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  1. Kusakabe T., Yoshida, R., Ikeda, Y., Tsuda, M. (2004). "Computational discovery of DNA motifs associated with cell type-specific gene expression in Ciona." Dev Biol 276:563-580. (PUBMED)
  2. Yagi, K., Takatori, N., Satou, Y., Satoh, N. (2005). "Ci-Tbx6b and Ci-Tbx6c are key mediators of the maternal effect gene Ci-macho1 in muscle cell differentiation in Ciona intestinalis embryos." Dev Biol 282:535-549. (PUBMED)
  3. Vanderberghe, A.E., Meedel, T.H., Hastings, K.E.M. 2001. (2001). "mRNA 5'-leader trans-splicing in the chordates." Genes Dev 15:294-303. (PUBMED)
  4. Cleto, C.L., Vanderberghe, A.E., MacLean, D.W., Pannunzio, P., Tortorelli, C., Meedel, T.H., Satou, Y., Satoh, N., Hastings, K.E.M. (2003). "Ascidian larva reveals ancient origin of vertebrate-skeletal-muscle troponin I characteristics in chordate locomotory muscle." Mol Biol Evol 20:2113-2122. (PUBMED)
  5. Davidson, B., Levine, M. (2003). "Evolutionary origins of the vertebrate heart: specification of the cardiac lineage in Ciona intestinalis." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100:11469-11473. (PUBMED)
  6. Kusakabe T. (2005). "Decoding cis-regulatory systems in Ascidians." Zoolog Sci 22:129-146. (PUBMED)
  7. Hotta, K., Takahashi, H., Asakura, T., Saitoh, B., Takatori, N., Satou, Y., Satoh, N. (2000). "Characterization of Brachyury-downstream notochord genes in the Ciona intestinalis embryo." Dev Biol 224:69-80. (PUBMED)
  8. Bertrand, V., Hudson, C., Caillol, D., Popovici, C., Lemaire, P. (2003). "Neural tissue in ascidian embryos is induced by FGF9/16/20, acting via a combination of maternal GATA and Ets transcription factors." Cell 115:615-627. (PUBMED)
  9. Di Gregorio, A., Corbo, J.C., Levine, M. (2001). "The regulation of forkhead/HNF-3β expression in the Ciona embryo." Dev Biol 229:31-43. (PUBMED)
  10. Corbo, J.C., Erives, A., Di Gregorio, A., Chang, A., Levine, M. (1997). "Dorsoventral patterning of the vertebrate neural tube is conserved in a protochordate." Development 124:2335-2344. (PUBMED)
  11. Corbo, J.C., Levine, M., Zeller, R.W. (1997). "Characterization of a notochord-specific enhancer from the Brachyury promoter region of the ascidian, Ciona intestinalis." Development 124:589-602. (PUBMED)
  12. Corbo, J.C., Fujiwara, S., Levine, M., Di Gregorio, A. (1998). "Suppressor of Hairless activates Brachyury expression in the Ciona embryo." Dev Biol 203:358-368. (PUBMED)
  13. Fujiwara, S., Corbo, J.C., Levine, M. (1998). "The Snail repressor establishes a muscle/notochord boundary in the Ciona embryo." Development 125:2511-2520. (PUBMED)
  14. Yagi, K., Satou, Y., Satoh, N. (2004). "A zinc finger transcription factor, ZicL, is a direct activator of Brachyury in the notochord specification of Ciona intestinalis." Development 131:1279-1288. (PUBMED)
  15. Yagi, K., Satoh, N., Satou, Y. (2004). "Identification of downstream genes of the ascidian muscle determinant gene Ci-macho1." Dev Biol 274:478-489. (PUBMED)
  16. Erives, A., Levin, M. (2000). "Characterization of a maternal T-Box gene in Ciona instestinalis." Dev Biol 225:169-178. (PUBMED)
  17. Johnson, D.S., Davidson, B., Drown, C.D., Smith, W.C., Sidow, A. (2004). "Noncoding regulatory sequences of Ciona exhibit strong correspondence between evolutionary constraint and functional importance." Genome Res 14:2448-2456. (PUBMED)
  18. Christiaen, L., Bourrat, F., Joly, J.S. (2005). "A modular cis-regulatory system controls isoform-specific pitx expression in ascidian stomodaeum." Dev Biol 277:557-566. (PUBMED)
  19. Kawai, N., Takahashi, H., Nishida, H., Yokosawa, H. (2005). "Regulation of NF-κB/rel by IκB is essential for ascidian notochord formation." Dev Biol 277:80-91. (PUBMED)
  20. Awazu, S., Sasaki, A., Matsuoka, T., Satoh, N., Sasakura, Y. (2004). "An enhancer trap in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis identifies enhancers of its Musachi orthologous gene." Dev Biol 275:459-472. (PUBMED)
  21. Yoshida, R., Sakurai, D., Horie, T., Kawakami, I., Tsuda, M., Kusakabe, T. (2004). "Identification of neuron-specific promoters in Ciona intestinalis." Genesis 39:130-140. (PUBMED)
  22. Russo, M.T., Donizetti, A., Locascio, A. D'Aniello, S., Amoroso, A., Aniello, F., Fucci, L., Branno, M. (2004). "Regulatory elements controlling Ci-msxb tissue-specific expression during Ciona intestinalis embryonic development." Dev Biol 267:517-528. (PUBMED)
  23. Sasakura, Y., Awazu, S., Chiba, S., Satoh, N. (2003). "Germ-line transgenesis of the Tc1/mariner superfamily transposon Minos in Ciona intestinalis." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 100:7726-7730. (PUBMED)
  24. Harafuji, N., Keys, D.N., Levin, M. (2002). "Genome-wide identification of tissue-specific enhancers in Ciona tadpole." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 99:6802-6805. (PUBMED)
