Scientific Papers

  • Kremer MC, Jung C, Batelli S, Rubin GM, Gaul U (2017). The glia of the adult Drosophila nervous system. Glia 65, 606-638.


  • Schwabe T, Li X, Gaul U (2017). Dynamic analysis of the mesenchymal-epithelial transition of blood-brain barrier forming glia in Drosophila. Biol Open 6, 232-243.


  • Deligiannaki M, Casper AL, Jung C, Gaul U (2015). Pasiflora proteins are novel core components of the septate junction. Development 142, 3046-3057.


  • Schroeder M, Greer C, and Gaul U (2011). How to make stripes - deciphering the transition from non-periodic to periodic patterns in Drosophila segmentation. Development 138, 3067-78.


  • Gaul U, (2010). Decoding transcription and microRNA-mediated translation control in Drosophila development. Biol Chem 391, 767-770.

  • Iovino N, Pane A, Gaul U (2009). miR-184 has multiple roles in Drosophila female germline development. Dev Cell 17, 123-133.


  • Sawyer JK, Harris NJ, Slep KC, Gaul U, and Peifer M (2009). The Drosophila afadin homologue Canoe regulates linkage of the actin cytoskeleton to adherens junctions during apical constriction. J Cell Biol 186(1), 57-73.   

  • Kurant E, Axelrod S, Leaman D, and Gaul U (2008). Six-microns-under acts upstream of Draper in the glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons. Cell 133, 498-509.


  • Segal E, Raveh-Sadka T, Schroeder M, Unnerstall U, and Gaul U (2008). Predicting expression patterns from regulatory sequence in Drosophila segmentation. Nature 451, 535-540.

  • Kertesz M, Iovino N, Unnerstall U, Gaul U*, Segal E* (2007). The role of site accessibility in microRNA target recognition. Nat Genet 39, 1278-1284.

  • Bainton R, Tsai LT, Schwabe T, DeSalvo M, Gaul U, Heberlein U (2005). moody encodes two GPCRs that regulate cocaine behaviors and blood-brain barrier permeability in Drosophila. Cell 123, 145-156.

  • Schwabe T, Bainton RJ, Fetter RD, Heberlein U, and Gaul U (2005). GPCR signaling is required for blood-brain barrier formation in Drosophila. Cell 123, 133-144.

  • Leaman D, Chen PY, Fak J, Yalcin A, Pearce M, Unnerstall U, Marks DS, Sander C, Tuschl T, and Gaul U (2005). Antisense-mediated depletion reveals essential and specific functions of microRNAs in Drosophila development. Cell 121, 1097-1108.

  • Sinha S, Schroeder M, Unnerstall U, Gaul U, and Siggia ED (2004). Cross-species comparison significantly improves genome-wide prediction of cis-regulatory modules in Drosophila. BMC Bioinformatics 5:129. 

  • Schroeder M, Pearce M, Fak J, Fan HQ, Unnerstall U, Emberly E, Rajewsky N, Siggia ED, and Gaul U (2004). Transcriptional control in the segmentation gene network of Drosophila. PLoS Biol 2:E271.

  • Enright AJ, John B, Gaul U, Tuschl T, Sander C, and Marks DS (2003). MicroRNA targets in Drosophila. Genome Biol 5:R1.

  • Boettner B, Harjes P, Ishimaru S, Heke M, Fan HQ, Qin Y, Van Aelst L, and Gaul U (2003). The AF-6 homolog Canoe acts as a Rap1 effector during dorsal closure of the Drosophila embryo. Genetics 165, 159-169.

  • Rajewsky N, Vergassola M, Gaul U, and Siggia, ED (2002). Computational detection of genomic cis-regulatory modules, applied to body patterning in the early Drosophila embryo. BMC Bioinformatics 3:30.

  • Gaul U (2002). The establishment of retinal connectivity, in: Drosophila eye development (Results and problems in cell differentiation 37), K Moses, ed. (Heidelberg, Berlin: Springer Verlag), pp 205-218.

  • Rangarajan R, Courvoisier, H, and Gaul U (2001). Dpp and Hedgehog mediate neuron-glia interactions in Drosophila eye development by promoting the proliferation and motility of subretinal glia. Mech Dev 108, 93-103

  • Yagi R, Ishimaru S, Yano H, Gaul U, Hanafusa H, and Sabe H (2001) A novel muscle LIM-only protein is generated from the paxillin gene locus in Drosophila. EMBO Rep 2, 814-820.

  • Schmucker D, Vorbrueggen G, Yeghiayan, P, Fan, H Q, Jäckle H, and Gaul U (2000). The Drosophila gene abstrakt, required for visual system development, encodes a putative RNA helicase of the DEAD box protein family. Mech Dev 91, 189-196.

  • Rangarajan R, Gong, Q, and Gaul U (1999). Migration and function of glia in the developing Drosophila eye. Development 126, 3285-3292.

