Cell Dynamics Lab

from molecule to tissue


Developmental Cell cover: The image shows three stages in the epidermal zippering process that completes neural tube closure in a basal chordate, Ciona intestinallis. Staining F-actin with fluorescent phalloidin highlights the apical surfaces of the epidermal cells that undergo zippering. Active junction contractions just ahead of the zipper plus junctional rearrangement and cell detachment just behind the zipper create an imbalance of force that pulls the neural fold together and drives the zipper forward. See Hashimoto, Robin et al for a detailed analysis of the zippering mechanism that combines experiments with computer modeling.

Robin FB*, Michaux J*, McFadden WM, Munro EM, Excitable RhoA dynamics drive pulsed contractions in the early C. elegans embryo. (submitted).
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Quintin S, Wang S, Pontabry J, Bender A, Robin F, Hyenne V, Landmann F, Gally C, Oegema K, Labouesse M, Non-centrosomal epidermal microtubules act in parallel to LET-502/ROCK to promote C. elegans elongation. Development. 2015 Nov 19. pii: dev.126615.

Hashimoto H*, Robin FB*, Sherrard KM, Munro EM✉, Sequential contraction and exchange of apical junctions drives zippering and neural tube closure in a simple chordate, Dev Cell. 2015 Jan 26;32(2):241-55.
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Robin FB, McFadden WM, Yao B, Munro EM. Single-molecule analysis of cell surface dynamics in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos. Nat Methods. 2014 Jun;11(6):677-82.

Robin FB, Dauga D, Tassy O, Sobral D, Daian F, Lemaire P, Time-lapse imaging of live Phallusia embryos for creating 3D digital replicas, Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Oct 1;2011(10):1244-6.

Robin FB, Dauga D, Tassy O, Sobral D, Daian F, Lemaire P, Imaging of fixed ciona embryos for creating 3D digital replicas, Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Oct 1;2011(10):1247-50.

Robin FB, Dauga D, Tassy O, Sobral D, Daian F, Lemaire P, Creating 3D digital replicas of ascidian embryos from stacks of confocal images, Cold Spring Harb Protoc. 2011 Oct 1;2011(10):1251-61.

Tassy O*, Dauga D*, Daian F*, Sobral D*, Robin F, Khoueiry P, Salgado D, Fox V, Caillol D, Schiappa R, Laporte B, Rios A, Luxardi G, Kusakabe T, Joly JS, Darras S, Christiaen L, Contensin M, Auger H, Lamy C, Hudson C, Rothbächer U, Gilchrist M, Makabe MW, Hotta K, Fujiwara S, Satoh N, Satou Y and Lemaire P, The ANISEED database: digital representation, formalization and elucidation of a chordate developmental program, Genome Res. 2010 Oct;20(10):1459-68.
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Sherrard K*, Robin F*, Edwin Munro and Patrick Lemaire, Sequential activation of apical and basolateral contractility drives ascidian endoderm invagination, Curr Biol. 2010 Sep 14;20(17):1499-510.
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Roure A, Rothbächer U, Robin F, Kalmar E, Ferone G, Lamy C, Missero C, Mueller F, Lemaire P, A multicassette Gateway vector set for high throughput and comparative analyses in ciona and vertebrate embryos, PLoS ONE. 2007 Sep 19;2(9):e916.

Munro E, Robin F, Lemaire P, Cellular morphogenesis in ascidians: how to shape a simple tadpole, Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2006 Aug;16(4):399-405.

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