CyMoBase Team Publications


F. Odronitz & M. Kollmar (2006) Open Access
Pfarao: A web application for protein family analysis customized for cytoskeletal and motor proteins (CyMoBase).
BMC Genomics 7, 300.

Motor proteins

F. Odronitz, S. Becker & M. Kollmar (2009) Open Access
Reconstructing the phylogeny of 21 completely sequenced arthropod species based on their motor proteins.
BMC Genomics 10, 173.


M. Kollmar & S. Mühlhausen (2017) Open Access
Myosin repertoire expansion coincides with eukaryotic diversification in the Mesoproterozoic era.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 17, 211.

M. Kollmar & K. Hatje (2014) Open Access
Shared gene structures and clusters of mutually exclusive spliced exons within the metazoan muscle myosin heavy chain genes.
PLoS One 9, e88111.

S. Mühlhausen & M. Kollmar (2013) Open Access Highly Accessed
Whole genome duplication events in plant evolution reconstructed and predicted using myosin motor proteins.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 13, 202.

F. Odronitz & M. Kollmar (2008) Open Access
Comparative genomic analysis of the arthropod muscle myosin heavy chain genes allows ancestral gene reconstruction and reveals a new type of partially processed pseudogene.
BMC Molecular Biology 9, 21.

F. Odronitz & M. Kollmar (2007) Open Access Highly Accessed
Drawing the tree of eukaryotic life based on the analysis of 2269 manually annotated myosins from 328 species.
Genome Biology 8, R196.

M. Kollmar (2006) Open Access
Thirteen is enough: The myosins of Dictyostelium discoideum and their light chains.
BMC Genomics 7, 183.


M. Samwer, H.-J. Dehne, F. Spira, M. Kollmar, D. Gerlich, H. Urlaub & D. Görlich (2013) Open Access
The nuclear F-actin interactome of Xenopus oocytes reveals an actin-bundling kinesin that is essential for meiotic cytokinesis.
EMBO Journal 32, 1886-1902.

M. Kollmar & G. Glöckner (2003) Open Access
Identification and phylogenetic characterisation of Dictyostelium discoideum kinesin proteins.
BMC Genomics 4, 47.


M. Kollmar (2016)
Fine-Tuning Motile Cilia and Flagella: Evolution of the Dynein Motor Proteins from Plants to Humans at High Resolution.
Molecular Biology and Evolution 33, 3249-3267.

B. Hammesfahr & M. Kollmar (2012) Open Access Highly Accessed
Evolution of the eukaryotic dynactin complex, the activator of cytoplasmic dynein.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 12, 95.

Actin-binding proteins

O. Pylypenko, T. Welz, J. Tittel, M. Kollmar, F. Chardon, G. Malherbe, S. Weiss, C.I. Michel, A. Samol-Wolf, A.T. Grasskamp, A. Hume, B. Goud, B. Baron, P. England, M.A. Titus, P. Schwille, T. Weidemann, A. Houdusse & E. Kerkhoff (2016) Open Access
Coordinated recruitment of Spir actin nucleators and myosin V motors to Rab11 vesicle membranes.
Elife 5.

M. Kollmar, D. Lbik & S. Enge (2012) Open Access Highly Accessed
Evolution of the eukaryotic ARP2/3 activators of the WASP family: WASP, WAVE, WASH, and WHAMM, and the proposed new family members WAWH and WAML.
BMC Research Notes 5, 88.

C. Eckert, B. Hammesfahr & M. Kollmar (2011) Open Access
A holistic phylogeny of the coronin gene family reveals an ancient origin of the tandem-coronin, defines a new subfamily, and predicts protein function.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 11, 268.

Intermediate filament proteins

M. Kollmar (2015) Open Access
Polyphyly of nuclear lamin genes indicates an early eukaryotic origin of the metazoan-type intermediate filament proteins.
Scientific Reports 5, 10652.


P. Findeisen, S. Mühlhausen, S. Dempewolf, J. Hertzog, A. Zietlow, T. Carlomagno & M. Kollmar (2014) Open Access
Six subgroups and extensive recent duplications characterize the evolution of the eukaryotic tubulin protein family.
Genome Biology and Evolution 6, 2274-2288.

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