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Biology Journal Articles

Juárez-Morales, J. L., Weierud, F., England, S. J., Demby, C., Santos, N., Grieb, G., Mazan, S., & Lewis, K. E. (2021). Evolution of lbx spinal cord expression and function. Evolution & Development, 23, 404– 422.

Wang, X. and Pepling, M.E. (2021). Regulation of Meiotic Prophase One in Mammalian Oocytes. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology 9, 1291.

O’Connell, J.M. and Pepling, M.E. (2021). Primordial Follicle Formation - Some Assembly Required. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research 18, 118-127.

Caruana J., Dhar N., R. Raina (2020) Overexpression of Arabidopsis microRNA167 induces salicylic acid-dependent defense against Pseudomonas syringae through the regulation of its targets ARF6 and ARF8. Plant Direct. 2020;00:1–16.

Rathbun L., Aljiboury A., Bai X., Hall NA., Manikas J., Amack JD., Bembenek JN., Hehnly H., PLK1- and PLK4-Mediated Asymmetric Mitotic Centrosome Size and Positioning in the Early Zebra-fish Embryo, Current Biology (2020),

Dhar N., Caruana J., Erdem I., Raina R. (2020) An Arabidopsis DISEASE RELATED NONSPECIFIC LIPID TRANSFER PROTEIN 1 (DRN1) is required for resistance against various phytopathogens and tolerance to salt stress. GENE,

Dutta, A., Choudhary, P., Gupta, P., Chatterjee, S., Liu, Po-Pu, Klessig, D. F., Raina, R. (2020) Arabidopsis SMALL DEFENSE-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 1 modulates pathogen defense and tolerance to oxidative stress. Front. Plant Sci., doi: 10.3389/fpls.2020.00703.

McCullough, E.L., Verdeflor, L., Weinsztok, A., Wiles, J.R., and Dorus, S., "Exploratory Activities for Understanding Evolutionary Relationships Depicted by Phylogenetic Trees: United but Diverse", The American Biology Teacher, (2020) 82 (5): 333-337.

Dhar, N., Caruana, J., Erdem, I., Subbarao, K. V., Klosterman, S. J., and Raina, R. (2020) The Arabidopsis SENESCENCE ASSOCIATED GENE 13 regulates dark-induced senescence and plays contrasting roles in the defense against bacterial and fungal pathogens. MPMI

Rathbun, L.I., Colicino, E.G., Manikas, J. et al. Cytokinetic bridge triggers de novo lumen formation in vivo. Nat Commun 11, 1269 (2020).

Whale diving. Cover of Science magazine.

Why whales are big but not bigger: Physiological drivers and ecological limits in the age of ocean giants, Susan E. Parks and 20 others, Science, 13 Dec 2019, Vol 366, Issue 6471, pp. 1367-1372, DOI: 10.1126/science.aax9044

Li D., Liu R., Singh D., Yuan X., Kachroo P. and Raina, R. (2020) JMJ14 encoded H3K4 demethylase modulates immune responses by regulating defence gene expression and pipecolic acid levels. New Phytologist 225: 2108-2121.

K. L. Duggan, M. Morris, S. K. Bhatia, M. M. Khachan, K. E. Lewis (2019). Effects of Cationic Polyacrylamide and Cationic Starch on Aquatic Life. Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste 23 (4).

Cover of Molecular Biology of the Cell volume 30, issue 13,  June 15, 2019

Colicino EG, Stevens K, Curtis E, Rathbun L, Bates M, Manikas J, Amack J, Freshour J, Hehnly H. Chromosome misalignment is associated with PLK1 activity at cenexin-positive mitotic centrosomes. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2019. PMID:31042116

Dao TP, Martyniak B, Canning AJ, Lei Y, Colicino EG, Cosgrove MS, Hehnly H, Castañeda CA*. (2019) ALS-linked mutations affect UBQLN2 oligomerization and phase separation in a position- and amino acid-dependent manner. Structure. 27: 937-951. DOI: 10.1016/j.str.2019.03.012.

R. Hartwell, S. England, N. Monk, N. van Hateren, S. Baxendale, M. Marzo, K. E. Lewis and T. Whitfield (2019). Anteroposterior patterning of the zebrafish ear through Fgf- and Hh-dependent regulation of hmx3a expression. PLoS genetics 15 (4), e1008051.

