Papers from this lab (most recent first): ORCID ID 0000-0001-6660-4032

Last update: July 2018.



Southan C, Sharman JL, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Harding SD, Davies JA (2018) Challenges of connecting chemistry to pharmacology: perspectives from curating the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY. ACS Omega, in press.



Waites W, Cavaliere M, Cachat E, Danos V, Davies JA (2018). An information-theoretic measure for patterning in epithelial tissues. IEEE Access , In press.



Ireland SM, Southan C, Dominguez-Monedero A, Harding SD, Sharman JL, Davies JA (2018) SynPharm, a Guide to PHARMACOLOGY database tool for designing drug control into engineered proteins. ACS Omega, in press.



Munro DAD, Davies JA (2018) Perspective: Vascularizing the kidney in the embryo and organoid: questioning assumptions about renal vasculogenesis. J Am Soc Nephrol. 29(6):1593-1595. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2018020179. Pubmed.



Lawrence ML, Smith J, Davies JA (2018) Functional Transport of Organic Anions and Cations in the Murine Mesonephros. Am. J. Physiol. Renal Physiol., Mar 21 doi: 10.1152/ajprenal.00021.2018. PubMed.



Elhendawi M, Davies JA (2018) Sebinger Culture: a System Optimized for Morphological Maturation and Imaging of Cultured Mouse Metanephric Primordia. Bio-protocol 8(4): e2730. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2730. Open access copy



Sharman J, Faccenda E, SHarding S, Pawson A, Southan C, Davies JA and NC-IUPHAR. Accessing expert-curated pharmacological data in the IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY. Current Protocols in Bioinformatics. https://doi.org/10.1002/cpbi.46. Journal Site



Davies JA (2018) Adaptive self-organization in the embryo: its importance to adult anatomy and to tissue engineering. J Anat 232: 524-533. Pubmed.



Davies JA (2018) – Self-Organizing Anatomy. Commentary for Gray’s Anatomy.



Harding SD, Sharman JL, Faccenda E, Southan C, Pawson AJ, Ireland S, Gray AJG, Bruce L, Alexander SPH, Anderton S, Bryant C, Davenport AP, Doerig C, Fabbro D, Levi-Schaffer F, Spedding M, Davies JA and NC-IUPHAR (2017). The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY in 2018: Updates and expansion to encompass the new Guide to IMMUNOPHARMACOLOGY. Nucl. Acids Res. gkx1121, https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx1121. Pubmed.



Mills CG, Lawrence ML, Mullins JM, Davies JA (2017) Asymmetric BMP4 signalling improves the realism of kidney organoids.. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 1;7(1):14824. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14809-8. Pubmed Central



Davies JA (2017) Organizing organoids: stem cells branch out. Cell Stem Cell, 21:705-706. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2017.11.011. Pubmed.



Munro DAD, Hohenstein P, Coate TM, Davies JA (2017) Refuting the hypothesis that semaphorin-3f/neuropilin-2 exclude blood vessels from the cap mesenchyme in the developing kidney. Developmental Dynamics. 246(12):1047-1056. doi: 10.1002/dvdy.24592 Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Clidowslki JA,Christopoulos A, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Spedding M, Streissnig J, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Overview. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S1–S16 Pubmed.


Alexander SPH, Christopoulos A, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: G protein-coupled receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S17– S129. Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Peters JA, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Ligand-gated ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S130–S159 Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Striessnig J, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Voltage-gated ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S160–S194 Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Other ion channels. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S195–S207 Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Cidlowski JA, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Nuclear hormone receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S208–S224 Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Catalytic receptors. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S225–S271 Pubmed.



Alexander SPH, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Enzymes. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S272–S359 Pubmed



Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA and CGTP Collaborators (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Transporters. British Journal of Pharmacology (2017) 174, S360–S446 Pubmed.



