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Nithianantham S, McNally FJ, and Al-Bassam J. Structural Basis for Disassembly of Katanin Heterododecamers
J. Biol. Cell 2018 293:10590-10605. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-10-0694
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Jawdat Al-Bassam. Revisiting the tubulin cofactors and Arl2 in the regulation of soluble aß-tubulin pools and their effect on microtubule dynamics
Mol. Biol. Cell Feb 1 2017 28(3);359-363. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E15-10-0694
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Ofer Shapira, Alina Goldstein, Jawdat Al-Bassam, Larisa Gheber. A potential physiological role for bi-directional motility and motor clustering of mitotic kinesin-5 Cin8 in yeast mitosis
J. Cell Sci 2017 130;725-734. doi: 10.1242/jcs.195040
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Nithianantham S, Le S, Seto E, Jia W, Leary J, Corbett KD, Moore JK, Al-Bassam J. Tubulin cofactors and Arl2 are cage-like chaperones that regulate the soluble aß-tubulin pool for microtubule dynamics
Elife. 2015 Jul 24;4. doi: 10.7554/eLife.08811
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Scholey JE, Nithianantham S, Scholey JM, Al-Bassam J , . Structural basis for the assembly of the mitotic motor kinesin-5 into bipolartetramers
eLife, 2014. 3:e02217. doi: 10.7554/eLife.02217
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Al-Bassam J , Reconstituting Dynamic Microtubule Polymerization Regulation by TOG Domain Proteins
Methods Enzymology, 2014. 540: 131-48  

 

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Al-Bassam J , Corbett KD, a-Tubulin acetylation from the inside out
Proc Natl Acad Sci, 2012. 109 (48): 19515-6  

 

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Al-Bassam J , Kim H, Flor-Parra I, Lal N, Velji H, Chang F Fission yeast Alp14 is a dose-dependent plus end-tracking microtubule polymerase
Mol Biol Cell, 2012. 23 (15): 2878-90  

 

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Al-Bassam J , Chang F.   Regulation of Microtubule dynamics by TOG domain proteins XMAP215/Dis1 and CLASP. 
Trends in Cell Biology, 2011. 21 (10): 604-614  

 

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Cho US, Corbett KD, Al-Bassam J , Bellizzi JJ 3rd, De Wulf P, Espelin CW, Miranda JJ, Simons K, Wei RR, Sorger PK, Harrison SC   Molecular structures and interactions in the yeast kinetochore. 
Cold Spring Harb Symp Quant Biol., 2010. 75: 395-401  

 

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Al-Bassam J  †, Kim H, Brouhard G, van Oijen A, Harrison SC, Chang F†.  CLASP promotes microubule rescues by recruiting tubulin dimer to the microtubule” . 
Developmental Cell, 2010. 19 (2): 245--258   † 
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Brouhard G*, Stear J* , Notzel T, Al-Bassam J, Kinoshita K, Harrison SC, Howard J, Hyman AA, XMAP215 is a processive microtubule polymerase that catalyzes both growth and shrinkage, Cell. 2008, 132(1):79-88; 
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Al-Bassam J, Larsen NA, Hyman AA, Harrison SC. Crystal structure of a TOG domain: conserved features of XMAP215/Dis1-family TOG domains and implications for tubulin binding. Structure. 2007 Mar; 15(3):355-62.

 

 

Al-Bassam J, Roger B, Halpain S, Milligan RA. Analysis of the weak interactions of ADP-Unc104 and ADP-kinesin with microtubules and their inhibition by MAP2c. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2007 May;64(5):377-89.

 

 

Larsen NA, Al-Bassam J, Wei RR, Harrison SC. Structural analysis of Bub3 interactions in the mitotic spindle checkpoint. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2007 Jan 23;104(4):1201-6.

 

 
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Wei RR, Al-Bassam J, Harrison SC. The Ndc80/HEC1 complex is a contact point for kinetochoremicrotubule attachment. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Jan;14(1):54-9.

 

 

Olia AS, Al-Bassam J, Winn-Stapley DA, Joss L, Casjens SR, Cingolani G. Binding-induced stabilization and assembly of the phage P22 tail accessory factor gp4. J Mol Biol. 2006 Oct 20; 363(2):558-76. 

 

 
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Al-Bassam J*, van Breugel M*, Harrison SC, Hyman A. Stu2p binds tubulin and undergoes an open-to closed conformational change. J Cell Biol. 2006 Mar 27; 172:1009-22.  Mini-review feature; Faculty of 1000 “must read”

 

 

Andrews D, Butler JS, Al-Bassam J, Joss L, Winn-Stapley DA, Casjens S, Cingolani G. Bacteriophage P22 tail accessory factor GP26 is a long triple-stranded coiled-coil. J Biol Chem. 2005 Feb 18; 280(7):5929-33.

 

 
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Roger. B*, Al-Bassam J.*, Milligan R.A., Halpain S. MAP2, but not tau, repeats bind and bundle factin, Current Biol. 2004. 14:363-371;  Mini-review feature.

 

 

Al-Bassam J.*, Cui Y.*, Klopheinstein D., Carragher, B.O., Vale R.D., Milligan, R.A. Distinct Conformations of the Kinesin Unc104 Neck Regulate a Monomer-to-Dimer Motor Transition, J. CellBiol. 2003. 163: 743-753.
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Al-Bassam J., Ozer R.S., Safer D., Halpain S., Milligan R.A.; MAP2 and tau bind along the outer ridges of microtubule protofilaments. 2002. J. Cell Biol. 157: 1187-1196. Mini-review feature; faculty of 1000 “must read”

 

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