Selected Publications

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Koret School of Veterinary Medicine,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agricultural, Food & Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Address: Herzl 229, P.O. Box 12,
Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-(0)8-9489021/31;
Fax: +972-(0)8-9467940



Wang, X*., Kohl, A*., Yu, X., Z, Dar., Klar, A., #Sela-Donenfeld, D., #Wang, Y. (2020). Temporal-specific roles of fragile X mental retardation protein in the development of the hindbrain auditory circuit.  Development. 147(21).* Equal First authors;  #Equal last authors.

Kalev-Altman, R., Hanael, E., Zelinger, E., Blum, M., Monsonego-Ornan, E., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2020). Conserved role of matrix metalloproteases 2 and 9 in promoting the migration of neural crest cells in avian and mammalian embryos. The FASEB J. 34: 5240-5261.

Kohl, ⁠A., Golan, N., Cinnamon, Y., Genin, O., Chefetz, B., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2019). A proof of concept study demonstrating that environmental levels of carbamazepine impair early stages of chick embryonic development. Environment International, 7.57, 129:583-594.

Frank. D., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. Hindbrain induction and patterning during early vertebrate development. (2019). Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 76(5):941-960.

Hen, G., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2018). "A narrow bridge home": The dorsal mesentery in primordial germ cell migration. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 17: 30539-6.

Peretz, Y., Kohl, A., Slutsky, N., Komlos, M., Varshavsky, S., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. Neural stem cells deriving from chick embryonic hindbrain recapitulate hindbrain development in culture. (2018). Scientific Reports, 8(1):13920.

Pokhrel. N., Cohen, EB., Genin, O., Ruza,l M., Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Cinnamon Y (2018). Effects of storage conditions on hatchability, embryonic survival and cytoarchitectural properties in broiler from young and old flocks. Poultry Sciences, 97(4):1429-1440

Pokhrel, N., Ben-Tal Cohen, E., Genin, O., Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Cinnamon, Y. Cellular and morphological characterization of blastoderms from freshly laid broiler eggs. (2017). Poultry Sciences, 96(12):4399-4408.

Kalev-Altman R., Monsonego-Ornan, E, Sela-Donenfeld D. (2017). The Role of Matrix Metalloproteinases 2 and 9 in Embryonic Neural Crest Cells and Their Derivatives. In: Chakraborti S., Dhalla N. (eds) Proteases in Physiology and Pathology. Springer, Singapore

Roth, L., Kalev-Altman, R., Monsonego-Ornan D., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2017). A New Role of The Membrane Type Matrix Metalloproteinase MMP16 in Neural Crest Migration. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 61(3-4-5):245-256

Peretz, Y., Eren, N., Kohl, A., Hen, K., Yaniv, K., Weisinger, K., Cinnamon, Y., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2016). A New Role of Hindbrain Boundaries as Pools of Neural Stem/Progenitor Cells Regulated by Sox2. BMC Biology 14:57; 1-20..

Kohl, A., Marquardt T., Klar, A., and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2015). Control of Axon Guidance and Neurotransmitter Phenotype of dB1 Hindbrain Interneurons by Lim-HD Code. The Journal of Neuroscience 35(6):2596 –2611.

Bar A., Shoval I, Monsonego-Ornan E, Sela-Donenfeld D. (2014). The Role of Proteases in Embryonic Neural Crest cells. In Role of Proteases in Cellular Dysfunction. Ed. N,S Dhalla, S.

Hen, G., Friedman-Einat, M and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2014). Primordial germ cells in the dorsal mesentery of the chicken embryo demonstrate left-right asymmetry and polarized distribution of the EMA1 epitope. Journal of Anatomy, 224; 556-563.

Kayam G, Kohl A, Magen Z, Peretz Y, Weisinger K, Bar A, Novikov O, Brodski C, Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2013). A novel role for Pax6 in the segmental organization of the hindbrain. Development 140, 2190-2202.

Ulmer B, Hagenlocher C, Schmalholz S, Kurz S, Schweickert A, Kohl A, Roth L, Sela-Donenfeld*, D., Blum M*. (2013). Calponin 2 acts as an effector of noncanonical Wnt-mediated cell polarization during neural crest cell migration. (2013). Cell Reports 28;3(3):615-21. * Equal last authors.

Khol, A., Hadas, Y., Klar., A and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2012). Electroporation of the hindbrain to trace axonal trajectories and synaptic targets in the chick embryo. Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE), Neuroscience section. e50136..

Dan H., Simsa-Maziel, S., Reich, A., Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Monsonego-Ornan, E. (2012). The role of Matrix Gla Protein in ossification and recovery of the avian growth plate. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 3: 79. 2012.

