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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.