Publications by the Baas Laboratory


Rao AN, Falnikar A, O’Toole ET, Morphew MK, Hoenger A, Davidson MW, Yuan X, Baas PW. Sliding of centrosome-unattached microtubules defines key features of neuronal phenotype. The Journal of Cell Biology. 2016. jcb-201506140. PDF

Baas PW, Rao AN, Matamoros AJ, Leo L. Stability properties of neuronal microtubules. Cytoskeleton. 2016. PDF

Leo L, Yu W, Baas PW. Using siRNA to study microtubule-related proteins in cultured neurons. Methods in Cell Biology. 2015. PDF

Leo L, Yu W, D’Rozario M, Waddell EA, Marenda DR, Baird MA, Davidson MW, Zhou B, Wu B, Baker L, Sharp DJ. Vertebrate Fidgetin Restrains Axonal Growth by Severing Labile Domains of Microtubules. Cell reports. 2015. 12(11):1723-30. PDF

Gozes I, Baas PW, Richter-Landsberg C. International Meeting Molecular Neurodegeneration: News and Views in Molecular Neuroscience in Health and Disease. Delmenhorst, Germany, July 20–22, 2015. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience. 2015. 57(2):153-9. PDF

Wachi T, Cornell B, Marshall C, Zhukarev V, Baas PW, Toyo-oka K. Ablation of the 14-3-3gamma Protein Results in Neuronal Migration Delay and Morphological Defects in the Developing Cerebral Cortex. Developmental neurobiology. 2015. PDF

Kahn, O.I., Ha, N., Baird, M.A., Davidson, M.W., Baas, P.W. TPX2 regulates neuronal morphology through kinesin-5 interaction. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2015. 72(7):340-8 PDF

Baas, P.W. and Matamoros, A.J. Inhibition of kinesin-5 improves regeneration of injured axons by a novel microtubule-based mechanism. Neural Regen Res. 2015. 10(6):845-9 PDF

Solowska, J.M. and Baas, P.W. Hereditary spastic paraplegia SPG4: what is known and not known about the disease. Brain. 2015. 138(Pt 9):2471-84 PDF

Katsetos, C.D., Reginato, M.J., Baas, P.W., D'Agostino, L., Legido, A., Tuszyn Ski, J.A., Dráberová, E., Dráber, P. Emerging microtubule targets in glioma therapy. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2015. 22(1):49-72 PDF

Lin, S., Nazif, K., Smith, A., Baas, P.W., Smith, G.M. Histone acetylation inhibitors promote axon growth in adult dorsal root ganglia neurons. J Neurosci Res. 2015. 93(8):1215-28 PDF

Xu, C., Klaw, M.C., Lemay, M.A., Baas, P.W., Tom, V.J. Pharmacologically inhibiting kinesin-5 activity with monastrol promotes axonal regeneration following spinal cord injury. Exp Neurol. 2015. 263:172-6 PDF

Kahn, O.I. and Baas, P.W., Inhibitors of Mitotic Kinesins for Cancer Treatment: Consequences for Neurons. Kinesins and Cancer. F. S. B. F. Kozielski, Springer Netherlands. 2015. 251-267 PDF

Xu, M., Liu, D., Dong, Z., Wang, X., Wang, X., Liu, Y., Baas, P.W., Liu, M. Kinesin-12 influences axonal growth during zebrafish neural development. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2014. 71(10):555-63 PDF

Baas, P.W. Beyond taxol: microtubule-based strategies for promoting nerve regeneration after injury. Neural Regen Res. 2014. 9(13):1265-6PDF

Kahn, O.I., Sharma, V., Gonzalez-Billault, C., Baas, P.W., Effects of Kinesin-5 Inhibition on Dendritic Architecture and Microtubule Organization. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2014. 26(1):66-77 PDF

Solowska, J.M., D'Rozario, M., Jean, D.C., Davidson, M.W., Marenda, D.R., Baas, P.W., Pathogenic mutation of spastin has gain-of-function effects on microtubule dynamics. The Journal of Neuroscience. 2014. 34(5):1856-1867PDF

Klejnot, M., Falnikar, A., Ulaganathan, V., Cross, R.A., Baas, P.W., Kozielski, F., The crystal structure and biochemical characterization of Kif15: a bifunctional molecular motor involved in bipolar spindle formation and neuronal development. Biological Crystallography. Acta Crystallographica Section D Biological Crystallography. 2014. 70(1):123-133 PDF

