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Complete List of Publications

  1. Paulson K.E., Matera A.G., Deka N. and Schmid C.W. (1987). Transcription of a Human transposon-like sequence is usually directed by other promoters.  Nucleic Acids Research 16: 1143-1151.
  2. Deka N., Wong E., Matera A.G., Kraft R., Leinwand L.A. and Schmid C.W. (1988).Repetitive nucleotide sequence insertions into a novel calmodulin-related gene and its processed pseudogene.  Gene 71: 123-134.
  3. Misra R., Matera A.G., Schmid C.W. and Rush M.G. (1989). Recombination mediates production of an extrachromosomal circular DNA containing a transposon-like human element, THE-1.  Nucleic Acids Research 17: 8327-8341.
  4. Schmid C.W., Deka N. and Matera A.G.(1989). Repetitive Human DNA: The Shape of Things to Come, in Chromosomes: Eukaryotic, Prokaryotic and Viral, Vol. 1, pp. 3-29, K.W. Adolph (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.
  5. Matera A.G., Hellman U. and Schmid C.W. (1990).  A Transpositionally and transcriptionally competent Alu subfamily. Molecular and Cellular Biology 10: 5424-5432.
  6. Matera A.G., Weiner A.M. and Schmid C.W. (1990). Structure and evolution of the U2 snRNA multigene family in higher primates: Gene amplification under natural selection? Molecular and Cellular Biology 10: 5876-5882.
  7. Matera A.G., Hellmann U., Hintz M.F. and Schmid C.W. (1990). Recently transposed Alu repeats result from multiple source genes. Nucleic Acids Research 18: 6019-6023.


  1. Roman C., Matera A.G., Cooper C., Artandi S., Blain S., Ward D.C. and Calame K. (1992).  mTFE3, an X-linked transcriptional activator containing BHLH and zipper domains, utilizes the zipper to stabilize both DNA binding and multimerization. Molecular and Cellular Biology 12: 817-827.
  2. Matera A.G.and Ward D.C. (1992). Oligonucleotide probes for the analysis of specific repetitive DNA sequences by fluorescence in situhybridization.  Human Molecular Genetics 1: 535-539.
  3. Matera A.G.and Marks J. (1993). Complex rearrangements in the evolution of hominoid chromosome XVII.  Journal of Human Evolution 24: 233-238.
  4. Stallings R.L., Doggett N.A., Okumura K., Matera A.G.and Ward D.C. (1993).  Are Repetitive DNA Sequences Involved with Leukemia Chromosome Breakpoints?, in Genome Analysis Vol. 7:  Genome Rearrangement and Stability, pp. 59-78, K. Davies and S. Warren (eds.), Cold Spring Harbor Press, NY.
  5. Matera A.G.and Ward D.C. (1993a). Nucleoplasmic organization of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins in cultured human cells. Journal of Cell Biology 121: 715-727.
  6. Matera A.G.and Ward D.C. (1993b). Localization of the human Sp1 transcription factor gene to 12q13 by fluorescence in situhybridization.  Genomics 17: 793-794.
  7. Matera A.G., Baldini A. and Ward D.C. (1993). An oligonucleotide probe specific to the centromeric region of human chromosome 5.  Genomics 18: 729-31.
  8. Toczyski D.T., Matera A.G., Ward D.C. and Steitz J.A. (1994). The Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) small RNA, EBER1, binds and relocalizes ribosomal protein L22 in EBV infected Human B-lymphocytes.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  91: 3463-3467.
  9. Chan E.K.L., Tan E.M., Ward D.C. and Matera A.G. (1994). Human 60-kD SS-A/Ro ribonucleoprotein autoantigen gene localized to 1q31 by fluorescence in situ hybridization.  Genomics 23: 298-300.
  10. Matera A.G., Tycowski K.T., Steitz J.A. and Ward D.C. (1994). Organization of small nucleolar ribonucleoproteins (snoRNPs) by fluorescence in situhybridization and immunocytochemistry.  Molecular Biology of the Cell  5: 1289-1299.
  11. Pavelitz T., Rushé L., Matera A.G., Scharf J., Weiner A.M. (1995). Concerted evolution of the tandem array encoding primate U2 small nuclear RNA occurs without changing the cytological context of the RNU2 locus.  EMBO Journal 14: 169-177.
  12. Haaf T., Matera A.G., Wienberg J. and Ward D.C. (1995). Presence and abundance of CENP-B box sequences in Great Ape subsets of primate-specific a-satellite DNA. Journal of Molecular Evolution 41: 487-491.
