The Gas2 family protein Pigs is a microtubule +TIP that affects cytoskeleton organisation. Girdler SC, Applewhite DA, Perry WM, Rogers SL, Röper K. Journal of Cell Science 129(1):121:34. January 1, 2016.

Imaging of the Cytoskeleton Using Live and Fixed Drosophila Tissue Culture Cells. Applewhite DA, Davis CA, Griffis ER, Quintero OA. Methods in Molecular Biology 1365:83-97. 2016


The actin-microtubule cross-linking activity of Drosophila Short stop is regulated by intramolecular inhibition. Applewhite DA, Grode KD, Duncan MC, Rogers SL. Molecular Biology of the Cell 24(18):2885-93. September, 2013.


The spectraplakin Short stop is an actin-microtubule cross-linker that contributes to organization of the microtubule network. Applewhite DA, Grode KD, Keller D, Zadeh AD, Slep KC, Rogers SL. Molecular Biology of the Cell 21(10):1714-24. May 15, 2010.


Ena/VASP proteins have an anti-capping independent function in filopodia formation. Applewhite DA. Barzil M, Kojima S, Svitkina TM, Gertler FB, Borisy GG. Molecular Biology of the Cell 18(7):2579-91. May 2, 2007.


Responsive microtubule dynamics promote cell invasion by Trypanosoma cruzi. Tyler KM, Luxton GW, Applewhite DA, Murphy SC, Engman DM. Cell Microbiology 7(11):1579-91. November 2005.


Lamellipodial versus filopodial mode of the actin nanomachinery: pivotal role of the filament barbed ends. Mejillano MR, Kojima S, Applewhite DA, Gertler FB, Svitkina TM, Borisy GG. Cell 118(3):363-73. August 6, 2004.

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