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A. Schlegel and E. S. Haswell. Charged Pore-lining Residues are Required for Normal Channel Kinetics in the Eukaryotic Mechanosensitive Ion Channel MSL1. Submitted. bioRxiv.

N. Henkhaus, M. Bartlett, D. Gang, R. Grumet, E.S. Haswell, I. Jordon-Thaden, A. Lorence, E. Lyons, S. Miller, S. Murray, A. Nelson, C. Specht, B. Tyler, T. Wentworth, D. Ackerly, D. Baltensperger, P. Benfey, J. Birchler, S. Chellamma, R. Crowder, M. Donoghue, J. P. Dundore-Arias, J. Fletcher, K. Gillespie, Lonnie Guralnick, Mitch Hunter, Shawn Kaeppler, Stefan Kepinski, Fay-Wei Li, Sally Mackenzie, Lucinda McDade, Ya Min, Jennifer Nemhauser, Brian Pearson, Peter Petracek, Katie Rogers, Ann Sakai, Delanie Sickler, Tyrone Spady, Crispin Taylor, Laura Wayne, Ole Wendroth, Felipe Zapata, and David Stern. Plant Science Decadal Vision 2020-2030: Reimagining the Potential of Plants for a Healthy and Sustainable Future. Plant Direct. In press.

Z. Deng, G. Maksaev*, A. Schlegel*, J. Zhang, M. Rau, J. Fitzpatrick, E. S. Haswell and P. Yuan. Structural mechanism for gating of a eukaryotic mechanosensitive channel of small conductance. Nature Communications. In press. *equal contributions.

D. Basu and E. S. Haswell. (2020). Cell Swelling Responses Are Regulated by the Non-Conducting Function of Mechanosensitive Ion Channel MSL10. Current BiologyIn press. bioRxiv. SneakPeek. Pubmed.

D. Basu, J. M. Shoots and E. S. Haswell. (2020). Interactions between the N- and C- termini of mechanosensitive ion channel AtMSL10 are consistent with a three-step mechanism for activating its signaling function. Journal of Experimental Botany. In press. bioRxIv. Free Access. Pubmed.

A. Schlegel and E. S. Haswell. (2020). Analyzing plant mechanosensitive ion channels expressed in giant E. coli spheroplasts by single channel patch-clamp electrophysiology. Methods in Cell BiologyIn press.

A. M. Schlegel and E. S. Haswell. (2020). Plant Biomechanics: No pain, no gain for birch tree stems. Current Biology. 30: R164-166. Free access.


J. S. Lee, M. E. Wilson, R. Richardson and E. S. Haswell. (2019). Genetic and physical interactions between mechanosensitive ion channel homologs MscS-Like (MSL)1, 2, and 3 reveal their role in intra-organellar communication. Plant Direct. 3:e00124. Open access.


E. S. Haswell & Ram Dixit. (2018). Counting What Counts: The Importance of Quantitative Approaches to Studying Plant Cell Biology. Current Opinion in Plant Biology46: 1-3. PubMed

N. Herrera, G. Maksaev, E. S. Haswell, D. C. Rees. (2018). Elucidating a role for the cytoplasmic domain in the Mycobacterium tuberculosismechanosensitive channel of large conductance. Scientific Reports 8:14566. PubMed.

G. Maksaev, J. Shoots, S. Ohri and E. S. Haswell. (2018). Nonpolar Residues in the Presumptive Pore-Lining Helix of Mechanosensitive Channel MSL10 Influence Channel Behavior and Confirm its Non-Conducting Function. Plant Direct2:1–13. Open access.


K. Fal, M. Liu, A. Duisembekova, E. S. Haswell and O. Hamant. (2017). Phyllotactic Variance is Regulated by the Paf1C Protein VIP3.  Development 144:4428-4436. PubMed.

D. S. Stone, E. S. Haswell and E. Sztul. Finding your inner modeler: an NSF-sponsored workshop to introduce cell biologists to modeling/computational approaches. Cellular Logistics 7:4 e1382669. Free e-pub. PubMed.

