Shigeru Kuratani

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Affiliation: RIKEN Brain Science Institute
Country: Japan

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary biology: lamprey Hox genes and the evolution of jaws
    Yoko Takio
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN Kobe, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Nature 429:1 p following 262. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Craniofacial development and the evolution of the vertebrates: the old problems on a new background
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 22:1-19. 2005
  3. pmc Broken colinearity of the amphioxus Hox cluster
    Juan Pascual-Anaya
    Departament de Genètica and Institut de Biomedicina IBUB, University of Barcelona, Av, Diagonal, 643, Barcelona, 08028, Spain
    Evodevo 3:28. 2012
  4. pmc Non-parsimonious evolution of hagfish Dlx genes
    Satoko Fujimoto
    Laboratory of Aquatic Zoology, Marine Research Station, Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica, Yilan, Taiwan
    BMC Evol Biol 13:15. 2013
  5. pmc Developmental and evolutionary significance of the mandibular arch and prechordal/premandibular cranium in vertebrates: revising the heterotopy scenario of gnathostome jaw evolution
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    J Anat 222:41-55. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Evolution of the vertebrate jaw from developmental perspectives
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    Evol Dev 14:76-92. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Modularity, comparative embryology and evo-devo: developmental dissection of evolving body plans
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minamimachi, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Dev Biol 332:61-9. 2009
  8. pmc Developmental studies of the lamprey and hierarchical evolutionary steps towards the acquisition of the jaw
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    J Anat 207:489-99. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Cephalic neural crest cells and the evolution of craniofacial structures in vertebrates: morphological and embryological significance of the premandibular-mandibular boundary
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    Zoology (Jena) 108:13-25. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary embryology resurrected in Japan with a new molecular basis: Nori Satoh and the history of ascidian studies originating in Kyoto during the 20th century
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Int J Dev Biol 50:451-4. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary biology: lamprey Hox genes and the evolution of jaws
    Yoko Takio
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN Kobe, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Nature 429:1 p following 262. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Craniofacial development and the evolution of the vertebrates: the old problems on a new background
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 22:1-19. 2005
    ..Furthermore, a modern version of the germ-layer theory is defined in terms of the conserved differentiation of cell lineages, which is again questioned from the vantage of evolutionary developmental biology...
  3. pmc Broken colinearity of the amphioxus Hox cluster
    Juan Pascual-Anaya
    Departament de Genètica and Institut de Biomedicina IBUB, University of Barcelona, Av, Diagonal, 643, Barcelona, 08028, Spain
    Evodevo 3:28. 2012
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  4. pmc Non-parsimonious evolution of hagfish Dlx genes
    Satoko Fujimoto
    Laboratory of Aquatic Zoology, Marine Research Station, Institute of Cellular and Organismic Biology, Academia Sinica, Yilan, Taiwan
    BMC Evol Biol 13:15. 2013
    ..However, little is known about the Dlx genes in the hagfish, the other cyclostome group, mainly because the embryological analysis of this animal is difficult...
  5. pmc Developmental and evolutionary significance of the mandibular arch and prechordal/premandibular cranium in vertebrates: revising the heterotopy scenario of gnathostome jaw evolution
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    J Anat 222:41-55. 2013
    ..We also show, in the lamprey embryo, early migration of mandibular arch mesenchyme into the premandibular domain, and propose an updated version of the heterotopy theory on the origin of the jaw...
  6. doi request reprint Evolution of the vertebrate jaw from developmental perspectives
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    Evol Dev 14:76-92. 2012
    ..Given recent advances in understanding of the lamprey development, evolution of the Dlx code is also discussed together with the evolutionary scenario of jaw acquisition...
  7. doi request reprint Modularity, comparative embryology and evo-devo: developmental dissection of evolving body plans
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minamimachi, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Dev Biol 332:61-9. 2009
    ....
