Publications

Varley A, Horkan HR, McMahon ET, Krasovec G, Frank U (2022). Pluripotent, germ cell competent adult stem cells underlie cnidarian plant-like life history. bioRxiv

Febrimarsa, Gornik SG, Barreira SN, Salinas-Saavedra M, Schnitzler CE, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2022). Randomly incorporated genomic 6mA delays zygotic transcription initiation. bioRxiv

Salinas-Saavedra M, Febrimarsa, Krasovec G, Horkan HR, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2022). Senescence-induced cellular reprogramming drives cnidarian whole-body regeneration. bioRxiv.

Török A, Browne, MJG, Vilar JC, Patwal I, DuBuc TQ, Febrimarsa, Acheson, Frank U, Gornik SG, Flaus A. (2022). Hydrozoan sperm-specific SPKK motif-containing histone H2B variants stabilise chromatin with limited compaction. Development (in press)

Chrysostomou E, Flici H, Gornik SG, Salinas-Saavedra M, Gahan JM, McMahon ET, Thompson K, Hanley S, Kilcoyne M, Schnitzler CE, Gonzalez P, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2022). A cellular and molecular analysis of SoxB-driven neurogenesis in a cnidarian. eLife.

Chrysostomou E, Febrimarsa, DuBuc T, Frank U (2022). Methods for gene manipulation in Hydractinia. Methods in Molecular Biology

Frank U, Nicotra ML, Schnitzler CE (2020). The colonial cnidarian Hydractinia. EvoDevo 11:7. PDF

DuBuc TQ, Schnitzler CE, Chrysostomou E, McMahon ET, Febrimarsa, Gahan JM, Buggie T, Gornik SG, Hanley S, Barreira SN, Gonzalez, P, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2020). Transcription factor AP2 controls cnidarian germ cell induction. Science 367: 757-762. Full text; PDF

Funayama N, Frank U (2019). Meeting Report on “At the Roots of Bilaterian Complexity: Insights from Early Emerging Metazoans,” Tutzing (Germany) September 16-19, 2019. Bioessays e1900236. Full text

Sanders SM, Ma Z, Hughes JM, Riscoe BM, Gibson GA, Watson AM, Flici H, Frank U, Schnitzler CE, Baxevanis AD, Nicotra, ML (2018). CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene knockin in the hydroid Hydractinia symbiolongicarpusBMC Genomics 19(1):649.

Flici H, Frank U (2018). Inhibition of SoxB2 or HDACs suppresses Hydractinia head regeneration by affecting blastema formation. Communicative & Integrative Biology e1450032.

Ballarin L, Rinkevich B, Bartscherer K, Burzynski A, Cambier S, Cammarata M, Domart-Coulon I, Drobne D, Encinas J, Frank U et al (2018). Maristem—Stem Cells of Marine/Aquatic Invertebrates: From Basic Research to Innovative Applications. Sustainability 10(2):526.

Gahan JM, Schnitzler CE, DuBuc TQ, Doonan LB, Kanska J, Gornik SG, Barreira S, Thompson K, Schiffer P, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2017). Functional studies on the role of Notch signaling in Hydractinia development. Dev Biol 428(1):224-231. PDF

Flici H, Schnitzler CE, Millane RC, Govinden G, Houlihan A, Boomkamp SD, Shen S, Baxevanis AD, Frank U (2017). An evolutionarily conserved SoxB-Hdac2 crosstalk regulates neurogenesis in a cnidarian. Cell Reports 18:1395-1409. PDF

Torok A, Schiffer PH, Schnitzler CE, Ford K, Mullikin JC, Baxevanis AD, Bacic A, Frank U, Gornik SG (2016). The cnidarian Hydractinia echinata employs canonical and highly adapted histones to pack its DNA. Epigenetics Chromatin 9(1):36.

Gahan JM, Bradshaw B, Flici H, Frank U (2016). The interstitial stem cells in Hydractinia and their role in regeneration. Curr Opin Genet Dev 40:65-73. DOI

Bradshaw B, Thompson K, Frank U (2015). Distinct mechanisms underlie oral vs aboral regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia echinataeLife 4:e05506. Full text

Kraus Y, Flici H, Hensel K, Plickert G, Leitz T, Frank U (2014). The embryonic development of the cnidarian Hydractinia echinata. Evol Dev 16(6):323-338.

Hensel K, Lotan T, Sanders SM, Cartwright P, Frank U (2014). Lineage-specific evolution of cnidarian Wnt ligands. Evol Dev16(5):259-69. doi: 10.1111/ede.12089

Kanska J, Frank U (2013). New roles for Nanos in neural cell fate determination revealed by studies in a cnidarian. J Cell Sci 126(14):3192-3203.

Plickert G, Frank U, Muller WA (2012). Hydractinia, a pioneering model for stem cell biology and reprogramming somatic cells to pluripotency. Int J Dev Biol 56(6-7-8):519-534.

Millane RC, Kanska J, Duffy DJ, Seoighe C, Cunningham S, Plickert G, Frank U (2011). Induced stem cell neoplasia in a cnidarian by ectopic expression of a POU domain transcription factor. Development 138(12):2429-2439.

Mali B, Millane RC, Plickert G, Frohme M, Frank U (2011). A polymorphic, thrombospondin domain-containing lectin is an oocyte marker in Hydractinia: implications for germ cell specification and sex determination. Int J Dev Biol 55:103-108.

Duffy DJ, Millane RC, Frank U (2011). A heat shock protein and Wnt signaling crosstalk during axial patterning and stem cell proliferation. Developmental Biology 362(2):271-281.

Duffy DJ, Frank U (2011). Modulation of COUP-TF Expression in a Cnidarian by Ectopic Wnt Signalling and Allorecognition. PLoS ONE 6(4):e19443.

Soza-Ried J, Hotz-Wagenblatt A, Glatting KH, Del Val C, Fellenberg K, Bode HR, Frank U, Hoheisel JD, Frohme M (2010). The transcriptome of the colonial marine hydroid Hydractinia echinata. FEBS J 277(1):197-209.

Künzel T, Heiermann R, Frank U, Müller WA, Tilmann W, Bause M, Nonn A, Helling M, Schwarz RS, Plickert G (2010). Migration and differentiation potential of stem cells in the cnidarian Hydractinia analysed in GFP-transgenic animals and chimeras. Dev Biol 348:120-129.

Duffy DJ, Plickert G, Künzel T, Tilmann W, Frank U (2010). Wnt signaling promotes oral but suppresses aboral structures in Hydractinia metamorphosis and regeneration. Development 137(18):3057-3066.