Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
- Microtubule plus-end binding protein EB1 is necessary for muscle cell differentiation, elongation and fusionTan Zhang
Light Imaging Section, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
J Cell Sci 122:1401-9. 2009..Re-expression of EB1 as EB1-GFP restores all aspects of normal differentiation, whereas overexpression of EB3-GFP restores elongation but not fusion. We conclude that EB1 is necessary for the early stages of muscle differentiation...
- Who needs microtubules? Myogenic reorganization of MTOC, Golgi complex and ER exit sites persists despite lack of normal microtubule tracksKristien J M Zaal
Light Imaging Section, Office of Science and Technology, National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal, and Skin Disease, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
PLoS ONE 6:e29057. 2011..In addition, we have gained new insight into structural and functional aspects of the reorganization of microtubule nucleation during myogenesis...
- Differences in neuromuscular junctions of laryngeal and limb muscles in ratsXin Feng
Laryngeal and Speech Section, Medical Neurology Branch, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Laryngoscope 122:1093-8. 2012..Because muscles and their controlling motor neurons communicate via neuromuscular junctions (NMJs), we hypothesized that NMJs in laryngeal muscles have specialized characteristics different from limb muscles...