Michael V Danilchik
Affiliation: Oregon Health and Science University
- Furrow microtubules and localized exocytosis in cleaving Xenopus laevis embryosMichael V Danilchik
Department Biological Structure and Function SD, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR 97201 3097 USA
J Cell Sci 116:273-83. 2003..Results indicate that exocytotic vesicles are present throughout the egg subcortex, and that the presence of microtubules near the surface is sufficient to mobilize them for exocytosis at the end of the cell cycle...
- Intrinsic chiral properties of the Xenopus egg cortex: an early indicator of left-right asymmetry?Michael V Danilchik
Department of Integrative Biosciences, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR 97239 3097, USA
Development 133:4517-26. 2006..Consistent with this hypothesis, brief disruption of cortical actin during the first cell cycle randomizes the LR orientation of tadpole heart and gut...
- Membrane dynamics of cleavage furrow closure in Xenopus laevisMichael V Danilchik
Department of Integrative Biosciences, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon 97239 3097, USA
Dev Dyn 237:565-79. 2008..Interference with these dynamic activities prevented furrow closure, indicating a basic role for both marginal and basolateral protrusive activities in early embryogenesis...
- Manipulating and imaging the early Xenopus laevis embryoMichael V Danilchik
Department of Integrative Biosciences, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
Methods Mol Biol 770:21-54. 2011..This chapter presents easily adapted protocols to surmount, and in some cases take advantage of, these optical properties to facilitate live-cell microscopic analysis of commonly used experimental manipulations of early Xenopus embryos...