E. S. Haswell. (2017). The Sustainable Professor. eLIFE 6:e31083. Open access. PubMed.

D. Basu and E. S. Haswell. (2017). Plant Mechanosensitive Ion Channels: An Ocean of Possibilities. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 40:43-48. PubMed

O. Hamant and E. S. Haswell. (2017). Life Behind the Wall: Sensing Mechanical Cues in Plants. BMC Biology 15:59. Open access. PubMed.

E. S. Hamilton and E. S. Haswell. (2017). The Tension-sensitive Ion Transport Activity of MSL8 is Critical for its Function in Pollen Hydration and Germination. Plant Cell & Physiology 58: 1222-1237. Open accessPubMed.
G. Jensen, K. Fal, O. Hamant and E. S. Haswell. (2017). The RNA Polymerase-Associated Factor 1 (Paf1) Complex is Required for Touch Responses in Plants. Journal of Experimental Botany 68:499-511.
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C. Lee, G. Maksaev, G. Jensen, M. Murcha, M. E. Wilson, M. Fricker, R. Hell, E. S. Haswell, H. A. Millar and L. Sweetlove. (2016). MSL1 is a Mechanosensitive Ion Channel that Dissipates Mitochondrial Membrane Potential and Maintains Redox Homeostasis in Mitochondria During Abiotic Stress. Plant Journal 88:809-825. PubMed

M. E. Wilson, M. Mixdorf, R. H. Berg and E. S. Haswell. (2016). Plastid Osmotic Shock Influences Dedifferentiation at the Plant Shoot Apex. Development . PubMed


D. R. Luesse, M. E. Wilson and E. S. Haswell. (2015). RNA-Sequencing Analysis of the msl2msl3, crl, and ggps1 Mutants Indicates that Diverse Sources of Plastid Dysfunction Do Not Alter Leaf Morphology Through a Common Signaling Pathway. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:1148. PubMed

E. S. Hamilton, G. S. Jensen, G. Maksaev, Andrew Katims, Ashley Sherp and E. S. Haswell.  (2015). Mechanosensitive Ion Channel MSL8 Regulates Osmotic Forces During Pollen Hydration and Germination. Science 350:438-441. PubMed FREE ACCESS to Abstract Reprint Full Text

S. M. Brady, M. Burow, W. Busch, O. Carlborg, K. J. Denby, J. Glazebrook, E. S. Hamilton, S. Harmer, E. S. Haswell, J. N. Maloof, D. Kliebenstein. (2015). Reassess the t-test: Interact With All Your Data Via ANOVA. Plant Cell 27:2088-94. PubMed

G. Maksaev and E. S. Haswell. (2015). Expression and Characterization of Mechanosensitive Ion Channels in Xenopus Oocytes. Plant Gravitropism: Methods and Protocols 1309:151-69. PubMed

E. S. Haswell and P. E. Verslues. (2015). The Ongoing Search for the Molecular Basis of Plant Osmosensing. Journal of General Physiology 145: 389-394. PubMed

E. S. Hamilton, A. M. Schlegel and E. S. Haswell. (2015). United in Diversity: Plant Mechanosensitive Channels. Annual Review of Plant Biology 66:113-137. PubMed


K. M. Veley, G. Maksaev, S. M. Kloepper, E. M. Frick, E. January and E. S. Haswell. (2014). MSL10 has a Regulated Cell Death Signaling Activity that is Separable from its Mechanosensitive Ion Channel Activity. Plant Cell 26: 3115-31. PubMed

S. Bell, J. Blumstein, K. Brose, A. Carroll, J. Chang, J. Charles, E. Haswell, M. Michelitsch, J. Owens, C. K. Patil, R. Smith, J. Tupy, E. Walsh, T. Ware. (2014). Defining Success in Graduate School. Molecular Biology of the Cell 25:1942-1944. PubMed

M. E. Wilson, M. R. Basu, G. B. Bhaskara, P. E. Verslues, and E. S. Haswell. (2014). Plastid Osmotic Stress Activates Cellular Osmotic Stress Responses.  Plant Physiology 165:119-128. PubMed


