diversity in the developing nervous system: a temporal view from Drosophila, Development, 2002, vol. 129, pp. 3763-70. Full Text/Abstract

Shao, X., Koizumi, K, Nosworthy, N., Tan, D. P., Odenwald, W. and Nirenberg, M.
Regulatory DNA required for vnd/NK-2 homeobox gene expression pattern in neuroblasts., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 2002, vol. 99, pp. 113-7. Full Text/Abstract


Koizumi, K., Stivers, C., Brody, T., Zangeneh, S., Mozer, B. and Odenwald, W.F.
A search for Drosophila neuronal precursor genes identifies ran., Development Genes and Evolution, 2001, vol. 211, pp. 67-75. Full Text/Abstract


Stivers C., Brody T., Kuzin A. and Odenwald W.F.
Nerfin-1 and -2, novel Drosophila Zn-finger transcription factor genes expressed in the developing nervous system, Mechanisms of Development, 2000, vol. 97, pp. 205-210. Full Text/Abstract

Brody, T. and Odenwald, W.F.
Programmed transformations in gene expression during Drosophila CNS neuroblast lineage development, Developmental Biology, 2000, vol. 226, pp. 34-44. Full Text/Abstract


Kambadur, R., Koizumi, K., Stivers, C., Nagle, J., Poole, S.J. and Odenwald, W.F.
Regulation of POU genes by castor and hunchback establishes layered compartments in the Drosophila CNS, Genes & Development, 1998, vol. 12(2), pp. 246-260. Full Text/Abstract

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