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Raviv, S., Bharti, K., Rencus-Lazar, S., Cohen-Tayar, Y., Schyr, R., Evantal, N. et al. PAX6 regulates melanogenesis in the retinal pigmented epithelium through feed-forward regulatory interactions with MITF. PLoS Genet 10, e1004360, (2014)

Dvashi, Z., Shalom, H. J., Shohat, M., Ben-Meir, D., Ferber, S., Satchi-Fainaro, R. et al. Protein Phosphatase Magnesium Dependent 1A Governs the Wound Healing-Inflammation-Angiogenesis Cross Talk on Injury. Am J Pathol, (2014)

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Cvekl, A. & Ashery-Padan, R. The cellular and molecular mechanisms of vertebrate lens development. Development 141, 4432-4447, (2014)

Benavente, C. A., Finkelstein, D., Johnson, D. A., Marine, J. C., Ashery-Padan, R. & Dyer, M. A. Chromatin remodelers HELLS and UHRF1 mediate the epigenetic deregulation of genes that drive retinoblastoma tumor progression. Oncotarget, (2014)

Zembrzycki, A., Chou, S. J., Ashery-Padan, R., Stoykova, A. & O'Leary, D. D. Sensory cortex limits cortical maps and drives top-down plasticity in thalamocortical circuits. Nat Neurosci 16, 1060-1067, (2013)

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Farhy, C., Elgart, M., Shapira, Z., Oron-Karni, V., Yaron, O., Menuchin, Y. et al. Pax6 is required for normal cell-cycle exit and the differentiation kinetics of retinal progenitor cells. PLoS One 8, e76489, (2013)

Bochner, R., Ziv, Y., Zeevi, D., Donyo, M., Abraham, L., Ashery-Padan, R. et al. Phosphatidylserine increases IKBKAP levels in a humanized knock-in IKBKAP mouse model. Hum Mol Genet, (2013)

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Huang, J., Rajagopal, R., Liu, Y., Dattilo, L. K., Shaham, O., Ashery-Padan, R. et al. The mechanism of lens placode formation: a case of matrix-mediated morphogenesis. Dev Biol 355, 32-42, (2011)

Davis, N., Mor, E. & Ashery-Padan, R. Roles for Dicer1 in the patterning and differentiation of the optic cup neuroepithelium. Development 138, 127-138, (2011)

Kroeber, M., Davis, N., Holzmann, S., Kritzenberger, M., Shelah-Goraly, M., Ofri, R. et al. Reduced expression of Pax6 in lens and cornea of mutant mice leads to failure of chamber angle development and juvenile glaucoma. Hum Mol Genet, (2010)

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Tuoc, T. C., Radyushkin, K., Tonchev, A. B., Pinon, M. C., Ashery-Padan, R., Molnar, Z. et al. Selective cortical layering abnormalities and behavioral deficits in cortex-specific Pax6 knock-out mice. J Neurosci 29, 8335-8349, (2009)

Smith, A. N., Miller, L. A., Radice, G., Ashery-Padan, R. & Lang, R. A. Stage-dependent modes of Pax6-Sox2 epistasis regulate lens development and eye morphogenesis. Development 136, 2977-2985, (2009)

Shaham, O., Smith, A. N., Robinson, M. L., Taketo, M. M., Lang, R. A. & Ashery-Padan, R. Pax6 is essential for lens fiber cell differentiation. Development 136, 2567-2578, (2009)

Davis, N., Yoffe, C., Raviv, S., Antes, R., Berger, J., Holzmann, S. et al. Pax6 dosage requirements in iris and ciliary body differentiation. Dev Biol 333, 132-142, (2009)

Boretius, S., Michaelis, T., Tammer, R., Ashery-Padan, R., Frahm, J. & Stoykova, A. In vivo MRI of altered brain anatomy and fiber connectivity in adult pax6 deficient mice. Cereb Cortex 19, 2838-2847, (2009)

Baranes, K., Raz-Prag, D., Nitzan, A., Galron, R., Ashery-Padan, R., Rotenstreich, Y. et al. Conditional inactivation of the NBS1 gene in the mouse central nervous system leads to neurodegeneration and disorganization of the visual system. Exp Neurol 218, 24-32, (2009)

Pontoriero, G. F., Deschamps, P., Ashery-Padan, R., Wong, R., Yang, Y., Zavadil, J. et al. Cell autonomous roles for AP-2alpha in lens vesicle separation and maintenance of the lens epithelial cell phenotype. Dev Dyn 237, 602-617, (2008)

Pinon, M. C., Tuoc, T. C., Ashery-Padan, R., Molnar, Z. & Stoykova, A. Altered molecular regionalization and normal thalamocortical connections in cortex-specific Pax6 knock-out mice. J Neurosci 28, 8724-8734, (2008)

Oron-Karni, V., Farhy, C., Elgart, M., Marquardt, T., Remizova, L., Yaron, O. et al. Dual requirement for Pax6 in retinal progenitor cells. Development 135, 4037-4047, (2008)

Davis-Silberman, N. & Ashery-Padan, R. Iris development in vertebrates; genetic and molecular considerations. Brain Res 1192, 17-28, (2008)

Brill, M. S., Snapyan, M., Wohlfrom, H., Ninkovic, J., Jawerka, M., Mastick, G. S. et al. A dlx2- and pax6-dependent transcriptional code for periglomerular neuron specification in the adult olfactory bulb. J Neurosci 28, 6439-6452, (2008)

