Dingare, C., Klemmt, P. A., Niedzwetzki, A., Lecaudey, V., 2021: Labeling the Micropylar Cell in Zebrafish Whole-Mount and Cryo-sectioned Follicles. In Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.) 2218. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-0716-0970-5_14


Peralta, M., Lopez, L. O., Jerabkova, K., Lucchesi, T., Vitre, B., Han, D., Guillemot, L., Dingare, C., Sumara, I., Mercader, N., et al., 2020. Intraflagellar Transport Complex B Proteins Regulate the Hippo Effector Yap1 during Cardiogenesis. CellReports 32, 107932. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2020.107932

Aguillon, R., Madelaine, R., Aguirrebengoa, M., Guturu, H., Link, S., Dufourcq, P., Lecaudey, V., Bejerano, G., Blader, P. and Batut, J., 2020. Morphogenesis is transcriptionally coupled to neurogenesis during peripheral olfactory organ development. Development dev.192971. doi: 10.1242/dev.192971


Bode, E., Heinrich, A. K., Hirschmann, M., Abebew, D., Shi, Y. N., Vo, T. D., Wesche, F., Shi, Y. M., Grün, P., Simonyi, S., et al., 2019. Promoter Activation in Δ hfqMutants as an Efficient Tool for Specialized Metabolite Production Enabling Direct Bioactivity Testing. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 58, 18957–18963. doi: 10.1002/anie.201910563

Bornhorst, D., Xia, P., Nakajima, H., Dingare, C., Herzog, W., Lecaudey, V., Mochizuki, N., Heisenberg, C.-P., Yelon, D., Abdelilah-Seyfried, S., 2019. Biomechanical signaling within the developing zebrafish heart attunes endocardial growth to myocardial chamber dimensions. Nat Commun 10, 4113. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-12068-x

Kleinhans, D.S., Lecaudey, V., 2019. Standardized mounting method of (zebrafish) embryos using a 3D-printed stamp for high-content, semi-automated confocal imaging. BMC Biotechnol. 19, 68. doi:10.1186/s12896-019-0558-y

Norden, C., Lecaudey, V., 2019. Collective cell migration: general themes and new paradigms. Curr Opin Genet Dev 57, 54–60. doi:10.1016/j.gde.2019.06.013

Voltes, A., Hevia, C.F., Engel-Pizcueta, C., Dingare, C., Calzolari, S., Terriente, J., Norden, C., Lecaudey, V., Pujades, C., 2019. Yap/Taz-TEAD activity links mechanical cues to progenitor cell behavior during zebrafish hindbrain segmentation. Development 146. doi:10.1242/dev.176735


Dingare, C., Niedzwetzki, A., Klemmt, P.A., Godbersen, S., Fuentes, R., Mullins, M.C., Lecaudey, V., 2018. The Hippo pathway effector Taz is required for cell morphogenesis and fertilization in zebrafish. Development 145. doi:10.1242/dev.167023


Eckerle, S., Ringler, M., Lecaudey, V., Nitschke, R., Driever, W.W., 2017. Progesterone modulates microtubule dynamics and epiboly progression during zebrafish gastrulation. Dev Biol. 2018 Feb 15;434(2):249-266. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2017.12.016. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

Nakajima, H., Yamamoto, K., Agarwala, S., Terai, K., Fukui, H., Fukuhara, S., Ando, K., Miyazaki, T., Yokota, Y., Schmelzer, E., Belting, H.-G., Affolter, M., Lecaudey, V., Mochizuki, N., 2017. Flow-Dependent Endothelial YAP Regulation Contributes to Vessel Maintenance. Dev Cell. 2017 Mar 27;40(6):523-536.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2017.02.019.


Agarwala, S., Duquesne, S., Liu, K., Boehm, A., Grimm, L., Link, S., König, S., Eimer, S., Ronneberger, O., Lecaudey, V., 2015. Amotl2a interacts with the Hippo effector Yap1 and the Wnt/β-catenin effector Lef1 to control tissue size in zebrafish. Elife 4, e08201. doi:10.7554/eLife.08201

Revenu, C., Streichan, S., Donà, E., Lecaudey, V., Hufnagel, L., Gilmour, D., 2014.Quantitative cell polarity imaging defines leader to follower transitions during collective migration and the key role of microtubule dependent adherens junction formation. Development. 141, 1282-1291  doi: 10.1242/dev.101675

Ernst, S., Liu, K., Agarwala, S., Moratscheck, N., Avci, M. E., Nogare, D. D., Chitnis, A. B., Ronneberger, O. and Lecaudey, V., 2012. Shroom3 is required downstream of FGF signalling to mediate proneuromast assembly in zebrafish. Development. 139, 4571- 4581, 2012 doi: 10.1242/dev.083253

Stedman, A.*, Lecaudey, V.*, Havis, E.*, Anselme, I., Wassef, M., Gilardi-Hebenstreit, P. and Schneider-Maunoury, S., 2009. A functional interaction between Irx and Meis patterns the anterior hindbrain and activates krox20 expression in rhombomere 3. Dev Biol 327, 566–577. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2008.12.018

Bouzaffour, M., Dufourcq, P., Lecaudey, V., Haas, P. and Vriz, S., 2009. Fgf and Sdf-1 pathways interact during zebrafish fin regeneration. PLoS ONE 4, e5824. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0005824

Carvalho, L., Stühmer, J., Bois, J. S., Kalaidzidis, Y., Lecaudey, V. and Heisenberg, C.-P., 2009. Control of convergent yolk syncytial layer nuclear movement in zebrafish. Development 136, 1305–1315. doi: 10.1242/dev.026922

Lecaudey, V.*, Cakan-Akdogan, G.*, Norton, W. H. J. and Gilmour, D., 2008. Dynamic Fgf signaling couples morphogenesis and migration in the zebrafish lateral line primordium. Development 135, 2695–2705. doi: 10.1242/dev.025981

Pouthas, F., Girard, P., Lecaudey, V., Ly, T. B. N., Gilmour, D., Boulin, C., Pepperkok, R. and Reynaud, E. G., 2008. In migrating cells, the Golgi complex and the position of the centrosome depend on geometrical constraints of the substratum. J Cell Sci 121, 2406–2414. doi: 10.1242/jcs.026849

Lecaudey, V., Ulloa, E., Anselme, I., Stedman, A., Schneider-Maunoury, S. and Pujades, C., 2007. Role of the hindbrain in patterning the otic vesicle: a study of the zebrafish vhnf1 mutant. Dev Biol 303, 134–143. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2006.10.041

Lecaudey, V. and Gilmour, D., 2006. Organizing moving groups during morphogenesis. Curr Opin Cell Biol 18, 102–107.  doi: 10.1016/

Lecaudey, V., Anselme, I., Dildrop, R., Rüther, U. and Schneider-Maunoury, S., 2005. Expression of the zebrafish Iroquois genes during early nervous system formation and patterning. J Comp Neurol 492, 289–302.  doi: 10.1002/cne.20765

Lecaudey, V., Anselme, I., Rosa, F. and Schneider-Maunoury, S., 2004. The zebrafish Iroquois gene iro7 positions the r4/r5 boundary and controls neurogenesis in the rostral hindbrain. Development 131, 3121–3131. doi: 10.1242/dev.01190


Lecaudey V, Thisse C, Thisse B, Schneider-Maunoury S., 2001. Sequence and expression pattern of ziro7, a novel, divergent zebrafish Iroquois homeobox gene.  Mech Dev.109(2):383-8. doi: 10.1016/s0925-4773(01)00531-7* contributed equally


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