- Polo-like kinase phosphorylation determines Caenorhabditis elegans centrosome size and density by biasing SPD-5 toward an assembly-competent conformation
Summary: Polo-like kinase phosphorylation determines proper centrosome scaffold size and density, but not function or maintenance, in Caenorhabditis elegans embryos.
- Caenorhabditis elegans glutamylating enzymes function redundantly in male mating
Summary: Although mutations in individual microtubule glutamylating enzymes do not disrupt essential microtubule functions in C. elegans, combining mutations in three enzymes uncovers a redundant function for glutamylation in male mating.
- Dynamic microtubule organization and mitochondrial transport are regulated by distinct Kinesin-1 pathways
Summary: Highly polarized Drosophila bristle cells reveal that dynamic microtubule organization and mitochondrial transport are regulated by distinct Kinesin-1 pathways, and a novel mode of coordination between Khc and Dhc in mitochondrial transport.