Walter Gehring


Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland


  1. Gehring W, Rosbash M. The coevolution of blue-light photoreception and circadian rhythms. J Mol Evol. 2003;57 Suppl 1:S286-9 pubmed
    ..The oceans and the 24-h light-dark cycle therefore provided an optimal setting for an early evolutionary relationship between blue-light photoreception and circadian rhythmicity. ..
  2. Gehring W. Chance and necessity in eye evolution. Genome Biol Evol. 2011;3:1053-66 pubmed publisher
    ..In the course of evolution, a series of similar prototypic segments gradually undergoes cephalization anteriorly and caudalization posteriorly through diversification of the Hox genes. ..
  3. Gehring W. The animal body plan, the prototypic body segment, and eye evolution. Evol Dev. 2012;14:34-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Since Pax6 is involved in eye development in all bilaterian phyla, this argues strongly for a monophyletic origin of the metazoan eye. With the same tool box of transcription factors all the different eye-types can be constructed. ..
  4. Wu X, Gehring W. Cellular uptake of the Antennapedia homeodomain polypeptide by macropinocytosis. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014;443:1136-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results identify macropinocytosis as a major mechanism by which Antennapedia homeodomain obtains the access to the interior of cells, providing a novel perspective in the field of protein translocation and transduction. ..
  5. Gehring W. Historical perspective on the development and evolution of eyes and photoreceptors. Int J Dev Biol. 2004;48:707-17 pubmed