Falnikar, A., Baas, P.W., Neuronal migration re-purposes mechanisms of cytokinesis. Cell Cycle. 2013. 12(23): 3577-3578 PDF

Jean, D.C., Baas, P.W., It cuts two ways: microtubule loss during Alzheimer disease. The EMBO Journal. 2013. 32: 2900–2902 PDF

Baas, P.W., Ahmad, F.J. Beyond taxol: microtubule-based treatment of disease and injury of the nervous system. Brain. 2013. 136:2937–2951 PDF

Yang, S.W., Oh, K.H., Park, E., Chang, H.M., Park, J.M., Seong, M.W., Ka, S.H., Song, W.K., Park, D.E., Baas, P.W., Jeon, Y.J., Chung, C.H. USP47 and C Terminus of Hsp70-Interacting Protein (CHIP) Antagonistically Regulate Katanin-p60-Mediated Axonal Growth. J Neurosci. 2013. 33(31):12728-38 PDF

Falnikar, A., Tole, S., Liu, M., Liu, J.S., Baas, P. W. Polarity in migrating neurons is related to a mechanism analogous to cytokinesis. Curr Biol. 2013. 23(13):1215-20PDF

Baas, P.W. Microtubule Stability in the Axon: New Answers to an Old Mystery. Neuron 2013. 78(1): p. 3-5 PDF

Baas, P.W., Falnikar, A. Re-evaluation of the Neuronal Centrosome as a Generator of Microtubules for Axons and Dendrites. The Centrosome. Humana Press. 2012. Chapter 18: p. 309-326 PDF

Jean, D.C, Baas, P.W., Black, M.M. A novel role for doublecortin and doublecortin-like kinase in regulating growth cone microtubules. Human Molecular Genetics 2012. 21(26): p. 5511-27 PDF

Lin, S., Liu, M., Mozgova, OI., Yu, W., Baas, PW. Mitotic Motors Coregulate Microtubule Patterns in Axons and Dendrites. J Neurosci 2012. 32(40): p. 14033-49 PDF

Baas PW., Gonzalez-Billault C. A gathering of neuronal cytoskeletal scientists in South America. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken), 2012. PDF

Hu J., Bai X., Bowen J.R., Dolat L., Korobova F., Yu W., Baas PW., Svitkina T., Gallo G., Spiliotis E.T. Septin-driven coordination of actin and microtubule remodeling regulates the collateral branching of axons. Curr Biol, 2012. 22(12):1109-15.PDF

Tang-Schomer M.D., Johnson V.E., Baas PW., Stewart W., Smith D.H. Partial interruption of axonal transport due to microtubule breakage accounts for the formation of periodic varicosities after traumatic axonal injury. Exp Neurol, 2012. 233(1):364-72.PDF

Nadar VC., Lin S., Baas, PW. Microtubule Redistribution in Growth Cones Elicited by Focal Inactivation of Kinesin-5. J Neurosci 2012 Apr 25. 32(17):5783–5794. PDF

Baas, PW., Mozgova, OI., A novel role for retrograde transport of microtubules in the axon. Cytoskeleton (Hoboken), 2012. 69(7): p. 416-25 PDF

Jean, D.C, Black, M.M., Baas, P.W. The cytoskeleton of the neuron - an essay in celebration of Paul Letourneau's career. Dev Neurobiol 2011. 71: p. 790-4 PDF

Dra´berova´, E., Stanislav, V., Morfini, G., Liu, PS., Sla´dkova´, V., Sulimenko, T., Burns, MR., Solowska, J., Kulandaivel, K., Chadare´vian, JP., Legido, A., Mo¨rk, SJ., Jana´cek, J., Baas PW., Dra´ber P., Katsetos, CD., Microtubule-Severing ATPase Spastin in Glioblastoma: Increased Expression in Human Glioblastoma Cell Lines and Inverse Roles in Cell Motility and Proliferation. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2011 Sep; 70(9):811-826 PDF

Baas, PW., Lin, S., Hooks and Comets: The Story of Microtubule Polarity Orientation in the Neuron. Dev Neurobiol June 21; 71(6):403-418 PDF

Falnikar, A., Tole, S., and Baas, PW., Kinesin-5, a mitotic microtubule-associated motor protein, modulates neuronal migration. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 May 1; 22:1561-1574. PDF

