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  1. Onwubiko UN§, Rich-Robinson J§, Mustaf RA, Das ME. 2019. Cdc42 promotes Bgs1 recruitment for septum synthesis and glucanase localization for cell separation during cytokinesis in fission yeast. bioRxiv 754390; doi:

Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Hercyk B, Rich J§, Mitoubsi A, Harrell M, Das M. 2018. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Hercyk B and Das M. 2019. Rho Family GTPases in Fission Yeast Cytokinesis. Communicative and Integrative Biology, In press.
  4. Hercyk B, Onwubiko UN§, Das M. 2019. Coordinating Septum Formation and the Actomyosin Ring during Cytokinesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Molecular Microbiology, In press.
  5. 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.
  6. Wei B, Hercyk BS, Habiyaremye J#, Das M. 2017. Spatiotemporal analysis of cytokinetic events in fission yeast. JoVE, 120. PMID:28287547
  7. 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
  8. 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. *Mol Biol 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.
  9. 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
  10. Das M, Verde F. 2013. “Role of Cdc42 dynamics in the control of fission yeast cell polarization.” Biochem Soc Trans. 41(6):1745-9.
  11. 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
  12. Das M, Chiron S and Verde F. 2010. “Microtubule-dependent spatial organization of mitochondria in fission yeast.” Methods in Cell Biology, 97, 203-21
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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)