ZFIN ID: ZDB-LAB-060808-1
Wright Lab
PI/Director: Wright, Gavin J.
Contact Person: Wright, Gavin J.
Email: gw2@sanger.ac.uk
URL: http://www.sanger.ac.uk/Teams/Team30/
Address: Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory The Morgan Building Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Cambridge CB10 1HH United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1223 496852
Fax: +44 (0)1223 496802
Line Designation: None assigned


The main interest of the laboratory is the discovery of novel
extracellular receptor:ligand interactions that initiate communication
between the cells and tissues within vertebrate organisms. Genes
encoding proteins that are secreted or tethered to the cell surface are
estimated to account for approximately a fifth of all vertebrate genes
and yet they remain largely understudied, primarily due to their complex
biochemical nature.

We have developed a research programme to allow a large-scale approach
to studying these proteins and particularly their extracellular
interactions. We have chosen to use the zebrafish as our model organism
so that the functional consequences of any interactions can be more
readily determined.

Bushell, Mark Post-Doc Martin, Stephen Post-Doc Söllner, Christian Post-Doc

Cayuso, J., Dzementsei, A., Fischer, J.C., Karemore, G., Caviglia, S., Bartholdson, J., Wright, G.J., Ober, E.A. (2016) EphrinB1/EphB3b Coordinate Bidirectional Epithelial-Mesenchymal Interactions Controlling Liver Morphogenesis and Laterality. Developmental Cell. 39:316-328
Panza, P., Sitko, A.A., Maischein, H.M., Koch, I., Flötenmeyer, M., Wright, G.J., Mandai, K., Mason, C.A., Söllner, C. (2015) The LRR receptor Islr2 is required for retinal axon routing at the vertebrate optic chiasm. Neural Development. 10:23
Gao, X., Metzger, U., Panza, P., Mahalwar, P., Alsheimer, S., Geiger, H., Maischein, H.M., Levesque, M.P., Templin, M., Söllner, C. (2015) A Floor-Plate Extracellular Protein-Protein Interaction Screen Identifies Draxin as a Secreted Netrin-1 Antagonist. Cell Reports. 12(4):694-708
Panza, P., Maier, J., Schmees, C., Rothbauer, U., Söllner, C. (2015) Live imaging of endogenous protein dynamics in zebrafish using chromobodies. Development (Cambridge, England). 142:1879-84
Staudt, N., Müller-Sienerth, N., Fane-Dremucheva, A., Yusaf, S.P., Millrine, D., Wright, G.J. (2015) A panel of recombinant monoclonal antibodies against zebrafish neural receptors and secreted proteins suitable for wholemount immunostaining. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 456(1):527-33
Buysse, K., Riemersma, M., Powell, G., van Reeuwijk, J., Chitayat, D., Roscioli, T., Kamsteeg, E.J., van den Elzen, C., van Beusekomm, E., Blaser, S., Babul-Hirji, R., Halliday, W., Wright, G.J., Stemple, D.L., Lin, Y.Y., Lefeber, D.J., and van Bokhoven, H. (2013) Missense mutations in beta-1,3-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase 1 (B3GNT1) cause Walker-Warburg syndrome. Human molecular genetics. 22(9):1746-1754
Powell, G.T., and Wright, G.J. (2012) Do muscle founder cells exist in vertebrates?. Trends in cell biology. 22(8):391-396
Glover, G., Mueller, K.P., Söllner, C., Neuhauss, S.C., and Nicolson, T. (2012) The Usher gene cadherin 23 is expressed in the zebrafish brain and a subset of retinal amacrine cells. Molecular Vision. 18:2309-2322
Powell, G.T., and Wright, G.J. (2012) Genomic organisation, embryonic expression and biochemical interactions of the zebrafish junctional adhesion molecule family of receptors. PLoS One. 7(7):e40810
Powell, G.T., and Wright, G.J. (2011) Jamb and jamc are essential for vertebrate myocyte fusion. PLoS Biology. 9(12):e1001216
Wright, G.J., Giudicelli, F., Soza-Ried, C., Hanisch, A., Ariza-McNaughton, L., and Lewis, J. (2011) DeltaC and DeltaD interact as Notch ligands in the zebrafish segmentation clock. Development (Cambridge, England). 138:2947-2956
Wright, G.J., and Washbourne, P. (2011) Neurexins, Neuroligins and LRRTMs: synaptic adhesion getting fishy. Journal of neurochemistry. 117(5):765-778
Charoensawan, V., Adryan, B., Martin, S., Söllner, C., Thisse, B., Thisse, C., Wright, G.J., and Teichmann, S.A. (2010) The Impact of Gene Expression Regulation on Evolution of Extracellular Signaling Pathways. Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP. 9(12):2666-2677
