Publications

Following the WUSTL Open Access Resolution, our publications are freely accessible at the following site: http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/do/search/?q=ram%20dixit&start=0&context=2356109

2017-

Ganguly A, DeMott L and Dixit R (2017). The Arabidopsis kinesin-4, FRA1, requires a high level of
processive motility to function correctly. Journal of Cell Science, 130: 1232-1238

2013-2016

Dixit R (2015). Kinesin motors: teamsters' union. Nature Plants. doi:10.1038/nplants.2015.126

Watt D, Dixit R and Cavalli V (2015). JIP3 activates kinesin-1 motility to promote axon elongation. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290: 15512-15525.

Zhu C, Ganguly A, Baskin TI, McClosky DD, Anderson CT, Foster C, Meunier KA, Okamoto R, Berg H and Dixit R (2015). The FRA1 kinesin contributes to cortical microtubule-mediated trafficking of cell wall components. Plant Physiology, 167: 780-792.

Eren EC, Dixit R and Gautam N (2015). Stochastic Models for Plant Microtubule Self-Organization and Structure. Journal of Mathematical Biology. DOI: 10.1007/s00285-015-0860-9.

Ganguly A and Dixit R (2013). Mechanisms for regulation of plant kinesins. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 16: 704-709.

Zhang Q, Fishel EA, Bertroche T and Dixit R (2013). Microtubule severing at crossover sites by katanin generates ordered cortical microtubule arrays in Arabidopsis. Current Biology, 23: 2191-2195.

Fishel EA and Dixit R (2013). Role of nucleation in cortical microtubule array organization: variations on a theme. Plant Journal, 75: 270-277.

Dixit R (2013). Plant cytoskeleton: DELLA connects gibberellins to microtubules. Current Biology, 23: R479-R481.

2010-2012

Tulin A, McClerklin S, Huang Y and Dixit R (2012). Single-molecule analysis of the microtubule crosslinking protein MAP65-1 reveals a molecular mechanism for contact-angle-dependent microtubule bundling. Biophysical Journal, 102: 802-809.

Eren EC, Gautam N and Dixit R (2012). Computer simulation and mathematical models of the noncentrosomal plant cortical microtubule cytoskeleton. Cytoskeleton, 69: 144-154.

Zhu C and Dixit R (2012). Functions of the Arabidopsis kinesin superfamily of microtubule-based motor proteins. Protoplasma, 249: 887-899.

Dixit R (2012). Putting a bifunctional motor to work: insights into the role of plant KCH kinesins. New Phytologist, 193: 543-545.

Zhu C and Dixit R (2011). Single molecule analysis of the Arabidopsis FRA1 kinesin shows that it is a functional motor protein with unusually high processivity. Molecular Plant, 4: 879-885..

Sun F, Zhu C, Dixit R and Cavalli V (2011). Sunday Driver /JIP3 binds kinesin heavy chain directly and enhances its motility. EMBO J, 30:3416-3429.

Eren EC, Dixit R and Gautam N (2010) A three-dimensional computer simulation model reveals the mechanisms for self-organization of plant cortical microtubules into oblique arrays.  Molecular Biology of the Cell, 21: 2674-2684.

Dixit R and Ross JL (2010). Studying plus-end tracking at single molecule resolution using TIRF microscopy. In, Methods in Cell Biology. Microtubules, In vitro. Eds. John J. Correia and Les Wilson. Elsevier.

Ross JL and Dixit R (2010). Multiple color single molecule TIRF imaging and tracking of MAPs and motors. In, Methods in Cell Biology. Microtubules, In vitro. Eds. John J. Correia and Les Wilson. Elsevier.

2006-2009

Dixit R, Barnett B, Lazarus JE, Tokito M, Goldman YE and Holzbaur ELF (2009). Microtubule plus-end tracking by CLIP-170 requires EB1. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 106:492-497.

Perlson E, Jeong G-B, Ross J, Dixit R, Wallace K, Kalb R, and Holzbaur ELF (2009) A switch in retrograde signaling from survival to stress in rapid onset neurodegeneration. Journal of Neuroscience, 29: 9903-9917

Dixit R, Levy JR, Tokito M, Ligon LA and Holzbaur ELF. Regulation of dynactin through the differential expression of p150Glued isoforms (2008). Journal of Biological Chemistry, 283: 33611-33619.

Dixit R, Ross J, Goldman YE and Holzbaur ELF (2008). Differential regulation of dynein and kinesin motor proteins by tau. Science, 319:1086-1089.

Dixit R, Chang E and Cyr RJ (2006). Establishment of polarity during organization of the acentrosomal plant cortical microtubule array. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 17:1298-1305. Highlighted in the Incytes section of the March 2006 ASCB newsletter.

Dixit R, Cyr R and Gilroy, S (2006). Using intrinsically fluorescent proteins for plant cell imaging. Plant Journal, 45: 599-615.

2002-2005

Marcus AI, Dixit R and Cyr RJ (2005). Narrowing of the preprophase microtubule band is not required for cell division plane determination in cultured plant cells. Protoplasma, 226: 169-174.

Dixit R and Cyr RJ (2004). Encounters between dynamic cortical microtubules promote ordering of the cortical array through angle-dependent modifications of microtubule behavior. Plant Cell, 16: 3274-3284.

Dixit R and Cyr RJ (2004). The cortical microtubule array: from dynamics to organization. Plant Cell, 16: 2546-2552.

Dixit R and Cyr RJ (2003). Cell damage and reactive oxygen species production induced by fluorescence microscopy: Effect on mitosis and guidelines for non-invasive fluorescence microscopy. Technical Advances paper. Plant Journal, 36: 280-290.

Dixit R and Cyr RJ (2002). Spatio-temporal relationship between nuclear-envelope breakdown and preprophase band disappearance in cultured tobacco cells. Protoplasma, 219: 116-121.

Dixit R and Cyr RJ (2002). Golgi secretion is not required for marking the preprophase band site in cultured tobacco cells. Plant Journal, 29: 99-108. Cover of the January 2002 Plant Journal.