(§Graduate students, #Undergraduate students, High School students)

Peer-reviewed Publications

Onwubiko UN§, Kalathil D, Koory E#, Pokharel S#, Roberts H#, Mitoubsi A, Das M. 2023. Cdc42 prevents precocious Rho1 activation during cytokinesis in a Pak1-dependent manner. *Journal of Cell Science, jcs261160, doi:10.1242/jcs.261160. *This article was selected as an Editor’s highlight.

Campbell BF§, Hercyk BS§, Williams AR #, San Miguel ES #, Young HG #, Das ME. 2022. Cdc42 GTPase activating proteins Rga4 and Rga6 coordinate septum synthesis and membrane trafficking at the division plane during cytokinesis. Traffic, 2022; 23( 10): 478495. doi:10.1111/tra.12864

Rich-Robinson J§, Russell A#, Mancini E, Das ME. 2021. Cdc42 reactivation at growth sites is regulated by cell-cycle-dependent loss of its GAP Rga4 in fission yeast. *Journal of Cell Science, jcs259291, doi:10.1242/jcs.259291. *This article was selected as an Editor’s highlight.

Rodriguez Pino M, Nuñez I, Chen C, Das ME, Wiley DJ, D’Urso G, Buchwald P, Vavylonis DVerde F. 2021. Cdc42 GTPase Activating Proteins (GAPs) Maintain Generational Inheritance of Cell Polarity and Cell Shape in Fission Yeast. Molecular Biology of the Cell, doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-10-0666

Onwubiko UN§, Rich-Robinson J§, Mustaf RA, Das ME. 2020. Cdc42 promotes Bgs1 recruitment for septum synthesis and glucanase localization for cell separation during cytokinesis in fission yeast. Small GTPases, Mar 22:1-8.

Hercyk B, Rich J§, Mitoubsi A, Harrell M, Das M. 2019. A novel interplay between GEFs orchestrates Cdc42 activation in cell polarity and cytokinesis. Journal of Cell Science 2019, 132:jcs236018-jcs236018. This article was highlighted in preLights.

Hercyk B and Das M. 2019. F-BAR Cdc15 Promotes Gef1-mediated Cdc42 Activation During Cytokinesis and Cell Polarization in S. pombe. Genetics, 2019, 213 (4): 1341-1356.

Hercyk B and Das M. 2019. Rho Family GTPases in Fission Yeast Cytokinesis. Communicative and Integrative Biology, Oct 21;12(1):171-180.

Hercyk B, Onwubiko UN§, Das M. 2019. Coordinating Septum Formation and the Actomyosin Ring during Cytokinesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Molecular Microbiology, Dec;112(6):1645-1657.

Onwubiko UN, Mlynarczyk PJ§, Wei B, Habiyaremye J#, Clack A#, Abel SM, Das ME. A Cdc42 GEF, Gef1, through endocytosis organizes F-BAR Cdc15 along the actomyosin ring and promotes concentric furrowing. *Journal of Cell Science 2019 132: jcs223776 doi: 10.1242/jcs.223776 Published 28 February 2019. PMID: 30709916. *This article was selected as an Editor’s highlight.

Wei B, Hercyk BS, Habiyaremye J#, Das M. 2017. Spatiotemporal analysis of cytokinetic events in fission yeast. JoVE, 120. PMID:28287547

Nuñez I, Rodriguez Pino M, Wiley DJ, Das M, Chen C, Goshima T, Kume K, Hirata D, Toda T and Verde F. 2016. Spatial control of translation repression and polarized growth by conserved NDR kinase Orb6 and RNA-binding protein Sts5. eLife, pii:e14216. Pubmed PMID: 27474797

Wei B, Hercyk BS, Mattson N, Mohammadi A#, Rich J#, DeBruyne E#, Clark MM#, Das M. 2016. Unique Spatiotemporal Activation Pattern of Cdc42 by Gef1 and Scd1 Promotes Different Events during Cytokinesis. *Molecular Biology of the Cell, 27(8):1235-45; PubMed PMID: 26941334. *This article was Highlighted in Molecular Biology of the Cell as well as American Society for Cell Biology newsletter.

Das M, Nuñez I, Rodriguez M, Wiley D J, Rodriguez J, Sarkeshik A, Yates III. J R, Buchwald P, and Verde F. 2015. “Phosphorylation-dependent inhibition of Cdc42 GEF Gef1 by 14-3-3 protein Rad24 spatially regulates Cdc42 GTPase activity and oscillatory dynamics during cell morphogenesis.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 26(19):3520-34; PubMed PMID: 26246599

Das M, Verde F. 2013. “Role of Cdc42 dynamics in the control of fission yeast cell polarization.” Biochem Soc Trans. 41(6):1745-9.

Das M*, Drake T*, Buchwald P, Vavylonis D and Verde F. 2012. “Oscillatory dynamics of Cdc42 GTPase in the spatial control of polarized cell growth.” *Science, 2012, 337, 6091, 239-243. *Recommend in Faculty of 1000 Biology and highlighted in Editors’ Choice Cell Biology “Pole to Pole” Sci. Signal. *Co-authors

Das M, Chiron S and Verde F. 2010. “Microtubule-dependent spatial organization of mitochondria in fission yeast.” Methods in Cell Biology, 97, 203-21

Das M, Wiley D J, Chen X, Shah K and Verde F. 2009. “Conserved NDR kinase Orb6 controls polarized cell growth by spatial regulation of the small GTPase Cdc42.” Current Biology, 19, 1314-19. *This article was recommended in Faculty of 1000 Biology.

Iyer R S, Das M and Bhat P J. 2008. “Pseudohyphal differentiation defect due to mutations in GPCR and ammonium signaling is suppressed by low glucose concentration: A possible integrated role for Carbon and Nitrogen limitation.” Current Genetics, 54, 71-81

Das M*, Wiley D J*, Medina S, Vincent H, Larrea M, Oriolo A and Verde F. 2007. “Regulation of cell diameter, For3p localization and cell symmetry by fission yeast Rho-GAP Rga4p.” *Molecular Biology of the Cell, 18, 2090-101. *This article was Highlighted in InCytes in the June Issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell as well as American Society for Cell Biology newsletter. * Co-authors

Das M and Bhat P J. 2005. “Disruption of MRG19 results in altered nitrogen metabolic status and defect in pseudohyphal development: Evidence for a link between metabolic status and developmental pathway.” *Microbiology, 151, 91-8 *This article was recommended in Faculty of 1000 Biology.

Khanday F A, *Saha M and Bhat P J. 2002. “Molecular Characterization of MRG19 of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Implication in the Regulation of Galactose and Nonfermentable Carbon Source Utilization.” European Journal of Biochemistry, 269, 5840-50 (*Maiden name)