ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-960805-257
Houart, Corinne
Email: corinne.houart@kcl.ac.uk
URL: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/depsta/biomedical/mrc/ResearchGroup.php?GroupID=16
Affiliation: Houart Lab
Address: MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology King's College London Guy's Hospital Campus 4th floor, New Hunt's House London, SE1 9RT United Kingdom
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 44-207-848-6409
Fax: 44-207-848-6550
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My main interest in the field is the development of the vertebrate forebrain. In particular, the early events leading to the patterning and organisation of the anterior neural plate into telencephalic and diencephalic territories. Although the zebrafish is our principal model organism, a set of experiments in other vertebrates will be undertaken to address evolutionary issues.

Fassier, C., Fréal, A., Gasmi, L., Delphin, C., Ten Martin, D., De Gois, S., Tambalo, M., Bosc, C., Mailly, P., Revenu, C., Peris, L., Bolte, S., Schneider-Maunoury, S., Houart, C., Nothias, F., Larcher, J.C., Andrieux, A., Hazan, J. (2018) Motor axon navigation relies on Fidgetin-like 1-driven microtubule plus end dynamics. The Journal of cell biology. 217(5):1719-1738
Furlan, G., Cuccioli, V., Vuillemin, N., Dirian, L., Muntasell, A.J., Coolen, M., Dray, N., Bedu, S., Houart, C., Beaurepaire, E., Foucher, I., Bally-Cuif, L. (2017) Life-Long Neurogenic Activity of Individual Neural Stem Cells and Continuous Growth Establish an Outside-In Architecture in the Teleost Pallium. Current biology : CB. 27(21):3288-3301.e3
Thomas-Jinu, S., Gordon, P.M., Fielding, T., Taylor, R., Smith, B.N., Snowden, V., Blanc, E., Vance, C., Topp, S., Wong, C.H., Bielen, H., Williams, K.L., McCann, E.P., Nicholson, G.A., Pan-Vazquez, A., Fox, A.H., Bond, C.S., Talbot, W.S., Blair, I.P., Shaw, C.E., Houart, C. (2017) Non-nuclear Pool of Splicing Factor SFPQ Regulates Axonal Transcripts Required for Normal Motor Development. Neuron. 94(2):322-336.e5
Nelson, A.C., Cutty, S.J., Niini, M., Stemple, D.L., Flicek, P., Houart, C., Bruce, A., Wardle, F.C. (2014) Global identification of Smad2 and Eomesodermin targets in zebrafish identifies a conserved transcriptional network in mesendoderm and a novel role for Eomesodermin in repression of ectodermal gene expression. BMC Biology. 12:81
Dirian, L., Galant, S., Coolen, M., Chen, W., Bedu, S., Houart, C., Bally-Cuif, L., Foucher, I. (2014) Spatial Regionalization and Heterochrony in the Formation of Adult Pallial Neural Stem Cells. Developmental Cell. 30(2):123-36
Lee, Y.B., Chen, H.J., Peres, J.N., Gomez-Deza, J., Attig, J., Stalekar, M., Troakes, C., Nishimura, A.L., Scotter, E.L., Vance, C., Adachi, Y., Sardone, V., Miller, J.W., Smith, B.N., Gallo, J.M., Ule, J., Hirth, F., Rogelj, B., Houart, C., and Shaw, C.E. (2013) Hexanucleotide Repeats in ALS/FTD Form Length-Dependent RNA Foci, Sequester RNA Binding Proteins, and Are Neurotoxic. Cell Reports. 5(5):1178-1186
Thomas-Jinu, S., and Houart, C. (2013) Dynamic expression of neurexophilin1 during zebrafish embryonic development. Gene Expression Patterns. 13(8):395-401
Lleras-Forero, L., Tambalo, M., Christophorou, N., Chambers, D., Houart, C., and Streit, A. (2013) Neuropeptides: developmental signals in placode progenitor formation. Developmental Cell. 26(2):195-203
Prudent, J., Popgeorgiev, N., Bonneau, B., Thibaut, J., Gadet, R., Lopez, J., Gonzalo, P., Rimokh, R., Manon, S., Houart, C., Herbomel, P., Aouacheria, A., and Gillet, G. (2013) Bcl-wav and the mitochondrial calcium uniporter drive gastrula morphogenesis in zebrafish. Nature communications. 4:2330
