Articles and Reviews

606, 109-112 (2022)
Morphology of Palaeospondylus shows affinity to tetrapod ancestors.
Hirasawa, T., Hu, Y., Uesugi, K. et al.

Zoological Letters.
7, 12 (2021)
Polymorphism in the symmetries of gastric pouch arrangements in the sea anemone D. lineata.
Sarper, S.E., Hirai, T., Matsuyama, T., Kuratani, S., Fujimoto, K.

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol.
1-14, (2021)
Dynamical systems approach to evolution-development congruence:Revisitng Haeckel's recapitulation theory.
Kohsokabe, T., Kaneko K.

Zoological Letters.
7, Article Number: 3 (2021)
Developmental fates of shark head cavities reveal mesodermal contributions to tendon progenitor cells in extraocular muscles.
Kuroda, S., Adachi, N., Kusakabe, R, Kuratani, S

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol.
1-11 (2021)
The developmental hourglass model and recapitulation: An attempt to integrate the two models.
Uesaka, M, Kuratani, S, Irie, N
J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol.
1-8 (2020)
How can recapitulation be reconciled with modern concepts of evolution?
Kuratani, S, Uesaka, M, Irie, N

BMC Biol.
18(1):120 (2020)
Novel developmental bases for the evolution of hypobranchial muscles in vertebrates.
Kusakabe R, Higuchi S, Tanaka M, Kadota M, Nishimura O, Kuratani S.
Zoological Lett.5:33 (2019)
Recapitulation-like developmental transitions of chromatin accessibility in vertebrates.
Uesaka M, Kuratani S, Takeda H, Irie N.
Zoological Sci.36(1):1-4 (2019)
Twins at Conspicuously Different Developmental Stages in a Turtle Egg.
Hirasawa T, Alev C, Kuratani S.
Nature 565(7739):347-350(2019).
Inner ear development in cyclostomes and evolution of the vertebrate semicircular canals.
Higuchi S, Sugahara F, Pascual-Anaya J, Takagi W, Oisi Y, Kuratani S.
Zoological Lett.4:32 (2018)
The phylum Vertebrate:a case for zoological recognition.
Irie N, Satoh N, Kuratani S.
Nat Ecol Evol. 2(11):1761-1771 (2018)
Shark genomes provide insights into elasmobranch evolution and the origin of vertebrates.
Hara Y, Yamaguchi K, Onimaru K, Kadota M, Koyanagi M, Keeley SD, Tatsumi K, Tanaka K, Motone F, Kageyama Y, Nozu R, Adachi N, Nishimura O, Nakagawa R, Tanegashima C, Kiyatake I, Matsumoto R, Murakumo K, Nishida K, Terakita A, Kuratani S, Sato K, Hyodo S, Kuraku S.
Zoological Lett. 4:27(2018)
Evolution of the muscular system in tetrapod limbs.
Hirasawa T, Kuratani S.
Genesis. 56(6-7):e23213(2018)
The neural crest and origin of the neurocranium in vertebrates.
Kuratani S.
Zoological Lett. 4:18(2018)
Stepwise participation of HGF/MET signaling in the development of migratory muscle precursors during vertebrate evolution.
Adachi N, Pascual-Anaya J, Hirai T, Higuchi S, Kuroda S, Kuratani S.
Nat Ecol Evol. 2(5):859-866(2018)
Hagfish and lamprey Hox genes reveal conservation of temporal colinearity in vertebrates.
Pascual-Anaya J, Sato I, Sugahara F, Higuchi S, Paps J, Ren Y, Takagi W, Ruiz-Villalba A, Ota KG, Wang W, Kuratani S.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 115(14):E3211-E3220(2018)
Expansions, diversification, and interindividual copy number variations of AID/APOBEC family cytidine deaminase genes in lampreys.
Holland SJ, Berghuis LM, King JJ, Iyer LM, Sikora K, Fifield H, Peter S, Quinlan EM, Sugahara F, Shingate P, Trancoso I, Iwanami N, Temereva E, Strohmeier C, Kuratani S, Venkatesh B, Evanno G, Aravind L, Schorpp M, Larijani M, Boehm T.