Martin, S., Söllner, C., Charoensawan, V., Adryan, B., Thisse, B., Thisse, C., Teichmann, S.A., and Wright, G.J. (2010) Construction of a large extracellular protein interaction network and its resolution by spatiotemporal expression profiling. Molecular & cellular proteomics : MCP. 9(12):2654-2665
Crosnier, C., Staudt, N., and Wright, G.J. (2010) A rapid and scalable method for selecting recombinant mouse monoclonal antibodies. BMC Biology. 8:76
O'Brien, G.S., Martin, S.M., Söllner, C., Wright, G.J., Becker, C.G., Portera-Cailliau, C., and Sagasti, A. (2009) Developmentally Regulated Impediments to Skin Reinnervation by Injured Peripheral Sensory Axon Terminals. Current biology : CB. 19(24):2086-2090
Söllner, C., and Wright, G.J. (2009) A cell surface interaction network of neural leucine-rich repeat receptors. Genome biology. 10(9):R99
Bushell, K.M., Söllner, C., Schuster-Boeckler, B., Bateman, A., and Wright, G.J. (2008) Large-scale screening for novel low-affinity extracellular protein interactions. Genome research. 18(4):622-630
Obholzer, N., Wolfson, S., Trapani, J.G., Mo, W., Nechiporuk, A., Busch-Nentwich, E., Seiler, C., Sidi, S., Söllner, C., Duncan, R.N., Boehland, A., and Nicolson, T. (2008) Vesicular glutamate transporter 3 is required for synaptic transmission in zebrafish hair cells. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 28(9):2110-2118
Thisse, B., Wright, G.J., Thisse, C. (2008) Embryonic and Larval Expression Patterns from a Large Scale Screening for Novel Low Affinity Extracellular Protein Interactions. ZFIN Direct Data Submission.
Bushell, K.M., Söllner, C., Schuster-Boeckler, B., Bateman, A., Wright, G.J., (2007) Submission of Data From a Large Scale Screening for Novel Low Affinity Extracellular Protein Interactions. ZFIN Direct Data Submission.
Giudicelli, F., Ozbudak, E.M., Wright, G.J., and Lewis, J. (2007) Setting the Tempo in Development: An Investigation of the Zebrafish Somite Clock Mechanism. PLoS Biology. 5(6):e150
Geisler, R., Rauch, G.J., Geiger-Rudolph, S., Albrecht, A., van Bebber, F., Berger, A., Busch-Nentwich, E., Dahm, R., Dekens, M.P., Dooley, C., Elli, A.F.,Gehring, I., Geiger, H., Geisler, M., Glaser, S., Holley, S., Huber, M., Kerr, A., Kirn, A., Knirsch, M., Konantz, M., Kuchler, A.M., Maderspacher, F., Neuhauss, S.C., Nicolson, T., Ober, E.A., Praeg, E., Ray, R., Rentzsch, B., Rick, J.M., Rief, E., Schauerte, H.E., Schepp, C.P., Schonberger, U., Schonthaler, H.B., Seiler, C., Sidi, S., Söllner, C., Wehner, A., Weiler, C., Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (2007) Large-scale mapping of mutations affecting zebrafish development. BMC Genomics. 8(1):11
Söllner, C., and Nicolson, T. (2005) The Zebrafish as a Genetic Model to Study Otolith Formation. Biomineralization (2nd Edition). :229-242
Söllner, C., Schwarz, H., Geisler, R., and Nicolson, T. (2004) Mutated otopetrin 1 affects the genesis of otoliths and the localization of Starmaker in zebrafish. Development genes and evolution. 214(12):582-590
Söllner, C., Rauch, G-J., Siemens, J., Geisler, R., Schuster, S.C., The Tübingen 2000 Screen Consortium, Müller, U., and Nicolson, T. (2004) Mutations in cadherin 23 affect tip links in zebrafish sensory hair cells. Nature. 428(6986):955-959
Busch-Nentwich, E., Söllner, C., Roehl, H., and Nicolson, T. (2004) The deafness gene dfna5 is crucial for ugdh expression and HA production in the developing ear in zebrafish. Development (Cambridge, England). 131(4):943-951
Söllner, C. (2004) Application of forward and reverse genetic methods to analyze the auditory and vestibular system in the Zebrafish, Danio rerio. Ph.D. Thesis. :70p
Söllner, C., Burghammer, M., Busch-Nentwich, E., Berger, J., Schwarz, H., Riekel, C., and Nicolson, T. (2003) Control of crystal size and lattice formation by starmaker in otolith biomineralization. Science (New York, N.Y.). 302(5643):282-286
Nicolson, T., Ernest, S., Rauch, J., Petit, C., Söllner, C., Seiler, C., and Busch, E. (2000) Isolation of the genes responsible for hearing disorders in zebrafish. The European journal of neuroscience. 12:316