Our Selected Publications
Neuronal migration & circuit formation
Ono K, Clavairoly A, Nomura T, Gotoh H, Uno A, Armant O, Takebayashi H, Zhang Q, Shimamura K, Itohara S, Parras CM, Ikenaka K. (2014)  Development of the prethalamus is crucial for thalamocortical projection formation and is regulated by Olig2. Development, in press.
Yamashita T, Ono K, Ohuchi H, Yumoto A, Gotoh H, Tomonari S, Sakai K1, Fujita H, Imamoto Y, Noji S, Nakamura K, and Shichida Y (2014) Evolution of mammalian Opn5 as a specialized UV-absorbing pigment by a single amino acid mutation. J. Biol. Chem., 289, 3991-4000.
Murakami S, Ohki-Hamazaki H, Watanabe K, Ikenaka K, Ono K. Netrin-1 provides a chemoattractive cue for the ventral migration of GnRH neurons in the chick forebrain.
J. Comp Neurol. 518(11) 2019-2034 (2010)
Masuda T, Yaginuma H, Sakuma C, Ono K. Netrin-1 and signaling for sensory axons. Involvement in sensory axonal development and regeneration.
Cell Adh Migr.3(2):171–173(2009)
Watanabe K, Tamamaki N, Furuta T, Ackerman SL, Ikenaka K, Ono K. Dorsally derived netrin1 provides an inhibitory cue and elaborates the `waiting periods' for primary sensory axons in the developing spinal cord.
133(7) 1379-1387 (2006)
Nomura T, Holmberg J, Frisen J, Osumi N. Pax6-dependent boundary defines alignment of migratory olfactory cortex neurons via the repulsive activity of ephrin-A5.
Development 133(7) 1335-1345 (2006)
Nomura T, Osumi N. Misrouting of mitral cell progenitors in the Pax6/small eye rat telencephalon..
Development 131(4) 787-796 (2004)

Nomura T, Fujisawa H. Alteration of the retinotectal map by the graft of mesencephalic floor plate or sonic hedgehog.
Development 127(9) 1899-1910 (2000)

Neuronal and Glial differentiation
 Gotoh H, Ono K, Nomura T, Takebayashi H, Harada H, Nakamura H, Ikenaka K. (2012) Nkx2.2+ Progenitors Generate Somatic Motoneurons in the Chick Spinal Cord. PLos One, 7(12): e51581.
Gotoh H, Ueda T, Uno A, Ohuchi H, Ikenaka K, Ono K. Expression of myelin genes in the developing chick retina Gene Expression Pattern, 2011 11(8):471-5.
 Gotoh H, Ono K, Takebayashi H, Harada H, Nakamura H, *Ikenaka K. (2011) Lineage tracing of Nkx2.2-expressing cells by genetically-defined lineage tracing method in chick spinal cord. Dev Biol 349: 504-11.
Gotoh H, Ueda T, Uno A, Ohuchi H, Ikenaka K, Ono K. Expression of myelin genes in the developing chick retina.
Gene Exp Patterns
11(8) 471-475 (2011)
Gotoh H, Ono K, Takebayashi H, Nakamura H, Ikenaka K. Genetically-defined lineage tracing of Nkx2.2-expressing cells in chick spinal cord.
Dev. Biol. 349 (2) 501-511 (2010)
Ono K, Takebayashi H, Ikeda K, Furusho M, Nishizawa T, Watanabe K, Ikenaka K.Regional- and Temporal-dependent changes in the differentiation of Olig2 progenitors in the forebrain, and the impact on astrocyte development in the dorsal pallium
Dev. Biol 320(2):456-468 (2008
Ding L, Takebayashi H, Watanabe K, Ohtsuki T, Tanaka KF, Nabeshima Y, Chisaka O, Ikenaka K, Ono K. Short-term lineage analysis of dorsally derived Olig3 cells in the developing spinal cord.
Dev Dyn 234: 622-632(2005)
Ono K, Kagawa T, Tsumori T, Yokota S & Yasui Y
Morphological changes and cellular dynamics of oligodendrocyte lineage cells in the developing vertebrate central nervous system.
Dev Neurosci 23: 346-355 (2001)
Ono K, Yasui Y, Rutishauser U, Miller RH. Focal ventricular origin and migration of oligodendrocyte precursors into the chick optic nerve.
Neuron 19, 283-292 (1997).
Adult neural stem cells
Nomura T, Göritz C, Catchpole T, Henkemeyer M, Frisén J. EphB signaling controls lineage plasticity of adult neural stem cell niche cells.
Cell Stem Cell 7(6) 730-43 (2010)
Evo-Devo of the cerebral cortex

Nomura T, Gotoh H, Ono K. (2013) Changes in the regulation of cortical neurogenesis contribute to encephalization during amniote brain evolution. Nature Communications, 4, 2206

Nomura T, Hattori M, Osumi N. Reelin, radial fibers and cortical evolution. Insights from comparative analysis of the mammalian and avian telencephalon.
Dev Growth Differ 51(3):287-297 (2009)

Nomura T, Takahashi M, Hara Y, Osumi N. Patterns of neurogenesis and amplitude of reelin expression are essential for making a mammalian type cortex.
PLoS One 3(1):e1454 (2008)