Zoological Lett. 4:5(2018)
Development of hypobranchial muscles with special reference to the evolution of the vertebrate neck.
Adachi N, Pascual-Anaya J, Hirai T, Higuchi S, Kuratani S.
Dev Biol. 444(1):S60-S66(2018)
The neural crest and evolution of the head/trunk interface in vertebrates.
Kuratani S, Kusakabe R, Hirasawa T.
Zoological Lett. 9;4:1(2018)
Evolution of the vertebrate neurocranium: problems of the premandibular domain and the origin of the trabecula.
Kuratani S, Ahlberg PE.
Int J Dev Biol. 61(10-11-12):621-632(2017)
Metamerism in cephalochordates and the problem of the vertebrate head.
Onai T, Adachi N, Kuratani S.
Nat Ecol Evol. 1(11):1731-1736(2017)
Migratory appendicular muscles precursor cells in the common ancestor to all vertebrates.
Okamoto E, Kusakabe R, Kuraku S, Hyodo S, Robert-Moreno A, Onimaru K, Sharpe J, Kuratani S, Tanaka M.
Nat Ecol Evol. 1(11):1722-1730(2017)
Constrained vertebrate evolution by pleiotropic genes.
Hu H, Uesaka M, Guo S, Shimai K, Lu TM, Li F, Fujimoto S, Ishikawa M, Liu S, Sasagawa Y, Zhang G, Kuratani S, Yu JK, Kusakabe TG, Khaitovich P, Irie N; EXPANDE Consortium.
Nat Ecol Evol. 1(9):1392-1399(2017)
Anatomical integration of the sacral-hindlimb unit coordinated by GDF11 underlies variation in hindlimb positioning in tetrapods.
Matsubara Y, Hirasawa T, Egawa S, Hattori A, Suganuma T, Kohara Y, Nagai T, Tamura K, Kuratani S, Kuroiwa A, Suzuki T.
Evodevo. 10;8:9.(2017)
Outflow tract septation and the aortic arch system in reptiles: lessons for understanding the mammalian heart
Poelmann RE, Gittenberger-de Groot AC, Biermans MWM, Dolfing AI, Jagessar A, van Hattum S, Hoogenboom A, Wisse LJ, Vicente-Steijn R, de Bakker MAG, Vonk FJ, Hirasawa T, Kuratani S, Richardson MK.
Development 144:3315-3324(2017)
Differing contributions of the first and second pharyngeal arches to tympanic membrane formation in the mouse and chick
Furutera T, Takechi M, Kitazawa T, Takei J, Yamada T, Vu Hoang T, Rijli FM, Kurihara H, Kuratani S, Iseki S.
Sci Rep 16;7(1):8432(2017)
Nitric Oxide regulates mouth development in amphioxus
Annona G, Caccavale F, Pascual-Anaya J, Kuratani S, De Luca P, Palumbo A, D'Aniello S.
Dev. Growth Diff. 59(4):270-285(2017)
Expression patterns of Sema3A in developing amniote limbs: with reference to the diversification of peripheral nerve innervation
Noguchi K, Ishikawa R, Miyoshi K, Kawaguchi M, Kawasaki T, Hirata T, Fukui M, Kuratani S, Tanaka M, and Murakami Y.
Dev. Growth Diff. 59(4):163-174(2017)
Reconstruction of the ancestral vertebrate brain
Sugahara F, Murakami Y, Pascual-Anaya J, and Kuratani S.
Zoological Sci.34:1-4 (2017)
Paleontological Studies Integrated into a New Evolutionary Zoology
Kuratani S, and Fukatsu T.
Nature. 532(7600):447-8 (2016)
Palaeontology: Getting the measure of a monster
Kuratani S, and Hirasawa T.
Zoolog Lett. 2(1):20 (2016)
Palaeospondylus as a primitive hagfish
Hirasawa T, Oisi Y, and Kuratani S.
Zoolog Sci. 33(3) 229-238 (2016)
Evolution of the Vertebrate Cranium: Viewed from Hagfish Developmental Studies
Kuratani S, Oisi Y, and Ota, K. G.