Yiran Y, Jones HB, Dao TP, Castañeda CA*. (2019) Single amino acid substitutions in stickers, but not spacers, substantially alter UBQLN2 phase transitions and dense phase material properties. Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 123: 3618-3629. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b01024.

D. R. Johnson, M. M. Blum, K. E. Lewis, and S. W. Alestalo (2019) Intersectionality as Praxis for Equity in STEM: A WiSE Women of Color Program. Chapter 19 in "Intersectionality & Higher Education: Theory, Research and Praxis". Second Edition. Peter Lang. [Peer-reviewed chapter].

Cover of ChemCatChem journal

Kemp Eliminases of the AlleyCat Family Possess High Substrate Promiscuity, (ChemCatChem 5/2019), Dr. Elizabeth A. Caselle, Jennifer H. Yoon, Sagar Bhattacharya, Joel J. L. Rempillo , Zsófia Lengyel, Dr. Areetha D'Souza, Dr. Yurii S. Moroz, Patricia L. Tolbert, Dr. Alexander N. Volkov, Prof. Dr. Marcello Forconi, Prof. Dr. Carlos A. Castañeda, Prof. Dr. Olga V. Makhlynets, Prof. Dr. Ivan V. Korendovych,

Yang, B. , X. Xu, L. Russell, M.T. Sullenberger, J.L. Yanowitz, and E.M. Maine (2019) A DNA repair protein and histone methyltransferase interact to promote genome stability in C. elegans germ line. PLoS Genetics 15(2):e1007992. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007992.

Sullenberger, M.T., and E.M. Maine (2018) Simplified detection of a point mutation in C. elegans using tetra-primer ARMS-PCR.  microPublication Biology

Mutlu, B., H-M. Chen, J.J. Moresco, B.D. Orelo, B. Yang, J. Gaspar, S. Keppler-Ross, J.R. Yates III, D.H. Hall, E.M. Maine, and S.E. Mango (2018) Regulated nuclear accumulation of a histone methyltransferase times the onset of heterochromatin formation in C. elegans embryos.  Science Advances 4: eaat6224.

Lissemore, J.L., E. Connors, Y. Liu, L. Qiao, B. Yang, M.L. Edgley, S. Flibotte, J. Taylor, V. Au, D.G. Moerman, and E.M. Maine (2018) The molecular chaperone HSP90 promotes Notch signaling in the germline of Caenorhabditis elegans.  G3 8:1535-1544.

Dao TP, Kolaitis R-M, Kim HJ, O’Donovan K, Martyniak B, Colicino E, Hehnly H, Taylor JP, Castañeda CA*. (2018) Ubiquitin modulates liquid-liquid phase separation of UBQLN2 via disruption of multivalent interactions. Molecular Cell. 69: 965-978. DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2018.02.004.

Chepurny OG, Bonaccorso RL, Leech CA, Wöllert T, Langford GM, Schwede F, Roth CL, Doyle RP, Holz GG. Chimeric peptide EP45 as a dual agonist at GLP-1 and NPY2R receptors. Scientific Reports. 2018; 8(1):3749.

Li, Y., and E.M. Maine (2018) The balance of poly(U) polymerase activity ensures germline identity, survival, and development in Caenorhabditis elegans. Development 145: dev165944. doi: 10.1242/dev.165944.

Moss*, D.K., Ivany, L.C., Silver, R.B., Schue*, J., and Artruc*, E.G. (2017) High latitude settings promote extreme longevity in fossil marine bivalves. Paleobiology, v. 43, pp. 365-382. DOI:

Castañeda CA*, Chaturvedi A, Camara CM, Curtis JE, Krueger S, Fushman D. (2016) Linkage-specific conformational ensembles of non-canonical polyubiquitin chains. Phys Chem Chem Phys 18: 5771-5788. DOI: 0.1039/C5CP04601G.

Castañeda CA, Liu J, Chaturvedi A, Nowicka U, Cropp TA, Fushman D. (2011) Nonenzymatic assembly of natural polyubiquitin chains of any linkage composition and isotopic labeling scheme. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133: 17855-17868. DOI: 10.1021/ja207220g.