Dyche Mullins, PhD

Title(s)Professor, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address600 16th Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Dyche Mullins studies the assembly and regulation of cytoskeletal networks—collections of molecules used by living cells to move molecular cargo, establish polarity, and propel themselves forward. Understanding how cells construct their internal molecular "skeletons" is key to understanding a wide variety of biological processes and human diseases.

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    Assembly and function of cytoskeletal systems in eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
    NIH R35GM118119Apr 15, 2016 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Bio-Organic Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Resource
    NIH P41RR001614Mar 1, 1982 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Resource for Biocomputing, Visualization, and Informatics
    NIH/NCRR P41RR001081Jun 1, 1976 - Sep 14, 2012
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. From symbiont to parasite: the evolution of for-profit science publishing. Mol Biol Cell. 2019 09 15; 30(20):2537-2542. Walter P, Mullins D. PMID: 31539315.
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    2. From solution to surface to filament: actin flux into branched networks. Biophys Rev. 2018 Dec; 10(6):1537-1551. Mullins RD, Bieling P, Fletcher DA. PMID: 30470968.
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    3. WH2 and proline-rich domains of WASP-family proteins collaborate to accelerate actin filament elongation. EMBO J. 2018 01 04; 37(1):102-121. Bieling P, Hansen SD, Akin O, Li TD, Hayden CC, Fletcher DA, Mullins RD. PMID: 29141912.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 21     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    4. Pulling together and pulling apart: collective cargo movement in eukaryotic cells. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 Dec 01; 13(12):1391-2. Mullins D. PMID: 22134759.
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    5. Cytoskeleton dynamics. Mol Biol Cell. 2011 Mar 15; 22(6):718. Mullins D. PMID: 21406581.
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    6. Cell mechanics and the cytoskeleton. Nature. 2010 Jan 28; 463(7280):485-92. Fletcher DA, Mullins RD. PMID: 20110992.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 585     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. In silico reconstitution of actin-based symmetry breaking and motility. PLoS Biol. 2009 Sep; 7(9):e1000201. Dayel MJ, Akin O, Landeryou M, Risca V, Mogilner A, Mullins RD. PMID: 19771152.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    8. Structural polymorphism of the ParM filament and dynamic instability. Structure. 2009 Sep 09; 17(9):1253-64. Galkin VE, Orlova A, Rivera C, Mullins RD, Egelman EH. PMID: 19748346.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 20     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    9. p53-cofactor JMY is a multifunctional actin nucleation factor. Nat Cell Biol. 2009 Apr; 11(4):451-9. Zuchero JB, Coutts AS, Quinlan ME, Thangue NB, Mullins RD. PMID: 19287377.
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    10. Bacterial Chromosome Segregation. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2009 Jan 12. Mullins RD. PMID: 19575665.
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    11. Q and A: Dyche Mullins. Curr Biol. 2008 Oct 14; 18(19):R895-6. Mullins D. PMID: 18985829.
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    12. Protein-nanocrystal conjugates support a single filament polymerization model in R1 plasmid segregation. J Biol Chem. 2008 Oct 17; 283(42):28081-6. Choi CL, Claridge SA, Garner EC, Alivisatos AP, Mullins RD. PMID: 18658133.
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    13. Trapping fugitive filament formers. Structure. 2008 May; 16(5):661-3. Mullins RD. PMID: 18462670.
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    14. Regulatory interactions between two actin nucleators, Spire and Cappuccino. J Cell Biol. 2007 Oct 08; 179(1):117-28. Quinlan ME, Hilgert S, Bedrossian A, Mullins RD, Kerkhoff E. PMID: 17923532.
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    15. The structure of bacterial ParM filaments. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2007 Oct; 14(10):921-6. Orlova A, Garner EC, Galkin VE, Heuser J, Mullins RD, Egelman EH. PMID: 17873883.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 40     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    16. Targeted wild-type and jerker espins reveal a novel, WH2-domain-dependent way to make actin bundles in cells. J Cell Sci. 2006 Apr 15; 119(Pt 8):1655-65. Loomis PA, Kelly AE, Zheng L, Changyaleket B, Sekerková G, Mugnaini E, Ferreira A, Mullins RD, Bartles JR. PMID: 16569662.
