Publications and Presentations

Publications (Research Articles)

 

Kotak S. (2018). Mitotic Spindle: Illuminating Spindle Positioning with a Biological Lightsaber. Current Biology 28, R1308-R1310.

 

 

Sana, S*., Keshri, R*., Rajeevan, A., Kapoor, S., and Kotak, S. (2018). Plk1 regulates spindle orientation by phosphorylating NuMA in human cells. Life Science Alliance (DOI: 10.26508/lsa.201800223).

* These authors contributed equally to this work

 

Kilchmann, F*., Marcaida, M.J*., Kotak, S., Schick, T., Boss, S.D., Awale, M., Gönczy, P., and Reymond, J.L. (2016). Discovery of a Selective Aurora A Kinase Inhibitor by Virtual Screening. Journal of medicinal chemistry 59, 7188-7211.

 

(* These authors contributed equally to this work)

Kotak, S*., Afshar, K*., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2016). Aurora A kinase regulates proper spindle positioning in C. elegans and in human cells. Journal of cell science 129, 3015-3025.

(* These authors contributed equally to this work)

 

Kotak, S., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2014). NuMA interacts with phosphoinositides and links the mitotic spindle with the plasma membrane. EMBO J.  33, 1815-1830.

 

Kotak, S., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2013). NuMA phosphorylation by CDK1 couples mitotic progression with cortical dynein function. EMBO J. 32, 2517-2529.

 

Zhu, M*., Settele, F*., Kotak, S., Sanchez-Pulido, L., Ehret, L., Ponting, C.P., Gönczy, P., and Hoffmann, I. (2013). MISP is a novel Plk1 substrate required for proper spindle orientation and mitotic progression. J Cell Biol 200, 773-787.

 

(Featured in JCB biobytes, * These authors contributed equally to this work)

 

Kotak, S., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2012). Cortical dynein is critical for proper spindle positioning in human cells.  J Cell Biol 199, 97-110.

 

(Featured in JCB biosights)

 

Kotak, S., Vierling, E., Baumlein, H., and von Koskull-Doring, P. (2007). A novel transcriptional cascade regulating expression of heat stress proteins during seed development of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 19, 182-195.

 

Kotak, S., Port, M., Ganguli, A., Bicker, F., and von Koskull-Doring, P. (2004). Characterization of C-terminal domains of Arabidopsis heat stress transcription factors (Hsfs) and identification of a new signature combination of plant class A Hsfs with AHA and NES motifs essential for activator function and intracellular localization. Plant J 39, 98-112. 

 

Publications (Review Articles)

 

Kotak S. and Gönczy, P. (2014). NuMA phosphorylation dictates

dynein-dependent spindle positioning. Cell Cycle 13, 177-178.

 

(Editorial Feature for EMBO J. 32, 2517-2529.)

 

Kotak, S. and Gönczy, P. (2013). Mechanisms of spindle positioning: cortical force generators in the limelight. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 25(6), 741-748.

 

Kotak, S., Larkindale, J., Lee, U., von Koskull-Doring, P., Vierling, E., and Scharf, K.D. (2007). Complexity of the heat stress response in plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 10, 310-316.publications (Research Articles)

 

Kotak, S., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2014). NuMA interacts with phosphoinositides and links the mitotic spindle with the plasma membrane. EMBO J.  33, 1815-1830.

 

Kotak, S., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2013). NuMA phosphorylation by CDK1 couples mitotic progression with cortical dynein function. EMBO J. 32, 2517-2529.

 

Zhu, M*., Settele, F*., Kotak, S., Sanchez-Pulido, L., Ehret, L., Ponting, C.P., Gönczy, P., and Hoffmann, I. (2013). MISP is a novel Plk1 substrate required for proper spindle orientation and mitotic progression. J Cell Biol 200, 773-787.

 

(Featured in JCB biobytes, * These authors contributed equally to this work)

 

Kotak, S., Busso, C., and Gönczy, P. (2012). Cortical dynein is critical for proper spindle positioning in human cells.  J Cell Biol 199, 97-110.

 

(Featured in JCB biosights)

 

Kotak, S., Vierling, E., Baumlein, H., and von Koskull-Doring, P. (2007). A novel transcriptional cascade regulating expression of heat stress proteins during seed development of Arabidopsis. Plant Cell 19, 182-195.

 

Kotak, S., Port, M., Ganguli, A., Bicker, F., and von Koskull-Doring, P. (2004). Characterization of C-terminal domains of Arabidopsis heat stress transcription factors (Hsfs) and identification of a new signature combination of plant class A Hsfs with AHA and NES motifs essential for activator function and intracellular localization. Plant J 39, 98-112. 

 

Publications (Review Articles)

 

Kotak S. and Gönczy, P. (2014). NuMA phosphorylation dictates dynein-dependent spindle positioning. Cell Cycle 13, 177-178.

 

(Editorial Feature for EMBO J. 32, 2517-2529.)

 

Kotak, S. and Gönczy, P. (2013). Mechanisms of spindle positioning: cortical force generators in the limelight. Curr Opin Cell Biol. 25(6), 741-748.

 

Kotak, S., Larkindale, J., Lee, U., von Koskull-Doring, P., Vierling, E., and Scharf, K.D. (2007). Complexity of the heat stress response in plants. Curr Opin Plant Biol 10, 310-316.

 

 

Baniwal, S.K., Bharti, K., Chan, K.Y., Fauth, M., Ganguli, A., Kotak, S., Mishra, S.K., Nover, L., Port, M., Scharf, K.D., et al. (2004). Heat stress response in plants: a complex game with chaperones and more than twenty heat stress transcription factors. J Biosci 29, 471-487.