Zoolog Sci. 33(3) 213-228 (2016)
What are Head Cavities? -A History of Studies on Vertebrate Head Segmentation
Kuratani S, and Adachi N.
Zoolog Lett. 2(10) (2016)
Comparative morphology and development of extra-ocular muscles in the lamprey and gnathostomes reveal the ancestral state and developmental patterns of the vertebrate head
Suzuki G. D, Fukumoto Y, Yoshimura M, Yamazaki Y, Kosaka J, Kuratani S, and Wada H.
Nature. 531(7592)97-100 (2016)
Evidence from cyclostomes for complex regionalization of the ancestral vertebrate brain.
Sugahara F, Pascual-Anaya J, Oisi Y, Kuraku S, Aota S, Adachi N, Takagi W, Hirai T, Sato N, Murakami Y, Kuratani S.
Zoolog Lett. 2(2) (2016)
Amphioxus mouth after dorso-ventral inversion.
Kaji T, Reimer JD, Morov AR, Kuratani S and Yasui K.
Zoolog Sci. 33(1) 1-5 (2016)
Launch of Zoological Letters.
Fukatsu T, Kuratani S.
Congenital Anomalies. 56(1) 12-17 (2016)
Developmental mechanisms of the tympanic membrane in mammals and non-mammalian amniotes.
Takechi M, Kitazawa T, Hirasawa T, Hirai T, Iseki S, Kurihara H, Kuratani S.
Zoological Letters. 1(33) (2015)
On the origin of vertebrate somites.
Onai T, Aramaki T, Inomata H, Hirai T, Kuratani S.
Zoological Letters. 1(29) (2015)
Ancestral mesodermal reorganization and evolution of the vertebrate head.
Onai T, Aramaki T, Inomata H, Hirai T, Kuratani S.
Dev. Growth Differ. 58(1) 143-153 (2016)
Expansion of the neck reconstituted the shoulder–diaphragm in amniote evolution.
Hirasawa T, Fujimoto S, Kuratani S.
Int.J.Dev.Biol. 58(10/11/12)743-750 (2014)
Comparative analysis of pleurodiran and cryptodiran turtle embryos depicts the molecular ground pattern of the turtle carapacial ridge.
Pascual-Anaya J, Hirasawa T, Sato I, Kuraku S & Kuratani S.
Evodevo. 7;6:18 (2015)
Evolution of retinoic acid reseptors in chordates: insights from three lamprey species, Lampetra fluviatilis, Petromyzon marinus, and Lethenteron japonicum
Campo-Paysaa F, Jandzik D, Takio-Ogawa Y, Cattell MV, Neef HC, Langeland JA, Kuratani S, Medeiros DM, Mazan S, Kuraku S, Laudet V, Schubert M
Nature Communications. 6(6853) (2015)
Developmental genetic bases behind the independent origin of the tympanic membrane in mammals and diapsids.
Kitazawa T, Takechi M, Hirasawa T, Adachi N, Narboux-Nême N, Kume H, Maeda K, Hirai T, Miyagawa-Tomita S, Kurihara Y, Hitomi J, Levi G, Kuratani S & Kurihara H
J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 324(3) (2015)
The evolutionary origin of the turtle shell and its
dependence on the axial arrest of the embryonic rib cage

Hirasawa, T., Pascual-Anaya, J., Kamezaki, N., Taniguchi, M., Mine, K., Kuratani, S.
J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 324(3) (2015)
On the homoogy of the shoulder girdle in turtles.
Nagashima, H., Sugahara, F., Takechi, M., Sato, N., and Kuratani, S.
Zoological Letters. 1(6) (2015)
On the peculiar morphology and development of the hypoglossal, glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves and hypobranchial muscles in the hagfish.
Oisi, Y., Fujimoto, S., Ota, K., Kuratani, S.
Zoological Letters. 1(2) (2015)
Evolution of the vertebrate skeleton: morphology, embryology, and development.
Hirasawa, T., Kuratani, S.
Zoological Letters. 1(4) (2015)
Evolutionary and developmental understanding of the spinal accessory nerve.
Tada, M. N., Kuratani, S.
