Beaudet D, Akhshi T, Phillipp J, Law C, Piekny A. (2017​). Active Ran regulates anillin function during cytokinesis. Mol Biol Cell. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17-04-0253.

Beaudet D, Badilescu S, Kuruvinashetti K, Sohrabi Kashani A, Jaunky D, Ouellette S, Piekny A, Packirisamy M. (2017). Comparative study on cellular entry of incinerated ancient gold particles (Swarna Bhasma) and chemically synthesized gold particles. Sci Rep. 7:10678.

Wernike D, Chen Y, Mastronardi K, Makil N, Piekny A. (2016). Mechanical forces drive neuroblast morphogenesis and are required for epidermal closure. Dev. Biol. 412:261-77.

van Oostende Triplet C.*, Jaramillo Garcia M.*, Haji Bik H., Beaudet D., and Piekny A. (2014). Anillin interacts with microtubules and is part of the astral pathway that defines cortical domains. J Cell Sci 127:3699-710.
* Co-first author

Wernike D., van Oostende C., and Piekny A. (2014). Visualizing neuroblast cytokinesis during C. elegans embryogenesis. J Vis Exp, 85:51188.

Akhshi T.K.*, Wernike D.*, and Piekny A. (2014) Microtubules and actin crosstalk in cell migration and division. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken), 71:1-23. Review.
* Co-first author

Fotopoulos N.*, Wernike D.*, Chen Y., Makil N., Marte A., and Piekny A. (2013). Caenorhabditis elegans anillin (ani-1) regulates neuroblast cytokinesis and epidermal morphogenesis during embryonic development. Dev Biol, 383:61-74.
* Co-first author

Zanin E., Desai A., Poser I., Toyoda Y., Andree C, Moebius C., Bickle M., Conradt B., Piekny A., and Oegema K. (2013). A conserved RhoGAP limits M phase contractility and coordinates with microtubule asters to confine RhoA during cytokinesis. Dev Cell, 26:496-510.

Frenette P., Haines E., Loyolan M., Kinal M., Pakarian P., and Piekny A. (2012). An anillin-Ect2 complex stabilizes central spindle microtubules at the cortex during cytokinesis. PLoS One, 7:e34888.

Tse Y.C., Piekny A., and Glotzer M. (2011). Anillin promotes astral microtubule-directed cortical myosin polarization. Mol Bio Cell 22:3165-75.

Piekny A.J., and Maddox A.S. (2010). The myriad roles of Anillin during cytokinesis. Semin Cell Dev Biol, 21:881-91. Review.

Simon G.C., Schonteich E., Wu C.C., Piekny A., Ekiert D., Yu X., Gould G.W., Glotzer M., and Prekeris R. (2008). Sequential Cyk-4 binding to ECT2 and FIP3 regulates cleavage furrow ingression and abscission during cytokinesis. EMBO J, 27:1791-803.

Piekny A.J., and Glotzer M. (2008). Anillin is a scaffold protein that links RhoA, actin, and myosin during cytokinesis. Curr Biol, 18:30-6.

Piekny A., Werner M., and Glotzer M. (2005). Cytokinesis: welcome to the Rho zone. Trends Cell Biol, 15:651-8. Review.

Yüce O.*, Piekny A.*, and Glotzer M. (2005). An ECT2-centralspindlin complex regulates the localization and function of RhoA. J Cell Biol, 170:571-82.
* Co-first author

Piekny A.J., and Mains P.E. (2003). Squeezing an egg into a worm: C. elegans embryonic morphogenesis. Scientific World Journal, 3:1370-81. Review.

Piekny A.J., Johnson J.L., Cham G.D., and Mains P.E. (2003). The Caenorhabditis elegans nonmuscle myosin genes nmy-1 and nmy-2 function as redundant components of the let-502/Rho-binding kinase and mel-11/myosin phosphatase pathway during embryonic morphogenesis. Development, 130:5695-704.

Piekny A.J., and Mains P.E. (2002). Rho-binding kinase (LET-502) and myosin phosphatase (MEL-11) regulate cytokinesis in the early Caenorhabditis elegans embryo. J Cell Sci, 115:2271-82.

Piekny A.J., Wissmann A., and Mains P.E. (2000) Embryonic morphogenesis in Caenorhabditis elegans integrates the activity of LET-502 Rho-binding kinase, MEL-11 myosin phosphatase, DAF-2 insulin receptor and FEM-2 PP2c phosphatase. Genetics, 156:1671-89.


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