  13. Bellefroid E.J., Marine J-C., Matera A.G., Bourguignon C., Desai T., Coleman Healey K., Bray-Ward P., Martial J.A., Ihle J. and Ward D.C. (1995). Emergence of the ZNF91 Krüppel-associated box containing zinc finger gene family in the last common ancestor of Anthropoidia.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  92:10757-10761.
  14. Lee B., Matera A.G., Ward D.C. and Craft J. (1996). Association of RNase mitochondrial RNA processing enzyme with Ribonuclease P in higher ordered structures in the nucleolus:  A possible co-ordinate role in ribosome biogenesis.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 93: 11471-11476.


Independent Investigator 
  1. Chan E.K.L., Takano S., Andrade L.E.C., Hamel J.C. and Matera A.G. (1994).Structure, expression and chromosomal localization of the human p80-coilin gene.  Nucleic Acids Research 22: 4462-4469.
  2. Guan K-L., Jenkins C.W., Li Y., Nichols M.A., Wu X., O’Keefe C.L., Matera A.G. and Xiong Y. (1994). Cell type-specific growth suppression by p18, a p16INK4-related CDK6 inhibitor.  Genes & Development 8: 2939-2952.
  3. Matera A.G.*, Frey M.R., Margelot K. and Wolin S.L.* (1995). A perinucleolar compartment that contains several RNA polymerase III transcripts as well as the polypyrimidine tract-binding protein, hnRNP I. Journal of Cell Biology 129: 1181-1193. (*Corresponding authors)
  4. Frey M.R. and Matera A.G. (1995). Coiled bodies contain U7 small nuclear RNA and associate with specific DNA sequences in interphase cells.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  92: 5915-5919.
  5. Guan K-L., Jenkins C.W., Li Y., O’Keefe C.L., Noh S., Wu X., Zariwala M., Matera A.G. and Xiong Y. (1996). Isolation and characterization of p19INK4d, a p16-related inhibitor specific to CDK 6 and CDK 4.  Molecular Biology of the Cell  7: 57-70.
  6. Turner P.C., Whalen A., Schümperli D. and Matera A.G. (1996).  The Bona Fidemouse U7 snRNA gene maps to a different chromosome than two U7 pseudogenes.  Genomics  31: 250-252.
  7. Wang Z-F., Krasikov T., Frey M.R.,Wang J., Matera A.G. and Marzluff W.F.  (1996). Characterization of the mouse histone gene cluster on chromosome 13:  45 histone genes in three patches spread over 1 Mb.  Genome Research  6: 688-701.
  8. Wang Z-F., Tisovec R., Debry R.W., Frey M.R., Matera A.G. and Marzluff W.F. (1996). Characterization of the 55-kb mouse histone gene cluster on chromosome 3. Genome Research 6: 702-714.
  9. O’Keefe C.L., Warburton P.E. and Matera A.G. (1996). Oligonucleotide probes for alpha satellite DNA variants can distinguish homologous chromosomes by FISH.  Human Molecular Genetics  5: 1793-1799.
  10. Matera A.G., Wu W., Imai H., O’Keefe C.L. and Chan E.K.L. (1997).  Molecular cloning of the RNA Pol I transcription factor hUBF/NOR-90 (UBTF) gene and localization to 17q21.3 by fluorescence in situ hybridization and radiation hybrid mapping.  Genomics 41: 135-138.
  11. Frey M.R., Wu W., Dunn J.M. and Matera A.G. (1997). The U22 host gene (UHG): Chromosomal localization of UHG and distribution of U22 small nucleolar RNA. Histochemistry and Cell Biology  108: 365-370.
  12. O’Keefe C.L., Griffin D.K., Bean C.J., Matera A.G. and Hassold T.J. (1997).  Alphoid variant-specific FISH probes can distinguish autosomal meiosis I from meiosis II non-disjunction in human sperm.  Human Genetics 101: 61-66.
  13. Bokar J.A., Shambaugh M.E., Polayes D., Matera A.G. and Rottman F. (1997).  Purification and cDNA cloning of the AdoMet-binding subunit of the human mRNA (N6-adenosine)-methyltransferase.  RNA  3: 1233-1247.
  14. Yang C.C., Xiao X., Zhu X., Ansardi D.C., Epstein G.N.D., Frey M.R., Matera A.G. and Samulski R.J. (1997). Cellular recombination pathways and viral terminal repeat hairpin structures are sufficient for Adeno-associated virus integration in vivo and in vitro. Journal of Virology  71: 9231-9247.
