Selected Publications

Spastin, atlastin and ER relocalization are involved in axon, but not dendrite, regeneration.
Rao K, Stone MC, Weiner AT, Gheres KW, Zhou C, Deitcher DL, Levitan ES, Rolls MM
Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2016 Sep 7 pii: mbc.E16-05-0287. [Epub ahead of print]

The microtubule severing protein fidgetin acts after dendrite injury to promote degeneration.
Tao J, Feng C, Rolls MM.
Journal of cell science. 2016 Jul 13 [Epub ahead of print]

Kinesin-2 and Apc function at dendrite branch points to resolve microtubule collisions.
Weiner AT, Lanz MC, Goetschius DJ, Hancock WO, Rolls MM
Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2016 Jan;73(1):35-44. doi: 10.1002/cm.21270.

Neuronal polarity: an evolutionary perspective.
Rolls MM, Jegla TJ
J Exp Biol. 2015 Feb 15;218(Pt 4):572-80. doi: 10.1242/jeb.112359.

Γ-tubulin controls neuronal microtubule polarity independently of Golgi outposts.
Nguyen MM, McCracken CJ, Milner ES, Goetschius DJ, Weiner AT, Long MK, Michael NL, Munro S, Rolls MM.
Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Jul 1;25(13):2039-50. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E13-09-0515. Epub 2014 May 7.

An EB1-Kinesin Complex Is Sufficient to Steer Microtubule Growth In Vitro.
Chen Y, Rolls MM, Hancock WO
Curr Biol. 2014 Jan 21. pii: S0960-9822(13)01443-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.024

Dendrite Injury Triggers DLK-Independent Regeneration.
Stone MC, Albertson RM, Chen L, Rolls MM.
Cell Rep. 2014 Jan 7. pii: S2211-1247(13)00767-5. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2013.12.022.

A postmitotic function and distinct localization mechanism for centralspindlin at a stable intercellular bridge.
Zhou K, Rolls MM, Hanna-Rose W.
Dev Biol. 2013 Apr 1;376(1):13-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2013.01.020. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

Normal spastin gene dosage is specifically required for axon regeneration.
Stone MC, Rao K, Gheres KW, Kim S, Tao J, La Rochelle C, Folker CT, Sherwood NT, Rolls MM.
Cell Rep. 2012 Nov 29;2(5):1340-50. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2012.09.032. Epub 2012 Nov1

Development of dendrite polarity in Drosophila neurons.
Hill SE, Parmar M, Gheres KW, Guignet MA, Huang Y, Jackson FR, Rolls MM.
Neural Dev. 2012 Oct 30;7:34. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-7-34.

Katanin p60-like1 promotes microtubule growth and terminal dendrite stability in the larval class IV sensory neurons of Drosophila.
Stewart A, Tsubouchi A, Rolls MM, Tracey WD, Sherwood NT.
J Neurosci. 2012 Aug 22;32(34):11631-42. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0729-12.2012.

Axon injury and stress trigger a microtubule-based neuroprotective pathway.
Chen L, Stone MC, Tao J, Rolls MM.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jul 17;109(29):11842-7. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1121180109. Epub 2012 Jun 25.

Microtubules are organized independently of the centrosome in Drosophila neurons.
Nguyen MM, Stone MC, Rolls MM.
Neural Dev. 2011 Dec 6;6:38. doi: 10.1186/1749-8104-6-38.

Neuronal polarity in Drosophila: sorting out axons and dendrites.

Rolls MM.
Dev Neurobiol. 2011 Jun;71(6):419-29. doi: 10.1002/dneu.20836. Review.

Dendrites have a rapid program of injury-induced degeneration that is molecularly distinct from developmental pruning.
Tao J, Rolls MM.
J Neurosci. 2011 Apr 6;31(14):5398-405. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3826-10.2011.

Directed microtubule growth, +TIPs, and kinesin-2 are required for uniform microtubule polarity in dendrites.
Mattie FJ, Stackpole MM, Stone MC, Clippard JR, Rudnick DA, Qiu Y, Tao J, Allender DL, Parmar M, Rolls MM.
Curr Biol. 2010 Dec 21;20(24):2169-77. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2010.11.050. Epub 2010 Dec 9.

Global up-regulation of microtubule dynamics and polarity reversal during regeneration of an axon from a dendrite.
Stone MC, Nguyen MM, Tao J, Allender DL, Rolls MM.
Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Mar 1;21(5):767-77. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E09-11-0967. Epub 2010 Jan 6.

Microtubules have opposite orientation in axons and dendrites of Drosophila neurons.
Stone MC, Roegiers F, Rolls MM.
Mol Biol Cell. 2008 Oct;19(10):4122-9. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E07-10-1079. Epub 2008 Jul 30.

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