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Sunmonu NA, Li K, Li JY. Numerous isoforms of Fgf8 reflect its multiple roles in the developing brain. J Cell Physiol. 2010 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 21165945.

Chen L, Chatterjee M, Li JY. The mouse homeobox gene Gbx2 is required for the development of cholinergic interneurons in the striatum. J Neurosci. 2010 Nov 3;30(44):14824-34. PubMed PMID: 21048141.

Guo Q, Li K, Sunmonu NA, Li JY. Fgf8b-containing spliceforms, but not Fgf8a, are essential for Fgf8 function during development of the midbrain and cerebellum. Dev Biol. 2010 Feb 15;338(2):183-92. Epub 2009 Dec 5. PubMed PMID: 19968985; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2815264.

Sunmonu NA, Chen L, Li JY. Misexpression of Gbx2 throughout the mesencephalon by a conditional gain-of-function transgene leads to deletion of the midbrain and cerebellum in mice. Genesis. 2009 Oct;47(10):667-73. PubMed PMID: 19603509; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2783588.

Chen L, Guo Q, Li JY. Transcription factor Gbx2 acts cell-nonautonomously to regulate the formation of lineage-restriction boundaries of the thalamus. Development. 2009 Apr;136(8):1317-26. Epub 2009 Mar 11. PubMed PMID: 19279136; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2687463. (Preview: Gbx2 keeps thalamus within bounds)

Guo Q, Li JY. Distinct functions of the major Fgf8 spliceform, Fgf8b, before and during mouse gastrulation. Development. 2007 Jun;134(12):2251-60. Epub 2007 May 16. PubMed PMID: 17507393; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2518685.

Olsen SK, Li JY, Bromleigh C, Eliseenkova AV, Ibrahimi OA, Lao Z, Zhang F, Linhardt RJ, Joyner AL, Mohammadi M. Structural basis by which alternative splicing modulates the organizer activity of FGF8 in the brain. Genes Dev. 2006 Jan 15;20(2):185-98. Epub 2005 Dec 29. PubMed PMID: 16384934; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1356110.

Li JY*, Lao Z, Joyner AL. New regulatory interactions and cellular responses in the isthmic organizer region revealed by altering Gbx2 expression. Development. 2005 Apr;132(8):1971-81. PubMed PMID: 15790971. (*Corresponding author)

Sparwasser T, Gong S, Li JY, Eberl G. General method for the modification of different BAC types and the rapid generation of BAC transgenic mice. Genesis. 2004 Jan;38(1):39-50. PubMed PMID: 14755803.

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