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Primary cilium loss in mammalian cells occurs predominantly by whole-cilium shedding.

Mirvis M, Siemers KA, Nelson WJ, Stearns TP.

PLoS Biol. 2019 Jul 17;17(7):e3000381. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000381. eCollection 2019 Jul.


Shear-induced damped oscillations in an epithelium depend on actomyosin contraction and E-cadherin cell adhesion.

Sadeghipour E, Garcia MA, Nelson WJ, Pruitt BL.

Elife. 2018 Nov 14;7. pii: e39640. doi: 10.7554/eLife.39640.


Analysis of a vinculin homolog in a sponge (phylum Porifera) reveals that vertebrate-like cell adhesions emerged early in animal evolution.

Miller PW, Pokutta S, Mitchell JM, Chodaparambil JV, Clarke DN, Nelson WJ, Weis WI, Nichols SA.

J Biol Chem. 2018 Jul 27;293(30):11674-11686. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA117.001325. Epub 2018 Jun 7.


Secret handshakes: cell-cell interactions and cellular mimics.

Cohen DJ, Nelson WJ.

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2018 Feb;50:14-19. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2018 Feb 6. Review.


Pumilio-dependent localization of mRNAs at the cell front coordinates multiple pathways required for chemotaxis.

Hotz M, Nelson WJ.

Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 8;8(1):1366. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01536-x.


Adhesion to the host cell surface is sufficient to mediate Listeria monocytogenes entry into epithelial cells.

Ortega FE, Rengarajan M, Chavez N, Radhakrishnan P, Gloerich M, Bianchini J, Siemers K, Luckett WS, Lauer P, Nelson WJ, Theriot JA.

Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Nov 1;28(22):2945-2957. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E16-12-0851. Epub 2017 Sep 6.


Actin-Based Adhesion Modules Mediate Cell Interactions with the Extracellular Matrix and Neighboring Cells.

Bachir AI, Horwitz AR, Nelson WJ, Bianchini JM.

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2017 Jul 5;9(7). pii: a023234. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a023234. Review.


Changes in E-cadherin rigidity sensing regulate cell adhesion.

Collins C, Denisin AK, Pruitt BL, Nelson WJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 18;114(29):E5835-E5844. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1618676114. Epub 2017 Jul 3.


E-cadherin and LGN align epithelial cell divisions with tissue tension independently of cell shape.

Hart KC, Tan J, Siemers KA, Sim JY, Pruitt BL, Nelson WJ, Gloerich M.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jul 18;114(29):E5845-E5853. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1701703114. Epub 2017 Jul 3.


Cell-Cell Junctions Organize Structural and Signaling Networks.

Garcia MA, Nelson WJ, Chavez N.

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2018 Apr 2;10(4). pii: a029181. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a029181. Review.


Structural and functional characterization of Caenorhabditis elegans α-catenin reveals constitutive binding to β-catenin and F-actin.

Kang H, Bang I, Jin KS, Lee B, Lee J, Shao X, Heier JA, Kwiatkowski AV, Nelson WJ, Hardin J, Weis WI, Choi HJ.

J Biol Chem. 2017 Apr 28;292(17):7077-7086. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M116.769778. Epub 2017 Mar 15.


Cell division orientation is coupled to cell-cell adhesion by the E-cadherin/LGN complex.

Gloerich M, Bianchini JM, Siemers KA, Cohen DJ, Nelson WJ.

Nat Commun. 2017 Jan 3;8:13996. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13996.


Epithelial self-healing is recapitulated by a 3D biomimetic E-cadherin junction.

Cohen DJ, Gloerich M, Nelson WJ.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Dec 20;113(51):14698-14703. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1612208113. Epub 2016 Dec 5.


Increasing β-catenin/Wnt3A activity levels drive mechanical strain-induced cell cycle progression through mitosis.

Benham-Pyle BW, Sim JY, Hart KC, Pruitt BL, Nelson WJ.

Elife. 2016 Oct 26;5. pii: e19799. doi: 10.7554/eLife.19799.


Characterization of the Cadherin-Catenin Complex of the Sea Anemone Nematostella vectensis and Implications for the Evolution of Metazoan Cell-Cell Adhesion.

Clarke DN, Miller PW, Lowe CJ, Weis WI, Nelson WJ.

Mol Biol Evol. 2016 Aug;33(8):2016-29. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msw084. Epub 2016 Apr 28.


25 Years of Tension over Actin Binding to the Cadherin Cell Adhesion Complex: The Devil is in the Details.

Nelson WJ, Weis WI.

Trends Cell Biol. 2016 Jul;26(7):471-473. doi: 10.1016/j.tcb.2016.04.010. Epub 2016 May 7.