PLoS One. 9(9):e106569 (2014)
Evolution and Development of Ventricular Septation in the Amniote Heart.
Poelmann RE, Gittenberger-de Groot AC, Vicente-Steijin R, Wisse LJ, Bartelings MM, Everts S, Hoppenbrouwers T, Kruithof BP, Jensen B, de Bruin PW, Hirasawa T, Kuratani S, Vonk F, van de Put JM, de Bakker MA, Richardson MK.
Dev Growth Differ. 57(1) (2014)
Development of the thalamo-dorsal ventricular ridge tract in the Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis.
Tosa, Y., Hirao, A., Matsubara, I., Kawaguchi, M., Fukui, M., Kuratani, S., Murakami, Y.
Development 141,4649-4655(2014)
The developmental hourglass model: a predictor of the basic body plan?
Irie, N., and Kuratani, S.
Zoology 117:77-80(2014)
The origin of developmental mechanisms underlying vertebral elements: implications from hagfish EvoDevo.
Ota, K. G., Oisi, Y., Fujimoto, S., and Kuratani, S.
Annu Rev Genomics Hum Genet. 15:443-459(2014)
The Evolutionary Origin of the Vertebrate Body Plan: The Problem of Head Segmentation.
Onai, T., Ire, N., Kuratani, S.
Zool. Sci. 30(11)944-961(2013)
Development of the chondrocranium in hagfishes, with special reference to the early evolution of vertebrates.
Oisi, Y., Ota, K.G., Fujimoto, S., Kuratani, S.
J. Morphology 275:17-38(2014)
On the maxillary nerve
Higashiyama, H., Kuratani, S.
J. Anat. 223(6)547-556(2013)
Origin of the unique morphology of the shoulder girdle in turtles
Nagashima, H., Hirasawa, T., Sugahara, F., Takechi, M., Usuda, R., Sato, N., Kuratani, S.
Science 341(6142)139-140(2013)
A Muscular Perspective on Vertebrate Evolution
Kuratani, S.
Nature Communications 4:2107 (2013)
The endoskeletal origin of the turtle carapace
Hirasawa, T., Nagashima, H., Kuratani, S.
PNAS 110(29) 11899-11904 (2013)
Body wall development in lamprey and a new perspective on the origin of vertebrate paired fins
Tulenko, F. J., McCauley, D.W., Mackenzie, E.L., Mazan, S., Kuratani, S., Sugahara, F., Kusakabe, R., Burke, A.C.
BMC Dev Biol. 13:26 (2013)
Evolution of Hox gene clusters in deuterostomes
Pascual-Anaya, J., D. Aniello, S., Kuratani, S., Garcia-Fernàndez, J.
Nature Genetics 45(6)701-706 (2013)
The draft genomes of soft-shell turtle and green sea turtle yield insights into the development and evolution of the turtle-specific body plan
Wang Z, Pascual-Anaya J, Zadissa A, Li W, Niimura Y, Huang Z, Li C, White S, Xiong Z, Fang D, Wang B, Ming Y, Chen Y, Zheng Y, Kuraku S, Pignatelli M, Herrero J, Beal K, Nozawa M, Li Q, Wang J, Zhang H, Yu L, Shigenobu S, Wang J, Liu J, Flicek P, Searle S, Wang J, Kuratani S, Yin Y, Aken B, Zhang G, Irie N.
J.Anat. 222(5)504-517 (2013)
A new scenario of the evolutionary derivation of the mammalian diaphragm from shoulder muscles
Hirasawa, T., Kuratani, S.

Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 23(4)475-83 (2013)
Evolution of the regionalization and patterning of the vertebrate telencephalon: what can we learn from cyclostomes?
Sugahara, F., Murakami, Y., Adachi, N., Kuratani, S.

J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 320(3)129-139 (2013)
Late Development of Hagfish Vertebral Elements.
Ota, K. G., Fujimoto, S., Oisi, Y., Kuratani, S.
Semin Cell Dev Biol. 24(2)110-118 (2013)
The Dlx genes as clues to vertebrate genomics and craniofacial evolution
Takechi, M., Adachi, N., Hirai, T., Kuratani, S., Kuraku, S.