Cachat E, Liu W, Davies JA (2017) Synthetic self-patterning and morphogenesis in mammalian cells: a proof-of-concept step towards the goal of synthetic tissue development. IET Engineering Biology doi: 10.1049/enb.2017.0013 Open access at journal site.



Martin KC, Yuan X, Stimac G, Bannerman K, Anderson J, Roy C, Yin H, Davies JA. (2017) Symmetry breaking in branching epithelia: cells on micro patterns under flow challenge the hypothesis of positive feedback by a secreted autocrine inhibitor of motility. J. Anat., 230: 766-774 doi: 10.1111/joa.12599. Pubmed Central.



Tabriz, A.G., Mills, C.G., Mullins, J.J., Davies, J.A. Shu, W. (2017) Rapid fabrication of cell-laden alginate hydrogel 3D structures by micro dip-coating. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 5:13. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2017.00013. Pubmed Central.



Davies J. A. (2017) Using synthetic biology to explore principles of development. Review for Development. 144: 1146-1158; doi:10.1242/dev.144196 Pubmed.



Davies JA (2017) Pax2: a 'Keep to the path' sign on Waddington's epigenetic landscape. Developmental Cell 41: 331-332. Pubmed.



Munro DAD, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2017) Cycles of vascular plexus formation within the nephrogenic zone of the developing mouse kidney. Sci Rep 7(1):3273. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03808-4. Pubmed.



Davies JA (2017) Binding Assets in Drug Design. Eureka May issue. Eureka Site.



Davies JA (2017) The inter-dependence of basic and applied biomedical sciences: lessons from kidney development and tissue-engineering. Porto Biomed J. 2: 136-139 Journal Site.



Davies JA (2016) Machines for living in: connections and contrasts between designed architecture and the development of living forms. Architectural Research Quarterly 20.1: 45-50



Davies JA (2016) Anatomical complexity is acquired at an exponential rate during mouse embryonic development. Matters doi 10.19185/matters.201604000005 Journal Site.



Davies JA & Cachat E (2016) Synthetic biology meets tissue engineering. Bioch Soc Trans. 44: 696-701 Pubmed.



Cachat E, Liu W, Martin KC, Yuan X, Yin H, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2016) 2- and 3-dimensional synthetic de novo large-scale patterning by mammalian cells through phase separation. Scientific Reports 6:20664. doi: 10.1038/srep20664. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Davenport AP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA, Collaborators C. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: G protein-coupled receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5744-5869. doi: 10.1111/bph.13348. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Peters JA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Ligand-gated ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 2015 Dec;172(24):5870-5903. doi: 10.1111/bph.13350. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Catterall WA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Voltage-gated ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5904-5941. doi: 10.1111/bph.13349. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA, Collaborators C. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Other ion channels. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5942-5955. doi: 10.1111/bph.13351. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Cidlowski JA, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Nuclear hormone receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5956-5978. doi: 10.1111/bph.13352. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Catalytic receptors. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5979-6023. doi: 10.1111/bph.13353. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Fabbro D, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA, Collaborators C. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Enzymes. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):6024-6109. doi: 10.1111/bph.13354. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Transporters. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):6110-6202. doi: 10.1111/bph.13355. Pubmed.



Alexander SP, Kelly E, Marrion N, Peters JA, Benson HE, Faccenda E, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Catterall WA, Cidlowski JA, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Fan G, McGrath JC, Spedding M, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2015) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2015/16: Overview. Br J Pharmacol. 172(24):5729-5743. doi: 10.1111/bph.13347. Pubmed.



Davies JA (2015) The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology: construction phase completed. Pharmacology International 85: 1-2 Open Access via IUPHAR site.



Davies JA (2015) Synthetic biology: rational pathway design for regenerative medicine. Gerontology DOI 10.1159/000440721 Pubmed.



Davies JA (2015) Biological techniques: Kidney tissue grown from induced stem cells. Nature, 526: 512-3. Pubmed.



