Claire Thomas

Associate Professor of Biology and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Claire Thomas

Research Summary

Roles of the cytoskeleton at the cell membrane in epithelial cells, including issues of cell polarity and adhesion, cell signaling, and morphogenesis.

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Spectrin Proteins Drosophila Annexins Membranes Protein Multivesicular Bodies Plasma Endosomes Phenotype Cell Membrane Synapses Tetramer Nuclear Membrane Myoblasts Ubiquitin Oligomer Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors Nuclear Envelope Morphogenesis Eye Processing Cell Adhesion Molecules Adherens Junctions Alleles

Most Recent Papers

Spectrin is a mechanoresponsive protein shaping fusogenic synapse architecture during myoblast fusion

Rui Duan, Ji Hoon Kim, Khurts Shilagardi, Eric S. Schiffhauer, Donghoon M. Lee, Sungmin Son, Shuo Li, Claire Thomas, Tianzhi Luo, Daniel A. Fletcher, Douglas N. Robinson, Elizabeth H. Chen, 2018, Nature Cell Biology on p. 688-698

Spectrin tetramer formation is not required for viable development in drosophila

Mansi R. Khanna, Floyd J. Mattie, Kristen C. Browder, Megan D. Radyk, Stephanie E. Crilly, Katelyn J. Bakerink, Sandra L. Harper, David W. Speicher, Graham H. Thomas, 2015, Journal of Biological Chemistry on p. 706-715

Cytoplasmic capes are nuclear envelope intrusions that are enriched in endosomal proteins and depend upon β<sub>H</sub>-Spectrin and Annexin B9

Juan Wu, Katelyn J. Bakerink, Meagan E. Evangelista, Graham H. Thomas, 2014, PLoS One

Annexin B9 binds to β<sub>H</sub>-spectrin and is required for multivesicular body function in Drosophila

Monika Tjota, Seung Kyu Lee, Juan Wu, Janice A. Williams, Mansi R. Khanna, Graham H. Thomas, 2011, The Quarterly journal of microscopical science on p. 2914-2926

Rac1 modulation of the apical domain is negatively regulated by β <sub>Heavy</sub>-spectrin

Seung Kyu Lee, Graham H. Thomas, 2011, Cells and Development on p. 116-128

Towards a membrane proteome in Drosophila: A method for the isolation of plasma membrane

Mansi R. Khanna, Bruce A. Stanley, Graham H. Thomas, 2010, BMC Genomics

The cell adhesion molecule Roughest depends on ßH<sub>eavy-</sub>spectrin during eye morphogenesis in Drosophila

Hyun Gwan Lee, Daniela Zarnescu, Bryce MacIver, Graham H. Thomas, 2010, The Quarterly journal of microscopical science on p. 277-285

Brush border spectrin is required for early endosome recycling in Drosophila

Matthew D. Phillips, Graham H. Thomas, 2006, The Quarterly journal of microscopical science on p. 1361-1370

The C-terminal domain of Drosophila β<sub>Heavy</sub>-spectrin exhibits autonomous membrane association and modulates membrane area

Janice A. Williams, Bryce MacIver, Elizabeth Klipfell, Graham H. Thomas, 2004, The Quarterly journal of microscopical science on p. 771-782

Conformational compliance of spectrins in membrane deformation, morphogenesis and signaling

Graham Thomas, Discher Dennis, 2003, on p. 213-241

Most-Cited Papers

Spectrin is a mechanoresponsive protein shaping fusogenic synapse architecture during myoblast fusion

Rui Duan, Ji Hoon Kim, Khurts Shilagardi, Eric S. Schiffhauer, Donghoon M. Lee, Sungmin Son, Shuo Li, Claire Thomas, Tianzhi Luo, Daniel A. Fletcher, Douglas N. Robinson, Elizabeth H. Chen, 2018, Nature Cell Biology on p. 688-698

Annexin B9 binds to β<sub>H</sub>-spectrin and is required for multivesicular body function in Drosophila

Monika Tjota, Seung Kyu Lee, Juan Wu, Janice A. Williams, Mansi R. Khanna, Graham H. Thomas, 2011, The Quarterly journal of microscopical science on p. 2914-2926

Rac1 modulation of the apical domain is negatively regulated by β <sub>Heavy</sub>-spectrin

Seung Kyu Lee, Graham H. Thomas, 2011, Cells and Development on p. 116-128

Spectrin tetramer formation is not required for viable development in drosophila

Mansi R. Khanna, Floyd J. Mattie, Kristen C. Browder, Megan D. Radyk, Stephanie E. Crilly, Katelyn J. Bakerink, Sandra L. Harper, David W. Speicher, Graham H. Thomas, 2015, Journal of Biological Chemistry on p. 706-715

Cytoplasmic capes are nuclear envelope intrusions that are enriched in endosomal proteins and depend upon β<sub>H</sub>-Spectrin and Annexin B9

Juan Wu, Katelyn J. Bakerink, Meagan E. Evangelista, Graham H. Thomas, 2014, PLoS One