Dev Biol. 375(2)182-192(2013)
The evolutionary origins of chordate hematopoiesis and vertebrate endothelia
Pascual-Anaya, J., Albuixech-Crespo, B., Somorjai, I. M., Carmona, R., Oisi, Y., Alvarez, S., Kuratani, S., Muñoz-Chápuli, R., Garcia-Fernàndez, J.
BMC Evol Biol. 13:15 (2013)
Non-parsimonious evolution of hagfish Dlx genes
Fujimoto, S., Oisi, Y., Kuraku, S., Ota, K.G., Kuratani, S.
Nature 493(7431):175-80 (2013)
Craniofacial development of hagfishes and the evolution of vertebrates
Oisi, Y., Ota, K.G., Kuraku, S., Fujimoto, S., Kuratani, S.
Evodevo. 3(1):28 (2012)
Pascual-Anaya, J., Adachi, N., Alvarez, S., Kuratani, S., D. Aniello, S., Garcia-Fernàndez, J.
J. Anat. 222(1):41-55.
Developmental and evolutionary significance of the mandibular arch and prechordal/premandibular cranium in vertebrates: revising the heterotopy scenario of gnathostome jaw evolution
Evol. Dev. 14,234-256 (2012)
Development of head and trunk mesoderm in the dogfish, scyliorhinus torazame. I. embrylogy and morphology of the head cavities and related structures
Adachi. N., Kuratani, S.
Evol. Dev. 14,257-276 (2012)
Development of the head and trunk mesoderm in the dogfish Scyliorhinus torazame. Ⅱ. Comparison of gene expression between the head mesoderm and somites with reference to the origin of the vertebrate head
Adachi. N., Takechi, M., Hirai, T., Kuratani, S.
Anat. Sci. Int. 87, 1-13 (2012)
Body plan of turtles: an anatomical, developmental and evolutionary perspective
Nagashima, H., Kuraku, S., Uchida, K., Ohya, K. Y., Narita, Y., Kuratani, S.

Evol. Dev. 14,76-92 (2012)
Evolution of the vertebrate jaw from developmental perspectives
Kuratani S.

Genome Biol Evol. Nov. 17 (2011)
Genome-wide Detection of Gene Extinction in Early Mammalian Evolution.
Kuraku S, Kuratani S.
J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 316(7):526-46. (2011)
Overview of the transcriptome profiles identified in hagfish, shark, and bichir: current issues arising from some nonmodel vertebrate taxa.
Takechi M, Takeuchi M, Ota KG, Nishimura O, Mochii M, Itomi K, Adachi N, Takahashi M, Fujimoto S, Tarui H, Okabe M, Aizawa S, Kuratani S.
Dev Biol. 359(1):124-36. (2011)
Development and evolution of the lateral plate mesoderm: Comparative analysis of amphioxus and lamprey with implications for the acquisition of paired fins.
Onimaru K, Shoguchi E, Kuratani S, Tanaka M.
Dev Biol. 356, 529–540 (2011)
Dual origins of the prechordal cranium in the chicken embryo
Wada N, Nohno T, Kuratani S.
Nature Communications Jun.28 (2011)
Identification of vertebra-like elements and their possible differentiation from sclerotomes in the hagfish
Ota G.K, Fujimoto S, Oisi Y, Kuratani S.
Development 138, 2401-2415 (2011)
An eye on the head: the development and evolution of craniofacial muscles
Sambasivan R, Kuratani S, Tajbakhsh S.
Nature Communications Mar.22 (2011)
Comparative transcriptome analysis reveals vertebrate phylotypic period during organogenesis
Irie, N., Kuratani, S.
Development 138,1217-1226(2011)
Involvement of hedgehog and FGF signalling in the lamprey telencephalon: evolution of regionalization and dorso-ventral patterning of the vertebrate forebrain
Sugahara,F., Aota,S., Kuraku,S., Murakami,Y., Takio,O.Y., Hirano,S., Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 314B, 1-17(2011)
Development of Lamprey Mucocartilage and its Dorsal–Ventral Patterning by Endothelin Signaling, With Insight Into Vertebrate Jaw Evolution
Yao, T., Ohtani, K., Kuratani, S., Wada, H.
