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Jawdat Al-Bassam

Title(s)Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
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    1. Bodrug T, Wilson-Kubalek EM, Nithianantham S, Thompson AF, Alfieri A, Gaska I, Major J, Debs G, Inagaki S, Gutierrez P, Gheber L, McKenney RJ, Sindelar CV, Milligan R, Stumpff J, Rosenfeld SS, Forth ST, Al-Bassam J. The kinesin-5 tail domain directly modulates the mechanochemical cycle of the motor domain for anti-parallel microtubule sliding. Elife. 2020 Jan 20; 9. PMID: 31958056.
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    2. Cook BD, Chang F, Flor-Parra I, Al-Bassam J. Microtubule polymerase and processive plus-end tracking functions originate from distinct features within TOG domain arrays. Mol Biol Cell. 2019 06 01; 30(12):1490-1504. PMID: 30969896.
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    3. Al-Bassam J, Nithianantham S. Malleable folding of coiled-coils regulates kinesin-3 dimerization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 12 18; 115(51):12845-12847. PMID: 30530652.
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    4. Nithianantham S, Cook BD, Beans M, Guo F, Chang F, Al-Bassam J. Structural basis of tubulin recruitment and assembly by microtubule polymerases with tumor overexpressed gene (TOG) domain arrays. Elife. 2018 11 13; 7. PMID: 30422110.
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    5. Nithianantham S, McNally FJ, Al-Bassam J. Structural basis for disassembly of katanin heterododecamers. J Biol Chem. 2018 07 06; 293(27):10590-10605. PMID: 29752405.
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    6. Singh SK, Pandey H, Al-Bassam J, Gheber L. Bidirectional motility of kinesin-5 motor proteins: structural determinants, cumulative functions and physiological roles. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2018 05; 75(10):1757-1771. PMID: 29397398.
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    7. Al-Bassam J. Revisiting the tubulin cofactors and Arl2 in the regulation of soluble aß-tubulin pools and their effect on microtubule dynamics. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Feb 01; 28(3):359-363. PMID: 28137948.
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    8. Shapira O, Goldstein A, Al-Bassam J, Gheber L. A potential physiological role for bi-directional motility and motor clustering of mitotic kinesin-5 Cin8 in yeast mitosis. J Cell Sci. 2017 02 15; 130(4):725-734. PMID: 28069834.
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    9. 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. PMID: 26208336.
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    10. Scholey JE, Nithianantham S, Scholey JM, Al-Bassam J. Structural basis for the assembly of the mitotic motor Kinesin-5 into bipolar tetramers. Elife. 2014 Apr 08; 3:e02217. PMID: 24714498.
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    11. Al-Bassam J. Reconstituting dynamic microtubule polymerization regulation by TOG domain proteins. Methods Enzymol. 2014; 540:131-48. PMID: 24630105.
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    12. Al-Bassam J, Corbett KD. a-Tubulin acetylation from the inside out. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Nov 27; 109(48):19515-6. PMID: 23150594.
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    13. 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 Aug; 23(15):2878-90. PMID: 22696680.
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    14. Al-Bassam J, Chang F. Regulation of microtubule dynamics by TOG-domain proteins XMAP215/Dis1 and CLASP. Trends Cell Biol. 2011 Oct; 21(10):604-14. PMID: 21782439.
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    15. Cho US, Corbett KD, Al-Bassam J, Bellizzi JJ, 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. PMID: 21467141.
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    16. Al-Bassam J, Kim H, Brouhard G, van Oijen A, Harrison SC, Chang F. CLASP promotes microtubule rescue by recruiting tubulin dimers to the microtubule. Dev Cell. 2010 Aug 17; 19(2):245-58. PMID: 20708587.
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    17. Brouhard GJ, Stear JH, Noetzel TL, Al-Bassam J, Kinoshita K, Harrison SC, Howard J, Hyman AA. XMAP215 is a processive microtubule polymerase. Cell. 2008 Jan 11; 132(1):79-88. PMID: 18191222.
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    18. 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. PMID: 17326138.
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    19. 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. PMID: 17355870.
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    20. 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. PMID: 17227844.
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    21. Wei RR, Al-Bassam J, Harrison SC. The Ndc80/HEC1 complex is a contact point for kinetochore-microtubule attachment. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Jan; 14(1):54-9. PMID: 17195848.
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    22. 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. PMID: 16970964.
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    23. 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(7):1009-22. PMID: 16567500.
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    24. 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. PMID: 15591072.
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    25. Roger B, Al-Bassam J, Dehmelt L, Milligan RA, Halpain S. MAP2c, but not tau, binds and bundles F-actin via its microtubule binding domain. Curr Biol. 2004 Mar 09; 14(5):363-71. PMID: 15028210.
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    26. Al-Bassam J, Cui Y, Klopfenstein D, Carragher BO, Vale RD, Milligan RA. Distinct conformations of the kinesin Unc104 neck regulate a monomer to dimer motor transition. J Cell Biol. 2003 Nov 24; 163(4):743-53. PMID: 14638858.
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    27. Al-Bassam J, Ozer RS, Safer D, Halpain S, Milligan RA. MAP2 and tau bind longitudinally along the outer ridges of microtubule protofilaments. J Cell Biol. 2002 Jun 24; 157(7):1187-96. PMID: 12082079.
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