Lin S, Liu M, Son YJ, Himes BT, Snow DM, Yu W, Baas PW., Inhibition of kinesin-5, a microtubule-based motor protein, as a strategy for enhancing regeneration of adult axons. Traffic. 2011 Jan 17; 12:269-286. PDF

Sudo H, Baas PW., Strategies for diminishing katanin-based loss of microtubules in tauopathic neurodegenerative diseases. Hum Mol Genetics. 2011 Feb 15; 20(4):763-778. PDF

Liu M, Nadar VC, Kozielski F, Kozlowska M, Yu W, Baas PW., Kinesin-12, a mitotic microtubule-associated motor protein, impacts axonal growth, navigation, and branching. J Neurosci. 2010 Nov 3; 30(44):14896-906. PDF

Solowska, J.M., Garbern, J.Y., Baas, P.W., Evaluation of loss of function as an explanation for SPG4-based hereditary spastic paraplegia. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Jul 15;19(14):2767-2779. PDF

Sudo, H., and Baas, P.W., Acetylation of microtubules influences their sensitivity to severing by katanin in neurons and fibroblasts . J. Neurosci. 2010 May 26; 30(21):7215–7226. PDF

Tang-Schomer, M.D., Patel, A.R., Baas, P.W., and Smith D.H., Mechanical breaking of microtubules in axons during dynamic stretch injury underlies delayed elasticity, microtubule disassembly, and axon degeneration. FASEB J. 2010 May 24;(5):1401-1410. PDF

Qiang, L., Yu, W., Liu, M., Solowska, J.M., and Baas, P.W., Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Elicits Formation of Interstitial Axonal Branches via Enhanced Severing of Microtubules. Mol Biol Cell. 2010 Jan 15;21(2):334 –344. PDF

Tint, I., Jean, D., Baas, P.W., and Black, M.M., Doublecortin Associates with Microtubules Preferentially in Regions of the Axon displaying Actin-Rich Protrusive Structures. J. Neurosci. 2009 Sept 2;29(35):10995-11010. PDF

Cummings, C.M., Bentley, C.A., Perdue, S.A., Baas P.W., and Singer, J.D., The Cul3/Klhdc5 E3 Ligase Regulates p60/Katanin and Is Required for Normal Mitosis in Mammalian Cells. J Biol Chem. 2009 Apr. 24;284(17):11663-11675. PDF

Falnikar, A., and Baas P.W., Critical Roles for Microtubules in Axonal Development and Disease. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2009 Apr 3;(48):47-64. PDF

Nadar, V.C., Ketschek, A., Myers, K.A., Gallo,G., and Baas P.W., Kinesin-5 is Essential for Growth-Cone Turning. Curr. Biol. 2008 Dec 23;18(24):1972-1977. PDF

Yu, W., Qiang L., Solowska, J.M., Karabay, A., Korulu, S., and Baas P.W., The Microtubule-severing Proteins Spastin and Katanin Participate Differently in the Formation of Axonal Branches. Mol. Biol. Cell 2008 Apr ;19(4):1485-1498. PDF

Solowska, J.M., Morfini, G., Falnikar, A., Himes, B.T., Brady, S.T., Huang, D., and Baas P.W., Quantitative and Functional Analyses of Spastin in the Nervous System: Implications for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. J. Neurosci. 2008 Feb 27;28(9):2147-2157. PDF

Myers, K.A., Baas, P.W. Kinesin-5 regulates the growth of the axon by acting as a brake on its microtubule array. J Cell Biol. 2007 Sep 10;178(6):1081-91. PDF

Yu, W., Qiang, L., and P.W. Baas. 2007. Microtubule-severing in the axon: implications for development, disease, and regeneration after injury. J. Environ. Biomed. 1: 1-7. PDF

Takahashi, D., W. Yu, P.W. Baas, R. Kawai-Hirai, and K. Hayashi. 2007. Rearrangement of microtubule polarity orientation during conversion of dendrites to axons in cultured pyramidal neurons. Cell Motil. Cytoskel. 64: 347-359. PDF

Katsetos, C.D., E. Draberova, B. Smejkalova, G. Reddy, L. Bertrand, J.P. de Chadarevian, A. Legido, J. Nissanov, P.W. Baas, and P. Draber. 2007. Class III beta-tubulin and gamma-tubulin are co-expressed and form complexes in human glioblastoma cells. Neurochem. Res. 32: 1387-1398. PDF

