Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Division


1. Motor Activity Dependent and Independent Functions of Myosin II Contribute to Actomyosin Ring Assembly and Contraction in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Palani S, Chew TG, Srinivasan R, Kamnev A, Harne S, Chapa-y-Lazo B, Hogg R, Sevugan M, Mishra M, Gyathri P and Balasubramanian MK. Curr Biol. (in press)

2. In vitro reactivation of cytokinetic contractile ring of fission yeast cells. Mabuchi I, Kashiwazaki J, Mishra M. Methods Cell Biol. 2016;137:1-7.

3. Isolation of Cytokinetic Actomyosin Rings from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Huang J, Mishra M, Palani S, Chew TG, Balasubramanian MK. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1369:125-36. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3145-3_10.

4.The yeast actin cytoskeleton. Mishra M, Huang J, Balasubramanian MK. FEMS Microbiology Microbiol Rev. 2014;38(2):213-27.

5. In vitro contraction of cytokinetic ring depends on myosin II but not on actin dynamics. Mishra M, Kashiwazaki J, Takagi T, Srinivasan R, Huang Y, Balasubramanian MK, Mabuchi I. Nat Cell Biol. 2013 Jul;15(7):853-9. doi: 10.1038/ncb2781.

6. The SET domain protein, Set3p, promotes the reliable execution of cytokinesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Rentas S, Saberianfar R, Grewal C, Kanippayoor R, Mishra M, McCollum D, Karagiannis J. PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e31224. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031224.

7. Cylindrical cellular geometry ensures fidelity of division site placement in fission yeast. Mishra M, Huang Y, Srivastava P, Srinivasan R, Sevugan M, Shlomovitz R, Gov N, Rao M, Balasubramanian M. J Cell Sci. 2012 Aug 15;125(Pt 16):3850-7. doi: 10.1242/jcs.103788.

8. IQGAP-related Rng2p organizes cortical nodes and ensures position of cell division in fission yeast. Padmanabhan A, Bakka K, Sevugan M, Naqvi NI, D'souza V, Tang X, Mishra M*, Balasubramanian MK*. Curr Biol. 2011 Mar 22;21(6):467-72. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.01.059.

9. Bacillus anthracis tubulin-related protein Ba-TubZ assembles force-generating polymers. Srinivasan R, Mishra M, Leong FY, Chiam KH, Balasubramanian M. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2011 Sep;68(9):501-11. doi: 10.1002/cm.20526.

10. Cell polarization: it's all about being in shape. Srinivasan R, Mishra M*. Curr Biol. 2009; 19(5):R205-6.

11. Cytokinesis: catch and drag. Mishra M, Oliferenko S. Curr Biol. 2008 Mar 25;18(6):R247-50. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.029.

12. The bacterial cell division protein FtsZ assembles into cytoplasmic rings in fission yeast. Srinivasan R, Mishra M, Wu L, Yin Z, Balasubramanian MK. Genes Dev. 2008 Jul 1;22(13):1741-6. doi: 10.1101/gad.1660908.

13. Filament formation of the Escherichia coli actin-related protein, MreB, in fission yeast. Srinivasan R, Mishra M, Murata-Hori M, Balasubramanian MK. Curr Biol. 2007 Feb 6;17(3):266-72.

14. Schizosaccharomyces pombe homolog of Survivin, Bir1p, exhibits a novel dynamic behavior at the spindle mid-zone. Rajagopalan S, Mishra M, Balasubramanian MK. Genes Cells. 2006 Jul;11(7):815-27.

15. Hsp90 protein in fission yeast Swo1p and UCS protein Rng3p facilitate myosin II assembly and function. Mishra M, D'souza VM, Chang KC, Huang Y, Balasubramanian MK. Eukaryot Cell. 2005 Mar;4(3):567-76.

16. The 14-3-3 protein rad24p modulates function of the cdc14p family phosphatase clp1p/flp1p in fission yeast. Mishra M, Karagiannis J, Sevugan M, Singh P, Balasubramanian MK. Curr Biol. 2005 Aug 9;15(15):1376-83. Erratum in: Curr Biol. 2005 Sep 6;15(17):1603.

17. Myosin-II reorganization during mitosis is controlled temporally by its dephosphorylation and spatially by Mid1 in fission yeast. Motegi F, Mishra M, Balasubramanian MK, Mabuchi I. J Cell Biol. 2004 Jun 7;165(5):685-95.

18. The Clp1p/Flp1p phosphatase ensures completion of cytokinesis in response to minor perturbation of the cell division machinery in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Mishra M, Karagiannis J, Trautmann S, Wang H, McCollum D, Balasubramanian MK. J Cell Sci. 2004 Aug 1;117(Pt 17):3897-910.