  25. Ristoratore, F., Spagnuolo, A., Aniello, F., Branno, M., Fabbrini, F., Di Lauro, R. (1999). "Expression and functional analysis of Cititf1, an ascidian NK-2 class gene, suggest its role in endoderm development." Development 126:5149-5159. (PUBMED)
  26. Fanelli, A., Lania, G., Spagnuolo, A., Di Lauro, R. (2003). "Interplay of negative and positive signals controls endoderm-specific expression of the ascidian Cititf1 gene promoter." Dev Biol 236:12-23. (PUBMED)
  27. Locascio, A., Aniello, F., Amoroso, A., Manzanares, M., Krumlauf, R., Branno, M. (1999). "Patterning the ascidian nervous system: structure, expression and transgenic analysis of the CiHox3 gene." Development 126:4737-4748. (PUBMED)
  28. Di Gregorio, A., Levin, M. (1999). "Regulation of Ci-tropomyosin-like, a Brachyury target gene in the acidian, Ciona intestinalis." Development 126:5599-5609. (PUBMED)
  29. Erives, A., Corbo, J.C., Levin, M. (1998). "Lineage-specific regulation of the Ciona snail gene in the embryonic mesoderma and neuroectoderm." Dev Biol 194:213-225. (PUBMED)
  30. Imai, K., Takada, N., Satoh, N., Satou, Y. (2000). "β-catenin mediates the specification of endoderm cells in ascidian embryos." Development 127:3009-3020. (PUBMED)
  31. Hamada, M., Wada, S., Kobayashi, K., Satoh, N. (2005). "Ci-Rga, a gene encoding an MtN3/saliva family transmembrane protein, is essential for tissue differentiation during embryogenesis of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis." Differentiation 73:364-376. (PUBMED)
  32. Davidson, B., Shi, W., Levin, M. (2005). "Uncoupling heart cell specification and migration in the simple chordate Ciona intestinalis." Development 132:4811-4818. (PUBMED)
  33. Satou, Y., Imai, K., Satoh, N. (2001). "Early embryonic expression of a LIM-homeobox gene Cs-lhx3 is downstream of β-catenin and responsible for the endoderm differentiation in Ciona savignyi embryos." Development 128:3559-3570. (PUBMED)
  34. Satou, Y., Imai, K., Satoh, N. (2004). "The ascidian Mesp gene specifies heart precursor cells." Development 131:2533-2541. (PUBMED)
  35. Tokuoka, M., Imai, K., Satou, Y., Satoh, N. (2004). "Three distinct lineages of mesenchymal cells in Ciona intestinalis embryos demonstrated by specific gene expression." Dev Biol 274:211-224. (PUBMED)
  36. Imai, K., Satou, Y., Satoh, N. (2002). "Multiple functions of a Zic-like gene in the differentiation of notochord, central nervous system and muscle in Ciona savignyi embryos." Development 129:2723-2732. (PUBMED)
  37. Imai, K., Satoh, N., Satou, Y. (2002). "An essential role of a FoxD gene in notochord induction in Ciona embryos." Development 129:3441-3453. (PUBMED)
  38. Shimeld, S.M., Purkiss, A.G., Dirks, R.P., Bateman, O.A., Slingsby, C., Lubsen, N.H. (2005). "Urochordate betagamma-crystallin and the evolutionary origin of the vertebrate eye lens." Curr Biol 15:1684-1689. (PUBMED)
  39. D'Aniello, S., D'Aniello, E., Locascio, .A, Memoli, A., Corrado, M., Russo, M.T., Aniello, F., Fucci, L., Brown, E.R., Branno, M. (2006). "The ascidian homolog of the vertebrate homeobox gene Rx is essential for ocellus development and function." Differentiation 74:222-234. (PUBMED)
  40. Yoshida, R., Horie, T., Tsuda, M., Kusakabe, T. (2007). "Comparative genomics identifies a cis-regulatory module that activates transcription in specific subsets of neurons in Ciona intestinalis larvae." Dev Growth Differ 49:657-667. (PUBMED)
  41. Horie, T., Kusakabe, T., Tsuda, M. (2008). "Glutamatergic networks in the Ciona intestinalis larva." J comp Neurol 508:249-263. (PUBMED)
  42. Kusakabe, T. (Unpublished).
  43. Horie, T. (Unpublished).
  44. Oda-Ishii, I., Di Gregorio A. (2007). "Lineage-independent mosaic expression and regulation of the Ciona multidom gene in the ancestral notochord." Dev Dyn 236:1806-1819. (PUBMED)
  45. Kawada, T., Sekiguchi, T., Itoh, Y., Ogasawara, M., Satake, H. (2008). "Characterization of a novel vasopressin/oxytocin superfamily peptide and its receptor from an ascidian, Ciona intestinalis." Peptides -:-. (PUBMED)
  46. Alfano, C., Russo, M.T., Spagnuolo, A. (2007). "Developmental expression and transcriptional regulation of Ci-Pans, a novel neural marker gene of the ascidian, Ciona intestinalis." Gene 406:36-41. (PUBMED)
  47. Irvine, S.Q., Fonseca, V.C., Zompa, M.A., Antony, R. (2008). "Cis-regulatory organization of the Pax6 gene in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis." Dev Biol 317:649-659. (PUBMED)
  48. Hotta, K., Takahashi, H., Satoh, N., Gojobori, T. (2008). "Brachyury-downstream gene sets in a chordate, Ciona intestinalis: integrating notochord specification, morphogenesis and chordate evolution." Evol Dev 10:37-51. (PUBMED)