  15. Gao L., Frey M.R. and Matera A.G. (1997). Human genes encoding U3 snRNA associate with coiled bodies in interphase cells and are clustered on chromosome 17p11.2 in a complex inverted repeat structure. Nucleic Acids Research25: 4740-4747.
  16. Matera A.G. (1998). Of coiled bodies, gems and salmon. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry 70: 181-192.
  17. Matera A.G. and Frey M.R. (1998). Coiled bodies and gems:  Janus or Gemini?  American Journal of Human Genetics  63: 317-321.
  18. Frey M.R., Bailey A.D., Weiner A.M. and Matera A.G. (1999). Association of snRNA genes with coiled bodies is mediated by nascent snRNA transcripts.  Current Biology 9: 126-135. (Highlighted in front matter)
  19. Jacobs E.Y., Frey M.R., Wu W., Ingledue T.C., Gebuhr T.C., Gao L., Marzluff W.F. and Matera A.G. (1999). Coiled bodies preferentially associate with U4, U11 and U12 small nuclear RNA genes in interphase HeLa cells, but not U6 and U7 genes.  Molecular Biology of the Cell 10: 1653-1663.
  20. Wolin S.L. and Matera A.G. (1999). The trials and travels of tRNA. Genes & Development13:1-10.
  21. Harte P.J., Wu W., Carrasquillo M. and Matera A.G. (1999).  Assignment of a novel bifurcated SET domain gene, SETDB1, to human chromosome band 1q21 by in situ hybridization and radiation hybrids. Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics 84: 83-86.
  22. Matera A.G. (1999). RNA Splicing: More clues from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Current Biology  9: R140-R142.
  23. Schul W., van der Kraan I., Matera A.G., van Driel R. and de Jong L. (1999).  Nuclear domains enriched in RNA 3′ processing factors associate with coiled bodies and histone genes in a cell cycle-dependent fashion.  Molecular Biology of the Cell10: 3815-3824.
  24. Matera A.G. (1999). Nuclear Bodies:  Multifaceted subdomains of the interchromatin space.  Trends in Cell Biology  9: 302-309.
  25. Liu J-L., Hebert M.D., Ye Y., Templeton D.J., Kung H-J., Matera A.G. (2000).  Cell cycle-dependent localization of the CDK2-cyclin E complex in Cajal (coiled) bodies.    Journal of Cell Science 113: 1543-1552. (Highlighted in front matter)
  26. Tucker K.E., Massello L.K., Gao L., Barber T.J., Hebert M.D., Chan E.K.L. and Matera A.G. (2000). Structure and characterization of the murine p80 coilin gene, Coil.  Journal of Structural Biology129: 269-277.
  27. Zhao J., Kennedy B.K., Lawrence B.D., Barbie D.A., Matera A.G., Fletcher J.A. and Harlow E. (2000). NPAT links cyclin E-CDK2 to the regulation of replication-dependent histone gene transcription.  Genes & Development14: 2283-2297.(Cover article)
  28. O’Keefe C.L. and Matera A.G. (2000). Alpha satellite DNA variant-specific oligoprobes differing by a single base can distinguish chromosome 15 homologues. Genome Research10: 1342-1350.
  29. Hebert M.D. and Matera A.G. (2000). Self-association of coilin reveals a common theme in nuclear body localization.  Molecular Biology of the Cell11: 4159-4172.
  30. Tucker K.E., Berciano M.T., Jacobs E.Y., LePage D., Shpargel K.B., Rossire J.J., Chan E.K.L., Lafarga M., Conlon R.A. and Matera A.G. (2001).  Residual Cajal bodies in coilin knockout mice fail to recruit Sm snRNPs and SMN, the Spinal Muscular Atrophy determining gene product.  Journal of Cell Biology154:293-307. (Highlighted ‘in this issue’ of JCB)
  31. Frey M.R. and Matera A.G. (2001). RNA-mediated interaction of Cajal bodies with U2 snRNA genes.  Journal of Cell Biology154: 499-509.
  32. Matera A.G.and Hebert M.D. (2001). The survival motor neurons protein uses its ZPR for nuclear translocation.  Nature Cell Biology 3: E93-E95.
  33. Hebert M.D., Szymczyk P.W., Shpargel K.B. and Matera A.G. (2001). Coilin forms the bridge between Cajal bodies and SMN, the Spinal Muscular Atrophy protein.  Genes & Development 15: 2720-2729.(Highlighted by Faculty of 1000)
  34. Matera A.G. (2001). The Nucleolus, in Biology,Richard Robinson (ed.), Gale Publishing Group, MacMillan Reference Books, NY.