  8. pmc Developmental studies of the lamprey and hierarchical evolutionary steps towards the acquisition of the jaw
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    J Anat 207:489-99. 2005
    ..Thus, the heterotopic evolution may be based on changes in the regulation of signalling-molecule-encoding genes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cephalic neural crest cells and the evolution of craniofacial structures in vertebrates: morphological and embryological significance of the premandibular-mandibular boundary
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    Zoology (Jena) 108:13-25. 2005
    ..Therefore, embryological terminology should reflect these hierarchical patterns in developmental stages and phylogeny...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary embryology resurrected in Japan with a new molecular basis: Nori Satoh and the history of ascidian studies originating in Kyoto during the 20th century
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Int J Dev Biol 50:451-4. 2006
    ..He is not only known as a founder of molecular biology-based tunicate studies, but also for his world-wide service to education and his prestigious publications in international scientific journals...
  11. ncbi request reprint Primitive versus derived traits in the developmental program of the vertebrate head: views from cyclostome developmental studies
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 310:294-314. 2008
    ..We also stress the importance of "developmental burden" in determining the sequential order of changes through evolution...
  12. ncbi request reprint [Hagfish embryos and origin of vertebrates]
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso 52:1878-83. 2007
  13. doi request reprint Hagfish (cyclostomata, vertebrata): searching for the ancestral developmental plan of vertebrates
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Bioessays 30:167-72. 2008
    ..We conclude that the delaminating neural crest is a vertebrate synapomorphy that seems to have appeared from the beginning of their evolutionary history, before the splitting away of the hagfish lineage...
  14. doi request reprint Evolutionary developmental studies of cyclostomes and the origin of the vertebrate neck
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Dev Growth Differ 50:S189-94. 2008
    ....
  15. doi request reprint Evolutionary developmental perspective for the origin of turtles: the folding theory for the shell based on the developmental nature of the carapacial ridge
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Evol Dev 13:1-14. 2011
    ..The turtle body plan can thus be explained with our knowledge of vertebrate anatomy and developmental biology, consistent with the evolutionary origin of the turtle suggested by the recently discovered fossil species, Odontochelys...
  16. ncbi request reprint [Evolutionarily stabilized developmental processes and anthropic biological principle]
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso 50:762-7. 2005
  17. pmc Evolution of the vertebrate jaw: comparative embryology and molecular developmental biology reveal the factors behind evolutionary novelty
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    J Anat 205:335-47. 2004
    ..Thus the jaw evolved as an evolutionary novelty through tissue rearrangements and topographical changes in tissue interactions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Developmental fate of the mandibular mesoderm in the lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum: Comparative morphology and development of the gnathostome jaw with special reference to the nature of the trabecula cranii
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 302:458-68. 2004
    ..Furthermore, the lamprey trabecula is most likely equivalent to a mesodermally derived neurocranial element, similar to the parachordal element in gnathostomes, rather than to the neural-crest-derived prechordal element...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comprehensive survey of carapacial ridge-specific genes in turtle implies co-option of some regulatory genes in carapace evolution
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Evol Dev 7:3-17. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that the acquisition of the turtle shell did not involve the creation of novel genes, but was based on the co-option of pre-existing genes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Hox gene expression patterns in Lethenteron japonicum embryos--insights into the evolution of the vertebrate Hox code
    Yoko Takio
    RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, 2 2 3 Minatojima minamimachi, Chuo Ku, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Dev Biol 308:606-20. 2007
    ..The genomic and developmental characteristics of Hox genes from different chordate species are also compared, focusing on evolution of the complex body plan of vertebrates...
  21. ncbi request reprint Heterotopic shift of epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in vertebrate jaw evolution
    Yasuyo Shigetani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    Science 296:1316-9. 2002
    ..Therefore, the homology and gene expression of the oral region are uncoupled during the transition from agnathan to gnathostome; we conclude that a heterotopic shift of tissue interaction was involved in the evolution of the jaw...
  22. ncbi request reprint Turtle-chicken chimera: an experimental approach to understanding evolutionary innovation in the turtle
    Hiroshi Nagashima
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN Kobe, Kobe, Japan
    Dev Dyn 232:149-61. 2005
    ..However, the mechanism for turtle-specific cartilage patterning, including that of the ribs, is not supported by the chicken embryonic environment...