Evol. Dev. 13, 260-268 (2011)
Hepatocyte growth factor is crucial for development of the carapace in turtles
Ohya,K.Y., Narita,Y., Nagashima,H., Usuda,R., Kuratani,S.
Evol. Dev. 13, 1-14 (2011)
Evolutionary developmental perspective for the origin of turtles: the folding theory for the shell based on the developmental nature of the carapacial ridge
Kuratani,S., Kuraku,S., Nagashima,H.
Dev. Biol. 350, 217-227 (2011)
Expression and interaction of muscle-related genes in the lamprey imply the evolutionary scenario for vertebrate skeltal muscle, in association with the acquisition of the neck and fins
Kusakabe,R., kuraku,S., Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 314B, 1-17 (2010)
History of studies on mammalian middle ear evolution: A comparative morphological and developmental biology perspective
Takechi,M., Kuratani,S.
Dev. Biol. 341, 315-323 (2010)
Evolution of oropharyngeal patterning mechanisms involving Dlx and endothelins in vertebrates
Kuraku,S., Takio,Y., Sugahara,F., Takechi,M., Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 312B, 1-10 (2009)
Expression pattern of two collagen type2a1 genes in the Japanese Inshore hagfish (Eptatretus burgeri) with Special reference to the evolution of cartilaginous tissue
Ota,G.K., Kuratani,S.
J. Morphol. 270, 1381-1399 (2009)
Skeltal development in the chinese soft-shelled turtle pelodiscus sinensis(Testudines: Trionychidae)
Sanchez-Villagra,M.,R., Muller,H., Sheil, C.A., Scheyer, T.M., Nagashima,H.and Kuratani S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 312B, 1-10 (2009)
Expression pattern of two collagen type2α1 genes in the Japanese Inshore hagfish(Eptatretus burgeri) with Special reference to the evolution of cartilaginous tissue
Ota,G.K., Kuratani,S.
Development 136, 1585-1589 (2009)
Insights into neural crest migration and differentation from experimental embryology
Science 325, 193-196 (2009)
Evolution of the turtle body plan by the folding and creation of new muscle connections
Nagashima,H., Sugahara,F., Takechi,M., Ericsson,R., Ohya,K.Y., Narita,Y., Kuratani,S.
Dev. Biol. 332, 61-69 (2009)
Modularity, comparative embryology and evo-devo: developmental dissection of evolving body plans
Mol. Biol. Evol. 26, 47-59 (2008)
Timing of genome duplications relative to origin of the vertebrates:Did cyclostomes diverge before or after?
Kuraku,S., Meyer,A., and Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 310B, 596-607 (2008)
Expression of Sox and fibrillar collagen genes in lamprey larval chondrogenesis with implication for the evolution of vertebrate cartillage
Ohtani,K., Yao,T., Kobayashi,M., Kusakabe,R., Kuratani,S., and Wada,H.
Zool. Sci. 25, 953-954 (2008)
Cyclostome Studies in the context of vertebrate evolution
McCauley,D. and Kuratani,S.
Zool. Sci. 25, 999-1011 (2008)
Developmental biology of hagfishes, with a report on newly obtained embryos of the Japanese inshore hagfish, eptatretus burgeri
Ota,G.K. and Kuratani,S.
Evol. Dev. 10, 519-530 (2008)
Conserved relative timing of cranical ossification patterns in early mammalian evolution
Sanchez-Villagra,M., R.,Goswami,A., Weisbecker,V., Mock,O., and Kuratani,S.
PNAS 105, 6679-6683 (2008)
Non-Canonical role of Hox14 revealed by its expression patterns in lamprey and shark
Kuraku,S., Takio,Y., Tamura,K., Aono,H., Meyer,A., Kuratani,S.
Integ. Comp. Biol. 48, 604-610 (2008)
Head segmentation in vertebrates
Kuratani,S and Thomas Schilling
Integ. Comp. Biol. 48, 647-657 (2008)
Is the vertebrate head segmented? - evolutionary and developmental considerations
Dev. Dyn. 237, 1581-1589 (2008)
Indentification of Four Engrailed Genes in the Japanese Lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum
Matsuura,M., Nishihara,H., Onimaru,K., Kuraku,S., Kusakabe,R., Okada,N., Kuratani,S., and Tanaka,M.