Southan C, Sharman J, Benson H, Facenda E, Pawson A, Alexander SPH, Buneman OP, Davenport A, McGrath JC, Peters J, Spedding M, Catterall W, Fabbro D, Davies J (2016) The IUPHAR/BPS Guide to Pharmacology in 2016: Towards curated quantitiative interactions between 1300 protein targets and 6000 ligands. Nulc. Acids Res. 2015 Oct 12. pii: gkv1037. Pubmed.



Davies JA (2015) Self-organized kidney rudiments: prospects for better in vitro nephrotoxicity assays. Biomarker Insights 2015:10(S1) 117-123 Pubmed.



Berry RL, Ozdermir D, Aronow B, Dudmakova T, Thornburn A, Lindström N, Perry P, Baldock R, Armit C, Jeanpiere C, Shan J, Vainio S, Bailey J, Brownstein D, Davies JA, Hastie N, Hohenstein P. (2015) Deducing the stage of origin of Wilms' tumours from a developmental series of Wt1-mutant mice Disease Models and Mechanisms, 8(8):903-17. doi: 10.1242/dmm.018523. Pubmed.



Cachat E, Martin KC, and Davies JA (2015) Synthetic Biology Approaches for Regenerative Medicine. In Meyers RA (Ed.) Synthetic Biology. Wiley-Blackwell ISBN: 978-3-527-33482-7



Georgas KM, Armstrong J, Keast JR, Larkins CE, McHugh KM, Southard-Smith M, Cohn M, Batourina E, Baldock RA, Brennan J, Buehler DP, Dan H, Davies JA, Harding SD, Richardson E, Schneider K, Wiese CB, Little MH, Vezina CM, Mendelsohn C. (2015) An illustrated anatomical ontology of the developing mouse lower urogenital tract. Development 142(10):1893-908. doi: 10.1242/dev.117903. Pubmed.



Combes AN, Davies JA, Little MH (2015) Cell-cell interactions driving kidney morphogenesis. Curr Top Dev Biol 112: 467-508. PubMed



Lawrence M, Davies JA (2015) Transport of organic anions and cations in engineered kidneys and in murine embryonic kidney development. Scientific Reports 5:9092. PubMed



Lindstrom N, Lawrence M, Burn S, Johansson J, Bakker E, Ridgway R, Chang C-H, Karolak M, Oxburgh L, Headon D, Sansom O, Smits R, Davies J, Hohenstein P (2015) Integrated beta-catenin, BMP, PTEN, and Notch signalling patterns the nephron. Elife. 2015 Feb 3;4:e04000. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04000. PubMed



Cachat E, Liu W, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2014) A library of mammalian effector modules for synthetic morphology. Biol Eng. 19;8(1):26. doi: 10.1186/1754-1611-8-26. PubMed



Lindstrom NO, Chang C-H, Valerius MT, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2015) Node retraction during patterning of the urinary collecting duct system. J. Anat. 226:13-21. PubMed



Davies JA, Hohenstein P, Chang C-H, Berry R (2014) A self-avoidance mechanism in patterning of the urinary collecting duct tree. BMC Dev Biology 2014 Sep 10;14(1):35. PubMed



Davies JA (2014) A closed loop: The DNA helix gave 20th-century biology its symbol. But the more we learn, the more life circles back to an older image. Aeon magazine. Magazine Page



Davies JA, Chang C-H, Lawrence ML, Mills CG, Mullins JJ (2014) Engineered kidneys: principles, progress and prospects. Adv. Regen Biol. 1: 24990 . Journal Open Access



Davies JA (2014) The urinary system. Chapter for supplement to Kaufman's Atlas of Mouse Development. Elsevier/ Academic Press, in press.



Davies JA (2014) Engineered renal tissue as a potential platform for pharmacokinetic and nephrotoxicity testing. Drug Discovery Today 19: 725-729. PubMed



Davies JA (2014) Epithelial branching: mechanisms of patterning and self- organization. Chapter for Moody S (Ed.) Principle of Developmental Genetics (2nd Edition).



