Original Research

Chou SZ, Pollard TC. (2020) Cryo-electron microscopy structures of pyrene-labeled ADP-Pi-and ADP-actin filaments. Nature Comm. 11:5897. PMID: 33214556.     https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7677365/

Sun M, Hu K, Bewersdorf J, Pollard TD. (2021) Sample preparation and imaging conditions affect mEos3.2 photophysics in fissin yeast cells. Biophys J. 120:21-34. PMID: 33217381.     https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.28.119735v2.full

Pandit, N.G., Cao, W., Bibeau, J., Johnson-Chavarria, E.M., Taylor, E.W. Pollard, T.D., De La Cruz, E.M. (2020) Force and phosphate release from Arp2/3 complex promote dissociation of actin filament branches. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 117(24):13519-13528. PMID: 32461373

Dundon, S.R.E. and Pollard, T.D. (2020) Microtubule Nucleation Promoters Mto1 and Mto2 Regulate Cytokinesis in Fission Yeast. Molec. Biol. Cell. 31:1846-1856. Preprint: BioRxiv (2020). doi:   https//biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/843110v1 PMID: 32520628

Zsolnay, V., Katkar, H.H., Chou, S.Z Pollard, T.D., and Voth, G.A. Structural basis for polarized elongation of actin filaments. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 117:30458-30464. Preprint: BioRxiv (2020). doi: https://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/2020.06.02.129940v1 PMID: 33199648.

Sun Y, Schoeneberg J, Chen S, Jiang T, Kaplan C, Xu K, Pollard TD, Drubin DG. Direct comparison of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in budding and fission yeast reveals conserved and evolvable features. eLife 8:e50749, 2019. PMID: 31829937.  http://elifesciences.org/articles/50749

Pollard, T.D. (2019) Evolution of research on cellular motility over five decades. Biophys. Rev. 10(6):1503-1508. DOI: 10.1007/s12551-018-0473-9. PMID: 30377975

Pollard, T.D. and O’Shaughnessy, B. (2019) Molecular mechanism of cytokinesis. Ann. Rev. Biochem. 88:661-689. Epub ahead of print. doi: 10.1146/annurev-biochem-062917-012530. PMID: 30649923

Nickaeen, M., Berro, J., Pollard, T.D. and Slepchenko, B.M. (2019). Simulation of the mechanics of actin assembly during endocytosis in yeast. Molec. Biol. Cell. 30:2014-2024. Preprint: BioRxiv (2019). doi:  https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2019/01/11/518423  PMID:31242058.

Chatterjee, M., Pollard, T.D. (2019) The Functionally Important N-Terminal Half of Fission Yeast Mid1p Anillin Is Intrinsically Disordered and Undergoes Phase Separation. Biochem. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.biochem.9b00217

Pollard, D.A., Pollard, T.D., and Pollard, K.S. (2019) Empowering statistical methods for cellular and molecular biologists. Molec. Biol. Cell. https://doi.org/10.1091/mbc.E15-02-0076

Chou, S.Z., and Pollard, T.D. (2019) Mechanism of actin polymerization revealed by cryo-EM structures of actin filaments with three different bound nucleotides. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. doi:10.1073/pnas.1807028115.

Epstein, A.E., Espinoza-Sanchez, S. and Pollard, T.D. (2018) Phosphorylation of Arp2 is not essential for Arp2/3 complex activity in fission yeast. Life Sci. All. In press. Preprint: BioRxiv (2018) doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/372706

Fujiwara, I., Zweifel, M.E., Courtemanche, N. and Pollard, T.D. (2018) Latrunculin A accelerates actin filament depolymerisation in addition to sequestering actin monomers. Curr. Biol. 28, 3183–3192. PMID: 30270183

Espinoza, S., Metskas, L.A., Chou, S.Z., Rhoades, E. and Pollard, T.D. (2018) Conformational changes in Arp2/3 complex induced by WASp-VCA and actin filaments. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 115:E8642-E8651. pii: 201717594. Preprint: BioRxiv (2017). doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/164319 PMID: 30150414.

Dey, S. and Pollard, T.D. (2018) Involvement of Septation Initiation Network (SIN) in events during cytokinesis in fission yeast. J. Cell Sci. 131:pii: jcs216895. PMID: 30072443.

Aydin, F., Courtemanche, N., Pollard, T.D. and Voth, G.A. (2018) Gating Mechanisms during Actin Filament Elongation by Formins. eLife 7:e37342. Preprint: BioRxiv. doi: http://biorxiv.org/cgi/content/short/311431v1 PMID: 30035712.

Arasada, R., Sayyad, W.A., Berro, J. and Pollard, T.D. (2018) High-speed super-resolution imaging of the organization of the proteins in fission yeast clathrin-mediated endocytic actin patches. Molec. Biol. Cell. 29:295-303. Epub ahead of print Dec 6, 2017. PMID: 29212877.

Friend, J.E., Sayyad, W.A., Arasada, R. McCormick C.D., Heuser J.E. and Pollard, T.D. (2018) Fission yeast Myo2: molecular organization and diffusion in the cytoplasm. Cytoskeleton 75:164-173. Epub ahead of print Dec 14, 2017. PMID: 29205883.

