Selected Publications


Isaji, M., Lenartowska, M., Noguchi, T., Frank, D.J., and K. G. Miller Myosin VI Regulates Actin Structure Specialization through Conserved Cargo-Binding Domain Sites. (2011) PLoS ONE 6(8): e22755. *Abstract and Fulltext

Noguchi, T, Frank, DJ, Isaji, M., and Miller, KG. (2009) Coiled-coil mediated dimerization is not required for myosin VI to stabilize actin during spermatid individualization in Drosophila melanogaster Mol Biol Cell 20(1): 358-67. *Abstract and Fulltext

Morrison, J.K., and Miller, K.G. (2008) Genetic characterization of the Drosophila jaguar322 mutant reveals that complete loss of myosin VI function is not lethal. Genetics, 179(1): 711-716 *Abstract and Fulltext

Noguchi, T., Lenartowska, M., Miller, K.G. (2008) Proper cellular reorganization during Drosophila spermatid individualization depends on actin structures composed of two domains, bundles and meshwork, which are differentially regulated and have different functions. Mol. Biol. Cell. 19(6): 2363-2372 (electronic version published March, 2008) *Abstract and Fulltext

Noguchi, T., M. Lenartowska and K. G. Miller (2006). Myosin VI stabilizes an actin network during Drosophila spermatid individualization. Mol Biol Cell 17(6): 2559-71. *Abstract and Fulltext

Frank, D. J., S. R. Martin, B. N. Gruender, Y. S. Lee, R. A. Simonette, P. M. Bayley, K. G. Miller and K. M. Beckingham (2006). Androcam is a tissue-specific light chain for myosin VI in the Drosophila testis. J Biol Chem 281(34): 24728-36. *Abstract and Fulltext

Frank, D. J., R. Hopmann, M. Lenartowska and K. G. Miller (2006). Capping Protein and the Arp2/3 Complex Regulate Nonbundle Actin Filament Assembly to Indirectly Control Actin Bundle Positioning during Drosophila melanogaster Bristle Development. Mol Biol Cell 17(9): 3930-9. *Abstract and Fulltext

Miller, K.G., (2004) Converting a motor to an anchor(preview). Cell 116:635-636 *Abstract and Fulltext

Frank, D.J., Noguchi, T., Miller K.G. (2004) Myosin VI: a structural role in actin organization important for protein and organelle localization and trafficking. Current Opinion in Cell Biology 16(2): 189-194 *Abstract and Fulltext

Noguchi, T. and K.G. Miller. (2003) A role for actin dynamics in individualization during spermatogenesis in Drosophila. Development. 130: 1805-16. *Abstract and Fulltext

K.G. Miller. (2003) A role for moesin in polarity. Trends in Cell Biology. 13: 165-8. *Abstract and Fulltext

Hopmann, R. and Miller, K.G. (2003) A balance of capping protein and profilin functions is required to regulate actin polymerization in the Drosophila bristle. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 14: 118-128. *Abstract and Fulltext

Rogat, A.D. and Miller, K.G. (2002) Myosin VI cooperates with dynamin and cortactin to regulate actin structure assembly during spermatogenesis in Drosophila. Journal of Cell Science. 115: 4955-4865. *Abstract and Fulltext

Wagner, C.R., Mahowald, A., and Miller, K.G. One of the Two Cytoplasmic Actin Isoforms in Drosophila is Essential. Proc Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 99: 8037-42. *Abstract and Fulltext

Kramer, M.G., Templeton, A.R., and Miller, K.G. (2002) Evolutionary Implications of Developmental Instability in Parthenogenetic Drosophila mercatorum. II. Comparison of Two strains with identical genotypes but different modes of reproduction. Evolution and Development 4: 234-41. *Abstract and Fulltext

Kramer, M.G., Templeton, A.R., and Miller, K.G. (2002) Evolutionary Implications of Developmental Instability in Parthenogenetic Drosophila mercatorum. I. Comparison of Several strains with different genotypes. Evolution and Development. 4: 223-233. *Abstract and Fulltext

Miller, K.G. (2002) Extending Arp2/3 complex and its regulation beyond the leading edge. Journal of Cell biology. 156: 591-593. ( Invited Comment) *Abstract and Fulltext

Hicks, J.L., Deng, W.M., Rogat, A.R., Miller, K.G., and Bownes, M. (1999) A class VI unconventional myosin is required for spermatogenesis in Drosophila. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 10: 4341-4353. *Abstract and Fulltext

Lantz, V.L., Clemens, S., and Miller, K.G. (1999) The actin cytoskeleton is required for maintenance of posterior pole plasm in early Drosophila embryos. Mech of Devel. 85: 111-122. *Abstract and Fulltext

Lantz, V.L. and Miller, K.G. (1998) A class VI unconventional myosin is associated with a homologue of a microtubule-binding protein, cytoplasmic linker protein-170, in neurons and at the posterior pole of Drosophila embryos. J. Cell Biol. 140: 897-910. *Abstract and Fulltext

Hopmann, R., Cooper, J., and Miller, K.G. (1996) Actin organization, Bristle morphology and viability are affected by actin capping protein mutations in Drosophila., J. Cell Biol. 133: 1293-1305. *Abstract and Fulltext

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