Davies JA (2013) Disinherited daughters travel by tube. Dev Cell 27(3):245-6. PubMed



Davies JA (2013) Engineered renal tissue as a potential platform for pharmacokinetic and nephrotoxicity testing. Drug Discovery Today 19: 725-729. PubMed



Davies JA (2013) Poor Edward, a scientific afterword/analysis for Sara Maitland's story Seeing Double, in her book Moss Witch. Comma Press.



Lindström NO, Hohenstein P, Davies JA. (2013) Nephrons require Rho-kinase for proximal-distal polarity development. Scientific Reports 3:2692. doi: 10.1038/srep02692. PubMed



Davies JA & Chang C-H (2013) Engineering kidneys from simple cell suspensions: an exercise in self-organization. Paed Neprhol 29(4):519-24. PubMed



Davies JA (2013) Kidney Development. Encyc Life Sci article A23672



Cachat E, Martin KC, Davies JA (2013) Synthetic Biology Approaches for Regenerative Medicine. Article for Encyc Molec Biol Molec Med



Tai G, Davies JA (2013) FAK/Src signalling is important to renal collecting duct morphogenesis: discovery using a hierarchical screening technique. Biology Open 0, 1-8. doi 10.1242/bio.20133780 PubMed



Chang C-H, Davies JA. (2012) An improved method of renal tissue engineering, by combining renal dissociation and re-aggregation with a low-volume culture technique, results in development of engineered kidneys complete with loops of Henle. Nephron: Experimental Nephrology. 121:e79-e85 (DOI: 10.1159/000345514) PubMed



Xinaris C, Benedetti V, Rizzo P, Abbate M, Corna D, Azzolini N, Unbekandt M, Davies JA, Morigi M, Benigni A, and G. Remuzzi G (2012) Engineering of nephrons that are vascularized and functional in vivo, from simple suspensions of embryonic precursor cells. JASN 23:1857-68 PubMed



Partridge R, Conlisk N, Davies JA (2012) In-lab 3-dimensional printing: an inexpensive tool for experimentation and visualization for the field of organogenesis. Organogenesis 8(1):22-7. PubMed



Davies JA (Ed.) (2012) Tissue Regeneration InTech ISBN: 978-953-307-876-2



Woolf AS, Davies JA (2012) Cell Biology of Ureter Development. JASN 24:19-25. PubMed



Cachat E & Davies JA (2012) Application of synthetic biology to regenerative medicine. J Bioeng Biomed Sci doi 2155-9538.S2-003


Kuzma-Kuzniarska M, Kenny S, Edgar D, Wilm B, Davies J A., Murray P (2012) Integration potential of mouse and human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells. Differentiation 83:128-37 PubMed



Chi L, Skovorodkin I, Anthony S, Davies J and Seppo Vainio S (2012) A secreted BMP antagonist, Cer1, fine tunes the spatial organization of the ureteric bud tree during mouse kidney development.. PloS ONE 2011;6(11):e27676. PubMed



Davies JA (2012) Replacing animal models: a practical guide to creating and using culture-based biomimetic alternatives (Ed. Davies JA) Wiley-Blackwell. Amazon.



Davies JA (2012) Potential advantages of using biomimetic alternatives. Chapter for Replacing animal models: a practical guide to creating and using culture-based biomimetic alternatives (Ed. Davies JA) Wiley-Blackwell



Tai G, Davies JA (2012) Immortalized cell lines as high-throughput alternative to animal experiments in screens for pathways that control renal development. Chapter for Replacing animal models: a practical guide to creating and using culture-based biomimetic alternatives (Ed. Davies JA) Wiley-Blackwell



Davies JA (2012) Culture of Foetal Kidney Chapter for Replacing animal models: a practical guide to creating and using culture-based biomimetic alternatives (Ed. Davies JA) Wiley-Blackwell



