Selection of research articles and reviews. Click here for a complete list on Pubmed

Research Articles


Ren C, Yua Q, Braun M, et al. (2019)
Leukocyte by Plasma Membrane Curvature from Cell Attachment.
Dev Cell. 49(2):206-219.e7. Link

Lewis TL, Kwon SK, Lee A, Shaw R, Polleux F. (2018)
MFF-dependent mitochondrial fission regulates presynaptic release and axon branching by limiting axonal mitochondria size.
Nat Commun. 9(1):5008. Link

Courchet V, Roberts AJ, Meyer-dilhet G, et al. (2018)
Haploinsufficiency of autism spectrum disorder candidate gene NUAK1 impairs cortical development and behavior in mice.
Nat Commun. 9(1):4289. Link

Lee A, Hirabayashi Y, Kwon SK, Lewis TL, Polleux F. (2018)
Emerging roles of mitochondria in synaptic transmission and neurodegeneration.
Curr Opin Physiol. 3:82-93. Link

Hirabayashi Y, Tapia JC, Polleux F. (2018)
Correlated Light-Serial Scanning Electron Microscopy (CoLSSEM) for ultrastructural visualization of single neurons in vivo.
Sci Rep. 8(1):14491. Link

Suzuki IK, Lacquer D, Van heurck R. et al. (2018)
Human-Specific NOTCH2NL Genes Expand Cortical Neurogenesis through Delta/Notch Regulation.
Cell. 173(6):1370-1384.e16. Link

Shi F, Kawano F, Park SE, et al. (2018)
Optogenetic Control of Endoplasmic Reticulum-Mitochondria Tethering.
ACS Synth Biol. 7(1):2-9. Link

Hirabayashi Y, Kwon SK, Paek H, et al. (2017)
ER-mitochondria tethering by PDZD8 regulates Ca2+ dynamics in mammalian neurons.
Science. 358(6363):623-630. Link

Mountoufaris G, Chen WV, Hirabayashi Y, et al. (2017)
Multicluster Pcdh diversity is required for mouse olfactory neural circuit assembly.
Science. 356(6336):411-414. Link

Ebrahimi-fakhari D, Safari A, Wahlster L, et al. (2016)
Impaired Mitochondrial Dynamics and Mitophagy in Neuronal Models of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
Cell Rep. 17(4):1053-1070. Link

Kwon SK, Hirabayashi Y, Polleux F. (2016)
Organelle-Specific Sensors for Monitoring Ca Dynamics in Neurons.
Front Synaptic Neurosci. 8:29. Link

Lewis TL, Turi GF, Kwon SK, Losonczy A, Polleux F. (2016)
Progressive Decrease of Mitochondrial Motility during Maturation of Cortical Axons In Vitro and In Vivo.
Curr Biol. 26(19):2602-2608. Link

Zheng Y, Lewis TL, Igo P, Polleux F, Chatterjee A. (2016)
Virus-Enabled Optimization and Delivery of the Genetic Machinery for Efficient Unnatural Amino Acid Mutagenesis in Mammalian Cells and Tissues.
ACS Synth Biol. 6(1):13-18. Link

Kwon SK, Sando R, Lewis TL, Hirabayashi Y, Maximov A, Polleux F. (2016)
LKB1 Regulates Mitochondria-Dependent Presynaptic Calcium Clearance and Neurotransmitter Release Properties at Excitatory Synapses along Cortical Axons.
PLoS Biol. 14(7):e1002516. Link

Fossati M, Pizzarelli R, Schmidt ER, Kupferman JV, Stroebel D, Polleux F*, Charrier C.* (2016)
SRGAP2 and Its Human-Specific Paralog Co-Regulate the Development of Excitatory and Inhibitory Synapses.
Neuron. 91(2):356-69. Link

*Co-corresponding authors

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Shimojo M, Courchet J, Pieraut S, et al. (2015)
SNAREs Controlling Vesicular Release of BDNF and Development of Callosal Axons.
Cell Reports. 11(7):1054-66. Link

Hsia HE, Kumar R, Luca R, et al. (2014)
Ubiquitin E3 ligase Nedd4-1 acts as a downstream target of PI3k/PTEN-mTORC1 signaling to promote neurite growth.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 111(36):13205-10. Link

Courchet J.*, Lewis T. Jr*, Aizawa S. and Polleux F. (2013)
Terminal axon branching is regulated by the LKB1-NUAK1 kinase pathway via presynaptic mitochondrial capture.
Cell. 153(7):1510-25. Link

*Contributed equally to this work.

Mairet-Coello G, Courchet J, Pieraut S, Courchet V, Maximov A and Polleux F. (2013)
The CAMKK2-AMPK Kinase Pathway Mediates the Synaptotoxic Effects of Abeta Oligomers through Tau Phosphorylation.
Neuron. 78:94-108. Link

Charrier C*, Joshi K*, Coutinho-Budd J, et al. (2012)
Inhibition of SRGAP2 function by its human-specific paralogs induces neoteny during spine maturation.
Cell. 149(4):923-35. Link

* Contributed equally to this work.

Coutinho-Budd J, Ghukasyan V, Zylka MJ, Polleux F. (2012)
The F-BAR domains from SRGAP1, SRGAP2 and SRGAP3 differentially regulate membrane deformation.
Journal of Cell Science. 125:3390-401. Link

Hand R., Polleux F. (2011)
Neurogenin2 regulates the initial axon guidance of cortical pyramidal neurons projecting medially to the corpus callosum.
Neural Development. Aug 24; 6:30. Link

Williams T*., Courchet J.*, Viollet B., Brenman J.E., Polleux F. (2011)
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) activity is not required for neuronal development but regulates axogenesis during metabolic stress.
Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 108:5849-54. Link

* Contributed equally to this work.