  35. Narayanan U., Ospina J.K., Frey M.R., Hebert M.D. and Matera A.G. (2002). SMN, the Spinal Muscular Atrophy protein, forms a pre-import snRNP complex with snurportin1 and importin-b.  Human Molecular Genetics 11: 1785-1795.
  36. Ospina J.K. and Matera A.G. (2002). Proteomics: The nucleolus weighs in. Current Biology12: R29-R31.
  37. Hebert M.D., Shpargel K.B., Ospina J.K., Tucker K.E. and Matera A.G. (2002). Coilin methylation regulates nuclear body formation. Developmental Cell  3: 329-337.
  38. Shpargel K.B., Ospina J.K., Tucker K.E., Matera A.G.* and Hebert M.D. (2003).Control of Cajal body number is mediated by the coilin C-terminus.  Journal of Cell Science116: 303-312. (*Corresponding author)
  39. Jády B.E., Darzacq X., Tucker K.E., Matera A.G., Bertrand E. and Kiss T. (2003).Post-transcriptional modification of Sm spliceosomal small nuclear RNAs occurs in the nucleoplasmic Cajal body following import from the cytoplasm.  EMBO Journal22:1878-1888.
  40. Matera A.G. (2003). Cajal Bodies.  Current Biology13:R503.
  41. Mouaikel J., Narayanan U., Verheggen C., Matera A.G., Bertrand E., Tazi J. and Bordonné R. (2003). Interaction between the snRNA cap hypermethylase and the spinal muscular atrophy protein, SMN.  EMBO Reports 4:616-622.
  42. Dundr M.*, Hebert M.D., Karpova T.S., Xu H., Stanek D., Shpargel K.B., Meier U.T., Neugebauer K., Matera A.G.* and Misteli T. (2004). In vivo kinetics of Cajal body components. Journal of Cell Biology 164: 831-842.  (*Corresponding authors)
  43. Navascues J., Berciano M.T., Tucker K.E., Lafarga M. and Matera A.G. (2004). Targeting SMN to Cajal bodies and nuclear gems during neuritogenesis.Chromosoma112: 398-409.
  44. Tartakoff A.M., Matera A.G., Pimplikar S.W. and Weimbs T. (2004). Regulation of nuclear functions – nucleocytoplasmic transport in context.  European Journal of Cell Biology83: 185-192.
  45. Narayanan U., Achsel T., Lührmann R. and Matera A.G. (2004). Coupled in vitroimport of UsnRNPs and SMN, the spinal muscular atrophy protein. Molecular Cell 16: 223-234.
  46. Boulon S., Verheggen C., Jády B.E., Girard C., Pescia C., Conception P., Ospina J.K., Kiss T., Matera A.G., Bordonné R., and Bertrand E. (2004). PHAX and CRM1 are required sequentially to transport U3 snoRNA to nucleoli. Molecular Cell 16:777-787.
  47. Xu H., Pillai R.S., Azzouz T.N., Shpargel K.B., Kambach C., Hebert M.D., Schümperli D. and Matera A.G. (2005). The conserved C-terminal domain of coilin interacts with Sm proteins and snRNPs. Chromosoma 114: 155-166.
  48. Tucker K.E. and Matera A.G. (2005). The Cajal Body: A nuclear gathering place. In: Visions of the Cell Nucleus, P. Hemmerich and S. Diekmann (eds.), pp. 159-171. American Scientific Publishers, Stevenson Ranch, CA.
  49. Ospina J.K., Gonsalvez G.B., Bednenko J., Darzynkiewicz E., Gerace L. and Matera A.G.(2005). Cross-talk between snurportin1 subdomains. Molecular Biology of the Cell 16:4660-4671.
  50. Shpargel K.B. and Matera A.G. (2005). Gemin proteins are required for efficient assembly of Sm-class RNPs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA102:17372-17377.
  51. Akhtar A. and Matera A.G. (2006). In and around the nucleus. Nature Cell Biology 8: 3-6.
  52. Matera A.G. (2006). Drosophila Cajal bodies: Accessories not included. Journal of Cell Biology172: 791-793.
  53. Matera A.G. and Shpargel K.B. (2006). Pumping RNA: Nuclear bodybuilding along the RNP pipeline. Current Opinion in Cell Biology18: 317-324.
  54. Gonsalvez G.B., Rajendra T.K., Tian L. and Matera A.G. (2006). The Sm-protein methyltransferase, Dart5, is essential for germ cell specification and maintenance. Current Biology 16: 1077-1089.(Highlighted in Faculty of 1000)
  55. Wagner E.J., Ospina J.K., Hu Y., Dundr M., Matera A.G. and Marzluff W.F. (2006). Conserved Zinc fingers mediate multiple functions of ZFP100, a U7 snRNP associated protein. RNA 12: 1206-1218.