Akamatsu, M., Lin, Y., Bewersdorf, J. and Pollard, T.D. (2017) Analysis of interphase node proteins in fission yeast by quantitative and super resolution fluorescence microscopy. Molec. Biol. Cell. 28:3203-3214. PMID: 28539404

Laplante, C. and Pollard, T.D. (2017) Response to Zambon et al. Curr. Biol. 27:R101-R102. PMC5310765

Anderson, K.L, Page, C, Suraneni, P., Swift, M.F., Janssen, M.E., Pollard, T.D., Li, R., Volkmann, N. and Hanein, D. (2016) Nano-scale actin-network characterization of fibroblast cells lacking functional Arp2/3 complex. J Struct Biol. 197:312-321. PMID: 28013022.

Laplante, C., Huang, F., Tebbs, I.R., Bewersdorf, J. and Pollard, T.D. (2016) Molecular organization of cytokinesis nodes and contractile ring by super- resolution fluorescence microscopy of live fission yeast. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA. 113:E5876-E5885. PMID: 27647921.

Courtemanche, N., Pollard, T.D. and Chen, Q. (2016) Avoiding artifacts when counting polymerized actin in live cells with Lifeact fused to fluorescent proteins. Nature Cell Biol. 18:676-683. PMID: 27159499.

Laplante, C., Fang, H., Bewersdorf, J. and Pollard, T.D. (2015) High-speed super-resolution imaging of live fission yeast cells. Methods Molec Biol. 1369:45-57. PMID: 26519304.

Jurgenson, C.T. and Pollard, T.D. (2015) Crystals of Arp2/3 complex in two new space groups with structural information about actin related protein 2 and potential WASP binding sites. Acta Crystallogr. F Struct. Biol. Commun. 71:1161-1168. PMID: 26323303.

Thiyagarajan, S., Munteanu, E.L., Arasada, R., Pollard, T.D., and O’Shaughnessy, B. (2015) The fission yeast cytokinetic contractile ring regulates septum shape and closure. J. Cell Sci. 28:3672-3681. PMID: 26240178.

Laplante, C., Berro, J., Karatekin, E., Lee, R., Hernandez-Leyva, A. and Pollard, T.D. (2015) Three myosins contribute uniquely to the assembly and constriction of the cytokinetic contractile ring in fission yeast. Curr. Biol. 25:1955-1965. PMID: 26144970.

Arasada, R. and Pollard, T.D. (2015) A role of an F-BAR protein Rga7p during cytokinesis in S. pombe. J. Cell Sci. 128:2259-2268. PMID: 25977474

Courtemanche, N., MacGrath, S.M., Pollard, T.D. and Koleske, A.J. (2015) Abl2/Arg stabilizes actin filaments, stimulates actin branching by Arp2/3 complex and promotes actin filament severing by cofilin. J. Biol. Chem. 290:4038-4046. PMID: 25540195

Pu, K.-M., Akamatsu, M. and Pollard, T.D. (2015) The fission yeast septation initiation network controls type 1 cytokinesis nodes. J. Cell Sci. 128:441–446. PMID: 25501814

Chen, Q., Courtemanche, N. and Pollard, T.D. (2015) Aip1 promotes actin filament severing by cofilin and regulates the constriction of the cytokinetic contractile ring. J. Biol. Chem. 290:2289-2300. PMID: 25451933.

Baker, J.L., Courtemanche, N., Parton, D.L., McCullagh, M., Pollard, T.D. and Voth, G.A. (2015) Electrostatic interactions between the Bni1p formin FH2 domain and actin influence actin filament nucleation. Structure 23:68-79. PMID: 25482541

Berro, J. and Pollard, T.D. (2014) Synergies between Aip1p and capping protein subunits (Acp1p and Acp2p) in clathrin mediated endocytosis and cell polarization in fission yeast. Molec. Biol. Cell. 25:3515-3527. PMID: 25143407

Berro, J. and Pollard, T.D. (2014) Local and global analysis of endocytic patches dynamics in fission yeast using a new “temporal super-resolution” realignment method. Molec. Biol. Cell. 25:3501-3514. PMID: 25143395

Arasada, R. and Pollard, T.D. (2014) Contractile ring stability in S. pombe depends on F-BAR protein Cdc15p and Bgs1p transport from the Golgi complex. Cell Reports. 8:1533-1544. PMID: 25159149.

Stachowiak, M.R., Laplante, C., Chin, H.F., Guirao, B., Karatekin, E., Pollard. T.D. and O’Shaughnessy, B. (2014) Mechanism of cytokinetic ring constriction in fission yeast. Devel. Cell 29:547-561. PMID: 24914559.

Goss, J.W., Kim, S., Bledsoe, H. and Pollard, T.D. (2014) Characterization the roles of Blt1p in fission yeast cytokinesis. Molec. Biol. Cell 25:1946-1957. PMID: 24790095.

Akamatsu, M.S., Berro, J., Pu, K.-M., Tebbs, I.R. and Pollard, T.D. (2014) Cytokinetic nodes in fission yeast arise from two distinct types of nodes that merge during interphase. J. Cell Biol. 204:977-988. PMID: 24637325