  23. ncbi request reprint On the carapacial ridge in turtle embryos: its developmental origin, function and the chelonian body plan
    Hiroshi Nagashima
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Development 134:2219-26. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Hox code in embryos of Chinese soft-shelled turtle Pelodiscus sinensis correlates with the evolutionary innovation in the turtle
    Yoshie Kawashima Ohya
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:107-18. 2005
    ..From the known functions of the Hox orthologs in model animals, these P. sinensis-specific changes apparently correlate with specializations in the turtle-specific body plan...
  25. doi request reprint Evolution of the turtle body plan by the folding and creation of new muscle connections
    Hiroshi Nagashima
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Science 325:193-6. 2009
    ..We propose that the evolutionary origin of the turtle body plan results from heterotopy based on folding and novel connectivities...
  26. ncbi request reprint Lamprey contractile protein genes mark different populations of skeletal muscles during development
    Rie Kusakabe
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 302:121-33. 2004
    ..We conclude that, in vertebrate evolution, the different regulatory systems for striated and smooth muscle-specific genes may have been established before the agnathan/gnathostome divergence...
  27. doi request reprint History of studies on mammalian middle ear evolution: a comparative morphological and developmental biology perspective
    Masaki Takechi
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 314:417-33. 2010
    ..We also discuss the degree of consistency between the developmental explanation of the mammalian middle ear based on molecular biology and morphological changes in the fossil record...
  28. pmc Noncanonical role of Hox14 revealed by its expression patterns in lamprey and shark
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Chuo Ku, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:6679-83. 2008
    ..The relaxation of preexisting constraint for collinear expression may have permitted the secondary losses of this Hox member in the tetrapod and teleost lineages...
  29. doi request reprint Timing of genome duplications relative to the origin of the vertebrates: did cyclostomes diverge before or after?
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Mol Biol Evol 26:47-59. 2009
    ..Apart from subsequent lineage-specific modifications, these ancient genome duplication events might serve generally to distinguish vertebrates from invertebrates at the genomic level...
  30. ncbi request reprint Development of the adenohypophysis in the lamprey: evolution of epigenetic patterning programs in organogenesis
    Katsuhisa Uchida
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 300:32-47. 2003
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Evolution of oropharyngeal patterning mechanisms involving Dlx and endothelins in vertebrates
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Chuo Ku, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Dev Biol 341:315-23. 2010
    ....
  32. pmc Identification of vertebra-like elements and their possible differentiation from sclerotomes in the hagfish
    Kinya G Ota
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Nat Commun 2:373. 2011
    ..We conclude that the vertebra-like elements in the hagfish are homologous to gnathostome vertebrae, implying that this animal underwent secondary reduction of vertebrae in most of the trunk...
  33. doi request reprint Involvement of Hedgehog and FGF signalling in the lamprey telencephalon: evolution of regionalization and dorsoventral patterning of the vertebrate forebrain
    Fumiaki Sugahara
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Development 138:1217-26. 2011
    ..Later, gnathostomes would have acquired a novel Hh expression domain corresponding to the MGE, leading to the obtainment of cortical interneurons...
  34. ncbi request reprint Evolutionary perspectives from development of mesodermal components in the lamprey
    Rie Kusakabe
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Minatojima Minami, Kobe, Japan
    Dev Dyn 236:2410-20. 2007
    ..Thus, mesoderm development in lampreys may represent the ancestral state of gene regulatory mechanisms required for the evolution of the complex and diverse body plan of gnathostomes...
  35. pmc Hepatocyte growth factor is crucial for development of the carapace in turtles
    Yoshie Kawashima-Ohya
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology CDB, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Evol Dev 13:260-8. 2011
    ..We conclude that the de novo expression of HGF in the turtle mesoderm would have played an innovative role resulting in the acquisition of the turtle-specific body plan...
