We are incredibly excited to announce that our SnapShot is out today in Cell! This snapshot of mitosis collates hundreds of phosphorylation events and directly links them with their regulatory kinases and counterbalancing phosphatases, in both time and space, in a highly innovative ‘circtanglar’ cell layout. More importantly, the static PDF version is accompanied by an […]Read More New Publication in Cell! The Phosphoregulation of Mitosis
A defining feature in over 2/3rds of all solid tumours is the continual loss and gain of whole are small parts of chromosomes. This instability, or CIN for short, strongly implicated in tumour initiation, progression, chemoresistance and poor prognosis. CIN is created through failures during mitosis, whereby whole or parts of a chromosome are segregated […]Read More Switching off Cancers Diversity
Great News, we have a new review article that has just been published online today in Inside the Cell! Its Open Access, so that means its free for everyone to read! During mitotic exit, phosphatases reverse thousands of phosphorylation events in a specific temporal order to ensure that cell division occurs correctly. This review explores how […]Read More New Review Article Published!! “Mechanisms Regulating Phosphatase Specificity During Mitotic Exit”
Great news, we have another publication. This time its some extra data left over from our large mass spectrometry study we published in August in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. This latest work we provide additional analysis of our large proteomics dataset and identify motifs that correlated strongly with phosphorylation status for each of the major mitotic kinases. These motifs […]Read More New Paper Published! More data on the global phosphorylation changes during early mitotic exit
Great news our latest publication “Global phosphoproteomic mapping of early mitotic exit in human cells identifies novel substrate dephosphorylation motifs” has been accepted by the top Proteomics Journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. You can currently download the unformatted version for free here [link] And here is an still image from the paper showing live HeLa […]Read More Our Latest Publication Accepted and Now Online!
There has been a bit of press lately suggesting that Antioxidants might actually be bad for cancer… not good as they are commonly promoted in the media. IFLS has put together a great article on some of the reasons why antioxidants might not be such a great thing [Link]. In addition, we recently wrote a […]Read More Anti-Oxaidants and Cancer…A complicated story!
Great news, our latest review article “Stressing Mitosis to Death” has been accepted for publication by Frontiers in Oncology. You can access the provisional pre-press version here. The review is about how common stresses affect mitosis, and the impact these stresses can have on the blockbuster mitotic chemotherapy drug Taxol (paclitaxel) Finally here is one of […]Read More Our Latest Review Article “Stressing Mitosis to Death” is now online !
Some more good news to coincide with today’s official release of our manuscript, one of our images has been chosen to be the feature image on the front cover. It’s a great honour, one that I am very proud of, and is the first time I have ever had a front cover ! You can […]Read More Were the front cover feature image on this months issue of Cell Cycle !
You can now download the final PDF version of our latest work here: https://www.landesbioscience.com/journals/cc/article/28401/ The great news is that its also open access so anyone and everyone can view and download it. Enjoy !Read More Our Cell Cycle Paper is now Live and Open Access
Our favourite protein in the lab is Greatwall kinase. It was first discovered in 2004 to be critical for cell division in fruit flies (1,2) . The trail then went cold for a few years as to its exact function, but in 2009, while I was working as a post-doc in France, I was fortunate […]Read More A brief Intro to Greatwall Kinase…The King of Mitosis