Mutant spastin proteins promote deficits in axonal transport through an isoform-specific mechanism involving casein kinase 2 activation [PDF]
Lanfranco Leo, Carina Weissmann, Matthew Burns, Minsu Kang, Yuyu Song, Liang Qiang, Scott T. Brady, Peter W. Baas, and Gerardo Morfini
Human Molecular Genetics, doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddx125 (epub April 7, 2017)
Microtubules in Health and Degenerative Disease of the Nervous System [PDF]
Matamoros AJ, Baas PW
Brain Res Bull. 126(Pt 3):217-225. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2016.06.016. Epub 2016 Jun 27. (September 2016)
"Stability Properties of Neuronal Microtubules" [PDF]
Baas PW, Rao AN, Matamoros AJ, Leo L
Cytoskeleton, 73:442–460 (September 2016)
"Microtubules: Organization and Function in Neurons Introductory Article"
P.W. Baas, K.A. Myers, L. Qiang, V.C. Nadar
In: Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, pub: Elsevier B.V. (2014)
"Mitotic motors coregulate microtubule patterns in axons and dendrites"
Lin S, Liu M, Mozgova OI, Yu W, Baas PW
J Neurosci. 32(40):14033-49 (Oct 3, 2012).
"Septin-driven coordination of actin and microtubule remodeling regulates the collateral branching of axons"
Hu J, Bai X, Bowen JR, Dolat L, Korobova F, Yu W, Baas PW, Svitkina T, Gallo G, Spiliotis ET.
Curr Biol. 22(12):1109-15 (Jun 19, 2012).
"Microtubule redistribution in growth cones elicited by focal inactivation of kinesin-5"
Nadar VC, Lin S, Baas PW
J Neurosci. 32(17):5783-94 (Apr 25, 2012).
"Partial interruption of axonal transport due to microtubule breakage accounts for the formation of periodic varicosities after traumatic axonal injury"
Tang-Schomer MD, Johnson VE, Baas PW, Stewart W, Smith DH
Exp Neurol. 233(1):364-72 (Jan 2012).
"Hooks and Comets: The Story of Microtubule Polarity Orientation in the Neuron"
Baas PW, Lin S
Developmental Neurobiology; 71(6):403-418 (June 21, 2011).
"Kinesin-5, a mitotic microtubule-associated motor protein, modulates neuronal migration"
Falnikar A, Tole S, and Baas PW
Molecular Biology of the Cell; 22:1561-1574 (May 1, 2011).
"Inhibition of kinesin-5, a microtubule-based motor protein, as a strategy for enhancing regeneration of adult axons"
Lin S, Liu M, Son YJ, Himes BT, Snow DM, Yu W, Baas PW
Traffic; 12:269-286 (Jan 17, 2011).
"Strategies for diminishing katanin-based loss of microtubules in tauopathic neurodegenerative diseases"
Sudo H, Baas PW
Human Molecular Genetics; 20(4):763-778 (Feb 15, 2011).
"Kinesin-12, a mitotic microtubule-associated motor protein, impacts axonal growth, navigation, and branching"
Liu M, Nadar VC, Kozielski F, Kozlowska M, Yu W, Baas PW
Journal of Neuroscience; 30(44):14896-906 (Nov 3, 2010).
"Evaluation of loss of function as an explanation for SPG4-based hereditary spastic paraplegia"
Solowska JM, Garbern JY, Baas PW
Human Molecular Genetics;19(14):2767-2779 (Jul 15, 2010).
"Acetylation of microtubules influences their sensitivity to severing by katanin in neurons and fibroblasts"
Sudo H and Baas PW
Journal of Neuroscience; 30(21):7215–7226 (May 26, 2010).
"Mechanical breaking of microtubules in axons during dynamic stretch injury underlies delayed elasticity, microtubule disassembly, and axon degeneration"
Tang-Schomer MD, Patel AR, Baas PW, and Smith DH
FASEB Journal; (5):1401-1410 (May 24 2010).
"Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Elicits Formation of Interstitial Axonal Branches via Enhanced Severing of Microtubules"
Qiang L, Yu W, Liu M, Solowska JM, and Baas PW
Molecular Biology of the Cell; 21(2):334 –344 (Jan 15, 2010).
"Kinesin-5 is Essential for Growth-Cone Turning"
Nadar VC, Ketschek A, Myers KA, Gallo G, and Baas PW
Current Biology; 18(24):1972-1977 (Dec 23, 2008).
"The Microtubule-severing Proteins Spastin and Katanin Participate Differently in the Formation of Axonal Branches"
Yu W, Qiang L, Solowska JM, Karabay A, Korulu S, and Baas PW
Molecular Biology of the Cell;19(4):1485-1498 (Apr 2008).