  36. doi request reprint The Dlx genes as clues to vertebrate genomics and craniofacial evolution
    Masaki Takechi
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojimaminami machi, Chuo Ku, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Semin Cell Dev Biol 24:110-8. 2013
    ..Here, we highlight several hitherto unaddressed issues regarding the evolution and function of Dlx genes, with special reference to the craniofacial development of vertebrates...
  37. doi request reprint Body plan of turtles: an anatomical, developmental and evolutionary perspective
    Hiroshi Nagashima
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo, 650 0047, Japan
    Anat Sci Int 87:1-13. 2012
    ....
  38. doi request reprint Overview of the transcriptome profiles identified in hagfish, shark, and bichir: current issues arising from some nonmodel vertebrate taxa
    Masaki Takechi
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 316:526-46. 2011
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Unique features of Myf-5 in turtles: nucleotide deletion, alternative splicing, and unusual expression pattern
    Yoshie Kawashima Ohya
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Evol Dev 8:415-23. 2006
    ..We propose that the unusual features of PsMyf-5 may be related to the unique developmental patterns of this animal group, and constitute one of the molecular bases for their evolutionary origin...
  40. doi request reprint Expression pattern of two collagen type 2 alpha1 genes in the Japanese inshore hagfish (Eptatretus burgeri) with special reference to the evolution of cartilaginous tissue
    Kinya G Ota
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, Minatojima Minami, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 314:157-65. 2010
    ..Based on these results, we discuss the evolutionary history of Col2A1 genes in early vertebrates...
  41. ncbi request reprint Hagfish embryology with reference to the evolution of the neural crest
    Kinya G Ota
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Nature 446:672-5. 2007
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Evolution and developmental patterning of the vertebrate skeletal muscles: perspectives from the lamprey
    Rie Kusakabe
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Dev Dyn 234:824-34. 2005
    ..Thus, the emergence of some part of a hypaxial-specific gene regulatory cascade might have evolved before the agnathan/gnathostome divergence, or before the evolutionary separation of epaxial and hypaxial muscles...
  43. ncbi request reprint cDNA-based gene mapping and GC3 profiling in the soft-shelled turtle suggest a chromosomal size-dependent GC bias shared by sauropsids
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, 2 2 3 Minatojima minamimachi, Chuo Ku, Kobe, 650 0047, Japan
    Chromosome Res 14:187-202. 2006
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Evolution of Otx paralogue usages in early patterning of the vertebrate head
    Yoko Suda
    Laboratory for Vertebrate Body Plan, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN Kobe, Chuo Ku, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Dev Biol 325:282-95. 2009
    ..Lampreys also have three Otx paralogues; their sequences are highly diverged from gnathostome cognates, but their expression pattern is well related to those of skate Otx cognates...
  45. doi request reprint Development of the head and trunk mesoderm in the dogfish, Scyliorhinus torazame: II. Comparison of gene expression between the head mesoderm and somites with reference to the origin of the vertebrate head
    Noritaka Adachi
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Evol Dev 14:257-76. 2012
    ..We conclude that the head cavities do not represent a manifestation of ancestral head somites; rather, they are more likely to represent a derived trait obtained in the lineage of gnathostomes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Expression of foreign genes in lamprey embryos: an approach to study evolutionary changes in gene regulation
    Rie Kusakabe
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 296:87-97. 2003
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Segmental development of reticulospinal and branchiomotor neurons in lamprey: insights into the evolution of the vertebrate hindbrain
    Yasunori Murakami
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Team, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Development 131:983-95. 2004
    ..We hypothesize that the registering of hindbrain segmentation and neuronal patterning may have been acquired through successive and independent stepwise patterning changes during evolution...
  48. doi request reprint Insights into neural crest migration and differentiation from experimental embryology
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    Development 136:1585-9. 2009
    ..In the second, Michael Rickmann and colleagues showed how to combine immunohistochemical and experimental techniques in a study of the segmental patterning of the spinal nerves of the chick embryo...