Davies JA, Little M, Aronow B, Armstrong J, Brennan J, Lloyd-MacGilp S, Armit C, Harding S, Piu X, Rochun Y, Haggarty B, Houghton D, Davidson D, Baldock R (2012) Access and use of the GUDMAP database of mouse urogenital development. Methods Molec Biol 2012;886:185-201 PubMed



Davies JA, Unbekandt (2012) RNA interference in renal organ culture.Methods Molec Biol 886:295-303 PubMed



Tai G, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2012) Making immortalized cell lines from embryonic mouse kidney, to use as an alternative to in vivo experiments in renal research. Methods Molec Biol 886:165-71 PubMed



Davies JA, Unbekandt M, Ineson J, Lusis M, Little M (2012) Dissociation of embryonic kidney followed by re-aggregation as a method for chimaeric analysis. Methods Molec Biol 2012;886:135-46 PubMed



Davies JA (2011) Self-organization as a tool in mammalian tissue engineering. Chapter for Regenerative Medicine (Ed Winslet-Gendebien, S). 261-274. Intech. ISBN 978-953-307-838-0. http://www.intechopen.com/articles/show/title/self-organization-as-a-tool-in-mammalian-tissue-engineering



Essafi A, Webb A, Berry RL, Slight J, Burn SF, Spraggon L, Velecala V, Martinez-Estrada OM, Wiltshire JH, Roberts SGE, Davies JA, Hastie ND, Hohenstein P (2011) A Wt1-controlled chromatin switching mechanism underpins tissue-specific Wnt4 activation and repression. Dev Cell. 21:559-74 PubMed



Harding, S.D., Armit, C., Armstrong, J., Brennan, J., Cheng Y, Haggarty B, Houghton, D., Lloyd-MacGilp, S., Pi, X., Roochun Y, Sharghi, M., Tindal C, McMahon A, Goodison B, Little MH, Georgas K, Aronow B, Baldock RA, Davies JA, Davidson, D. (2011) The GUDMAP Database - An Online Resource for Genitourinary Research. Development 138: 2845-2853. PubMed



Burn SF, Webb A, Berry RL, Davies JA, Hastie ND, Hohenstein P (2011) Calcium/ NFAT signalling promotes early nephrogenesis. Dev Biol 352: 288-298 PubMed



Ganeva V, Unbekandt M, Davies JA (2011) An improved kidney dissociation and re-aggregation culture system results in nephrons arranged organotypically around a single collecting duct system. Organogenesis 2011 Apr 1;7(2):83-7 PubMed



Berry R, Harewood L, Pei L, Fisher M, Brownstein D, Ross A, Moss J, Hastie ND, Hohenstein P, Davies J, Evans RM, FitzPatrick DR (2011) Esrrg functions in early branch generation of the ureteric bud and is essential for normal development of the renal papilla. Human Molecular Genetics 20: 917-26. PubMed



Lee W-C, Hough M T, Liu W, Ekiert R, Lindstrom N O, Hohenstein P, Davies JA (2010) Dact2 is expressed in renal collecting ducts and controls morphogenetic behaviour of renal epithelial cells. Am J Physiol 299(4): F740-751.


Siegel N, Rosner M, Unbekandt M, Fuchs C, Slabina N, Dolznig H, Davies JA, Lubec G, Hengstschl‰ger M (2010) Contribution of human amniotic fluid stem cells to renal tissue formation depends on mTOR. Hum Molec Genet 19: 3320-31. PubMed



Sebinger DDR, Unbekandt U, Ganeva V, Ofenbauer A, Werner C & Davies JA (2010) A novel, low-volume method for organ culture of embryonic kidneys that allows development of cortico-medullary anatomical organization. PLoS One 5(5): e10550. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010550 PubMed



Davies JA (2010) The embryonic kidney: isolation, organ culture, immunostaining and RNA interference. Meth Molec Biol 633:57-69. PubMed



Unbekandt M, Davies JA (2010) Dissociation of embryonic kidneys followed by reaggregation allows the formation of renal tissues. Kidney International 77: 406-416 PubMed



Davies JA (2009) Regulation, necessity, and the misinterpretation of knockouts. BioEssays 31:826-30 PubMed


Davies JA (2009) Synthetic morphology: modules for engineering biological form. In Columbus F (Ed.), Synthetic Biology: Parts and Systems, Design Theory and Applications in press.