  56. Barcaroli D., Bongiorno-Borbone L., Terrinoni A., Hofmann T.G., Rossi M., Knight R.A., Matera A.G., Melino G. and De Laurenzi V. (2006). FLASH is required for histone transcription and S-phase progression. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA  103: 14808-14812.
  57. Cioce M., Boulon S., Matera A.G.and Lamond A.I. (2006). UV-induced fragmentation of Cajal bodies. Journal of Cell Biology  175: 401-413.
  58. Matera A.G., Terns R.M. and Terns M.P. (2007). Non-coding RNAs: Lessons from the snRNAs and snoRNAs.  Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology8: 209-220.
  59. Rajendra T.K., Gonsalvez G.B., Walker M.P., Shpargel K.B., Salz H.K. and Matera A.G. (2007). A Drosophilamodel of Spinal Muscular Atrophy reveals a function for SMN in striated muscle. Journal of Cell Biology176: 831-841. (Cover article, highlighted ‘in this issue’ of JCB)
  60. Gonsalvez G.B., Tian L., Ospina J.K., Boisvert F.M., Lamond A.I. and Matera A.G. (2007). Two distinct arginine methyltransferases are required for biogenesis of Sm-class ribonucleoproteins. Journal of Cell Biology 178: 733-740.
  61. Dundr M., Ospina J.K., Sung M.-H., John S., Upender M., Ried T., Hager G.L. and Matera A.G. (2007). Actin-dependent intranuclear repositioning of an active gene locus in vivo. Journal of Cell Biology 179: 1095-1103. (Cover article, highlighted ‘in this issue’ of JCB, also subject of a mini-review)
  62. Gonsalvez G.B., Praveen K., Hicks A.J., Tian L. and Matera A.G. (2008). Sm protein arginine methylation is dispensable for snRNP assembly in Drosophila melanogaster.RNA14: 878-887.
  63. Steitz J.A., Dreyfuss G., Krainer A.R., Lamond A.I., Matera A.G.and Padgett R.A. (2008). Where in the cell is the minor spliceosome? Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA105: 8485-8486.
  64. Walker M.P., Rajendra T.K., Saieva L., Fuentes J.L., Pellizzoni L. and Matera A.G. (2008). The SMN complex localizes to the sarcomeric Z-disc and is a proteolytic target of calpain.  Human Molecular Genetics17: 3399-3410.
  65. Shpargel K.B., Praveen K., Rajendra T.K. and Matera A.G. (2009). Gemin3is an essential gene required for larval motor function and pupation inDrosophila. Molecular Biology of the Cell 20:90-101.Epub 15 Oct 2008.
  66. Liu J.-L., Wu Z., Nizami Z., Deryusheva S., Rajendra T.K., Beumer K.J., Gao H., Matera A.G., Carroll D. and Gall J.G. (2009). Coilin is essential for Cajal body organization in Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Biology of the Cell20: 1661-1670.
  67. Walker M.P., Tian L., and Matera A.G.(2009). Reduced viability, fertility and fecundity in mice lacking the Cajal body marker protein, coilin.  PLoS ONE4: e6171.  PMC2702818
  68. Matera A.G., Izaguire-Sierra M., Praveen K. and Rajendra T.K. (2009). Nuclear Bodies: Random aggregates of sticky proteins or crucibles of macromolecular assembly? Developmental Cell 17: 639-647.
