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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.

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.  Epub 22 May 2020.

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: e00113.  doi:10.3389/fnmol.2019.00113

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.

Meier I.D., Walker M.P. and Matera A.G. (2018). Gemin4 is an essential gene in mice, and its overexpression in human cells causes relocalization of the SMN complex to the nucleoplasm. Biology Open 7: bio032409.

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 SCFSlmbdegron. Molecular Biology of the Cell 29:96-110.

Garcia E.L., Wen Y., Praveen K. and Matera A.G. (2016). Transcriptomic comparison of Drosophila snRNP biogenesis mutants reveals mutant-specific changes in pre-mRNA processing: implications for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.  RNA 22: 1215-1227.

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.

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.  RNA 19: 1510-1516.

Praveen K., Wen Y. and Matera A.G. (2012).  A Drosophila model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy uncouples the snRNP biogenesis functions of survival motor neuron from locomotion and viability defects. Cell Reports 1: 624-631.

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 ONE 5: e15769.

Shpargel K.B., Praveen K., Rajendra T.K. and Matera A.G. (2009). Gemin3 is an essential gene required for larval motor function and pupation inDrosophila. Molecular Biology of the Cell 20:90-101.

Rajendra T.K., Gonsalvez G.B., Walker M.P., Shpargel K.B., Salz H.K. and Matera A.G. (2007). A Drosophila model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy reveals a function for SMN in striated muscle. Journal of Cell Biology 176: 831-841.

Shpargel K.B. and Matera A.G. (2005). Gemin proteins are required for efficient assembly of Sm-class RNPs. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102:17372-17377.

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.  Chromosoma 112: 398-409.

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.