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Dlx5 and Dlx6 control uterine adenogenesis during post-natal maturation : Possible consequences for endometriosis.
Bellessort B, Le Cardinal M, Bachelot A, Narboux-Nême N, Garagnani P, Pirazzini C, Barbieri O, Mastracci L, Jonchere V, Duvernois-Berthet E, Fontaine A, Alfama G, Levi G.
Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Oct 28. pii : ddv452. [Epub ahead of print]

The Dlx5 and Foxg1 transcription factors, linked via miRNA-9 and -200, are required for the development of the olfactory and GnRH system.
Garaffo G, Conte D, Provero P, Tomaiuolo D, Luo Z, Pinciroli P, Peano C,
D’Atri I, Gitton Y, Etzion T, Gothilf Y, Gays D, Santoro MM, Merlo GR.
Mol Cell Neurosci. 2015 Apr 30 ;68:103-119. doi : 10.1016/j.mcn.2015.04.007. PMID

Two Cases of Cleft Lip and Other Congenital Anomalies in Wild
Chimpanzees Living in Kibale National Park, Uganda
Krief S, Watts DP, Mitani JC, Krief JM, Cibot M, Bortolamiol S, Seguya AG,
Couly G.
Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2014 Dec 22.

Developmental genetic bases behind the independent origin of the tympanic membrane in mammals and diapsids.
Kitazawa T, Takechi M, Hirasawa T, Adachi N, Narboux-Nême N, Kume H, Maeda K, Hirai T, Miyagawa-Tomita S, Kurihara Y, Hitomi J, Levi G, Kuratani S, Kurihara H.
Nat Commun. 2015 Apr 22 ;6:6853. doi 10.1038/ncomms7853.

Distinct effects of Hoxa2 overexpression in cranial neural crest populations reveal that the mammalian hyomandibular-ceratohyal boundary maps within the styloid process.
Kitazawa T, Fujisawa K, Narboux-Nême N, Arima Y, Kawamura Y, Inoue T, Wada Y, Kohro T, Aburatani H, Kodama T, Kim KS, Sato T, Uchijima Y, Maeda K, Miyagawa-Tomita S, Minoux M, Rijli FM, Levi G, Kurihara Y, Kurihara H.
Dev Biol. 2015 Apr 16. pii : S0012-1606(15)00187-6. doi : 10.1016/j.ydbio.2015.04.007.

Role of Foxl2 in uterine maturation and function.
Bellessort B, Bachelot A, Heude É, Alfama G, Fontaine A, Le Cardinal M, Treier M, Levi G.
Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Feb 15. pii : ddv061.

Etiology of craniofacial malformations in mouse models of blepharophimosis, ptosis, and epicanthus inversus syndrome.
Heude E, Bellessort B, Fontaine A, Hamazaki M, Treier AC, Treier M, Levi G, Narboux-Nême N.
Hum Mol Genet. 2015 Mar 15 ;24(6):1670-81. doi : 10.1093/hmg/ddu579. Epub 2014 Nov 21.


DLX2 (distal-less homeobox 2)
Gitton Y, Levi G.
Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2014 ; 18(11)

DLX5 (distal-less homeobox 5)
Gitton Y, Levi G.
Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2014 ; 18(11)

DLX6 (distal-less homeobox 6)
Gitton Y, Levi G.
Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. 2014 ; 18(11)

Transitory expression of Dlx5 and Dlx6 in maxillary arch epithelial precursors is essential for upper jaw morphogenesis.
Gitton Y, Narboux-Nême N, Levi G.
F1000Res. 2:261.

Dlx genes and the maintenance of bone homeostasis and skeletal integrity.
Levi G, Gitton Y.
Cell Death Differ. 2014 Sep ;21(9):1345-6.

Facial dysplasia in wild chimpanzees.
Krief S, Krief JM, Seguya A, Couly G, Levi G.
J Med Primatol. 2014 May 22.


