Zebrafish Epidermis Research Laboratory


    1. The zebrafish goosepimples/myosin Vb mutant exhibits cellular attributes of human microvillus inclusion disease

      Jaydeep Sidhaye(1), Clyde Savio Pinto(1), Shweta Dharapb, Tressa Jacobc, Shobha Bhargavad, Mahendra Sonawane*
      Mechanisms of Development 142 (2016) 62–74

    2. aPKC regulates apical localization of Lgl to restrict elongation of microridges in developing zebrafish epidermis

      Renuka Raman, Indraneel Damle, Rahul Rote, Shamik Banerjee, Chaitanya Dingare, Mahendra Sonawane*
      Nature Communications 7, Article number: 11643 (2016)

    3. Canonical Wnt signalling regulates epithelial patterning by modulating levels of laminins in zebrafish appendages

      Monica Nagendran, Prateek Arora, Payal Gori, Aditya Mulay, Shinjini Ray, Tressa Jacob and Mahendra Sonawane*
      Development. 2015 Jan 15;142(2):320-30. doi: 10.1242/dev.118703.

    4. A zebrafish model of manganism reveals reversible and treatable symptoms that are independent of neurotoxicity.

      Subha Bakthavatsalam, Shreya Das Sharma, Mahendra Sonawane, Vatsala Thirumalai and Ankona Datta
      Dis Model Mech. 2014 Nov;7(11):1239-51. doi: 10.1242/dmm.016683

    5. Myosin Vb mediated plasma membrane homeostasis regulates peridermal cell size and maintains tissue homeostasis in the zebrafish epidermis

      Sonal, Jaydeep Sidhaye, Mandar Phatak, Shamik Banerjee, Aditya Mulay, Ojas Deshpande, Sourabh Bhide, Tressa Jacob, Ines Gehring, Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard, Mahendra Sonawane*
      PLoS Genet. 2014 Sep 18;10(9):e1004614. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004614

    6. Heterogeneity across the dorso-ventral axis in zebrafish EVL is regulated by a novel module consisting of sox, snail1a and max genes.

      Yi-Yen Chen, Matthew P. Harris, Mitchell P. Levesque, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard,Mahendra Sonawane*
      Mech Dev. 2012 Mar-Jun;129(1-4):13-23. doi: 10.1016/j.mod.2012.03.003

    7. Lgl2 Executes Its Function as a Tumor Suppressor by Regulating ErbB Signaling in the Zebrafish Epidermis

      Sven Reischauer, Mitchell P. Levesque, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Mahendra Sonawane*
      PLoS Genet. 2009 Nov;5(11):e1000720. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000720

    8. Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay effectors are essential for zebrafish embryonic development and survival.

      Nadine Wittkopp, Eric Huntzinger, Catrin Weiler, Jérôme Saulière, Steffen Schmidt, Mahendra Sonawane and Elisa Izaurralde
      Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Jul;29(13):3517-28. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00177-09 

    9. Lgl2 and E-cadherin act antagonistically to regulate hemidesmosome formation during epidermal development in zebrafish.

      Mahendra Sonawane*, Hans Martin-Maischein, Heinz Schwarz and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard
      Development. 2009 Apr;136(8):1231-40. doi: 10.1242/dev.032508. 

    10. Zebrafish penner/lethal giant larvae 2 functions in hemidesmosome formation, maintenance of cellular morphology and growth regulation in the developing basal epidermis.

      Mahendra Sonawane*, Yamila Carpio, Robert Geisler, Heinz Schwarz, Hans-Martin Maischein and Christiane Nuesslein-Volhard
      Development. 2005 Jul;132(14):3255-65. 

    11. The neural inductive response of competent chick ectoblast decreases away from the host axis and correlates with as increased proliferative activity

      S Deshmukh, Mahendra Sonawane and S P Modak
      Int J Dev Biol. 2001 Sep;45(5-6):759-66. 

    12. Cell population growth during the formation of the chick eye lens.

      Mahendra Sonawane, A Therwath and S P Modak
      Current Science 77: 289-292.