Francis McNally

Title(s)Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
SchoolCollege of Biological Sciences
Address3225 LSA
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    1. Roles of Tubulin Concentration during Prometaphase and Ran-GTP during Anaphase of Caenorhabditis elegans Meiosis. Life Sci Alliance. 2024 Sep; 7(9). Gong T, McNally KL, Konanoor S, Peraza A, Bailey C, Redemann S, McNally FJ. PMID: 38960623; PMCID: PMC11222656.
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    2. Mechanisms of Meiotic Spindle Initiation in Caenorhabditis elegans Oocytes. bioRxiv. 2024 Apr 20. Gong T, McNally KL, Konanoor S, Peraza A, Bailey C, Redemann S, McNally FJ. PMID: 38659754; PMCID: PMC11042349.
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    3. Katanin, kinesin-13 and ataxin-2 inhibit premature interaction between maternal and paternal genomes in C. elegans zygotes. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 13. Beath E, Bailey C, Magadum MM, Qiu S, McNally KL, McNally FJ. PMID: 38559153; PMCID: PMC10979973.
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    4. Auxin-induced degradation of the aurora A kinase, AIR-1, in C. elegans does not prevent assembly of bipolar meiotic spindles. MicroPubl Biol. 2024; 2024. McNally K, McNally F. PMID: 38362120; PMCID: PMC10867633.
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    5. Redundant microtubule crosslinkers prevent meiotic spindle bending to ensure diploid offspring in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. 2023 Dec; 19(12):e1011090. Li W, Crellin HA, Cheerambathur D, McNally FJ. PMID: 38150489; PMCID: PMC10775986.
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    6. Caenorhabditis elegans spermatocytes can segregate achiasmate homologous chromosomes apart at higher than random frequency during meiosis I. Genetics. 2023 04 06; 223(4). Gong T, McNally FJ. PMID: 36792551; PMCID: PMC10319977.
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    7. Cohesin is required for meiotic spindle assembly independent of its role in cohesion in C. elegans. PLoS Genet. 2022 10; 18(10):e1010136. McNally KP, Beath EA, Danlasky BM, Barroso C, Gong T, Li W, Martinez-Perez E, McNally FJ. PMID: 36279281; PMCID: PMC9632809.
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    8. Paternal mitochondria from an rmd-2, rmd-3, rmd-6 triple mutant are properly positioned in the C. elegans zygote. MicroPubl Biol. 2021; 2021. Juanico IY, Meyer CM, McCarthy JE, Gong T, McNally FJ. PMID: 34296068; PMCID: PMC8290264.
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    9. Evidence for anaphase pulling forces during C. elegans meiosis. J Cell Biol. 2020 12 07; 219(12). Danlasky BM, Panzica MT, McNally KP, Vargas E, Bailey C, Li W, Gong T, Fishman ES, Jiang X, McNally FJ. PMID: 33064834; PMCID: PMC7577052.
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    10. The Microtubule Severing Protein Katanin Regulates Proliferation of Neuronal Progenitors in Embryonic and Adult Neurogenesis. Sci Rep. 2019 11 04; 9(1):15940. Lombino FL, Muhia M, Lopez-Rojas J, Brill MS, Thies E, Ruschkies L, Lutz D, Richter M, Hausrat TJ, Lopes AT, McNally FJ, Hermans-Borgmeyer I, Dunleavy JEM, Hoffmeister-Ullerich S, Frotscher M, Misgeld T, Kreutz MR, de Anda FC, Kneussel M. PMID: 31685876; PMCID: PMC6828949.
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    11. Spherical spindle shape promotes perpendicular cortical orientation by preventing isometric cortical pulling on both spindle poles during C. elegans female meiosis. Development. 2019 10 21; 146(20). Vargas E, McNally KP, Cortes DB, Panzica MT, Danlasky BM, Li Q, Maddox AS, McNally FJ. PMID: 31575646; PMCID: PMC6826043.
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    12. Microtubule-severing enzymes: From cellular functions to molecular mechanism. J Cell Biol. 2018 12 03; 217(12):4057-4069. McNally FJ, Roll-Mecak A. PMID: 30373906; PMCID: PMC6279391.
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    13. Structural basis for disassembly of katanin heterododecamers. J Biol Chem. 2018 07 06; 293(27):10590-10605. Nithianantham S, McNally FJ, Al-Bassam J. PMID: 29752405; PMCID: PMC6036222.