Endothelin regulates neural crest deployment and fate to form great vessels through Dlx5/Dlx6-independent mechanisms.
Kim KS, Arima Y, Kitazawa T, Nishiyama K, Asai R, Uchijima Y, Sato T, Levi G, Kitanaka S, Igarashi T, Kurihara Y, Kurihara H.
Mech Dev. 2013 Nov-Dec ;130(11-12):553-66. doi : 10.1016/j.mod.2013.07.005. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

BMP-mediated functional cooperation between Dlx5 ;Dlx6 and Msx1 ;Msx2 during mammalian limb development.
Vieux-Rochas M, Bouhali K, Mantero S, Garaffo G, Provero P, Astigiano S, Barbieri O, Caratozzolo MF, Tullo A, Guerrini L, Lallemand Y, Robert B, Levi G, Merlo GR.
PLoS One. 2013 ;8(1):e51700. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0051700. Epub 2013 Jan 29.


Genome-wide linkage in a highly consanguineous pedigree reveals two novel loci on chromosome 7 for non-syndromic familial Premature Ovarian Failure.
Caburet S, Zavadakova P, Ben-Neriah Z, Bouhali K, Dipietromaria A, Charon C, Besse C, Laissue P, Chalifa-Caspi V, Christin-Maitre S, Vaiman D, Levi G, Veitia RA, Fellous M.
PLoS One. 2012 ;7(3):e33412. doi : 10.1371/journal.pone.0033412. Epub 2012 Mar 13.


Masticatory muscle defects in hemifacial microsomia : a new embryological concept.
Heude E, Rivals I, Couly G, Levi G.
Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Aug ;155A(8):1991-5. doi : 10.1002/ajmg.a.34095. Epub 2011 Jul 8.

Allelic reduction of Dlx5 and Dlx6 results in early follicular depletion : a new mouse model of primary ovarian insufficiency.
Bouhali K, Dipietromaria A, Fontaine A, Caburet S, Barbieri O, Bellessort B, Fellous M, Veitia RA, Levi G.
Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Jul 1 ;20(13):2642-50. doi : 10.1093/hmg/ddr166. Epub 2011 Apr 19.

Dlx5 and Dlx6 expression in the anterior neural fold is essential for patterning the dorsal nasal capsule.
Gitton Y, Benouaiche L, Vincent C, Heude E, Soulika M, Bouhali K, Couly G, Levi G.
Development. 2011 Mar ;138(5):897-903. doi : 10.1242/dev.057505. Epub 2011 Jan 26.


Mutually exclusive expression of DLX2 and DLX5/6 is associated with the metastatic potential of the human breast cancer cell line MDA-MB-231.
Morini M, Astigiano S, Gitton Y, Emionite L, Mirisola V, Levi G, Barbieri O.
BMC Cancer. 2010 Nov 25 ;10:649. doi : 10.1186/1471-2407-10-649.

Irreversible effects of retinoic acid pulse on Xenopus jaw morphogenesis : new insight into cranial neural crest specification.
Vieux-Rochas M, Bouhali K, Baudry S, Fontaine A, Coen L, Levi G.
Birth Defects Res B Dev Reprod Toxicol. 2010 Dec ;89(6):493-503. doi : 10.1002/bdrb.20269.

Jaw muscularization requires Dlx expression by cranial neural crest cells.
Heude E, Bouhali K, Kurihara Y, Kurihara H, Couly G, Janvier P, Levi G.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Jun 22 ;107(25):11441-6. doi : 10.1073/pnas.1001582107. Epub 2010 Jun 7.

Spatio-temporal dynamics of gene expression of the Edn1-Dlx5/6 pathway during development of the lower jaw.
Vieux-Rochas M, Mantero S, Heude E, Barbieri O, Astigiano S, Couly G, Kurihara H, Levi G, Merlo GR.
Genesis. 2010 Jun ;48(6):262-373. doi : 10.1002/dvg.20625.