Sylvester, J.B., Rich, C.A., Yi, C., Peres, J.N., Houart, C., and Streelman, J.T. (2013) Competing signals drive telencephalon diversity. Nature communications. 4:1745
Bielen, H., and Houart, C. (2012) BMP Signaling Protects Telencephalic Fate by Repressing Eye Identity and Its Cxcr4-Dependent Morphogenesis. Developmental Cell. 23(4):812-822
Danesin, C., and Houart, C. (2012) A Fox stops the Wnt: implications for forebrain development and diseases. Current opinion in genetics & development. 22(4):323-330
Mattes, B., Weber, S., Peres, J., Chen, Q., Davidson, G., Houart, C., and Scholpp, S. (2012) Wnt3 and Wnt3a are required for induction of the mid-diencephalic organizer in the caudal forebrain. Neural Development. 7(1):12
Cavodeassi, F., and Houart, C. (2012) Brain regionalisation: Of signalling centres and boundaries. Developmental Neurobiology. 72(3):218-233
Fassier, C., Hutt, J.A., Scholpp, S., Lumsden, A., Giros, B., Nothias, F., Schneider-Maunoury, S., Houart, C., and Hazan, J. (2010) Zebrafish atlastin controls motility and spinal motor axon architecture via inhibition of the BMP pathway. Nature Neuroscience. 13(11):1380-1387
Paridaen, J.T., Danesin, C., Elas, A.T., van de Water, S., Houart, C., and Zivkovic, D. (2009) Apc1 is required for maintenance of local brain organizers and dorsal midbrain survival. Developmental Biology. 331(2):101-112
Danesin, C., Peres, J.N., Johansson, M., Snowden, V., Cording, A., Papalopulu, N., and Houart, C. (2009) Integration of telencephalic Wnt and hedgehog signaling center activities by Foxg1. Developmental Cell. 16(4):576-587
Paridaen, J.T., Danesin, C., Elas, A.T., van de Water, S., Houart, C., and Zivkovic, D. (2009) Apc1-Mediated Antagonism of Wnt/beta-Catenin Signaling Is Required for Retino-Tectal Pathfinding in the Zebrafish. Zebrafish. 6(1):41-47
Russek-Blum, N., Gutnick, A., Nabel-Rosen, H., Blechman, J., Staudt, N., Dorsky, R.I., Houart, C., and Levkowitz, G. (2008) Dopaminergic neuronal cluster size is determined during early forebrain patterning. Development (Cambridge, England). 135(20):3401-3413
Scholpp, S., Foucher, I., Staudt, N., Peukert, D., Lumsden, A., and Houart, C. (2007) Otx1l, Otx2 and Irx1b establish and position the ZLI in the diencephalon. Development (Cambridge, England). 134(17):3167-3176
Staudt, N., and Houart, C. (2007) The prethalamus is established during gastrulation and influences diencephalic regionalization. PLoS Biology. 5(4):e69
Caneparo, L., Huang, Y.L., Staudt, N., Tada, M., Ahrendt, R., Kazanskaya, O., Niehrs, C., and Houart, C. (2007) Dickkopf-1 regulates gastrulation movements by coordinated modulation of Wnt/betacatenin and Wnt/PCP activities, through interaction with the Dally-like homolog Knypek. Genes and Development. 21(4):465-480
McCormick, L.J., Hutt, J.A., Hazan, J., Houart, C., and Cohen, J. (2007) The homeodomain transcription factor drg11 is expressed in primary sensory neurons and their putative CNS targets during embryonic development of the zebrafish. Gene Expression Patterns. 7(3):289-296
Tendeng, C., and Houart, C. (2006) Cloning and embryonic expression of five distinct sfrp genes in the zebrafish Danio rerio. Gene Expression Patterns. 6(8):761-771
Stigloher, C., Ninkovic, J., Laplante, M., Geling, A., Tannhauser, B., Topp, S., Kikuta, H., Becker, T.S., Houart, C., and Bally-Cuif, L. (2006) Segregation of telencephalic and eye-field identities inside the zebrafish forebrain territory is controlled by Rx3. Development (Cambridge, England). 133(15):2925-2935