Davies JA (2009) Mammalian embryo: branching morphogenesis. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences Article A741


Davies JA (2009) The embryonic kidney: isolation, organ culture,immunostaining and RNA interference. Chapter in Mouse Cell Culture. Editor - Ward. A.† (Humana Press, ISBN 978-1588297723)


Unbekandt M & Davies JA (2009) Control of Organogenesis. Chapter in Fundamentals of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (Springer).


Sweeney D, Lindstrˆm N, Davies JA (2008) Developmental plasticity and regenerative capacity† in the renal ureteric bud/collecting duct system. Development 135:2505-2510. PubMed


McMahon AP, Aronow B, Davidson D, Davies JA, Gaido K, Grimmond S, Lessard J, Little M, Potter S, Wilder E, Zhang P (2008) GUDMAP – the genito-urinary developmental molecular anatomy project.† J. Am Soc Nephrol 19: 667-671. PubMed


Davies JA (2008) Synthetic Morphology: prospects for engineered, self-constructing anatomies. J. Anat 212:707-19 PubMed


Lee, WC, Berry, R, Hohenstein, P and Davies, JA (2008) siRNA as a tool for investigating organogenesis – the pitfalls and the promises. Organogenesis 4(3):176-81. PubMed


Davies J (2008) Cellular mechanisms of morphogenesis. Scholarpedia, 3(2):3615


Blenkiron M, Arvind DK, Davies JA (2007) Design of an irreversible DNA memory element. Natural Computing 6: 403-411

Davies JA (2007) Developmental biologists’ choice of subjects approximates to a power law, with no evidence for the existence of a special group of organisms’. BMC Dev Biol (2007) 7:40 PubMed


Little M, Brennan J, Georgas K, Davies J, Davidson D, Beverdam A, Bertram, J, Capel B, Christiansen E, Cullen L, Fleming J, Gilbert T, Herzlinger D, Kaufman M, Kleymenova E, Koopman P, Kris W, Lewis A, McMahon A, Mendelsohn C, Mitchell E, Saunders P, Spencer T, Spears N, Sweeney D, Thomson A, Valerius T, Yamada G, Yu J.(2006). High-resolution anatomical ontologies of the developing murine genitourinary tract for the annotation of data from the Genitourinary Development Murine Atlas Project. MoD Gene Expr Patterns 7 :680-99 PubMed


Davies JA (2007) Epithelial branching: the power of self loathing.BioEssays 29: 205-7 PubMed


Murray P, Camussi G, Davies J, Egdar D, Hengstschlaeger M, Kenny M, Remuzzi G, Werner C. (2007) The KIDSTEM European Research Training NetworkOrganogenesis 3: 2-4 PubMed


Michael L, Sweeney D,Davies JA(2007) The lectin, Dolichos biflorus agglutinin, is a sensitive indicator of branching morphogenetic activity in the developing mouse metanephric collecting duct system. J. Anat. 210: 89-97 PubMed


Davies JA (2006) A method for cold storage and transport of viable kidney rudiments.Kidney International 70, 2031–2034. PubMed


Davies JA (2006)Branching Morphogenesis of Mammalian epithelia. Chapter in Principles of developmental genetics


Davies JA(2006) The embryonic kidney: isolation, organ culture, immunostaining and RNA interference. Chapter in Mouse Cell Culture Eds Ward A and Tosh D.


