Voelkel-Meiman, K., Cheng, S*., Morehouse, S*., MacQueen, A.J. Synaptonemal Complex Proteins of Budding Yeast Define Reciprocal Roles in Crossover Formation. Genetics 2016 203(3) 1091-1103.

Subramanian, V. V., MacQueen, A.J., Vader, G., Shinohara, M., Shinohara, A., Hochwagen, A. Chromosome synapsis alleviates Mek1-dependent suppression of meiotic DNA repair. PLoS Biology 2016 14(2).

MacQueen, A. J. Catching a (Double Strand) Break. PLoS Genet 2015 11(12).

Voelkel-Meiman, K., Johnston, C*., Thappeta, Y*., Subramanian, V. V., Hochwagen, A., MacQueen, A.J. Separable Crossover-Promoting and Crossover-Constraining Aspects of Zip1 Activity During Budding Yeast Meiosis. PLoS Genet 2015 11(6).

Voelkel-Meiman, K., Taylor, L.F, Mukherjee, P., Humphryes, N., Tsubouchi, H., MacQueen, A.J. SUMO Localizes to the Central Element of Synaptonemal Complex and Is Required for the Full Synapsis of Meiotic Chromosomes in Budding Yeast. PLoS Genet 2013 9(10).

Voelkel-Meiman K, Moustafa S*, Lefrancois P, Villeneuve, AM and MacQueen, A.J.  Full length synaptonemal complex grows continuously during meiotic prophase in budding yeast. PLoS Genet2012 8(10).

Zhang, W, Miley, N, Zastrow, M.S., MacQueen, A.J., Sato, A., Nabeshima, K., Martinez-Perez, E., Mlynarczyk-Evans, S., Carlton, P.M., Villeneuve, A.M. (2012). HAL-2 promotes homologous pairing during Caenorhabditis elegans meiosis by antagonizing inhibitory effects of synaptonemal complex precursors. Plos Genetics 2012 8(8).

MacQueen AJ and Hochwagen A. Checkpoint mechanisms: the puppet masters of meiotic prophase. Trends in Cell Biology. 2011 May 21(7): 393-400.

MacQueen AJ, Roeder G.S. Fpr3 and Zip3 Ensure that Initiation of Meiotic Recombination Precedes Chromosome Synapsis in Budding Yeast (2009). Current Biology;19, 1519-1526.

Tsubouchi, T., MacQueen A.J., Roeder, G.S.  Initiation of Meiotic Chromosome Synapsis at Centromeres in Budding Yeast. Genes & Development. 2008 Nov 15;22(22): 3217-26.

MacQueen AJ, Phillips CM, Bhalla N, Weiser P, Villeneuve AM, Dernburg AF.Chromosome sites play dual roles to establish homologous synapsis during meiosis in C. elegansCell. 2005 Dec 16;123(6):1037-50.

MacQueen AJ, Baggett JJ, Perumov N, Bauer RA, Januszewski T, Schriefer L, Waddle JA. ACT-5 is an essential Caenorhabditis elegans actin required for intestinal microvilli formation. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2005 Jul;16(7):3247-59.

Gartner A, MacQueen AJ, Villeneuve AM. Methods for analyzing checkpoint responses in Caenorhabditis elegans. Methods in Molecular Biology. 2004;280:257-74.

Colaiacovo MP, MacQueen AJ, Martinez-Perez E, McDonald K, Adamo A, La Volpe A, Villeneuve AM.  Synaptonemal complex assembly in C. elegans is dispensable for loading strand-exchange proteins but critical for proper completion of recombination. Developmental Cell. 2003 Sep;5(3):463-74.

MacQueen AJ, Colaiácovo MP, McDonald K, Villeneuve AM.  Synapsis-dependent and independent mechanisms stabilize homolog pairing during meiotic prophase in C. elegans. Genes & Development. 2002 Sep 15;16(18):2428-42.

MacQueen AJ, Villeneuve AM. (2001) Nuclear reorganization and homologous    chromosome pairing during meiotic prophase require C. elegans chk-2. Genes & Development 15(13):1674-87.

White-Cooper H, Leroy D, MacQueen A, Fuller MT. (2000) Transcription of meiotic cell cycle and terminal differentiation genes depends on a conserved chromatin associated protein, whose nuclear localisation is regulated. Development 127(24):5463-73.

Brent AE, MacQueen A, Hazelrigg T. (2000) The Drosophila wispy gene is required for RNA localization and other microtubule-based events of meiosis and early embryogenesis. Genetics 154(4):1649-62.

Zalevsky J, MacQueen AJ, Duffy JB, Kemphues KJ, Villeneuve AM. (1999) Crossing over during Caenorhabditis elegans meiosis requires a conserved MutS-based pathway that is partially dispensable in budding yeast. Genetics 153(3):1271-83.


NIH AREA Award 1R15GM116109-01 “How do Synaptonemal Complex Proteins Mediate Class I Crossover Formation?”



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