AAOMS Informational Campaign Communicates the OMS Story.

Nelson WJ.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Jun;74(6):1109-10. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2016.02.017. Epub 2016 Feb 27. No abstract available.


Reevaluating αE-catenin monomer and homodimer functions by characterizing E-cadherin/αE-catenin chimeras.

Bianchini JM, Kitt KN, Gloerich M, Pokutta S, Weis WI, Nelson WJ.

J Cell Biol. 2015 Sep 28;210(7):1065-74. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201411080.


Guide to Suturing.

Nelson WJ.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2015 Aug;73(8 Suppl):1-62. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2015.03.037. No abstract available.


Running with neighbors: coordinating cell migration and cell-cell adhesion.

Collins C, Nelson WJ.

Curr Opin Cell Biol. 2015 Oct;36:62-70. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2015 Jul 17. Review.


Cell adhesion. Mechanical strain induces E-cadherin-dependent Yap1 and β-catenin activation to drive cell cycle entry.

Benham-Pyle BW, Pruitt BL, Nelson WJ.

Science. 2015 May 29;348(6238):1024-7. doi: 10.1126/science.aaa4559.


Spatial distribution of cell-cell and cell-ECM adhesions regulates force balance while main-taining E-cadherin molecular tension in cell pairs.

Sim JY, Moeller J, Hart KC, Ramallo D, Vogel V, Dunn AR, Nelson WJ, Pruitt BL.

Mol Biol Cell. 2015 Jul 1;26(13):2456-65. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E14-12-1618. Epub 2015 May 13.


The mechanotransduction machinery at work at adherens junctions.

Ladoux B, Nelson WJ, Yan J, Mège RM.

Integr Biol (Camb). 2015 Oct;7(10):1109-19. doi: 10.1039/c5ib00070j. Epub 2015 May 13. Review.


An Elmo-Dock complex locally controls Rho GTPases and actin remodeling during cadherin-mediated adhesion.

Toret CP, Collins C, Nelson WJ.

J Cell Biol. 2014 Dec 8;207(5):577-87. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201406135. Epub 2014 Dec 1.


Mechano-transduction: from molecules to tissues.

Pruitt BL, Dunn AR, Weis WI, Nelson WJ.

PLoS Biol. 2014 Nov 18;12(11):e1001996. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001996. eCollection 2014 Nov.


Cell adhesion. The minimal cadherin-catenin complex binds to actin filaments under force.

Buckley CD, Tan J, Anderson KL, Hanein D, Volkmann N, Weis WI, Nelson WJ, Dunn AR.

Science. 2014 Oct 31;346(6209):1254211. doi: 10.1126/science.1254211.


Studying epithelial morphogenesis in Dictyostelium.

Dickinson DJ, Nelson WJ, Weis WI.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1189:267-81. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-1164-6_18.


Raising the profile of worker safety: highlights of the 2013 North American Agricultural Safety Summit.

Nelson WJ, Heiberger S, Lee BC.

J Agromedicine. 2014;19(2):69-73. doi: 10.1080/1059924X.2014.887488.


Different roles of cadherins in the assembly and structural integrity of the desmosome complex.

Lowndes M, Rakshit S, Shafraz O, Borghi N, Harmon RM, Green KJ, Sivasankar S, Nelson WJ.

J Cell Sci. 2014 May 15;127(Pt 10):2339-50. doi: 10.1242/jcs.146316. Epub 2014 Mar 7.


Galvanotactic control of collective cell migration in epithelial monolayers.

Cohen DJ, Nelson WJ, Maharbiz MM.

Nat Mater. 2014 Apr;13(4):409-17. doi: 10.1038/nmat3891. Epub 2014 Mar 9. Erratum in: Nat Mater. 2014 May;13(5):530.


Nek2 phosphorylates and stabilizes β-catenin at mitotic centrosomes downstream of Plk1.

Mbom BC, Siemers KA, Ostrowski MA, Nelson WJ, Barth AI.

Mol Biol Cell. 2014 Apr;25(7):977-91. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E13-06-0349. Epub 2014 Feb 5.


Sept7b is essential for pronephric function and development of left-right asymmetry in zebrafish embryogenesis.

Dash SN, Lehtonen E, Wasik AA, Schepis A, Paavola J, Panula P, Nelson WJ, Lehtonen S.

J Cell Sci. 2014 Apr 1;127(Pt 7):1476-86. doi: 10.1242/jcs.138495. Epub 2014 Feb 4.


A genome-wide screen identifies conserved protein hubs required for cadherin-mediated cell-cell adhesion.

Toret CP, D'Ambrosio MV, Vale RD, Simon MA, Nelson WJ.