Dev. Growth Differ. 50, 189-194 (2008)
Evolutionary developmental studies of cyclostomes and origin of the vertebrate neck
Brain Research Bulletin 75, 218-224 (2007)
Brain segmentation and trigeminal projections in the lamprey; with reference to vertebrate brain evolution
Murakami,Y., Kuratani,S.
BioEssays 30, 167-172 (2008)
Hagfish (Cyclostomata, Vertebrata) : searching for the ancestral developmental plan of vertebrates
Kuratani,S., Ota,G.K.
Dev.Genes Evol. 217, 691-697 (2007)
Identification and devlopmental expression of two Tbx1/10-related genes in the agnathan Lethenteron japanicum
Tiecke,E., Matsuura,M., Kokubo,N., Kuraku,S., Kusakabe,R., Kuratani,S., Tanaka,M.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 308B, 294-314 (2007)
Primitive Versus derived traits in the developmental program of the vertebrate head: Views from cyclostome developmental studies
Kuratani,S., Ota,G.K.
Dev. Dyn. 236, 2410-2420 (2007)
Evolutionary perspectives from development of meosdermal components in the lamprey
Kusakabe,R. and Kuratani,S.
Dev. Biol. 308, 606-620 (2007)
Hox gene expression patterns in lethenteron japonicum embryos - Insights into the evolution of the vertebrate Hox code
Takio,Y., Kuraku,S., Murakami,Y., Pasqualetti,M., Filippo M. Rijli, Narita,Y., Kuratani,S., Kusakabe,R.
Zool. Sci. 24, 257-263 (2007)
Autopodical development in the sea turtles chelonia mydas and Caretta caretta
Marcelo R. Sanchez-Villagra, Mitgutsch,C., Nagashima,H., and Kuratani,S.
Integ. Comp. Biol. 47 329-337 (2007)
Cyclostome embryology and early evolutionary history of vertebrates
Ota,G.K., and Kuratani,S.
Development 134, 2219-2226 (2007)
On the carapacial ridge in turtle embryos: its developmental origin, function and the chelonian body plan
Nagashima,H., Kuraku,S.,Uchida,K., Ohya,K.Y., Narita,Y., and Kuratani,S.
Nature 446, 671-675 (2007)
Hagfish embrylogy with reference to the evolution of the neural crest
Ota,K.G., Kuraku,S., and Kuratani,S.
Chromosome Research 14, 187-202 (2006)
cDNA-based gene mapping and GC3 profiling in the soft-shelled turtle suggests a chromosomal size-dependent GC bias shared by sauropsids
Kuraku,S., Ishijima,J., Nishida-Umehara,C., Agata,K., Kuratani,S., and Matsuda,Y.
Zool. Sci. 23, 1053-1064 (2006)
Timescale for cyclostome evolution inferred with a phylogenetic diagnosis of hagfish and lamprey cDNA sequences
Kuraku,S. and Kuratani,S.
Evol. Dev. 8, 415-423 (2006)
Unique features of Myf-5 in turtles: nucleotide deletion, alternative splicing, and unusual expression pattern
Ohya,K.Y., Usuda,R., Kuraku,S., Nagashima,H., and Kuratani,S.
Zool. Sci. 23, 403-418 (2006)
The history of scientific endeavors towards understanding hagfish embryology
Ota,K.G. and Kuratani,S.
Dev. Dyn. 234, 824-834 (2005)
Evolution and developmental patterning of the vertebrate skeletal muscles: perspectives from the lamprey
Kusakabe,R. and Kuratani,S.
Mol. Biol. Evol. 22, 1649-1660 (2005)
cimp1, a novel astacin family metalloproteinase gene from East African cichlids, is differentially expressed between species during growth
Kijimoto,T., Watanabe,M., Fujimura,K., Nakazawa,M., Murakami,Y., Kuratani,S., Kohara,Y., Gojobori,T., and Okada,N.