Myers, K.A., Tint, I., Nadar, C.V., He, Y., Black, M.M., Baas, P.W. 2006. Antagonistic Forces Generated by Cytoplasmic Dynein and Myosin-II during Growth Cone Turning and Axonal Retraction. 7(10):1333-51. PDF

King, M.E., H.-M. Kan, P.W. Baas, A. Erisir, C.G. Glabe, and G.S. Bloom. 2006. Tau-dependent microtubule disassembly initiated by pre-fibrillar b-amyloid. J. Cell Biol. 175: 541-546. PDF

Qiang, L., Yu, W., Andreadis, A., Luo, M., Baas, P.W.,. Tau Protects Microtubules in the Axon from Severing by Katanin. The Journal of Neuroscience, March 22, 2006. 26(12):3120 –3129. PDF

Myers, K.A., He, Y., Hasaka, T.P., Baas, P.W.,. Microtubule Transport in the Axon: Re-thinking a Potential Role for the Actin Cytoskeleton. Neuroscientist 12(2):1–12, 2006. PDF

Baas, P.W., Nadar, C.V., Myers, K.A., . Axonal Transport of Microtubules: the Long and Short of It. Traffic 2006; 7: 490–498. PDF

Ahmad, F.J., He, Y., Myers, K.A., Hasaka ,T.P., Francis, F., Black, M.M., Baas, P.W. Effects of Dynactin Disruption and Dynein Depletion on Axonal Microtubules. Traffic. 2006 May; 7(5): 524-37. PDF

Baas, P.W., A. Karabay, and L. Qiang. 2005. Microtubules cut and run. Trends Cell Biol 15: 518-524. PDF

Yu, W., J. M. Solowska, L. Qiang, A. Karabay, D. Baird, and P. W. Baas. 2005. Regulation of Microtubule Severing by Katanin Subunits during Neuronal Development. The Journal of Neuroscience 2005 25(23):5573–5583. PDF

Baas, P.W., and L. Qiang. 2005. Neuronal Microtubules: When the MAP is the Roadblock. Trends Cell Biol 2005 15: 183-187. PDF

He, Y., F. Frances, K.A. Myers, M. Black, and P.W. Baas. 2005. Role of Cytoplasmic Dynein in the Axonal Transport of Microtubules and Neurofilaments. J Cell Biol 2005 168: 697-703. PDF

Hasaka, T.P., K.A. Myers, and P.W. Baas. 2004. Role of Actin Filaments in the Axonal Transport of Microtubules. J Neurosci 2004 24: 11291-11301. PDF

Karabay, A., W. Yu, J.M. Solowska, D.H. Baird, and P.W. Baas. 2004. Axonal Growth is Sensitive to the Levels of Katanin, a Protein that Severs Microtubules. J Neurosci 2004 24: 5778-5788. PDF

Baird, D.H., K.A. Myers, M. Mogensen, D. Moss, and P.W. Baas. 2004. Distribution of the Microtubule-Related Protein Ninein in Developing Neurons. Neuropharm 2004 47: 677-683. PDF

Haque , S.A. , T.P. Hasaka, A.D. Brooks , P.V. Lobanov, and P.W. Baas. 2004. Monastrol, a Prototype Anti-Cancer Drug that Inhibits a Mitotic Kinesin, Induces Rapid Bursts of Axonal Outgrowth from Cultured Postmitotic Neurons. Cell Motil Cytoskeleton 2004 58: 10-16. PDF

Baas, P.W., and D.W. Buster. 2004. Slow Axonal Transport and the Genesis of Neuronal Morphology. J Neurobiol 2004 58: 3-17. PDF

He, Y., and P.W. Baas. 2003. Growing and working with peripheral neurons. In Methods in Cell Biology, Vol. 71, pp. 17-35. Elsevier Science:USA PDF

Buster, D.W., D.H. Baird, W. Yu, J.M. Solowaska, M. Chauviere, A. Mazurek, M. Kress, and P.W. Baas. 2003. Expression of the Mitotic Kinesin Kif15 in Postmitotic Neurons: Implication for Neuronal Migration and Development. J Neurocytol 2003 32: 79-96. PDF

He, Y., W. Yu, and P.W. Baas. 2002. Microtubule Reconfiguration during Retraction induced by Nitric Oxide. J Neurosci 2002 22: 5982-5991. PDF

Yu, W., C. Ling and P.W. Baas. 2001. Microtubule Reconfiguration during Axogenesis. J Neurocytol 2001 30: 861-875. PDF

Baas, P.W. 2002. Neuronal polarity: microtubules strike back. Nature Cell Biology 4: E194-E195.

