Selected Publications (Lillesaar group)
Reuter I, Knaup S, Romanos M, Lesch K-P, Drepper C and Lillesaar C: Developmental exposure to acetaminophen does not induce hyperactivity in zebrafish larvae. Journal of Neural Transmission (2016). DOI 10.1007/s00702-016-1556-z
Montgomery J E, Timothy D. Wiggin T D, Rivera-Perez L M, Lillesaar C and Masino M A: Intraspinal serotonergic neurons consist of two, temporally distinct populations in developing zebrafish. Developmental Neurobiology (2016) 76:673-687.
Xing L, Son J-H, Stevenson T, Lillesaar C, Bally-Cuif L and Bonkowsky J: A Serotonin Circuit Acts as an Environmental Sensor to Mediate Midline Axon Crossing Through EphrinB2. Journal of Neuroscience (2015) 35:14794-14808.
Bosco A, Bureau C, Affaticati P, Gaspar P, Bally-Cuif L and Lillesaar C: Development of hypothalamic serotoninergic neurons requires Fgf signalling via the ETS-domain transcription factor Etv5b. Development (2013) 140:372-384.
Gaspar P and Lillesaar C: Probing the diversity of serotonin neurons. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2012) 367:2382-2394.
Lillesaar C: The serotonergic system in fish. Journal of Chemical of Neuroanatomy (2011) 41;294-308.
Lillesaar C, Stigloher C, Tannhäuser B, Wullimann M and Bally-Cuif L. Axonal projections originating from raphe serotonergic neurons in the developing and adult zebrafish, Danio rerio, using transgenics to visualize raphe-specific pet1 expression. Journal of Comparative Neurology (2009) 512:158-182.
Ninkovic J, Stigloher C, Lillesaar C and Bally-Cuif L. GSK3β/PKA and Gli1 regulate the maintenance of neural progenitors at the midbrain- hindbrain boundary in concert with E(Spl) factors' activity. Development (2008) 135:3137-3148.
Lillesaar C, Tannhäuser B, Stigloher C, Kremmer E and Bally-Cuif L: The serotonergic phenotype is acquired by converging genetic mechanisms within the zebrafish central nervous system. Developmental Dynamics (2007) 236:1072-1084.