  49. ncbi request reprint Compartments in the lamprey embryonic brain as revealed by regulatory gene expression and the distribution of reticulospinal neurons
    Yasunori Murakami
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Team, Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Brain Res Bull 57:271-5. 2002
    ..All these evidences strongly suggest that the segmental and compartmental architecture of the vertebrate brain was already established before the divergence of agnathans and gnathostomes...
  50. ncbi request reprint Time scale for cyclostome evolution inferred with a phylogenetic diagnosis of hagfish and lamprey cDNA sequences
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 23:1053-64. 2006
    ..Our results also suggest that intra-subfamilial diversification in hagfish and lamprey lineages (especially those distributed in the northern hemisphere) occurred in the Cretaceous or Tertiary Periods...
  51. ncbi request reprint Developmental studies on the vertebrate head evolution
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe Hyogo, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 22:1361-6. 2005
  52. pmc Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals vertebrate phylotypic period during organogenesis
    Naoki Irie
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Chuo Ku, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    Nat Commun 2:248. 2011
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Lamprey as an evo-devo model: lessons from comparative embryology and molecular phylogenetics
    Shigeru Kuratani
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Team, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Genesis 34:175-83. 2002
    ..In this review, recent molecular developmental and evolutionary molecular research on the living lampreys are summarized and discussed, taking vertebrate comparative morphology and embryology into consideration...
  54. pmc Origin of the unique morphology of the shoulder girdle in turtles
    Hiroshi Nagashima
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology CDB, Hyogo, Japan Division of Gross Anatomy and Morphogenesis, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
    J Anat 223:547-56. 2013
    ..Therefore, amniotes have retained the ancestral pattern of the girdle anlage, and the shoulder girdle of turtles has been achieved through a transformation of the pattern in the late ontogenic period. ..
  55. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the vertebral formulae in mammals: a perspective on developmental constraints
    Yuichi Narita
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol 304:91-106. 2005
    ....
  56. doi request reprint Developmental biology of hagfishes, with a report on newly obtained embryos of the Japanese inshore hagfish, Eptatretus burgeri
    Kinya G Ota
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Chuo, Kobe, Hyogo 650 0047, Japan
    Zoolog Sci 25:999-1011. 2008
    ..In this review, we summarize recent developmental data from these hagfish embryos and discuss a plausible evolutionary scenario for vertebrate development, making comparisons with some old descriptions...
  57. doi request reprint Development of head and trunk mesoderm in the dogfish, Scyliorhinus torazame: I. Embryology and morphology of the head cavities and related structures
    Noritaka Adachi
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Evol Dev 14:234-56. 2012
    ..The mandibular cavity developed a rostral process secondarily; its homology to the anterior cavity reported in some elasmobranch embryos is discussed...
  58. pmc Genome-wide detection of gene extinction in early mammalian evolution
    Shigehiro Kuraku
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    Genome Biol Evol 3:1449-62. 2011
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint The history of scientific endeavors towards understanding hagfish embryology
    Kinya G Ota
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology CDB, RIKEN
    Zoolog Sci 23:403-18. 2006
    ..To circumvent this problem, this review also discusses the future prospects for obtaining embryological material, both from the wild and in the laboratory...
  60. doi request reprint Evolution of the regionalization and patterning of the vertebrate telencephalon: what can we learn from cyclostomes?
    Fumiaki Sugahara
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, 2 2 3 Minatojima minami, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Curr Opin Genet Dev 23:475-83. 2013
    ....
  61. pmc The endoskeletal origin of the turtle carapace
    Tatsuya Hirasawa
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe 650 0047, Japan
    Nat Commun 4:2107. 2013
    ..Our results highlight the hitherto unravelled evolutionary course of the turtle shell. ..
  62. pmc A new scenario of the evolutionary derivation of the mammalian diaphragm from shoulder muscles
    Tatsuya Hirasawa
    Laboratory for Evolutionary Morphology, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, Japan
    J Anat 222:504-17. 2013
    ....