Baas, P.W. 2002. Microtubule transport in the axon. International Review of Cytology 212: 41-62.

Yu, W., C. Ling, and P.W. Baas. 2001. Microtubule reconfiguration during axogenesis. J. Neurocytol. 30: 861-875. PDF

Baas, P.W., and L. Luo. 2001. Signaling at the growth cone: the scientific progeny of Cajal meet in Madrid. Neuron 32: 981-984.PDF

Baas, P.W., F. J. Ahmad. 2001. Force generation by cytoskeletal motor proteins as a regulator of axonal elongation and retraction. Trends in Cell Biology 11: 244-249. PDF

Yu, W., C. Cook, C. Sauter, R. Kuriyama, P.L. Kaplan, and P.W. Baas. 2000. Depeletion of a microtubule-associated motor protein induces the loss of dendritic identity. J. Neurosci. 20: 5782-5781. PDF

Baas, P.W. 2000. Elaboration of the Axonal Microtubule Array DuringDevelopment and Regeneration. In Neurobiology of Spinal Cord Injury (R.G.Kalb and S.M. Strittmatter, Editors). Humana Press, Inc., Totowa, NJ. pp.155-167.

Kosik, K.S., Baas, P.W. 1999. Cytoskeleton, neuron. In Elsevier'sEncyclopedia of Neuroscience: Second enlarged and revised edition (G.Adelman and B.H. Smith, Editors). Elsevier Science B.V. pp. 509-516.

Ahmad, F.J., J. Hughey, T. Wittmann, A. Hyman, M. Greaser, and P.W. Baas. 2000. Motor proteins regulate force interactions between microtubules and microfilaments in the axon. Nature Cell Biology 2: 276-280. PDF

Dent, E.W., Calloway, J.L., Szebenyi, G., Baas, P.W., and Kalil, K. 1999. Reorganization and movement of microtubules in axonal growth cones and developing interstitial branches. J. Neuroscience 19: 8894-8908. PDF

Ahmad. F.J, W. Yu, F.J. McNally, and P.W. Baas. 1999. An essential role for katanin in severing microtubules in the neuron. J. Cell Biol. 145: 305-315. PDF

Baas, P.W. 1999. Microtubules and neuronal polarity: lessons from mitosis. Neuron 22: 23-31 PDF

Matuliene, J., R. Essner, J.-H. Ryu, Y. Hamaguchi, P.W. Baas, T. Haraguchi, Y. Hiraoka, and R. Kuriyama. 1999. Function of a minus-end-directed kinesin-like motor protein in mammalian cells. J. Cell Sci. 112: 4041-4060. PDF

Ferhat, L., C. Cook, R. Kuriyama, and P.W. Baas. 1998. NuMA is a component of the somatodendritic microtubule arrays of the neuron. J. Neurocytology 27: 887-899. PDF

Baas, P.W. 1998. The role of motor proteins in establishing the microtubule arrays of axons and dendrites. J. Chem. Neuroanat. 14: 175-180.

Ferhat, L., C. Cook, M. Chauviere, M. Harper, M. Kress, G.E. Lyons, and P.W. Baas. 1998. Expression of the mitotic motor protein Eg5 in postmitotic neurons: implications for neuronal development. J. Neurosci. 18: 7822-7835. PDF

Bersu, E.T., F.J. Ahmad, M.J. Schwei, and P.W. Baas. 1998. Cytoplasmic abnormalities in cultured cerebellar neurons from the trisomy 16 mouse. Dev. Brain. Res. 109: 115-120.

Ferhat, L., R. Kuriyama, G.E. Lyons, B. Micales, and P.W. Baas. 1998. Expression of the mitotic motor protein CHO1/MKLP1 in postmitotic neurons. European J. Neurosci. 10: 1383-1393.