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    14. Mechanisms that prevent catastrophic interactions between paternal chromosomes and the oocyte meiotic spindle. Cell Cycle. 2018; 17(5):529-534. Panzica MT, McNally FJ. PMID: 29375006; PMCID: PMC5969545.
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    15. Competing chromosomes explain junk DNA. Science. 2017 11 03; 358(6363):594-595. McNally FJ. PMID: 29097537.
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    16. Autosomal Trisomy and Triploidy Are Corrected During Female Meiosis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2017 11; 207(3):911-922. Vargas E, McNally K, Friedman JA, Cortes DB, Wang DY, Korf IF, McNally FJ. PMID: 28882988; PMCID: PMC5676225.
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    17. A casein kinase 1 prevents expulsion of the oocyte meiotic spindle into a polar body by regulating cortical contractility. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Sep 01; 28(18):2410-2419. Flynn JR, McNally FJ. PMID: 28701347; PMCID: PMC5576904.
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    18. F-actin prevents interaction between sperm DNA and the oocyte meiotic spindle in C. elegans. J Cell Biol. 2017 08 07; 216(8):2273-2282. Panzica MT, Marin HC, Reymann AC, McNally FJ. PMID: 28637747; PMCID: PMC5551714.
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    19. A novel chromosome segregation mechanism during female meiosis. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 08 15; 27(16):2576-89. McNally KP, Panzica MT, Kim T, Cortes DB, McNally FJ. PMID: 27335123; PMCID: PMC4985259.
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    20. Dynactin-dependent cortical dynein and spherical spindle shape correlate temporally with meiotic spindle rotation in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol Biol Cell. 2015 Sep 01; 26(17):3030-46. Crowder ME, Flynn JR, McNally KP, Cortes DB, Price KL, Kuehnert PA, Panzica MT, Andaya A, Leary JA, McNally FJ. PMID: 26133383; PMCID: PMC4551317.
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    21. The asymmetry of female meiosis reduces the frequency of inheritance of unpaired chromosomes. Elife. 2015 Apr 07; 4:e06056. Cortes DB, McNally KL, Mains PE, McNally FJ. PMID: 25848744; PMCID: PMC4412107.
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    22. Katanin maintains meiotic metaphase chromosome alignment and spindle structure in vivo and has multiple effects on microtubules in vitro. Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Apr; 25(7):1037-49. McNally K, Berg E, Cortes DB, Hernandez V, Mains PE, McNally FJ. PMID: 24501424; PMCID: PMC3967969.
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    23. Mechanisms of spindle positioning. J Cell Biol. 2013 Jan 21; 200(2):131-40. McNally FJ. PMID: 23337115; PMCID: PMC3549965.
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    24. An essential role for katanin p80 and microtubule severing in male gamete production. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(5):e1002698. O'Donnell L, Rhodes D, Smith SJ, Merriner DJ, Clark BJ, Borg C, Whittle B, O'Connor AE, Smith LB, McNally FJ, de Kretser DM, Goodnow CC, Ormandy CJ, Jamsai D, O'Bryan MK. PMID: 22654669; PMCID: PMC3359970.
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    25. Kinesin-1 prevents capture of the oocyte meiotic spindle by the sperm aster. Dev Cell. 2012 Apr 17; 22(4):788-98. McNally KL, Fabritius AS, Ellefson ML, Flynn JR, Milan JA, McNally FJ. PMID: 22465668; PMCID: PMC3606814.
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    26. Katanin contributes to interspecies spindle length scaling in Xenopus. Cell. 2011 Dec 09; 147(6):1397-407. Loughlin R, Wilbur JD, McNally FJ, Nédélec FJ, Heald R. PMID: 22153081; PMCID: PMC3240848.
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    27. Initial diameter of the polar body contractile ring is minimized by the centralspindlin complex. Dev Biol. 2011 Nov 01; 359(1):137-148. Fabritius AS, Flynn JR, McNally FJ. PMID: 21889938; PMCID: PMC3201802.
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    28. CDK-1 inhibits meiotic spindle shortening and dynein-dependent spindle rotation in C. elegans. J Cell Biol. 2011 Jun 27; 193(7):1229-44. Ellefson ML, McNally FJ. PMID: 21690306; PMCID: PMC3216336.