Xu, S., Sunderland, M. E., Coles, B. L., Kam, A., Holowacz, T., Ashery-Padan, R. et al. The proliferation and expansion of retinal stem cells require functional Pax6. Dev Biol 304, 713-721, (2007)

Swamynathan, S. K., Katz, J. P., Kaestner, K. H., Ashery-Padan, R., Crawford, M. A. & Piatigorsky, J. Conditional deletion of the mouse Klf4 gene results in corneal epithelial fragility, stromal edema, and loss of conjunctival goblet cells. Mol Cell Biol 27, 182-194, (2007)

Strom, A., Bonal, C., Ashery-Padan, R., Hashimoto, N., Campos, M. L., Trumpp, A. et al. Unique mechanisms of growth regulation and tumor suppression upon Apc inactivation in the pancreas. Development 134, 2719-2725, (2007)

Finkler, A., Ashery-Padan, R. & Fromm, H. CAMTAs: Calmodulin-binding transcription activators from plants to human. FEBS Lett 581, 3893-3898, (2007)

Bumsted-O'Brien, K. M., Hendrickson, A., Haverkamp, S., Ashery-Padan, R. & Schulte, D. Expression of the homeodomain transcription factor Meis2 in the embryonic and postnatal retina. J Comp Neurol 505, 58-72, (2007)

Alberstein, M., Amit, M., Vaknin, K., O'Donnell, A., Farhy, C., Lerenthal, Y. et al. Regulation of transcription of the RNA splicing factor hSlu7 by Elk-1 and Sp1 affects alternative splicing. Rna, (2007)

Yaron, O., Farhy, C., Marquardt, T., Applebury, M. & Ashery-Padan, R. Notch1 functions to suppress cone-photoreceptor fate specification in the developing mouse retina. Development 133, 1367-1378, (2006)

Hack, M. A., Saghatelyan, A., de Chevigny, A., Pfeifer, A., Ashery-Padan, R., Lledo, P. M. et al. Neuronal fate determinants of adult olfactory bulb neurogenesis. Nat Neurosci 8, 865-872, (2005)

Garcia, C. M., Yu, K., Zhao, H., Ashery-Padan, R., Ornitz, D. M., Robinson, M. L. et al. Signaling through FGF receptor-2 is required for lens cell survival and for withdrawal from the cell cycle during lens fiber cell differentiation. Dev Dyn 233, 516-527, (2005)

Dwivedi, D. J., Pontoriero, G. F., Ashery-Padan, R., Sullivan, S., Williams, T. & West-Mays, J. A. Targeted Deletion of AP-2{alpha} Leads to Disruption in Corneal Epithelial Cell Integrity and Defects in the Corneal Stroma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 46, 3623-3630, (2005)

Davis-Silberman, N., Kalich, T., Oron-Karni, V., Marquardt, T., Kroeber, M., Tamm, E. R. et al. Genetic dissection of Pax6 dosage requirements in the developing mouse eye. Hum Mol Genet 14, 2265-2276, (2005)

Beebe, D., Garcia, C., Wang, X., Rajagopal, R., Feldmeier, M., Kim, J. Y. et al. Contributions by members of the TGFbeta superfamily to lens development. Int J Dev Biol 48, 845-856, (2004)

Ashery-Padan, R., Zhou, X., Marquardt, T., Herrera, P., Toube, L., Berry, A. et al. Conditional inactivation of Pax6 in the pancreas causes early onset of diabetes. Dev Biol 269, 479-488, (2004)

Ahituv, N., Erven, A., Fuchs, H., Guy, K., Ashery-Padan, R., Williams, T. et al. An ENU-induced mutation in AP-2alpha leads to middle ear and ocular defects in Doarad mice. Mamm Genome 15, 424-432, (2004)

Baumer, N., Marquardt, T., Stoykova, A., Spieler, D., Treichel, D., Ashery-Padan, R. et al. Retinal pigmented epithelium determination requires the redundant activities of Pax2 and Pax6. Development 130, 2903-2915, (2003)

Baumer, N., Marquardt, T., Stoykova, A., Ashery-Padan, R., Chowdhury, K. & Gruss, P. Pax6 is required for establishing naso-temporal and dorsal characteristics of the optic vesicle. Development 129, 4535-4545, (2002)

Ashery-Padan, R. Somatic gene targeting in the developing and adult mouse retina. Methods 28, 457-464, (2002)

Schaft, J., Ashery-Padan, R., van der Hoeven, F., Gruss, P. & Stewart, A. F. Efficient FLP recombination in mouse ES cells and oocytes. Genesis 31, 6-10, (2001)

Marquardt, T., Ashery-Padan, R., Andrejewski, N., Scardigli, R., Guillemot, F. & Gruss, P. Pax6 is required for the multipotent state of retinal progenitor cells. Cell 105, 43-55, (2001)

Ashery-Padan, R. & Gruss, P. Pax6 lights-up the way for eye development. Curr Opin Cell Biol 13, 706-714, (2001)

Ashery-Padan, R., Marquardt, T., Zhou, X. & Gruss, P. Pax6 activity in the lens primordium is required for lens formation and for correct placement of a single retina in the eye. Genes Dev 14, 2701-2711, (2000)

Ashery-Padan, R., Alvarez-Bolado, G., Klamt, B., Gessler, M. & Gruss, P. Fjx1, the murine homologue of the Drosophila four-jointed gene, codes for a putative secreted protein expressed in restricted domains of the developing and adult brain. Mech Dev 80, 213-217, (1999)

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