Ahmad, F.J., C.J. Echeverri, R.B. Vallee, and P.W. Baas. 1998. Cytoplasmic dynein and dynactin are required for microtubule transport into the axon. J. Cell Biol. 140: 391-402. PDF

Baas, P.W. 1997. A new strategy for studying microtubule assembly and transport during axon growth. In Microinjection and Transgenesis of Cultured Cells and Embryos: Springer Lab Manual. (A. Cid-Arregui, Editor) Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. pp. 155-170.

Sharp, D.J., W. Yu, L. Ferhat, R. Kuriyama, D.C. Rueger, and P.W. Baas. 1997. Identification of a motor protein essential for dendritic differentiation. J. Cell Biol. 138: 833-843. PDF

Sharp, D.J., R. Kuriyama, and P.W. Baas. 1997. Expression of a minus-end-directed motor protein induces Sf9 cells to form axon-like processes with uniform microtubule polarity orientation. J. Cell Sci. 110: 2373-2380. PDF

Baas, P.W., and A. Brown. 1997. Slow axonal transport: the polymer transport model. Trends in Cell Biology 7: 380-384. PDF

Lunn, K.F., P.W. Baas, and I.D. Duncan. 1997. Microtubule organization and stability in the oligodendrocyte. J. Neurosci. 17: 4921-4932. PDF

Yu, W., D.J. Sharp, R. Kuriyama, P. Malak, and P.W. Baas. 1997. Inhibition of a mitotic motor compromises the formation of dendrite-like processes from neuroblastoma cells. J. Cell Biol. 136: 659-668. PDF

Baas, P.W. 1997. Microtubules and axon growth. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 9: 29-36.

Wang, J., W. Yu, P.W. Baas, and M.M. Black. 1996. Microtubule assembly in growing dendrites. J. Neurosci. 16: 6065-6078. PDF

Sharp, D.J., R. Kuriyama, and P.W. Baas. 1996. Expression of a kinesin-related motor protein in Sf9 cells induces them to extend dendrite-like processes with nonuniform microtubule polarity orientation. J. Neurosci. 16: 4370-4375. PDF

Baas, P.W., and W. Yu. 1996. A composite model for establishing the microtubule arrays of the neuron. Molecular Neurobiology 12: 145-161.

Baas, P.W. 1996. The neuronal centrosome as a generator of microtubules for the axon. Current Topics in Developmental Biology 33: 281-298. PDF

Haendel, M.A., K.E. Bollinger, and P.W. Baas. 1996. Cytoskeletal alterations during neurogenesis in cultures of avian neural crest cells. J. Neurocytology 25: 289-301.

LeClerc, N., P.W. Baas, C.C. Garner, and K.S. Kosik. 1996. Juvenile and mature MAP2 isoforms induce distinct patterns of process outgrowth. Mol. Biol. Cell 7: 443-455.

Yu, W., M.J. Schwei, and P.W. Baas. 1996. Microtubule transport and assembly during axon growth. J. Cell Biol. 133: 151-157. PDF

Yu, W., and P.W. Baas. 1995. The growth of the axon is not dependent upon net microtubule asssembly at its distal tip. J. Neurosci. 15: 6827-6833. PDF

Ahmad, F.J., and P.W. Baas. 1995. Microtubule released from the neuronal centrosome are transported into the axon. J. Cell Sci. 108: 2761-2769. PDF

Sharp, D.J., W. Yu, and P.W. Baas. 1995. Transport of dendritic microtubules establishes their nonuniform polarity orientatation. J. Cell Biol. 130: 93-104. PDF

Gross, S.D., D.P. Hoffman, P.W. Baas, and R.A. Anderson. 1995. Casein kinase I localizes to small synaptic vesicles and is regulated by phosphatidylinositol-4-5-bisphosphate. J. Cell Biol. 130: 711-724.

Yu, W., F.J. Ahmad, and P.W. Baas. 1994. Microtubule fragmentation and partitioning in the axon during collateral branch formation. J. Neurosci. 14: 5872-5884.

Lustig, R.H., P. Hua, W. Yu, F.J. Ahmad, and P.W. Baas. 1994. An in vitro model for the effects of estrogen on neurons employing estrogen receptor-transfected PC12 cells. J. Neurosci. 14: 3945-3957. PDF

Yu, W., and P.W. Baas. 1994. Changes in microtubule number and length during axon differentiation. J. Neurosci. 14: 2818-2829. PDF

Ahmad, F.J., H.C. Joshi, V.E. Centonze, and P.W. Baas. 1994. Inhibition of microtubule nucleation at the neuronal centrosome compromises axon growth. Neuron 12: 271-280.

