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Hanft, L.M., Rybakova, I.N., Patel, J.R., Rafael, J.A. and Ervasti, J.M. (2006) Cytoplasmic γ-actin contributes to a compensatory remodeling response in dystrophin-deficient muscle. Proc. National Acad. Sci. USA 103:5385-5390 (Published online March 24, 2006 10.1073/pnas.0600980103). PDF


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Ervasti, J.M. and Sonnemann, K.J. (2008) Biology of the Dystrophin-Glycoprotein Complex. In: International Review of Cytology; A Survey of Cell Biology (K.W. Jeon, ed.) Ch. 5, pp. 191-225, Elsevier, San Diego. PDF


Prins K.W., Lowe D.A. and Ervasti, J.M. (2008) Skeletal muscle-specific ablation of γcyto-actin does not exacerbate the mdx phenotype. PLoS One 3:e2419. PDF


Bunnell, T.M., Jaeger M.A., Fitzsimons, D.P., Prins, K.W. and Ervasti, J.M. (2008) Destabilization of the dystrophin-glycoprotein complex without functional deficits in α-dystrobrevin null muscle PLoS One 3:e2604. PDF


Jaeger, M.A., Sonnemann, K.J., Fitzsimons, D., Prins, K.W. and Ervasti, J.M. (2009) Context dependent functional substitution of α-skeletal actin by γ-cytoplasmic actin FASEB J. 23:2205-2214. PDF


Prochniewicz, E., Henderson, D.M., Ervasti, J.M. and Thomas, D.D. (2009) Dystrophin and utrophin have distinct effects on the structural dynamics of actin Proc. National Acad. Sci. USA 106:7822-7827. PDF

Sonnemann, K.J., Heun-Johnson, H., Turner A.J., Baltgalvis, K., Lowe D.A. and Ervasti, J.M. (2009) Functional substitution by TAT-utrophin in dystrophin deficient mice. PLoS Med. 6:e1000083. PDF


Belyantseva, I.A., Perrin, B.J., Sonnemann, K.J., Zhu, M., Stepanyan, R., McGee, J., Frolenkov, G.A., Walsh, E.J., Friderici, K.H., Friedman, T.B. and Ervasti, J.M. (2009) γ-Actin is required for cytoskeletal maintenance but not development. Proc. National Acad. Sci. USA 106:9703-9708. PDF


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Perrin, B.J., Sonnemann, K.J and Ervasti, J.M. (2010) β-actin and γ-actin are each dispensible for auditory hair cell development but required for stereocilia maintenance. PLoS Genetics (In Press).