J Cell Biol. 2014 Jan 20;204(2):265-79. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201306082.


The evolutionary origin of epithelial cell-cell adhesion mechanisms.

Miller PW, Clarke DN, Weis WI, Lowe CJ, Nelson WJ.

Curr Top Membr. 2013;72:267-311. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-417027-8.00008-8.


αE-catenin actin-binding domain alters actin filament conformation and regulates binding of nucleation and disassembly factors.

Hansen SD, Kwiatkowski AV, Ouyang CY, Liu H, Pokutta S, Watkins SC, Volkmann N, Hanein D, Weis WI, Mullins RD, Nelson WJ.

Mol Biol Cell. 2013 Dec;24(23):3710-20. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E13-07-0388. Epub 2013 Sep 25.


Evolution and cell physiology. 3. Using Dictyostelium discoideum to investigate mechanisms of epithelial polarity.

Weis WI, Nelson WJ, Dickinson DJ.

Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2013 Dec 1;305(11):C1091-5. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00233.2013. Epub 2013 Sep 25. Review.


Aquaporin-3 and aquaporin-4 are sorted differently and separately in the trans-Golgi network.

Arnspang EC, Sundbye S, Nelson WJ, Nejsum LN.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 18;8(9):e73977. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073977. eCollection 2013.


Single molecule imaging reveals a major role for diffusion in the exploration of ciliary space by signaling receptors.

Ye F, Breslow DK, Koslover EF, Spakowitz AJ, Nelson WJ, Nachury MV.

Elife. 2013 Aug 6;2:e00654. doi: 10.7554/eLife.00654.


Fabricating surfaces with distinct geometries and different combinations of cell adhesion proteins.

Lowndes M, Nelson WJ.

Methods Mol Biol. 2013;1046:219-30. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-538-5_13.


β-catenin at the centrosome: discrete pools of β-catenin communicate during mitosis and may co-ordinate centrosome functions and cell cycle progression.

Mbom BC, Nelson WJ, Barth A.

Bioessays. 2013 Sep;35(9):804-9. doi: 10.1002/bies.201300045. Epub 2013 Jun 27. Review.


Danio rerio αE-catenin is a monomeric F-actin binding protein with distinct properties from Mus musculus αE-catenin.

Miller PW, Pokutta S, Ghosh A, Almo SC, Weis WI, Nelson WJ, Kwiatkowski AV.

J Biol Chem. 2013 Aug 2;288(31):22324-32. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.458406. Epub 2013 Jun 20.


Roles of cadherins and catenins in cell-cell adhesion and epithelial cell polarity.

Nelson WJ, Dickinson DJ, Weis WI.

Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2013;116:3-23. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394311-8.00001-7. Review.


The nature of third molars: are third molars different than other teeth?

Swift JQ, Nelson WJ.

Atlas Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2012 Sep;20(2):159-62. doi: 10.1016/j.cxom.2012.07.003. Review. No abstract available.


Meeting the challenge of feeding 9 billion people safely and securely.

Nelson WJ, Lee BC, Gasperini FA, Hair DM.

J Agromedicine. 2012;17(4):347-50. No abstract available.


An epithelial tissue in Dictyostelium challenges the traditional origin of metazoan multicellularity.

Dickinson DJ, Nelson WJ, Weis WI.

Bioessays. 2012 Oct;34(10):833-40. doi: 10.1002/bies.201100187. Epub 2012 Aug 29.


Microactuator device for integrated measurement of epithelium mechanics.

Mukundan V, Nelson WJ, Pruitt BL.

Biomed Microdevices. 2013 Feb;15(1):117-23. doi: 10.1007/s10544-012-9693-0.


Summary of the proceeding of the Third Molar Multidisciplinary Conference.

Dodson TB, Cheifetz ID, Nelson WJ, Rafetto LK.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep;70(9 Suppl 1):S66-9. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2012.05.001. No abstract available.


Introduction. Proceedings of the Third Molar Multidisciplinary Conference. Washington, DC, October 19, 2010.

Dodson TB, Rafetto LK, Nelson WJ.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep;70(9 Suppl 1):S2-3. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2012.04.022. No abstract available.


Preface. Proceedings of the Third Molar Multidisciplinary Conference. Washington, DC, October 19, 2010.

Cheifetz ID, Rafetto LK, Nelson WJ.

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012 Sep;70(9 Suppl 1):S1. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2012.04.021. No abstract available.


α-catenin and IQGAP regulate myosin localization to control epithelial tube morphogenesis in Dictyostelium.

Dickinson DJ, Robinson DN, Nelson WJ, Weis WI.

Dev Cell. 2012 Sep 11;23(3):533-46. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2012.06.008. Epub 2012 Aug 16.

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