Baas, P.W., T.P. Pienkowski, K.A. Cimbalnik, K. Toyama, S. Bakalis, F.J. Ahmad, and K.S. Kosik. 1994. Tau confers drug-stability but not cold-stability to microtubules in living cells. J. Cell Sci. 107: 135-143. PDF

Yu, W., V.E. Centonze, F.J. Ahmad, and P.W. Baas. 1993. Microtubule nucleation and release from the neuronal centrosome. J. Cell Biol. 122: 349-359. PDF

Joshi, H.C., and P.W. Baas. 1993. A new perspective on microtubules and axon growth. J. Cell Biol. 121: 1191-1196. PDF

Baas, P.W., and F.J. Ahmad. 1993. The transport properties of axonal microtubules establish their polarity orientation. J. Cell Biol. 120: 1427-1437. PDF

Le Clerc, N., K.S. Kosik, N. Cowan, T.P. Pienkowski, and P.W. Baas. 1993. Process formation in Sf9 cells induced by the expression of a MAP2C-like construct. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 90: 6223-6227.

Ahmad, F.J., T.P. Pienkowski, and P.W. Baas. 1993. Regional differences in microtubule dynamics in the axon. J. Neurosci. 13: 856-866. PDF

Baas, P.W., F.J. Ahmad, T.P. Pienkowski, A. Brown, and M.M. Black. 1993. Sites of microtubule stabilization for the axon. J. Neurosci. 13: 2177-2185. PDF

Baas, P.W., and H.C. Joshi. 1992. Gamma-tubulin distribution in the neuron: implications for the origins of neuritic microtubules. J. Cell Biol. 119: 171-178. PDF

Whitlon, D.S., and P.W. Baas. 1992. Improved methods for the use of glass coverslips in cell culture and electron microscopy. J. Histochem. Cytochem. 40: 875-877.

Baas, P.W., and F.J. Ahmad. 1992. The plus ends of stable microtubules are the exclusive microtubule nuceating structures in the axon. J. Cell Biol. 116: 1231-1241. PDF

Baas, P.W., T.P. Pienkowski, and K.S. Kosik. 1991. Processes induced by tau expression in Sf9 cells have an axon-like microtubule organization. J. Cell Biol. 115: 1333-1344. PDF

Baas, P.W., T. Slaughter, A. Brown and M.M. Black. 1991. Microtubule dynamics in axons and dendrites. J. Neurosci. Res. 30:134-153. PDF

Baas, P.W., and M.M. Black. 1990. Individual microtubules in the axon consist of domains that differ in both composition and stability. J. Cell Biol. 111: 495-509. PDF

Baas, P.W., M.M. Black, and G.A Banker. 1989. Changes in microtubule polarity orientation during the development of hippocampal neurons in culture. J. Cell Biol. 109: 3085-3094.

Baas, P.W., and M.M. Black. 1989. Compartmentation of alpha tubulin in the neuron: identification of a somatodendritic-specific variant of alpha-tubulin. Neuroscience 30: 795-803.

Black, M.M., and P.W. Baas. 1989. The basis of polarity in the neuron. Trends in Neurosci. 12: 211-214.

Black, M.M., P.W. Baas, and S. Humphries. 1989. Dynamics of alpha tubulin deacetylation in cultured neurons. J. Neurosci. 9: 358-368. PDF

Baas, P.W., J.S. Deitch, M.M. Black, and G.A. Banker. 1988. Polarity orientation of microtubules in hippocampal neurons: uniformity in the axon and nonuniformity in the dendrite. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 85: 8335-8339.

Sinclair, G.I., P.W. Baas, and S.R. Heidemann. 1988. Role of microtubules in the cytoplasmic compartmentation of neurons. II. endocytosis in the growth cone and neurite shaft. Brain Res. 450: 60-68.

Baas, P.W., G.I. Sinclair, and S.R. Heidemann. 1987. Role of microtubules in the cytoplasmic compartmentation of neurons. Brain Res. 420: 73-81.

White, L.A., P.W. Baas, and S.R. Heidemann. 1987. Microtubule stability in severed axons. J. Neurocytol. 16: 775-784.

Baas, P.W., L.A. White, and S.R. Heidemann. 1987. Microtubule polarity reversal accompanies regrowth of amputated neurites. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 84: 5272-5276.

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