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A giant leap for womankind.

Valantine H, Travis E, El-Adhami W, Vernos I, Mosqueda L, Wayne E, Kearns-Zimmerman F, Bonefont L, Visweswariah SS, Akande-Sholabi W, Polka J.

Nat Med. 2019 May;25(5):704-707. doi: 10.1038/s41591-019-0446-y. No abstract available.


Publish peer reviews.

Polka JK, Kiley R, Konforti B, Stern B, Vale RD.

Nature. 2018 Aug;560(7720):545-547. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06032-w. No abstract available.


Together scientists and journalists can spot poor preprints.

Fraser J, Polka J.

Nature. 2018 Aug;560(7720):553. doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06053-5. No abstract available.


Cryo-EM structure of the bacterial actin AlfA reveals unique assembly and ATP-binding interactions and the absence of a conserved subdomain.

Usluer GD, DiMaio F, Yang SK, Hansen JM, Polka JK, Mullins RD, Kollman JM.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Mar 27;115(13):3356-3361. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1715836115. Epub 2018 Feb 13.


Superresolution microscopy of the β-carboxysome reveals a homogeneous matrix.

Niederhuber MJ, Lambert TJ, Yapp C, Silver PA, Polka JK.

Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Oct 1;28(20):2734-2745. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17-01-0069. Epub 2017 Aug 9.


Bacterial Tubulins A and B Exhibit Polarized Growth, Mixed-Polarity Bundling, and Destabilization by GTP Hydrolysis.

Díaz-Celis C, Risca VI, Hurtado F, Polka JK, Hansen SD, Maturana D, Lagos R, Mullins RD, Monasterio O.

J Bacteriol. 2017 Sep 5;199(19). pii: e00211-17. doi: 10.1128/JB.00211-17. Print 2017 Oct 1.


Non-model model organisms.

Russell JJ, Theriot JA, Sood P, Marshall WF, Landweber LF, Fritz-Laylin L, Polka JK, Oliferenko S, Gerbich T, Gladfelter A, Umen J, Bezanilla M, Lancaster MA, He S, Gibson MC, Goldstein B, Tanaka EM, Hu CK, Brunet A.

BMC Biol. 2017 Jun 29;15(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s12915-017-0391-5.


Ten simple rules to consider regarding preprint submission.

Bourne PE, Polka JK, Vale RD, Kiley R.

PLoS Comput Biol. 2017 May 4;13(5):e1005473. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005473. eCollection 2017 May. No abstract available.


Biomedical Journals and Preprint Services: Friends or Foes?

Annesley T, Scott M, Bastian H, Fonseca V, Ioannidis JP, Keller MA, Polka J.

Clin Chem. 2017 Feb;63(2):453-458. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2016.268227. Epub 2016 Dec 20. No abstract available.


Synthetic Lipid-Containing Scaffolds Enhance Production by Colocalizing Enzymes.

Myhrvold C, Polka JK, Silver PA.

ACS Synth Biol. 2016 Dec 16;5(12):1396-1403. Epub 2016 Aug 3.


Junior researchers: Fewer papers would scotch early careers.

McDowell GS, Polka JK.

Nature. 2016 Jun 30;534(7609):621. doi: 10.1038/534621b. No abstract available.


Building Spatial Synthetic Biology with Compartments, Scaffolds, and Communities.

Polka JK, Hays SG, Silver PA.

Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2016 Aug 1;8(8). pii: a024018. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a024018. Review.


Microbiological Cutoff Values: A Critical Issue in Phenotypic Antibiotic Resistance Assessment of Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria.

Połka J, Morelli L, Patrone V.

Microb Drug Resist. 2016 Dec;22(8):696-699. Epub 2016 Mar 31.


A Tunable Protein Piston That Breaks Membranes to Release Encapsulated Cargo.

Polka JK, Silver PA.

ACS Synth Biol. 2016 Apr 15;5(4):303-11. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.5b00237. Epub 2016 Feb 3.


High-throughput assessment of bacterial ecology in hog, cow and ovine casings used in sausages production.

