Alfandari D., Wolfsberg T.G., White J.M. and DeSimone D.W. 1997. ADAM 13: A Novel ADAM Expressed in Somitic Mesoderm and Neural Crest Cells during Xenopus laevis Development. Dev. Biol. 182, 314-330. Also include the cover picture.  Abstract

Hui Cai, Jörn Krätzschmar, Dominique Alfandari, Gary Hunnicutt, and Carl P. Blobel. 1998. Neural crest specific and general expression of distinct metalloprotease-disintegrins in early Xenopus laevis development. Dev.Biol. 204, 508-524. Abstract

Alfandari D., Cousin H., Gaultier A. et Darribere T. Les proteines de la famille ADAM: Proteolyse, Adhesion et Signalisation. 1999. (review, French) Medecine/Sciences. 15, 1148-51. pdf

Cousin H., Gaultier A., Bleux C., Darribère T. and Alfandari D. 2000. X-PACSIN2 is a regulator of the Metalloprotease/Disintegrin ADAM13. Dev. Biol. 227, 197-210. Also include the cover picture.  Abstract

Alfandari D1., Cousin H1., Gaultier A., Smith K., White J.M., Darribère T. and DeSimone DW. 2001. Xenopus ADAM13 is a metalloprotease required for cranial neural crest cell migration. Current Biology. 11, 918-930. The 2 first authors contributed equally .Abstract

Gaultier A., Cousin H., Darribère T. and Alfandari D. 2002. ADAM13 disintegrin and cysteine-rich domains bind to the Hep II domain of fibronectin. J. Biol. Chem. 277, 26, 23336-23344.  Abstract

Smith KM., Gaultier A., Cousin H., Aflandari D., White JM., and DeSimone DW. 2002. The Cysteine-rich domain of ADAM regulates the proteolytic function in vivo. J. Cell. Biol. 159, 5, 893-902. Abstract

Alfandari, D. 2004. ADAM13 function in development: Prototypical or unique ADAM? In "The ADAM Familly of Proteases" (H. a. Lendeckel, Ed.), Vol. Chapter 7. Kluwer plenum.

DeSimone, D. W., Davidson, L., Marsden, M., and Alfandari, D. 2005. The Xenopus embryo as a Model System for studies of Cell Migration. In ""Cell Migration in Development" Methods in Molecular Biology" (G. J.L., Ed.), pp. Humana Press, Totawa, NJ.

Michael J. Coyne*, Hélène Cousin*, John P. Loftus, Philip J. Johnson, James K. Belknap, Carlos M. Gradil, Samuel J. Black and Dominique Alfandari. 2009. Cloning and Expression of ADAM related metalloproteases in Equine Laminitis. Journal of Veterinary Imunology and Immunopathology. 129, 231-41. The 2 first authors contributed equally. full text

McCusker C., Cousin H., Neuner R., and Alfandari D. 2009. Extracellular cleavage of Cadherin-11 by ADAM Metalloproteases is essential for Cranial Neural Crest Cell Migration. MBC 20, 78-89 . full text

Neuner R*., Cousin H*., McCusker C., Coyne M., and Alfandari D. 2009. Xenopus ADAM19 is involved in Neural, Neural Crest and Muscle Development. MOD.126, 240-55 . *The 2 first authors contributed equally. full text

Alfandari, D McCusker, C. and Cousin H. 2009. ADAM function during embryogenesis. Invited Seminar in Cell and Developmental Biology20, 153-63 . full text

McCusker, C. D. and Alfandari, D. 2009. Life after proteolysis: Exploring the signaling capabilities of classical cadherin cleavage fragments. Commun Integr Biol 2, 155-7. PMCID: PMC2686372. full text.

Alfandari, D., Cousin, H. and Marsden, M. 2010. Mechanism of xenopus cranial neural crest cell migration. Cell Adh Migr 4. PMID: 20505318 (open access in progress) Abstract


Extracellular Matrix and Integrins

Riou J.-F., Alfandari D., Eppe M., Tacchetti C., Chiquet M., Boucaut J.C., Thiery J.P. and Levi G. 1991. Purification and partial characterization of Xenopus laevis tenascin from the XTC cell line. FEBS LETTERS, 279, 346-350.  Abstract

Alfandari D. and Darribère T. 1994. A simple PCR method for screening cDNA libraries. PCR Methods and Applications 4, 46-49. pdf

Alfandari D., Whittaker C. A., DeSimone D. W. and Darribère T. 1995. Integrin av subunit is expressed on mesodermal cell surfaces during amphibian gastrulation. Dev. Biol. 170, 249-261. Abstract

Alfandari D., Ramos J., Clavilier L., DeSimone D. W. and Darribère T. 1996. The RGD-depedent and the Hep II binding domains of fibronectin govern the adhesive behaviors of amphibian embryonic cells. Mech. Dev. 56, 83-92. Abstract

Skalski M., Alfandari D., and Darribere T. A key function for av integrins in mesodermal cell migration during Pleurodeles Waltl gastrulation. 1998. Dev. Biol. 195, 158-173. (All authors contributed equally to the work). Abstract

Darribère T., Skalski M., Cousin H., Gaultier A., Montmory C. and Alfandari D. 1999. (review). Integrins: Regulators of embryogenesis. Biol. Cell. Biology of the Cell. 92, 5-25.  Abstract

Moreau N., Alfandari D., Gaultier A., Cousin H., Darribere T. 2003. Cloning and expression patterns of dystroglycan during the early development of Xenopus laevis. Dev. Gene. Evol.213, 7, 355-359.Abstract

Alfandari D., Cousin H., Gaultier A.,Hoffstrom B.G., and DeSimone D.W. 2003. Integrin a5b1 supports the migration of Xenopus Cranial Neural Crest on fibronectin. Dev. Biol.260, 2, 449-64. Full text, Abstract

Cousin, H., and Alfandari, D. 2004. A PTP-PEST like protein affects (alpha)5(Beta)1 integrin-dependent matrix assembly cell adhesion and migration in Xenopus gastrula. Dev Biol. 265, 2, 416-432. Full text, Abstract.

Cousin, H.,DeSimone D.W. and Alfandari, D. 2008. PACSIN-2 regulates cell adhesion during gastrulation in Xenopus laevis. In press Dev. Biol. full text



Lee B., Vermassen E., Yoon S., Vanderheyden V., Alfandari D., DeSmedt H., Parys J and Fissore R (2006). Phosphorylation of IP3R1 and regulation of [Ca2+]i responses at fertilization. A role for the MAP kinases pathway. Development. 133, 21, 4355-65. Abstract.

Manabu Kurokawa, Sook-Young Yoon, Dominique Alfandari, Kiyoko Fukami, Ken-ichi Sato, Rafael A. Fissore (2007). Proteolytic Processing of PLCzeta and [Ca2+]i Oscillations During Mammalian Fertilization. Dev. Biol. 312(1):407-18. full text

Ito, J., Yoon, S.Y., Lee, B., Vanderheyden, V., Vermassen, E., Wojcikiewicz, R., Alfandari, D., De Smedt, H., Parys, J.B., and Fissore, R.A. (2008). Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate receptor 1, a widespread Ca(2+) channel, is a novel substrate of polo-like kinase 1 in eggs. Dev Biol. In press. full text

Kashef, J., Kohler, A., Kuriyama, S., Alfandari, D., Mayor, R. and Wedlich, D. (2009). Cadherin-11 regulates protrusive activity in Xenopus cranial neural crest cells upstream of Trio and the small GTPases. Genes Dev 23, 1393-8. PMCID: PMC2701577. full text