*Higashi, T., *Stephenson, R.E. (*co-first authors), Schwayer, C., Huljev, K., Heisenberg, C-P., Chiba, H., and Miller, A.L. (2022) Zinc-based Ultrasensitive Microscopic Barrier Assay (ZnUMBA): a live-imaging method for detecting epithelial barrier breaches with spatiotemporal precision. bioRxiv 2022.09.27.509705; doi:

Chumki, S.A., Van den Goor L., Hall, B.N., and Miller, A.L. p115RhoGEF activates RhoA to support tight junction maintenance and remodeling. bioRxiv 2022.06.08.495306; doi: In Press at Molecular Biology of the Cell. 

Dudley, C.E., Van den Goor L., and Miller, A.L. (2022) SNAP- and Halo-tagging and dye introduction protocol for live microscopy in Xenopus embryos. STAR Protocols. doi: 10.1016/j.xpro.2022.101622.

Varadarajan, S., Chumki, S.A., Stephenson, R.E., Misterovich, E., Wu, J., Dudley, C.E., Erofeev, I., Goryachev, A.B., and Miller, A.L. (2022) Mechanosensitive calcium flashes promote sustained RhoA activation during tight junction remodeling. Journal of Cell Biology. 221(4):e202105107. doi: 10.1083/jcb.202105107. Read publication

Van den Goor L. and Miller, A.L. (2022). Closing the Gap: tricellulin/ɑ-catenin interaction maintains epithelial integrity at vertices. Journal of Cell Biology. 221(4):e202202009. doi: 10.1083/jcb.202202009. Read Publication

Landino, J., Leda, M., Michaud, A., Swider, Z., Prom, M., Field, C., Bement, W.M., Vecchiarelli, A.G., Goryachev, A.B., and Miller, A.L. (2021) Rho and F-actin self-organize within an artificial cell cortex. Current Biology. 31(24):5613-5621. Read Publication

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Michaud, A., Swider, Z., Landino, J.§, Leda, M., Miller, A.L., von Dassow, G., Goryachev, A.B., Bement, W.M. (2021) Cortical Excitability and Cell Division. Current Biology. 31(10):R553-R559. Read Publication

*Varadarajan, S., *Stephenson, R.E., and Miller, A.L. (2019) Multiscale dynamics of tight junction remodeling. Journal of Cell Science. 132(22). pii: jcs229286. doi: 10.1242/jcs.229286. Read Publication

Awadia, S., Huq, F., Arnold, T.R., Goicoechea, S., Sun, Y.J., Hou, T., Kreider-Letterman, G., Massimi, P., Banks, L., Fuentes, E.J., Miller, A.L., and Garcia-Mata, R. (2019) SGEF forms a complex with Scribble and Dlg1 and regulates epithelial junctions and contractility. Journal of Cell Biology. 218(8):2699-2725. Read Publication

Arnold, T.R., Shawky, J.H., Stephenson, R.E., Dinshaw, K.M., Higashi, T., Huq, F., Davidson, L.A., and Miller, A.L. (2019) Anillin regulates epithelial cell mechanics by structuring the medial apical actomyosin network. eLife. Jan 31;8. pii: e39065. doi: 10.7554/eLife.39065. Read Publication

Stephenson, R.E., Higashi, T., Erofeev, I.S., Arnold, T.R., Leda, M., Goryachev, A.B., and Miller, A.L. (2019) Rho flares repair local tight junction breaches. Developmental Cell. 48(4):445-459. Read Publication

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Higashi, T., Stephenson, R.E., and Miller, A.L. (2018) Comprehensive analysis of formin localization in Xenopus epithelial cells. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 30(1):82-95. Read Publication

Fishman, E.L., Jo, K., Nguyen, Q.P.H., Kong, D., Royfman, R., Cekic, A.R., Khanal, S., Miller, A.L., Simerly, C., Schatten, G., Loncarek, J., Mennella, V., Avidor-Reiss, T. (2018) A novel atypical sperm centriole is functional during human fertilization. Nature Communications. 9(1):2210. Read Publication

Higashi, T. and Miller, A.L. (2017) Tricellular Junctions: how to build junctions at the TRICkiest points of epithelial cells. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 28:2023-2034. Read Publication

Arnold, T.R., Stephenson, R.E., and Miller, A.L. (2017) Rho GTPases and actomyosin: Partners in regulating epithelial cell-cell junction structure and function. Experimental Cell Research. 358:20-30. Read Publication

Breznau, E.B., Murt, M., Blasius, T.L., Verhey, K.J., and Miller, A.L. (2017) MgcRacGAP’s SxIP motif tethers Centralspindlin to microtubule plus ends in Xenopus laevis. Journal of Cell Science. 130:1809-1821. Read Publication

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Stephenson, R.E., and Miller, A.L. (2017) Tools for Live Imaging of Active Rho GTPases in Xenopus. Genesis. 55:e22998.  Read Publication

Machta, B.B., Gray, E., Nouri, M., McCarthy, N.L.C., Gray, E., Miller, A.L., Brooks, N.J., and Veatch, S.L. (2016). “Conditions that stabilize membrane domains also antagonize n-alcohol anesthesia.” Biophysical Journal, 111:537-545. Read Publication