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    17. Cellular control of actin nucleation. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2002; 18:247-88. Welch MD, Mullins RD. PMID: 12142287.
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    18. Calcium spiking activity and baseline calcium levels in ROS 17/2.8 cells exposed to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF EMF). Int J Radiat Biol. 2001 Feb; 77(2):241-8. Shahidain R, Mullins RD, Sisken JE. PMID: 11236931.
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    19. Actin dynamics. J Cell Sci. 2001 Jan; 114(Pt 1):3-4. Pollard TD, Blanchoin L, Mullins RD. PMID: 11112680.
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    20. Interactions of ADF/cofilin, Arp2/3 complex, capping protein and profilin in remodeling of branched actin filament networks. Curr Biol. 2000 Oct 19; 10(20):1273-82. Blanchoin L, Pollard TD, Mullins RD. PMID: 11069108.
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    21. Mechanisms underlying spontaneous calcium spiking in aequorin-loaded ROS 17/2.8 cells. Bioelectromagnetics. 2000 Jul; 21(5):329-37. Mullins RD, Sisken JE. PMID: 10899768.
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    22. Molecular mechanisms controlling actin filament dynamics in nonmuscle cells. Annu Rev Biophys Biomol Struct. 2000; 29:545-76. Pollard TD, Blanchoin L, Mullins RD. PMID: 10940259.
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    23. Rho-family GTPases require the Arp2/3 complex to stimulate actin polymerization in Acanthamoeba extracts. Curr Biol. 1999 Apr 22; 9(8):405-15. Mullins RD, Pollard TD. PMID: 10226024.
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    24. Structure and function of the Arp2/3 complex. Curr Opin Struct Biol. 1999 Apr; 9(2):244-9. Mullins RD, Pollard TD. PMID: 10322212.
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    25. Scar, a WASp-related protein, activates nucleation of actin filaments by the Arp2/3 complex. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1999 Mar 30; 96(7):3739-44. Machesky LM, Mullins RD, Higgs HN, Kaiser DA, Blanchoin L, May RC, Hall ME, Pollard TD. PMID: 10097107.
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    26. The interaction of Arp2/3 complex with actin: nucleation, high affinity pointed end capping, and formation of branching networks of filaments. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1998 May 26; 95(11):6181-6. Mullins RD, Heuser JA, Pollard TD. PMID: 9600938.
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    27. Arp2/3 complex from Acanthamoeba binds profilin and cross-links actin filaments. Mol Biol Cell. 1998 Apr; 9(4):841-52. Mullins RD, Kelleher JF, Xu J, Pollard TD. PMID: 9529382.
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    28. Purification and assay of the Arp2/3 complex from Acanthamoeba castellanii. Methods Enzymol. 1998; 298:42-51. Kelleher JF, Mullins RD, Pollard TD. PMID: 9751870.
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    29. Structure, subunit topology, and actin-binding activity of the Arp2/3 complex from Acanthamoeba. J Cell Biol. 1997 Jan 27; 136(2):331-43. Mullins RD, Stafford WF, Pollard TD. PMID: 9015304.
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    30. Actin' like actin? Trends Cell Biol. 1996 Jun; 6(6):208-12. Mullins RD, Kelleher JF, Pollard TD. PMID: 15157457.
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    31. Serum- and bradykinin-induced calcium transients in familial Alzheimer's fibroblasts. Neurobiol Aging. 1993 Sep-Oct; 14(5):447-55. McCoy KR, Mullins RD, Newcomb TG, Ng GM, Pavlínková G, Polinsky RJ, Nee LE, Sisken JE. PMID: 8247227.
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    32. Altered calcium regulation in SV40-transformed Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts. Cell Calcium. 1993 Jul; 14(7):539-49. Newcomb TG, Mullins RD, Sisken JE. PMID: 8402837.
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    33. Design and characterization of a system for exposure of cultured cells to extremely low frequency electric and magnetic fields over a wide range of field strengths. Bioelectromagnetics. 1993; 14(2):173-86. Mullins RD, Sisken JE, Hejase HA, Sisken BF. PMID: 8494558.
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