The Ohi Lab




Ohi, R. and Wordeman, L. (2011) Kinesins as Microtubule Disassembly Enzymes. Book chapter in Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Elsevier Press, edited by Carole Parent and Pierre Coulombe.


Ohi, R. (2010) Kip3-ing kinetochores clustered. Cell Cycle 9(13): 2496

Du, Y., English, C. A., and Ohi, R. (2010) The Kinesin-8 Kif18A dampens microtubule plus end dynamics. Curr. Biol. 20:374-380.


Needleman, D., Groen, A. C., Ohi, R., Maresca, T., Mirny, L., and Mitchison, T. J. (2009) Fast microtubule dynamics in meiotic spindles measured by single molecule imaging: Evidence that the spindle environment does not stabilize micrtoubules. Mol. Biol. Cell 21:323-333.

Maresca, T. J., Groen, A. C., Gatlin, J C., Ohi, R., Mitchison, T. J., and Salmon, E. D. (2009) Spindle assembly in the absence of a Ran-GTP gradient requires localized CPC activity. Curr. Biol. 19:1210-1215.


Germane, K. L., Ohi, R., Goldberg, M. B., and Spiller, B. W. (2008) Structural and functional studies indicate that Shigella VirA is not a protease and does not directly destabilize microtubules. Biochemistry 47:10241-10243.

Efimov, A., Schiefermeier, N., Grigoriev, I., Brown, M. C., Ohi, R., Turner, C. E., Small, J. V., and Kaverina, I. (2008) Paxillin-dependent stimulation of microtubule catastrophes at focal adhesion sites. J. Cell Sci. 121:196-204.


Ohi, R., Burbank, K., Liu, Q., and Mitchison, T. J. (2007) Non-redundant functions of Kinesin-13s during meiotic spindle assembly. Curr. Biol. 17:953-959.


Groen, A. C., Cameron, L., Coughlin, M., Miyamoto, D. T., Mitchison, T. J., and Ohi, R. (2004) XRHAMM functions in Ran-dependent microtubule nucleation and pole formation during anastral spindle assembly. Curr. Biol. 14:1801-1811.

Mitchison, T. J. Maddox, P., Groen, A. C., Cameron, L., Perlman, Z., Ohi, R., Desai, A., Salmon, E. D., and Kapoor, T. M. (2004) Bipolarization and flux correlate during Xenopus extract spindle assembly. Mol. Biol. Cell 15:5603-5615.

Sampath, S. C., Ohi, R., Leismann, O., Salic, A., Pozniakovski, A., and Funabiki, H. (2004) The chromosomal passenger complex is required for chromatin-induced microtubule stabilization and spindle assembly. Cell 118:187-202.

Ohi, R., Sapra, T., Howard, J., and Mitchison, T. J. (2004) Differentiation of cytoplasmic and spindle assembly MCAK functions by its Aurora B-dependent regulation. Mol. Biol. Cell 15:2895-2906.


Ohi, R., Coughlin, M. L., Lane, W. S., and Mitchison, T. J. (2003) An inner centromere protein that stimulates the microtubule depolymerizing activity of a KinI kinesin. Developmental Cell 5:309-321.


McDonald, W. H., Ohi, R., Miyamoto, D. T., Mitchison, T. J., and Yates, J. R. III (2002) Comparison of three directly coupled HPLC MS/MS strategies for identification of proteins from complex mixtures: single dimension LC-MS/MS, 2 phase MudPIT, and 3-phase MudPIT. Int. J. Mass Spec. 219:245-251.

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