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    29. The spindle assembly function of Caenorhabditis elegans katanin does not require microtubule-severing activity. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 May; 22(9):1550-60. McNally KP, McNally FJ. PMID: 21372175; PMCID: PMC3084677.
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    30. Nuclear and spindle positioning during oocyte meiosis. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):78-84. Fabritius AS, Ellefson ML, McNally FJ. PMID: 20708397; PMCID: PMC2994957.
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    31. Kinesin-dependent transport results in polarized migration of the nucleus in oocytes and inward movement of yolk granules in meiotic embryos. Dev Biol. 2010 Mar 01; 339(1):126-40. McNally KL, Martin JL, Ellefson M, McNally FJ. PMID: 20036653; PMCID: PMC2823969.
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    32. Microtubule-severing enzymes. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010 Feb; 22(1):96-103. Roll-Mecak A, McNally FJ. PMID: 19963362; PMCID: PMC2822099.
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    33. UNC-83 is a nuclear-specific cargo adaptor for kinesin-1-mediated nuclear migration. Development. 2009 Aug; 136(16):2725-33. Meyerzon M, Fridolfsson HN, Ly N, McNally FJ, Starr DA. PMID: 19605495; PMCID: PMC2730402.
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    34. Levels of the ubiquitin ligase substrate adaptor MEL-26 are inversely correlated with MEI-1/katanin microtubule-severing activity during both meiosis and mitosis. Dev Biol. 2009 Jun 15; 330(2):349-57. Johnson JL, Lu C, Raharjo E, McNally K, McNally FJ, Mains PE. PMID: 19361490; PMCID: PMC2720041.
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    35. Kinesin-1 and cytoplasmic dynein act sequentially to move the meiotic spindle to the oocyte cortex in Caenorhabditis elegans. Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Jun; 20(11):2722-30. Ellefson ML, McNally FJ. PMID: 19357192; PMCID: PMC2688551.
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    36. Katanin controls mitotic and meiotic spindle length. J Cell Biol. 2006 Dec 18; 175(6):881-91. McNally K, Audhya A, Oegema K, McNally FJ. PMID: 17178907; PMCID: PMC2064698.
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    37. Fertilization initiates the transition from anaphase I to metaphase II during female meiosis in C. elegans. Dev Biol. 2005 Jun 01; 282(1):218-30. McNally KL, McNally FJ. PMID: 15936342.
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    38. Kinesin-1 mediates translocation of the meiotic spindle to the oocyte cortex through KCA-1, a novel cargo adapter. J Cell Biol. 2005 May 09; 169(3):447-57. Yang HY, Mains PE, McNally FJ. PMID: 15883196; PMCID: PMC2171918.
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    39. MEI-1/katanin is required for translocation of the meiosis I spindle to the oocyte cortex in C elegans. Dev Biol. 2003 Aug 01; 260(1):245-59. Yang HY, McNally K, McNally FJ. PMID: 12885567.
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    40. Katanin-mediated microtubule severing can be regulated by multiple mechanisms. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2002 Dec; 53(4):337-49. McNally KP, Buster D, McNally FJ. PMID: 12378543.
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    41. Katanin inhibition prevents the redistribution of gamma-tubulin at mitosis. J Cell Sci. 2002 Mar 01; 115(Pt 5):1083-92. Buster D, McNally K, McNally FJ. PMID: 11870226.
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    42. Cytoskeleton: CLASPing the end to the edge. Curr Biol. 2001 Jun 26; 11(12):R477-80. McNally FJ. PMID: 11448790.
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    43. Two domains of p80 katanin regulate microtubule severing and spindle pole targeting by p60 katanin. J Cell Sci. 2000 May; 113 ( Pt 9):1623-33. McNally KP, Bazirgan OA, McNally FJ. PMID: 10751153.
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    44. Microtubule dynamics: Controlling split ends. Curr Biol. 1999 Apr 22; 9(8):R274-6. McNally FJ. PMID: 10226018.
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    45. Katanin is responsible for the M-phase microtubule-severing activity in Xenopus eggs. Mol Biol Cell. 1998 Jul; 9(7):1847-61. McNally FJ, Thomas S. PMID: 9658175; PMCID: PMC25426.
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    46. Modulation of microtubule dynamics during the cell cycle. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1996 Feb; 8(1):23-9. McNally FJ. PMID: 8791399.
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