  69. Gonsalvez G.B., Rajendra T.K., Wen Y., Praveen K. and Matera A.G. (2010). Sm proteins specify germ cell fate by facilitating oskar mRNA localization.  Development 137: 2341-2351.  PMC2889603
  70. Schneider M.D., Bains A.K., Rajendra T.K., Dominski Z., Matera A.G.and Simmonds A.J. (2010). Functional characterization of the DrosophilaMRP (mitochondrial RNA processing) RNA gene.  RNA16: 2120-2130.   PMC2957052
  71. Fuentes J.L., Strayer M.S. and Matera A.G. (2010). Molecular determinants of Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) protein cleavage by the calcium-activated protease, calpain. PLoS ONE5: e15769.   PMC3012718
  72. Rajendra T.K., Praveen K. and Matera A.G. (2010). Genetic analysis of nuclear bodies: From nondeterministic chaos to deterministic order.  Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology 75: 365-74.   PMC4062921
  73. Nguyen D., Krueger B.K., Sedore S.C., Rogers J.T., Rajendra T.K., Saunders A., Matera A.G., Lis J.T., Uguen P., Price D.H. (2012). The Drosophila7SK snRNP and the essential role of dHEXIM in development. Nucleic Acids Research 40: 5283-5297.   PMC3384314
  74. Praveen K., Wen Y. and Matera A.G. (2012). A Drosophilamodel of Spinal Muscular Atrophy uncouples the snRNP biogenesis functions of survival motor neuronfrom locomotion and viability defects. Cell Reports 1: 624-631.  PMC3405901 (Reported in the news at
  75. Gonsalvez G.B. and Matera A.G. (2013). Post-translational modification of Sm proteins: Diverse roles in snRNP assembly and germline specification, in Post-Transcriptional RNA processing in Eukaryotes, J.Y. Wu (ed.), Chapter 4: pp. 83-116, Wiley-Blackwell Press, Weinheim, Germany. DOI: 10.1002/9783527665433.ch4
  76. Grice S.J., Praveen K., Matera A.G.and Liu J-L. (2013). Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Insights from the Fruit Fly, In: Drosophila MelanogasterModels of Motor Neuron Disease, R. Cauchi (ed.). Chapter 7: pp. 171-184, Nova Publishers, New York, USA.
  77. Natalizio A.H. and Matera A.G. (2013). Identification and characterization of DrosophilaSnurportin reveals a role for the import receptor Moleskin/Importin7 in snRNP biogenesis. Molecular Biology of the Cell 24: 2932-2942. PMC3771954
  78. Garcia E.L., Lu Z., Meers M.P., Praveen K. and Matera A.G. (2013). Developmental arrest of Drosophila survival motor neuron(Smn) mutants accounts for differences in expression of minor intron-containing genes.RNA19: 1510-1516. PMC3851718
  79. Lu Z., Guan X., Schmidt C.A. and Matera A.G. (2014). RIP-seq analysis of eukaryotic Sm proteins identifies three major categories of Sm-containing ribonucleoproteins. Genome Biology 15: R7. (Highlighted by the editors at PMC4053861
  80. Matera A.G.and Wang Z. (2014). A day in the life of the spliceosome. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology 15: 108–121. PMC4060434
  81. Lu Z. and Matera A.G. (2014). Vicinal: a method for the determination of ncRNA ends using chimeric reads from RNA-seq experiments. Nucleic Acids Research 42: e79.   PMC4027162
  82. Praveen K., Wen Y., Gray K.M., Noto J.J., Patlolla A.P., Van Duyne G.D. and Matera A.G. (2014). SMA-causing missense mutations in survival motor neuron (Smn) display a wide range of phenotypes when modeled in Drosophila. PLoS Genetics 10: e1004489.  PMC4140637
  83. Lu Z. and Matera A.G. (2014). Developmental analysis of spliceosomal snRNA isoform expression. G3: Genes |Genomes |Genetics 5: 103-10.  PMC4291461
  84. McKay D.J., Klusza S., Meers M.P., Penke T.J.R., Curry K.P., McDaniel S.L., Malek P.Y, Cooper S.W., Tatomer D.C., Lieb J.D., Strahl B.D., Duronio R.J. and Matera A.G. (2015). Interrogating the function of metazoan histones using engineered gene clusters.Developmental Cell 32: 373-386.  PMC4385256 (Cover article)
  85. Matera A.G. (2015). Twenty years of RNA: Reflections from the RNP world. RNA  21: 690-691.  PMC4371335
  86. Lu Z., Filonov G.S., Noto J.J., Schmidt C.A., Hatkevich T.L., Wen Y., Jaffrey S.R. and Matera A.G. (2015). Metazoan tRNA introns generate stable circular RNAs in vivo. RNA 21: 1554-1565.  PMC4536317
  87. Schmidt C.A., Noto J.J., Filonov G.S. and Matera A.G. (2016). A method for expressing and imaging abundant, stable, circular RNAs in vivousing tRNA splicing. Methods in Enzymology 572: 215-236.  PMID: 27241756
  88. Garcia E.L., Wen Y., Praveen K. and Matera A.G. (2016). Transcriptomic comparison of DrosophilasnRNP biogenesis mutants reveals mutant-specific changes in pre-mRNA processing: implications for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. RNA 22: 1215-1227.  PMC4931114.