Hen, G, Yosefi, S., Shinder, D., Or, A., Migdal, S., Condiotti, R., Galun E., Bor, A., Sela-Donenfeld, D*., and Friedman-Einat, M*. (2012). Gene Transfer to Chicks Using Lentiviral Vectors Administered Via the Embryonic Chorioallantoic Membrane. PlosOne, 7(5): e36531.

Khol, A., Hadas, Y., Klar., A and Sela-Donenfeld, D. (2012). Characterization of dorsal hindbrain interneurons and their axonal growth in the chick hindbrain. The Journal of Neuroscience. 32: 5715-5771.

Monsonego-Ornan, E., Kosonovsky, J., Bar, A., Fraggi- Rankis, V., Roth, L., Simsa, S., and Sela-Donenfeld D. (2012). Matrix Metalloproteinase 9/Gelatinase B is Required For The Migration Onset of Neural Crest Cells. Developmental Biology, 364:162-177.

Weisinger, K., Kayam, S., Missulawin-Drillman, T., and Sela-Donenfeld D. (2010). Analysis of expression and function of FGF-MAPK signaling components in the hindbrain reveals the central role for FGF3 in the regulation of krox20, mediated by Pea3. Developmental Biology. 344:881-95.

Weisinger, K., Kohl, A., Kayam , G., Monsonego-Ornan, E., and Sela-Donenfeld D. (2012). Expression of hindbrain boundary markers is regulated by FGF3. Biology Open, 1: 67-74.

Tilleman, H., Hakim, V., Novikov, O., Liser, K., Nashelsky L., Di Salvio, M., Krauthammer, M., Scheffner, O., Maor, I., Mayseless, O., Meir, I., Kayam, G., Sela-Donenfeld, D., Simeone, A., and Brodski, C. (2010). Bmp5/7 in concert with the mid-hindbrain organizer control development of noradrenergic locus coeruleus neurons. Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 45:1-11.

Dan, H., Simsa, S., Hisdai, A., Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Monsonego-Ornan, E. (2009). Expression of matrix metalloproteinases during impairment and recovery of the avian growth plate. J. Animal Sciences. 87: 3544-3555.

Sela-Donenfeld, D., Kayam, G., and Wilkinson, D. (2009). Boundary cells regulate a switch in the expression of FGF3 in hindbrain rhombomeres. BMC Developmental Biology, 9:16.

Weisinger K, Wilkinson, D., and Sela-Donenfeld D. (2008). Inhibition of BMPs by follistatin is required for FGF3 expression and segmental patterning of the hindbrain. Developmental Biology, 324(2): 213-225.

Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Wilkinson D,G. (2005). Eph Receptors: Two ways to sharpen boundaries. Current Biology, 15: 210-212.

Burstyn-Cohen, T., Stanleigh, J., Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Kalcheim, C. (2004). Canonical Wnt activity regulates trunk neural crest delamination linking BMP/noggin signaling with G1/S transition. Development ,131: 5327-5339.

Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Kalcheim, C. (2002). Localized BMP4-Noggin Interactions Generate the Dynamic Patterning of Noggin Expression in Somites. Developmental Biology, 246, 311-328.

Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Kalcheim, C. (2000) Inhibition of noggin expression in the dorsal neural tube by somitogenesis: A mechanism for coordinating the timing of neural crest emigration. Development, 127, 4845-4854.

Sela-Donenfeld, D., and Kalcheim C. (1999). Regulation of the onset of neural crest migration by coordinated activity by BMP4 and noggin in the dorsal neural tube. Development, 126: 4749-4762.

Alian, A*, Sela-Donenfeld, D*, Panet, A., and Eldor, A. (2000) Avian hemangioma retrovirus induces cell proliferation via the envelope (env) gene. Virology, 276: 161-168, * Equal First authors

Eldor, A., Sela-Donenfeld, D., Korner, M, Pick, M., Resnick-Roguel N., and Panet, A. (1996). Injury models of the vascular endothelium: Apoptosis and loss of thromboresistance induced by a viral glycoprotein. Haemostasis, 26 (4): 37-45.

Sela-Donenfeld, D., Korner, M., Pick, M., Eldor A, and Panet, A. (1996). Programmed endothelial cell death induced by an avian hemangioma retrovirus is density dependent. Virology, 223: 233-237.

Ashery, U., Weiss, C., Sela, D, Spira, M., and Atlas, D. (1993). Membrane depolarization combined with release of calcium from internal stores does not trigger secretion from PC-12 cells. Receptors and Channels, 1: 217-220.

See also: dalit_seladon