Lee WC and Davies JA (2006). Dapper1 and dapper2 are expressed in distinct parts of developing metanephroi. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 21(Suppl 4): 18-9


Davies JA (2006) Renal Structure and Function in Vertebrates (Hans Ditrich), book review. J. Anat 208, issue 3, start page 391


Davies JA, Armstrong J (2006) The anatomy of organogenesis: novel solutions to old problems.Progr. Histochem Cytochem


Willnow TE, Antignac C, Br‰ndli A, Christensen EI, Cox RD, Davidson D, Davies JA, Devuyst O, Eichele E, Hastie N, Verroust P, Schedl A, Meij IC(2005) The European Renal Genome Project – an integrated approach towards understanding the genetics of kidney development and disease. Organogenesis PubMed


Michael L, Sweeney DE, Davies JA(2005) A role for microfilament-based contraction in branching morphogenesis of the ureteric bud. Kidney International 68: 2010-2018 PubMed


Davies JA (2005) Watching tubules glow and branch. Curr Op Genet Dev 15:364-370 PubMed


Davies JA (2005)Mechanisms of Morphogenesis(Book). Elsevier


Davies J [Ed.] (2005) Branching Morphogenesis (Book). Landes/ Springer


Davies JA (2005) Branching morphogenesis in the mammalian kidney. In Davies JA (Ed) Branching Morphogenesis. Landes/ Springer


Davies JA (2004) Inverse correlation between an organ’s cancer rate and its evolutionary antiquity." Organogenesis 1: 60-63 PubMed


Michael L, Davies JA (2004) Pattern and regulation of cell proliferation during morphogenesis of the mouse ureteric bud. J. Anat 204: 241-255. PubMed


Davies JA, Ladomery M, Hohenstein P, Michael L, Spraggon L, Schafe A, Freeman T, Hastie N (2004)Development of an siRNA-based method for repressing specific genes in renal organ culture and its use to show that the Wt1 tumour suppressor is required for nephron differentiation.Hum Mol Genet13: 235-46 PubMed


Davies JA,Yates E, Turnbull J (2003) Importance of 2-O-sulphation for interactions between heparin and the GDNF signalling system. Growth Factors 21:109-119


Davies JA (2003) Modulation of developmental signalling by GAGs. Recent Research Developments in Biochemistry 283-301 PubMed


Davies JA (2003) Journals: impact factors are too highly valued. Nature† 421: 210. PubMed


Barnett MW, Fisher CE, Perona-Wright G, Davies JA (2002) Signalling by glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) requires heparan sulphate glycosaminoglycan. J Cell Sci 115: 4495-4503 PubMed


Davies JA (2002) Do different branching epithelia use a conserved developmental mechanism? BioEssays. 24: 937-948 PubMed


Davies JA (2002) Morphogenesis of the kidney. TheScientificWorld Journal 2: 120-


Davies JA (2002) The Kidney Development Database. Chapter in Analyzing Gene Expression, Ed Stefan Lorkowski


Davies JA (2002) The individual success of musicians, like that of physicists, follows a stretched exponential distribution. Eur Physics J B 27:445-447 This paper was the subject of an article in The Guardian, 18th July 2002


Davies JA & Fisher CE (2002) “Genes in renal development” Experimental Nephrology 10: 102-113 PubMed


Davies, JA (2002) The Extracellular Matrix (Encyc Life Sci, article 1274).


Davies JA (2002) Development of the collecting duct system – chapter in The Development of the Kidney (Eds Bard and Vize).


Fisher C, Barnett M, Davies JA (2001) Erk MAP-kinase regulates branching morphogenesis in the developing mouse kidney. Development 128: 4329-4338. PubMed


Davies JA, Fisher CE, Barnett MW (2001) Glycosaminoglycans in the study of mammalian organ development. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 29: 166-171.


