Francis McNally

InstitutionUniversity of California Davis
DepartmentMolecular and Cellular Biology
Address3225 LSA
CA 95616
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    1. Nithianantham S, McNally FJ, Al-Bassam J. Structural Basis for Disassembly of Katanin Heterododecamers. J Biol Chem. 2018 May 11. PMID: 29752405.
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    2. Panzica MT, McNally FJ. Mechanisms that prevent catastrophic interactions between paternal chromosomes and the oocyte meiotic spindle. Cell Cycle. 2018; 17(5):529-534. PMID: 29375006.
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    3. McNally FJ. Competing chromosomes explain junk DNA. Science. 2017 11 03; 358(6363):594-595. PMID: 29097537.
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    4. Vargas E, McNally K, Friedman JA, Cortes DB, Wang DY, Korf IF, McNally FJ. Autosomal Trisomy and Triploidy Are Corrected During Female Meiosis in Caenorhabditis elegans. Genetics. 2017 11; 207(3):911-922. PMID: 28882988.
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    5. Flynn JR, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 28701347.
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    6. Panzica MT, Marin HC, Reymann AC, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 28637747.
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    7. McNally KP, Panzica MT, Kim T, Cortes DB, McNally FJ. A novel chromosome segregation mechanism during female meiosis. Mol Biol Cell. 2016 08 15; 27(16):2576-89. PMID: 27335123; PMCID: PMC4985259 [Available on 10/30/16].
    8. Crowder ME, Flynn JR, McNally KP, Cortes DB, Price KL, Kuehnert PA, Panzica MT, Andaya A, Leary JA, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 26133383; PMCID: PMC4551317.
    9. Cortes DB, McNally KL, Mains PE, McNally FJ. The asymmetry of female meiosis reduces the frequency of inheritance of unpaired chromosomes. Elife. 2015 Apr 07; 4:e06056. PMID: 25848744; PMCID: PMC4412107.
    10. McNally K, Berg E, Cortes DB, Hernandez V, Mains PE, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 24501424; PMCID: PMC3967969.
    11. McNally FJ. Mechanisms of spindle positioning. J Cell Biol. 2013 Jan 21; 200(2):131-40. PMID: 23337115; PMCID: PMC3549965.
    12. 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. An essential role for katanin p80 and microtubule severing in male gamete production. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(5):e1002698. PMID: 22654669; PMCID: PMC3359970.
    13. McNally KL, Fabritius AS, Ellefson ML, Flynn JR, Milan JA, McNally FJ. Kinesin-1 prevents capture of the oocyte meiotic spindle by the sperm aster. Dev Cell. 2012 Apr 17; 22(4):788-98. PMID: 22465668; PMCID: PMC3606814.
    14. Loughlin R, Wilbur JD, McNally FJ, Nédélec FJ, Heald R. Katanin contributes to interspecies spindle length scaling in Xenopus. Cell. 2011 Dec 09; 147(6):1397-407. PMID: 22153081; PMCID: PMC3240848.
    15. Fabritius AS, Flynn JR, McNally FJ. Initial diameter of the polar body contractile ring is minimized by the centralspindlin complex. Dev Biol. 2011 Nov 01; 359(1):137-48. PMID: 21889938; PMCID: PMC3201802.
    16. Ellefson ML, McNally FJ. CDK-1 inhibits meiotic spindle shortening and dynein-dependent spindle rotation in C. elegans. J Cell Biol. 2011 Jun 27; 193(7):1229-44. PMID: 21690306; PMCID: PMC3216336.
    17. McNally KP, McNally FJ. The spindle assembly function of Caenorhabditis elegans katanin does not require microtubule-severing activity. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 May; 22(9):1550-60. PMID: 21372175; PMCID: PMC3084677.
    18. Fabritius AS, Ellefson ML, McNally FJ. Nuclear and spindle positioning during oocyte meiosis. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2011 Feb; 23(1):78-84. PMID: 20708397; PMCID: PMC2994957.
    19. McNally KL, Martin JL, Ellefson M, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 20036653; PMCID: PMC2823969.
    20. Roll-Mecak A, McNally FJ. Microtubule-severing enzymes. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2010 Feb; 22(1):96-103. PMID: 19963362; PMCID: PMC2822099.
    21. Meyerzon M, Fridolfsson HN, Ly N, McNally FJ, Starr DA. UNC-83 is a nuclear-specific cargo adaptor for kinesin-1-mediated nuclear migration. Development. 2009 Aug; 136(16):2725-33. PMID: 19605495; PMCID: PMC2730402.
    22. Johnson JL, Lu C, Raharjo E, McNally K, McNally FJ, Mains PE. 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. PMID: 19361490; PMCID: PMC2720041.
    23. Ellefson ML, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 19357192; PMCID: PMC2688551.
    24. McNally K, Audhya A, Oegema K, McNally FJ. Katanin controls mitotic and meiotic spindle length. J Cell Biol. 2006 Dec 18; 175(6):881-91. PMID: 17178907; PMCID: PMC2064698.
    25. McNally KL, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 15936342.
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    26. Yang HY, Mains PE, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 15883196; PMCID: PMC2171918.
    27. Yang HY, McNally K, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 12885567.
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    28. McNally KP, Buster D, McNally FJ. Katanin-mediated microtubule severing can be regulated by multiple mechanisms. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton. 2002 Dec; 53(4):337-49. PMID: 12378543.
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    29. Buster D, McNally K, McNally FJ. Katanin inhibition prevents the redistribution of gamma-tubulin at mitosis. J Cell Sci. 2002 Mar 01; 115(Pt 5):1083-92. PMID: 11870226.
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    30. McNally FJ. Cytoskeleton: CLASPing the end to the edge. Curr Biol. 2001 Jun 26; 11(12):R477-80. PMID: 11448790.
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    31. McNally KP, Bazirgan OA, McNally FJ. 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. PMID: 10751153.
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    32. McNally FJ. Microtubule dynamics: Controlling split ends. Curr Biol. 1999 Apr 22; 9(8):R274-6. PMID: 10226018.
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    33. McNally FJ, Thomas S. Katanin is responsible for the M-phase microtubule-severing activity in Xenopus eggs. Mol Biol Cell. 1998 Jul; 9(7):1847-61. PMID: 9658175; PMCID: PMC25426.
    34. McNally FJ. Modulation of microtubule dynamics during the cell cycle. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 1996 Feb; 8(1):23-9. PMID: 8791399.
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