Blower Lab

Michael Blower, Ph.D.

Department of Molecular Biology
Simches Research Center
Boston, MA 02114

Administrative/Grant Coordinator: Christine Caruso

Phone: (617) 726-0777
Fax: (617) 726-6893
Email

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Publications
    2013
  1. Blower MD. Molecular insights into intracellular RNA localization. Int Rev Cell Mol Biol 2013; 302:1-39.

  2. 2011
  3. Sharp JA, Plant JJ, Ohsumi TK, Borowsky M, Blower MD. Functional analysis of the microtubule-interacting transcriptome. Mol. Biol. Cell 2011 Nov; 22(22):4312-23.

  4. Dai N, Rapley J, Angel M, Yanik MF, Blower MD, Avruch J. mTOR phosphorylates IMP2 to promote IGF2 mRNA translation by internal ribosomal entry. Genes Dev. 2011 Jun 1; 25(11):1159-72.

  5. 2009
  6. Robine N, Lau NC, Balla S, Jin Z, Okamura K, Kuramochi-Miyagawa S, Blower MD, Lai EC. A broadly conserved pathway generates 3'UTR-directed primary piRNAs. Curr. Biol. 2009 Dec 29; 19(24):2066-76.

  7. Lau NC, Ohsumi T, Borowsky M, Kingston RE, Blower MD. Systematic and single cell analysis of Xenopus Piwi-interacting RNAs and Xiwi. EMBO J. 2009 Oct 7; 28(19):2945-58.

  8. 2007
  9. Blower MD, Feric E, Weis K, Heald R. Genome-wide analysis demonstrates conserved localization of messenger RNAs to mitotic microtubules. J. Cell Biol. 2007 Dec 31; 179(7):1365-73.

  10. Brown KS, Blower MD, Maresca TJ, Grammer TC, Harland RM, Heald R. Xenopus tropicalis egg extracts provide insight into scaling of the mitotic spindle. J. Cell Biol. 2007 Mar 12; 176(6):765-70.

  11. 2006
  12. Blower MD, Daigle T, Kaufman T, Karpen GH. Drosophila CENP-A mutations cause a BubR1-dependent early mitotic delay without normal localization of kinetochore components. PLoS Genet. 2006 Jul; 2(7):e110.

  13. Heun P, Erhardt S, Blower MD, Weiss S, Skora AD, Karpen GH. Mislocalization of the Drosophila centromere-specific histone CID promotes formation of functional ectopic kinetochores. Dev. Cell 2006 Mar; 10(3):303-15.

  14. 2005
  15. Blower MD, Nachury M, Heald R, Weis K. A Rae1-containing ribonucleoprotein complex is required for mitotic spindle assembly. Cell 2005 Apr 22; 121(2):223-34.

  16. 2004
  17. Fyodorov DV, Blower MD, Karpen GH, Kadonaga JT. Acf1 confers unique activities to ACF/CHRAC and promotes the formation rather than disruption of chromatin in vivo. Genes Dev. 2004 Jan 15; 18(2):170-83.

  18. 2002
  19. Blower MD, Sullivan BA, Karpen GH. Conserved organization of centromeric chromatin in flies and humans. Dev. Cell 2002 Mar; 2(3):319-30.

  20. 2001
  21. Blower MD, Karpen GH. The role of Drosophila CID in kinetochore formation, cell-cycle progression and heterochromatin interactions. Nat. Cell Biol. 2001 Aug; 3(8):730-9.

  22. Sullivan BA, Blower MD, Karpen GH. Determining centromere identity: cyclical stories and forking paths. Nat. Rev. Genet. 2001 Aug; 2(8):584-96.

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