Dev. Biol. 280, 249-259 (2005)
Evolution of the brain developmental plan: Insights from agnathans
Murakami,Y., Uchida,K., Rijli,F.M., and Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 304B, 107-118 (2005)
Hox code and embryos of Chinese Soft-Shelled turtle pelodiscus sinensis correlates with the evolutionary innovation in the turtle
Ohya,K.Y., Kuraku,S., and Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 304B, 91-106 (2005)
Evolution of the vertebral formulae in mammals: A perspective on developmental constraints
Narita,Y. and Kuratani,S.
Evol. Dev. 7, 3-17 (2005)
Comprehensive survey of carapacial ridge-specific genes in turtle implies co-option of some regulatory genes in carapace evolution
Kuraku,S., Usuda,R., and Kuratani,S.
Zool. Sci. 22, 1-19 (2005)
Craniofacial development and the evolution of the vertebrates: the old problems on a new background

Dev. Dyn. 232, 149-161 (2005)
Turtle-chicken chimera: an experimental approach to understanding evolutionary innovation in the turtle
Nagashima,H., Uchida,K., Yamamoto,K., Kuraku,S., Usuda,R., and Kuratani,S.

J. Anat. 205, 335-347 (2005)
Evolution of the vertebrate jaw: comparative embryology reveals the developmental factors behind the evolutionary novelty
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 302B, 458-468 (2004)
Developmental fate of the mandibular mesoderm in the lamprey, Lethenteron japonicum: comparative morphology and development of the gnathostome jaw with special reference to the nature of trabecula cranii
Kuratani,S., Murakami,Y., Nobusada,Y., Kusakabe,R., and Hirano,S.
J. Immunol. 173, 1118-1128 (2004)
A short consensus repeat-containing complement regulatory protein of lamprey that participates in cleavage of lamprey complement 3
Kimura,Y., Inoue,N., Fukui,A., Oshiumi,H., Matsumoto,M., Nonaka,M., Kuratani,S., Fujita,T., Nonaka,M., Seya,T.
Nature 429, 3358 (2004)
Evolutionary biology: lamprey Hox genes and the evolution of jaws
Takio,Y., Pasqualetti,M., Kuraku,S., Hirano,S., Rijli,F.M., Kuratani,S.
Development 131, 983-995 (2004)
Segmental development of reticulospinal and branchiomotor neurons in lamprey: insights into the evolution of the vertebrate hindbrain
Murakami,Y., Pasqualetti,M., Takio,Y., Hirano,S., Rijli,F.M., Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 302B, 121-133 (2004)
Lamprey contractile protein genes mark different populations of skeletal muscles during development
Kusakabe,R., Takechi,M., Tochinai,S., Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 300B, 32-47 (2003)
Development of the adenohypophysis in the lamprey: evolution of epigenetic patterning programs in organogenesis
Uchida,K., Murakami,Y., Kuraku,S., Hirano,S., Kuratani,S.
J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 296B, 87-97 (2003)
Expression of foreign genes in lamprey embryos: An approach to study evolutionary changes in gene regulation
Kusakabe,R., Tochinai,S., Kuratani,S.
Theory. Biosci. 122, 230-251 (2003)
Evolutionary Developmental Biology and Vertebrate Head Segmentation: A perspective from developmental constraint
Palentological Research 7, 89-102 (2003)
Evolution of the vertebrate jaw: homology and developmental constraints
Genesis 34, 175-183 (2002)
Lamprey as an evo-devo model: Lessons from comparative embryology and molecular phylogenetics
Kuratani,S., Kuraku,S., Murakami,Y.
Science 296, 1316-1319 (2002)
Heterotopic shift of epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in vertebrate jaw evolution
Shigetani,Y., Sugahara,F., Kawakami,Y., Murakami,Y., Hirano,S., Kuratani,S.
Brain Res. Bull. 57, 271-275 (2002)
Compartments in the lamprey embryonic brain as revealed by regulatory gene expression and the distribution of reticulospinal neurons
Murakami,Y., Ogasawara,M., Satoh,N., Sugahara,F., Myojin,M., Hirano,S., Kuratani, S.