Davies JA (2001) Branching Morphogenesis of the Urinary Collecting Ducts. Journal of Anatomy 198: 257-264


Davies JA, Perera A, Walker C (1999) Mechanisms of† epithelial development and neoplasia in the developing kidney. Int Rev Dev Biol 43: 473-478 PubMed


Davies JA & Davey MD (1999) Collecting duct morphogenesis. Paediatric† Nephrology 13: 535-541 PubMed


Davies JA (1999) The Kidney Development Database. Dev Genet 24: 194-198. PubMed


Davies JA, Millar CB, Johnson E, Milbrandt J (1999) Regulation of renal† collecting duct development by neurturin.Dev Genet 24: 284-292 PubMed


Milbrandt J, de Sauvage F, Fahrner TL, Baloh RH, Leitner ML, Tansey ML, Lampe PA, Heuckeroth RO, Kotzbauer PT, Simburger KS, Golden JP, Davies JA, Vejsads R, Kato AC, Hynes M, Sherman D, Nishimura M, Wang L-C, Vandlen R, Moffat B, Klein RD, Poulsen K, Gray C, Garces A, Henderson CE, Phillips HS, Johnson E (1998) Persephin, a neurotrophic factor related to GDNF and Neurturin. Neuron 20:1-20 PubMed


Davies JA and Bard JBL (1998) Development of the metanephric kidney. Curr. Top. Dev. Biol. 39: 245-302


Davies JA, Hunter DA, Brandli A , Nieminen P (1997) Design considerations for small, special system developmental databases. Seminars in Cell & Dev Biol 8:519-525. PubMed


Sainio K, Suvanto P, Davies JA, Wartiovaara J, Wartiovaara K, Saarma M, Arum‰e U, Meng X, Lindahl M, Pachnis V, Sariola H (1997) Glial cell-line derived neurotrophic factor is required for bud initiation from ureteric epithelium. Development 124: 4077-4087 PubMed


Davies JA, Garrod DRG (1997) Molecular aspects of the epithelial phenotype. BioEssays19, 699-704 PubMed


Davies JA, Buchman VL, Krylova O, Ninkina NN (1997) Molecular cloning and expression pattern of rpr-1, a resiniferatoxin-binding, phosphotriesterase-related protein expressed in rat kidney tubules. FEBS Lett 410, 378-382 PubMed


Davies JA (1996) Mesenchyme to epithelium transition during development of the mammalian kidney tubule. Acta Anatomica (in press) PubMed


Davies JA, Bard JBL (1996) Inductive interactions between the renal mesenchyme and the ureteric bud. Experimental Nephrology 4: 77-85 PubMed


Bard JBL, Davies JA, Karavanova I, Lehtonen E, Sariola H, Vainio S (1996) Kidney development: the inductive interactions.Sem in Cell & Dev Biol 7: 195-202.


Bard J.B.L. and Davies JA (1996) Development, Databases and the Internet. BioEssays 17999-1001 PubMed



Papers co-written by JAD before he had his own lab:

Davies JA, Lyon M, Gallagher J, Garrod DR (1995) Sulphated proteoglycan is required for collecting duct growth and branching but not nephron formation during kidney development. Development 121 1507-1517 PubMed

Davies JA, Garrod DR (1995) Induction of early stages of kidney tubule differentiation by lithium ions. Dev. Biol. 167 50-60 PubMed

Davies JA (1994) Control of Calbindin-D-28K expression in developing mouse kidney. Devel. Dynam. 199 45-51

Davies JA (1993) How to build a kidney. Sem in Cell Biol 4 (1993) 213-219

Davies JA, Cook GMW (1991) Growth cone inhibition - an important mechanism in neural development? BioEssays 13 11-15

Cook GMW, Davies JA, Keynes RJ (1991). Growth cone collapse - a simple assay for monitoring cell-cell repulsion Methodological surveys in biochemistry and analysis, sub-series B : biochemistry 21: 359-366, 1991

Keynes R, Cook G, Davies J, Lumsden A, Norris W, Stern C (1990) Segmentation and the development of the nervous system. J. Physiol (Paris) 84; :27-32

Davies JA, Cook GMW, Stern CD, Keynes RJ (1990) Isolation from chick somites of a glycoprotein fraction that causes collapse of dorsal root ganglion growth cones. Neuron 4 11-20