Rebecchi A, Pisacane V, Miragoli F, Polka J, Falasconi I, Morelli L, Puglisi E.

Int J Food Microbiol. 2015 Nov 6;212:49-59. doi: 10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2015.04.047. Epub 2015 May 7.


A call for transparency in tracking student and postdoc career outcomes.

Polka JK, Krukenberg KA, McDowell GS.

Mol Biol Cell. 2015 Apr 15;26(8):1413-5. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E14-10-1432.


Shaping the Future of Research: a perspective from junior scientists.

McDowell GS, Gunsalus KT, MacKellar DC, Mazzilli SA, Pai VP, Goodwin PR, Walsh EM, Robinson-Mosher A, Bowman TA, Kraemer J, Erb ML, Schoenfeld E, Shokri L, Jackson JD, Islam A, Mattozzi MD, Krukenberg KA, Polka JK.

Version 2. F1000Res. 2014 Nov 28 [revised 2015 Jan 1];3:291. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.5878.2. eCollection 2014.


Making science a desirable career.

Polka JK, Krukenberg KA.

Science. 2014 Dec 12;346(6215):1422. doi: 10.1126/science.346.6215.1422. No abstract available.


Bacterial diversity in typical Italian salami at different ripening stages as revealed by high-throughput sequencing of 16S rRNA amplicons.

Połka J, Rebecchi A, Pisacane V, Morelli L, Puglisi E.

Food Microbiol. 2015 Apr;46:342-356. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2014 Sep 9. Erratum in: Food Microbiol. 2015 Jun;48:191.


Induced sensitivity of Bacillus subtilis colony morphology to mechanical media compression.

Polka JK, Silver PA.

PeerJ. 2014 Sep 30;2:e597. doi: 10.7717/peerj.597. eCollection 2014.


Accessory factors promote AlfA-dependent plasmid segregation by regulating filament nucleation, disassembly, and bundling.

Polka JK, Kollman JM, Mullins RD.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Feb 11;111(6):2176-81. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1304127111. Epub 2014 Jan 30.


Building synthetic cellular organization.

Polka JK, Silver PA.

Mol Biol Cell. 2013 Dec;24(23):3585-7. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E13-03-0155.


The bacterial carbon-fixing organelle is formed by shell envelopment of preassembled cargo.

Chen AH, Robinson-Mosher A, Savage DF, Silver PA, Polka JK.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 4;8(9):e76127. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076127. eCollection 2013.


Lactobacillus paracasei comparative genomics: towards species pan-genome definition and exploitation of diversity.

Smokvina T, Wels M, Polka J, Chervaux C, Brisse S, Boekhorst J, van Hylckama Vlieg JE, Siezen RJ.

PLoS One. 2013 Jul 19;8(7):e68731. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068731. Print 2013.


Architecture and assembly of a divergent member of the ParM family of bacterial actin-like proteins.

Rivera CR, Kollman JM, Polka JK, Agard DA, Mullins RD.

J Biol Chem. 2011 Apr 22;286(16):14282-90. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.203828. Epub 2011 Feb 21.


Microtubule nucleating gamma-TuSC assembles structures with 13-fold microtubule-like symmetry.

Kollman JM, Polka JK, Zelter A, Davis TN, Agard DA.

Nature. 2010 Aug 12;466(7308):879-82. doi: 10.1038/nature09207. Epub 2010 Jul 14.


The structure and assembly dynamics of plasmid actin AlfA imply a novel mechanism of DNA segregation.

Polka JK, Kollman JM, Agard DA, Mullins RD.

J Bacteriol. 2009 Oct;191(20):6219-30. doi: 10.1128/JB.00676-09. Epub 2009 Aug 7.


Implications for kinetochore-microtubule attachment from the structure of an engineered Ndc80 complex.

Ciferri C, Pasqualato S, Screpanti E, Varetti G, Santaguida S, Dos Reis G, Maiolica A, Polka J, De Luca JG, De Wulf P, Salek M, Rappsilber J, Moores CA, Salmon ED, Musacchio A.

Cell. 2008 May 2;133(3):427-39. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2008.03.020.

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