M.E. Wilson, G. Maksaev, and E. S. Haswell. (2013). MscS-like Mechanosensitive Channels in Plants and Microbes. Biochemistry 5(34): 5708–5722. PubMed

G. E. Monschausen & E. S. Haswell. (2013). A Force of Nature: Molecular Mechanisms of Mechanoperception in Plants. J. Experimental Botany 64(15): 4663-80. PubMed

G. Maksaev & E. S. Haswell. (2013). Recent Characterizations of MscS and its Homologs Provide Insights into the Basis of Ion Selectivity.  Channels 7(3): 215-220. PubMed


G. Maksaev & E. S. Haswell. (2012). MscS-Like10 is a Stretch-Activated Ion Channel from Arabidopsis thaliana with a Preference for Anions. PNAS 109: 19015-19020. PubMed

G. S. Jensen & E. S. Haswell. (2012). Functional Analysis of Conserved Motifs in the Mechanosensitive Channel Homolog MscS-Like 2. PLoS ONE 7(6): e40336. PubMed

K. M. Veley & E. S. Haswell. (2012). Plastids and Pathogens: Mechanosensitive Channels and Survival in a Hypoosmotic World. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7: 668-71. PubMed


K. M. Veley, S. Marshburn, C. E. Clure, and E. S. Haswell. (2012). Mechanosensitive Channels Protect Plastids from Hypoosmotic Shock during Normal Plant Growth. Current Biology 22: 408-413. PubMed

M. E. Wilson & E. S. Haswell. (2012). A Role for Mechanosensitive Channels in Chloroplast and Bacterial Fission. Plant Signaling & Behavior 7:157-160. PubMed

G. Maksaev & E. S. Haswell. (2011). Expression and Characterization of the Bacterial Mechanosensitive Channel MscS in Xenopus laevis Ooctyes. Journal of General Physiology 138:641-9. PubMed

E. S. Haswell, R. Phillips, & D. C. Rees. (2011). Mechanosensitive Channels: What Can They Do and How Do They Do It? Structure 19: 1356-1369. Pubmed

M. E. Wilson, G. S. Jensen, & E. S. Haswell. (2011). Two Mechanosensitive Channel Homologs Influence FtsZ Ring Placement in Arabidopsis.  The Plant Cell 23:939-2949. PubMed


R. Peyronnet, E. S. Haswell, H. Barbier-Brygoo, & J-M. Frachisse. (2008). AtMSL9 and AtMSL10: Sensors of Plasma Membrane Tension in Arabidopsis Roots. Plant Signaling & Behavior 3:726-729. PubMed

E. S. Haswell*, R. Peyronnet*, H. Barbier-Brygoo, E. M. Meyerowitz, & J-M. Frachisse.  (2008). Two MscS Homologues Provide Mechanosensitive Channel Activities in the Arabidopsis Root. Current Biology 18:730-734. *equal contribution. PubMed

E. S. Haswell. (2007).  MscS-like Proteins in Plants. Current Topics in Membranes 58: 329-359. ScienceDirect

E. S. Haswell & E. M. Meyerowitz.  (2006).  MscS-like Proteins Control Plastid Size and Shape in Arabidopsis thaliana. Current Biology 16:1-11. PubMed

E. S. Haswell. (2003). Gravity Perception: How Plants Stand up for Themselves. Current Biology 13:R761-R763. PubMed


D. J. Steger, E. S. Haswell, A. L. Miller, S. R. Wente, and E. K. O’Shea. (2003). Regulation of Chromatin Remodeling by Inositol Polyphosphates. Science 5603: 114-116. PubMed

E. S. Haswell and E. K. O'Shea. (1999). An In Vitro System Recapitulates Chromatin Remodeling at the PHO5 Promoter. Molecular and Cellular Biology 19: 2817-2827. PubMed

E. S. Haswell and E. K. O'Shea. (1998). Specificity of ATP-Dependent Chromatin Remodeling at the Yeast PHO5 Promoter. Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology 63: 563-567. PubMed