  89. O’Hern P.J., Garcia E.L., Le T.H., Hart A.C., Matera A.G. and Beattie C.E. (2016). Non-mammalian animal models of SMA. In: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Disease Mechanisms and Therapy, C. Sumner, S. Paushkin, C-P. Ko (eds.). Chapter 14, pp. 221-239, Elsevier Academic Press., San Diego, USA. ISBN: 9780128036853
  90. Penke T.J.R., McKay D.J., Strahl B.D., Matera A.G. and Duronio R.J. (2016). Replication-dependent H3K9 is essential for formation of pericentromeric heterochromatin and transposon silencing, but not for completion of Drosophiladevelopment. Genes & Development 30: 1866-1880. PMC5024684 (Cover article)
  91. Weiss M., Diederichs K., Read R.J., Panjikar S., Van Duyne G.D., Matera A.G., Fischer U. and Grimm C. (2016). A critical examination of the recently reported crystal structures of the human SMN protein.  Human Molecular Genetics 25: 4717–4725.  PMC5418738
  92. Raimer A.C., Gray K.M. and Matera A.G. (2017). SMN – A chaperone for nuclear RNP social occasions? RNA Biology 14: 701-711.  Epub: 20 Sep 2016.  PMC5519234
  93. Meers M.P., Henriques T., Lavender C.J., McKay D.J., Strahl B.D., Duronio R.J., Adelman K. and Matera A.G. (2017). Histone gene replacement reveals a post-transcriptional role for H3K36 in maintaining metazoan transcriptome fidelity. eLife 6: e23249.  Epub: 27 Mar 2017.  PMC5404926
  94. Noto J.J., Schmidt C.A. and Matera A.G. (2017). Engineering and expressing circular RNAs via tRNA splicing. RNA Biology 14:978-984. Epub: 12 Apr 2017. PMC5680671
  95. Gray K.M., Kaifer K.A., Baillat D., Wen Y., Bonacci T.R., Spring A.M., Raimer A.C., Glascock J.J., Ebert A.D., ten Have S., Emanuele M.J., Lamond A.I., Wagner E.J., Lorson C.L. and Matera A.G. (2018). Self-oligomerization regulates stability of Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) protein isoforms by sequestering an SCFSlmb degron. Molecular Biology of the Cell.29:96-110. Epub 22 Nov 2017. PMC5909936
  96. Penke T.J.R., McKay D.J., Strahl B.D., Matera A.G. and Duronio R.J. (2018). Functional redundancy of variant and canonical histone H3 lysine 9 modification in Drosophila. Genetics 208: 229-244. Epub 13 Nov 2017. PMC5753860
  97. Meier I.D., Walker M.P. and Matera A.G. (2018). Gemin4is an essential gene in mice, and its overexpression in human cells causes relocalization of the SMN complex to the nucleoplasm. Biology Open 7: bio032409.  PMC5861365
  98. Meers M.P., Adelman K., Duronio R.J., Strahl B.D., McKay D.J., Matera A.G. (2018). Transcription start site profiling uncovers divergent transcription and enhancer-associated RNAs in Drosophila melanogaster. BMC Genomics 19: 157.  PMC5822475
  99. Meers M.P., Leatham-Jensen M., Penke T.J.R., McKay D.J., Duronio R.J. and Matera A.G. (2018). An animal model for genetic analysis of multi-gene families:  Cloning and transgenesis of large tandemly-repeated histone gene clusters. Methods in Molecular Biology 1832: 309-325.  PMID: 30073535
  100. Armstrong R.L., Penke T.J.R., Strahl B.D., Matera A.G., McKay D.J., MacAlpine D.M. and Duronio R.J. (2018). Chromatin conformation and transcriptional activity are permissive regulators of DNA replication initiation in Drosophila. Genome Research 28:1688-1700. Epub 2 Oct 2018. PMC6211642
  101. Matera A.G., Raimer A.C., Schmidt C.A., Kelly J.A., Droby G.N., Baillat D., ten Have S., Lamond A.I., Wagner E.J. and Gray K.M. (2019). Composition of the Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) complex in Drosophila melanogaster. G3: Genes |Genomes |Genetics 9: 491-503.  Epub 21 Dec 2018. PMC6385987
  102. Leatham-Jensen M., Uyehara CM., Strahl B.D., Matera A.G., Duronio R.J., McKay D.J. (2019). Lysine 27 of replication-independent histone H3.3 is required for Polycomb target gene silencing but not for gene activation. PLOS Genetics 15: e1007932. PMC6370247
  103. Armstrong R.L., Penke T.J., Chao S.K., Gentile G.M., Strahl B.D., Matera A.G., McKay D.J. and Duronio R.J. (2019). H3K9 promotes pericentromeric heterochromatin under-replication in Drosophila salivary gland polytene chromosomes. Genes 10: E93.  PMC6409945
