Publication Spotlight: April 2013

Publication spotlight is a series designed to showcase noteworthy BCMB publications from students and faculty. Articles we showcase are newly indexed in PubMed. If you have a recent publication that you are proud of, tell us about it.


Newman RH, Hu J, Rho HS, Xie Z, Woodard C, Neiswinger J, Cooper C, Shirley M,
Clark HM, Hu S, Hwang W, Seop Jeong J, Wu G, Lin J, Gao X, Ni Q, Goel R, Xia S,
Ji H, Dalby KN, Birnbaum MJ, Cole PA, Knapp S, Ryazanov AG, Zack DJ, Blackshaw S,
Pawson T, Gingras AC, Desiderio S, Pandey A, Turk BE, Zhang J, Zhu H, Qian J.
Construction of human activity-based phosphorylation networks. Mol Syst Biol.
2013 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 23549483.


Shilagardi K, Li S, Luo F, Marikar F, Duan R, Jin P, Kim JH, Murnen K, Chen
EH. Actin-Propelled Invasive Membrane Protrusions Promote Fusogenic Protein Engagement During Cell-Cell Fusion. Science. 2013 Mar 7. PubMed PMID: 23470732.


Han L, Ma C, Liu Q, Weng HJ, Cui Y, Tang Z, Kim Y, Nie H, Qu L, Patel KN, Li
Z, McNeil B, He S, Guan Y, Xiao B, Lamotte RH, Dong X. A subpopulation of
nociceptors specifically linked to itch. Nat Neurosci. 2013 Feb 16. PubMed PMID: 23263443.


Chan W, Schaffer TB, Pomerantz JL. A quantitative signaling screen identifies CARD11 mutations in the CARD and LATCH domains that induce Bcl10 ubiquitination and human lymphoma cell survival. Mol Cell Biol. 2013 Jan;33(2):429-43. PMID: 23149938.

October (2012)

West-Foyle H, Robinson DN. Cytokinesis mechanics and mechanosensing.
Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2012 Oct.  PubMed PMID: 22761196.

If you have a publication you would like featured in this month’s Spotlight, please let us know.


BCMB News is Updating our Publishing Format!

We at BCMB News appreciate that you, our readers, like the science- and BCMB-related content we generate for our website.


Many of you are graduate students or faculty in the program, so you can understand how much work publishing a monthly issue requires outside of our everyday duties in the lab.  At a recent meeting, the writers and editors for BCMB News voted to change our publishing format to allow for more flexibility.  This means that instead of publishing one issue per month, we’ll be peppering the site with articles throughout the year, similar to the way that a blog operates.

What does this mean for you?  Unfortunately, features like “Question of the Month” will be discontinued, but on the positive side, we hope to deliver content in a more timely fashion and write bigger, better stories.  Additionally, we hope that this flexible publishing platform encourages more of you to try your hand at writing for BCMB News!

As always, if you’re interested in writing for BCMB News, drop us a line at  Becoming a contributor is easy:  we set up an account for you, right here on the website, and you can write a draft of your story that will then be seen by an editor.  The editor will approve your story and click “publish” to post it to the site – it’s really that simple!

Thanks so much for reading, and feel free to post any questions or comments about the new format in the “Comments” section below.