  63. doi request reprint The evolutionary origins of chordate hematopoiesis and vertebrate endothelia
    Juan Pascual-Anaya
    Departament de Genètica and Institut de Biomedicina IBUB, University of Barcelona, Av Diagonal, 643, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
    Dev Biol 375:182-92. 2013
    ..These Pdvegfr+ cells probably resemble the ancestral chordate blood cells from which the vertebrate endothelium later originated...
  64. ncbi request reprint Cyclostome embryology and early evolutionary history of vertebrates
    Kinya G Ota
    Evolutionary Morphology Research Group, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, Kobe, Japan
    Integr Comp Biol 47:329-37. 2007
    ....
  65. doi request reprint Identification of four Engrailed genes in the Japanese lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum
    Manami Matsuura
    Laboratory for Developmental Biology, Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Midori ku, Yokohama, Japan
    Dev Dyn 237:1581-9. 2008
    ..Our results provide clues to the evolution of these structures as well as a possible scenario for duplication events of Engrailed genes...
  66. ncbi request reprint Identification and developmental expression of two Tbx1/10-related genes in the agnathan Lethenteron japonicum
    Eva Tiecke
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, B 17, 4259 Nagatsuta cho, Midori ku, Yokohama, 226 8501, Japan
    Dev Genes Evol 217:691-7. 2007
    ..It appears that lamprey Tbx1/10 genes have undergone subfunctionalization independent from gnathostomes, with regard to both regulation and function...
  67. ncbi request reprint cimp1, a novel astacin family metalloproteinase gene from East African cichlids, is differentially expressed between species during growth
    Teiya Kijimoto
    Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 4259 B21 Nagatsuta cho, Midori ku, Yokohama 226 8501, Japan
    Mol Biol Evol 22:1649-60. 2005
    ..This is the first study to demonstrate that differentially expressed genes among cichlids can be identified using a DNA chip...
  68. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the brain developmental plan: Insights from agnathans
    Yasunori Murakami
    Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire, UMR 7104, CNRS INSERM ULP, Illkirch Cedex, CU de Strasbourg, France
    Dev Biol 280:249-59. 2005
    ....
  69. doi request reprint Brain segmentation and trigeminal projections in the lamprey; with reference to vertebrate brain evolution
    Yasunori Murakami
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Ehime University, 2 5 Bunkyo cho, Matsuyama, Ehime 790 8577, Japan
    Brain Res Bull 75:218-24. 2008
    ..Finally, by combining the knowledge on rhombomere segments and neuronal projections, the evolutionary relationship between somatotopy and brain segmentation are discussed...
  70. ncbi request reprint [Evolution of the vertebrate brain: insights from the lamprey brain development]
    Yasunori Murakami
    Institut de Genetique et de Biologie Moleculaire et Cellulaire IGBMC
    Tanpakushitsu Kakusan Koso 50:876-85. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint Highly conserved linkage homology between birds and turtles: bird and turtle chromosomes are precise counterparts of each other
    Yoichi Matsuda
    Laboratory of Animal Cytogenetics, Division of Genome Dynamics, Creative Research Initiative Sousei, Hokkaido University, North 10 West 8, Kita ku, Sapporo 060 0810, Japan
    Chromosome Res 13:601-15. 2005
    ..The avian and snake sex Z chromosomes were derived from different autosomes in a common ancestor, indicating that the causative genes of sex determination may be different between birds and snakes...
  72. ncbi request reprint A short consensus repeat-containing complement regulatory protein of lamprey that participates in cleavage of lamprey complement 3
    Yuko Kimura
    Department of Immunology, Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases, Osaka, Japan
    J Immunol 173:1118-28. 2004
    ..We named this protein Lacrep, the lamprey C regulatory protein. Lacrep is a member of SCR-containing C regulators, the first of its kind identified in the lowest vertebrates...
  73. ncbi request reprint Autopodial development in the sea turtles Chelonia mydas and Caretta caretta
    Marcelo R SAnchez-Villagra
    Palaeontological Institute and Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
    Zoolog Sci 24:257-63. 2007
    ..As in adult anatomy, the development of the autopodium of marine turtles is a mosaic of derived and plesiomorphic features...