  104. Schmidt C.A., Giusto J.D. and Matera A.G. (2019). Molecular determinants of metazoan tricRNA biogenesis. Nucleic Acids Res 47: 6452–6465.  PMC6614914
  105. Spring A.M., Raimer A.C., Hamilton C.D., Schillinger M.J. and Matera A.G. (2019). Comprehensive modeling of Spinal Muscular Atrophy in Drosophila melanogaster. Front Mol Neurosci 12: 113.  doi:10.3389/fnmol.2019.00113. PMC6532329
  106. Schmidt C.A. and Matera A.G. (2020). tRNA introns: Presence, processing, and purpose. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews RNA 11: e1583. Epub 28 Dec 2019. PMID: 31883233
  107. Raimer A.C., Singh S., Edula M., Paris-Davila T., Vandadi V., Spring A.M. and Matera A.G. (2020). Temperature sensitive SMA-causing point mutations lead to SMN instability, locomotor defects, and premature lethality in Drosophila.  Disease Models and Mechanisms 13: dmm043307.  doi:10.1242/dmm.043307.  PMC7325441
  108. Hayne C.K., Schmidt C.A., Haique M.I., Matera A.G. and Stanley R.E. (2020). Reconstitution of the human tRNA splicing endonuclease (TSEN) complex: insight into the regulation of pre-tRNA cleavage.  Nucleic Acids Research  48: 7609-7622.  Epub 01 Jun 2020.  PMCID: PMC7641302
  109. Gupta K., Wen Y., Ninan N.S., Raimer A.C., Sharp R., Spring A.M., Sarachan K.L., Johnson M.C., Van Duyne G.D.* and Matera A.G.* (2021). Assembly of higher-order SMN oligomers is essential for metazoan viability and requires an exposed structural motif present in the YG zipper dimer. Nucleic Acids Research 49: 7644–7664. Epub 28 Jun 2021.  PMID: 34181727
  110. Schmidt C.A., Min L., McVay M., Giusto J.D., Brown J.C., Salzler H.R. and Matera A.G.* (2022). Mutations in Drosophila tRNA processing factors cause phenotypes similar to human Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia. Biology Open 11: bio.058928  PMC8935212
  111. Crain A.T., Klusza S., Armstrong R.L., Santa Rosa P., Temple B.R., McKay D.J., Matera A.G.* and Duronio R.J.* (2022). Distinct developmental phenotypes result from mutation of Set8/KMT5A and histone H4 lysine 20 in Drosophila melanogaster. Genetics 221: iyac054.   *co-corresponding authors  PMC9157153
  112. Basello D.A., Matera A.G. and Staněk D. (2022). A point mutation in human coilin prevents Cajal body formation. Journal of Cell Science (in revision).
  113. Chen L-L. , Bindereif A., Bozzoni, I., Chang H-Y., Matera A.G., Gorospe. M, Hansen T.B., Kjems J., Ma X-K., Rajewsky N., Salzman J., Pek P.J., Wilusz J.E., Yang L., Zhao F. (2023). A guide to naming eukaryotic circular RNAs. Nature Cell Biology 25: 1-5.  PMC10114414
  114. Salzler H.R., Vandadi V., McMichael B.D., Brown J.C., Boerma S.A., Leatham-Jensen M.P., Adams K.M., Meers M.P., Simon J.M., Duronio R.J., McKay D.J. and Matera A.G.* (2023). Distinct roles for canonical and variant histone H3 lysine 36 in Polycomb silencing.  Science Advances 9: eadf2451.  PMC9977188
  115. Hayne C.K., Butay K.J., Stewart Z.D., Krahn J.M., Pereira L., Williams J.G., Petrovitch R., Deterding L.J., Matera A.G., Borgnia M.J. and Stanley R.E. (2023). Structural basis for pre-tRNA recognition and processing by the human tRNA splicing endonuclease complex.  Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 30: (Epub 23 May 2023). PMID: 37231153
  116. McPherson J-M.E., Grossman LC., Salzler H.R., Armstrong R.L., Kwon E., Matera A.G., McKay D.J. and Duronio R.J. (2023). Reduced histone gene copy number disrupts Drosophila Polycomb function.  Genetics 224: iyad106. (Epub 6 Jun 2023) PMID: 37279945
  117. Li L., Perera L., Varghese S.A., Shiloh-Malawsky Y., Hunter S.E., Sneddon T.P., Powell C., Matera A.G., Zheng J.F. (2023).  Identification and in silico Characterization of a Homozygous Missense Variant in the YG box domain in an Individual with Severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  Genetics in Medicine (submitted)