Higashi, T., Arnold, T.R., Stephenson, R.E., Dinshaw, K.M., and Miller, A.L. (2016). “Maintenance of the epithelial barrier and remodeling of cell-cell junctions during cytokinesis.” Current Biology, 26:1829-1842. Read Publication

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Goryachev, A.B., Leda, M., Miller, A.L., von Dassow, G., and Bement, W.M. (2016). “How to make a static cytokinetic furrow out of traveling excitable waves.” Small GTPases, 7:65-70. Read Publication

Bement, W.M., Leda, M., Moe, A.M., Kita, A.M., Larson, M.E., Golding, A.E., Pfeuti, C., Su, KC., Miller, A.L., Goryachev, A.B., and von Dassow, G. (2015) “Activator-inhibitor coupling between Rho signaling and actin assembly makes the cell cortex an excitable system.” Nature Cell Biol, 17:1471-1483. Read Publication

Breznau, E.B., Semack, A., Higashi, T., and Miller, A.L. (2015). “MgcRacGAP restricts active RhoA at the cytokinetic furrow and both RhoA and Rac1 at cell-cell junctions in epithelial cells.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 26:2439-2455.  Read Publication

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Reyes, C.C., Jin, M., Breznau, E.B., Espino, R, Delgado-Gonzalo, R., Goryachev, A.B., and Miller, A.L. (2014). “Anillin Regulates Cell-Cell Junction Integrity by Organizing Junctional Accumulation of Rho-GTP and Actomyosin.” Current Biology, 24:1263-1270. Read Publication

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Miller, A.L. and De La Cruz, E.M. (2013). “Actin Organization and Dynamics: novel regulatory mechanisms from the biophysical to tissue level.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 24:677. Read Publication

Shao, H., Ma, C., Zhang, X., Li, R., Miller, A.L., Bement, W.M., and Liu, X.J. (2012). “Aurora B Regulates Spindle Bipolarity in Meiosis in Vertebrate Oocytes.” Cell Cycle, 11:2672-2680. Read Publication

Miller AL. (2011). ” The contractile ring.” Current Biology, 21:R976-978. Read Publication

Vaughan, E.M., Miller, A.L., and Bement W.M. (2011). “Control of Local Rho GTPase Crosstalk by Abr.” Current Biology, 21: 270-277. Read Publication

Miller, A.L. and Bement, W.M. (2009). “Cell Division: The need for speed.” Current Biology, 19:R1071-1073. Read Publication

von Dassow, G., Verbrugghe, K.J.C., Miller, A.L., Sider, J.R., and Bement, W.M. (2009). “Action at a distance during cytokinesis.” Journal of Cell Biology, 187:831-845. Read Publication

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Woolner, S., Miller, A.L., and Bement, W.M. (2009). “Imaging the cytoskeleton in live Xenopus laevis embryos.” Methods in Molecular Biology: Cytoskeleton Methods and Protocols, 586:23-39. Read Publication

Clark, A.G., Miller, A.L., Vaughan, E., Yu, H-Y.E., Penkert, R., Bement, W.M. (2009). “Integration of single and multicellular wound responses.” Current Biology, 19:1-7. Read Publication

Miller, A.L. and Bement, W.M. (2009). “Regulation of cytokinesis by Rho GTPase flux.” Nature Cell Biology, 11:71-77. Read Publication

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D’Avino P.P. and Glover D.M. (2009) “Cytokinesis: mind the GAP.” Nature Cell Biology 11:112-114.
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Zhang, X., Ma, C., Miller, A.L., Katbi, H.A., Bement, W.M., and Liu, X.J. (2008). “Polar body emission requires a RhoA contractile ring and Cdc42-mediated membrane protrusion.” Developmental Cell, 15:386-400. Read Publication

Miller, A.L., von Dassow, G., Bement, W.M. (2008). “Control of the cytokinetic apparatus by flux of the Rho GTPases.” Bioochemical Society Transactions, 36:378-380. Read Publication

*Peacock, J.G., *Miller, A.L., Bradley, W.D., Rodriguez, O.C., Webb, D.J., and Koleske, A.J. (2007). “The Abl-related gene tyrosine kinase acts through p190RhoGAP to inhibit actomyosin contractility and regulate focal adhesion dynamics upon adhesion to fibronectin.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 18:3860-3872. Read Publication

Bement, W.M., Miller, A.L. and von Dassow, G. (2006). “Rho GTPase Activity Zones and Transient Contractile Arrays.” Bioessays, 28:983-993. Read Publication

Miller, A.L. and Bement, W.M. (2005). “An actin fishnet for DNA.” Nature Cell Biology, 7:775-776. Read Publication

Miller, A.L., Wang, Y., Mooseker, M.S., and Koleske, A.J. (2004). “The Abl-related gene (Arg) requires its F-actin:microtubule crosslinking activity to regulate lamellipodial dynamics during fibroblast adhesion.” Journal of Cell Biology, 165:407-419. Read Publication

*Hernandez, S.E. *Krishnaswami, M., *Miller, A.L., and Koleske, A.J. (2004). “How do Abl family kinases regulate cell shape and movement?.” Trends in Cell Biology, 14:36-44. Read Publication

*Wang, Y., *Miller, A.L., Mooseker, M.S., and Koleske, A.J. (2001). “The Abl-related gene (Arg) nonreceptor tyrosine kinase uses two F-actin-binding domains to bundle F-actin.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98:114865-114870. Read Publication

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