Yi J.J., Barnes A.P., Hand R., Polleux F. and Ehlers M.D. (2010)
TGFβ signaling specifies axons during brain development.
Cell. 142:144-57. Link

Guerrier S., Coutinho-Budd J., Sassa T., et al. (2009)
The F-BAR domain of srGAP2 induces membrane protrusions required for neuronal migration and morphogenesis.
Cell. 138(5):990-1004. Link

Bortone D. and Polleux F. (2009)
KCC2 expression promotes the termination of cortical interneuron migration in a voltage-sensitive calcium-dependent manner.
Neuron. 62(1):53-71. Link

Powell A., Sassa T., Wu Y.Q., Tessier-lavigne M., and Polleux F. (2008)
Topography of Thalamic projections requires attractive and repulsive functions of Netrin-1 in he ventral telencephalon.
PLoS Biol. 6(5):e116. Link

Barnes A.P., Lilley B.N., Pan, A., et al. (2007)
LKB1 and SAD kinases define a pathway required for the polarization of cortical neurons.
Cell. 129(3):549-63. Link

Hand R*, Bortone D*, Mattar P, et al. (2005)
Phosphorylation of Neurogenin2 specifies the migration properties and the dendritic morphology of pyramidal neurons in the neocortex.
Neuron. 48(1):45-62. Link

* Contributed equally to this work.

Seibt J, Schuurmans C, Gradwhol G, et al. (2003)
Neurogenin2 specifies the connectivity of thalamic neurons by controlling axon responsiveness to intermediate target cues.
Neuron. 39(3):439-52. Link

Dufour A., Seibt J, Passante L, et al. (2003)
Area specificity and topography of thalamocortical projections controlled by ephori/Eph genes.
Neuron. 39(3):453-65. Link

Review Articles

Blockus H, Polleux F. (2018)
Circuit Wiring: Neurite Speed Dating versus Stable Synaptic Matchmaking.
Dev Cell. 45(4):423-424. Link

Kupferman J, Polleux F. (2016)
Evolution: Genomic remodeling in the primate brain.
Nature. 539(7628):171-172. Link

Kwon SK, Hirabayashi Y, and Polleux F. (2016)
Organelle-Specific Sensors for Monitoring Ca2+ Dynamics in Neurons.
Front Synaptic Neurosci. 8:29. Link

Mairet-Coello G. and Polleux F. (2014)
Involvement of ‘stress-response’ kinase pathways in Alzheimer’s disease progression.
Curr Opin Neurobiol. 27:110-7 Link 

Lewis T.L. Jr, Courchet J. and Polleux F. (2013)
Cell biology of Neuroscience: Cellular and Molecular mechanisms underlying axon formation, growth and branching.
The Journal of Cell Biology. 202:837-48 Link

Barnes A.P., and Polleux F. (2009)
Establishment of Axon-Dendrite Polarity in Developing Neurons.
Annual Review of Neuroscience. 32:347-81. Link

Barnes A.P., Solecki D. and Polleux F. (2008)
New insights into the molecular mechanisms specifying neuronal polarity in vivo.
Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 18:44-52. Link

Polleux F., Ince-Dunn G., Ghosh A. (2007)
Transcriptional mechanisms specifying neuronal connectivity and synapse formation.
Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 8:331-340. Link

Vanderhaeghen P. and Polleux F. (2004) Developmental mechanisms patterning thalamocortical projections: intrinsic, extrinsic and in between. Trends in Neurosciences. 25:127-149. Link

Whitford, K.L., Dijkhuizen P., Polleux F., and Ghosh A. (2002)
Molecular control of dendritic development.
Annual Review of Neuroscience. 25:127-149. Link

Previous publications from Franck


Polleux F., Whitford K., Dijkhuizen P. and Ghosh A. (2002)
Control of cortical interneuron migration by neurotrophins and PI3-Kinase signaling.
Development. 129:3147-3160. Link

Polleux F., Dehay C. and Kennedy H. (2001)
Pre- and post-mitotic events contribute to the progressive acquisition of area-specific connectional fate in the neocortex.
Cerebral Cortex. 11:1027-1039. Link

Polleux F., Morrow T. and Ghosh A. (2000)
Semaphorin 3A is a chemoattractant for cortical apical dendrites.
Nature. 404:567-573. (Full Article +Cover +News & Views). Link

Polleux F., Giger R.J., Ginty, D.D. Kolodkin A.L. and Ghosh A. (1998)
Patterning of cortical efferent projections by semaphorin-neuropilin interactions.
Science. 282: 1904-1906. Link

Polleux F., Dehay C. and Kennedy H. (1998)
Neurogenesis and commitment of corticospinal neurons in the reeler mutant mouse.
J. Neurosci. 18: 9910-9923. Link

Polleux F., Dehay C., Moraillon B. and Kennedy H. (1997)
Regulation of neuroblast cell-cycle kinetics plays a crucial role in the generation of unique features of neocortical areas.
J. Neurosci. 17: 7763-7783. Link

Polleux F., Dehay C. and Kennedy H. (1997)
The timetable of laminar neurogenesis contributes to the specification of cortical areas in mouse isocortex.
J. Comp. Neurol. 385:95-116. Link