Foucher, I., Mione, M., Simeone, A., Acampora, D., Bally-Cuif, L., and Houart, C. (2006) Differentiation of cerebellar cell identities in absence of Fgf signalling in zebrafish Otx morphants. Development (Cambridge, England). 133(10):1891-1900
Cavodeassi, F., Carreira-Barbosa, F., Young, R., Concha, M., Allende, M.L., Houart, C., Tada, M., and Wilson, S. (2005) Early Stages of Zebrafish Eye Formation Require the Coordinated Activity of Wnt11, Fz5, and the Wnt/Catenin Pathway. Neuron. 47(1):43-56
Norton, W.H., Mangoli, M., Lele, Z., Pogoda, H.M., Diamond, B., Mercurio, S., Russell, C., Teraoka, H., Stickney, H.L., Rauch, G.J., Heisenberg, C.P., Houart, C., Schilling, T.F., Frohnhoefer, H.G., Rastegar, S., Neumann, C.J., Gardiner, R.M., Strähle, U., Geisler, R., Rees, M., Talbot, W.S., and Wilson, S.W. (2005) Monorail/Foxa2 regulates floorplate differentiation and specification of oligodendrocytes, serotonergic raphe neurones and cranial motoneurones. Development (Cambridge, England). 132(4):645-658
Kapsimali, M., Caneparo, L., Houart, C., and Wilson, S.W. (2004) Inhibition of Wnt/Axin/{beta}-catenin pathway activity promotes ventral CNS midline tissue to adopt hypothalamic rather than floorplate identity. Development (Cambridge, England). 131(23):5923-5933
Kudoh, T., Concha, M.L., Houart, C., Dawid, I.B., and Wilson, S.W. (2004) Combinatorial Fgf and Bmp signalling patterns the gastrula ectoderm into prospective neural and epidermal domains. Development (Cambridge, England). 131(15):3581-3592
Yu, H.H., Houart, C., and Moens, C.B. (2004) Cloning and embryonic expression of zebrafish neuropilin genes. Gene Expression Patterns. 4(4):371-378
Houart, C., Caneparo, L., Heisenberg, C.P., Barth, K.A., Take-uchi, M., and Wilson, S.W. (2002) Establishment of the telencephalon during gastrulation by local antagonism of Wnt signaling. Neuron. 35(2):255-265
Grandel, H., Lun, K., Rauch, G.J., Rhinn, M., Piotrowski, T., Houart, C., Sordino, P., Küchler, A.M., Schulte-Merker, S., Geisler, R., Holder, N., Wilson, S.W., and Brand, M. (2002) Retinoic acid signalling in the zebrafish embryo is necessary during pre-segmentation stages to pattern the anterior-posterior axis of the CNS and to induce a pectoral fin bud. Development (Cambridge, England). 129(12):2851-2865
Heisenberg, C.P., Houart, C., Take-uchi, M., Rauch, G.J., Young, N., Coutinho, P., Masai, I., Caneparo, L., Concha, M.L., Geisler, R., Dale, T.C., Wilson, S.W., and Stemple, D.L. (2001) A mutation in the Gsk3-binding domain of zebrafish Masterblind/Axin1 leads to a fate transformation of telencephalon and eyes to diencephalon. Genes and Development. 15(11):1427-1434
Shanmugalingam, S., Houart, C., Picker, A., Reifers, F., Macdonald, R., Barth, A., Griffin, K., Brand, M., and Wilson, S.W. (2000) Ace/Fgf8 is required for forebrain commissure formation and patterning of the telencephalon. Development (Cambridge, England). 127(12):2549-2561
Ho, C.Y., Houart, C., Wilson, S.W., and Stainier, D.Y. (1999) A role for the extraembryonic yolk syncytial layer in patterning the zebrafish embryo suggested by properties of the hex gene. Current biology : CB. 9(19):1131-1134
Houart, C., M. Westerfield, and S.W. Wilson (1998) A small population of anterior cells patterns the forebrain during zebrafish gastrulation. Nature. 391:788-792
Furutani-Seiki, M., Jiang, Y.J., Brand, M., Heisenberg, C.P., Houart, C., Beuchle, D., van Eeden, F.J.M., Granato, M., Haffter, P., Hammerschmidt, M., Kane, D.A., Kelsh, R.N., Mullins, M.C., Odenthal, J., and Nüsslein-Volhard, C. (1996) Neural degeneration mutants in the zebrafish, Danio rerio. Development (Cambridge, England). 123:229-239