  • Gong Q, Rangarajan R, Seeger M, and Gaul U (1999). The Netrin receptor Frazzled is required in the target for establishment of retinal projections in the Drosophila visual system. Development 126, 1451-1456.

  • Cutforth T and Gaul U (1999). A methionine aminopeptidase and regulator of translation initiation is required for cell growth and patterning in Drosophila. Mech Dev 82, 23-28.

  • Powe AC, Strathdee D, Cutforth T, D’Souza-Correia T, Gaines P, Thackaray J, Carlson J and Gaul U (1999). In vivo functional analysis of Drosophila Gap1: Involvement of calcium and IP4 regulation. Mech Dev 81, 89-101.

  • Ishimaru S, Williams R, Clarke E, Hanafusa H, and Gaul U (1999). Activation of Drosophila C3G leads to cell fate changes and overproliferation during development, mediated by the RAS/MAPK pathway and RAP1. EMBO J 18, 145-155.

  • Gaul U, Baier H, Bardes Y, Bonhoeffer F, Dulac C, Goodman CS, Grant SGN, Grünewald, B, Hatten ME, Heintz N, Heisenberg M, and Kandel E (1998). Do the molecular mechanisms involved in the development of the nervous system also contribute to learning? In: Mechanistic relationships between development and learning. Dahlem Workshop report. TJ Carew, R Menzel, and CJ Shatz, eds (Chichester: Wiley &Sons), pp 285-301.

  • Martinek S and Gaul U (1997). Neural development: How cadherins zipper up neural circuits. Curr Biol 7, R712-715.

  • Cutforth T and Gaul U (1997). The genetics of visual system development in Drosophila. Curr Op Neurobiol 7, 48-54.

  • Schmucker D, Jäckle H, and Gaul U (1997). Genetic analysis of the larval optic nerve projection in Drosophila. Development 124, 937-948.

  • Barrio R, Shea MJ, Carulli J, Lipkow K, Gaul U, Frommer G, Schuh R, Jäckle H, and Kafatos F (1996). The spalt-related gene of Drosophila melanogaster is a member of an ancient gene family, defined by the adjacent, region-specific homeotic gene spalt. Dev Gen Evol 206, 315-325.

  • Gaul U, Chang H, Choi T, Karim F, and Rubin GM (1993). Identification of ras targets using a genetic approach. In: The GTPase superfamily. (Ciba Foundation Symposium 176) (Chichester: Wiley), pp 85-95.

  • Simon MA, Carthew RW, Fortini ME, Gaul U, Mardon G, and Rubin GM (1992). Signal transduction pathway initiated by activation of the sevenless tyrosine kinase receptor. Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol 57, 375-80.

  • Gaul U, Mardon G, and Rubin GM (1992). A putative Ras GTPase activating protein acts as a negative regulator of signaling by the Sevenless receptor tyrosine kinase. Cell 68, 1007-1019.

  • Gaul U and Weigel D (1990). Regulation of Krüppel expression in the anlage of the Malpighian tubules in the Drosophila embryo. Mech Dev 33, 57-68.

  • Gaul U, Redemann N, and Jäckle H (1989). Single amino acid exchanges in the finger domain impair the function of the Drosophila gene Krüppel (Kr). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 86, 4599-4603.

  • Gaul U and Jäckle  H (1989). Analysis of maternal effect mutant combinations elucidates regulation and function of the overlap of hunchback and Krüppel gene expression in the Drosophila blastoderm embryo. Development 107, 651-662.

  • Gaul U and Jäckle H (1989). Role of gap genes in early Drosophila development. Advances in Genetics 27, 239-275.

  • Redemann N, Gaul U, and Jäckle H (1988). Disruption of a putative Cys-zinc interaction eliminates the biological activity of the Krüppel finger protein. Nature 332, 90-92.

  • Jäckle H, Gaul U, and Redemann N (1988). Regulation and putative function of the Drosophila gap gene Krüppel. Development 104 (suppl.), 29-34.

  • Gaul U and Jäckle H (1987). How to fill a gap in the Drosophila embryo. Trends Genet 3, 127-131.

  • Gaul U and Jäckle H (1987). Pole region-dependent repression of the Drosophila gap gene Krüppel by maternal gene products. Cell 51, 549-555.

  • Gaul U, Seifert E, Schuh R, and Jäckle H (1987). Analysis of Krüppel protein distribution during early Drosophila development reveals posttranscriptional regulation. Cell 50, 639-647.

  • Schuh R, Aicher W, Gaul U, Cote S, Preiss A, Maier D, Seifert E, Nauber U, Schröder C, Kemler R and Jäckle H (1986). A conserved family of nuclear proteins containing structural elements of the finger protein encoded by Krüppel, a Drosophila segmentation gene. Cell 47, 1025-1032.

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