Publications

Gamage, DG; Melikov, K; Munoz-Tello, P; Wherley, TJ; Focke, LC; Leikina, E; Huffman, E; Diao, J; Kojetin, DJ; Prasad, V; et al. Phosphatidylserine orchestrates Myomerger membrane insertions to drive myoblast fusion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2022; 119.

Hindi, SM; Millay, DP. All for One and One for All: Regenerating Skeletal Muscle. Cold Spring Harbor perspectives in biology. 2022; 14.

Millay, DP. Regulation of the myoblast fusion reaction for muscle development, regeneration, and adaptations. Experimental Cell Research. 2022; 415.

Eigler, T; Zarfati, G; Amzallag, E; Sinha, S; Segev, N; Zabary, Y; Zaritsky, A; Shakked, A; Umansky, KB; Schejter, ED; et al. ERK1/2 inhibition promotes robust myotube growth via CaMKII activation resulting in myoblast-to-myotube fusion. Developmental Cell. 2021; 56:3349-3363.e6.

Golani, G; Leikina, E; Melikov, K; Whitlock, JM; Gamage, DG; Luoma-Overstreet, G; Millay, DP; Kozlov, MM; Chernomordik, LV. Myomerger promotes fusion pore by elastic coupling between proximal membrane leaflets and hemifusion diaphragm. Nature Communications. 2021; 12.

Girardi, F; Taleb, A; Ebrahimi, M; Datye, A; Gamage, DG; Peccate, C; Giordani, L; Millay, DP; Gilbert, PM; Cadot, B; et al. TGFβ signaling curbs cell fusion and muscle regeneration. Nature Communications. 2021; 12.

Yaseen, W; Kraft-Sheleg, O; Zaffryar-Eilot, S; Melamed, S; Sun, C; Millay, DP; Hasson, P. Fibroblast fusion to the muscle fiber regulates myotendinous junction formation. Nature Communications. 2021; 12.

Bengtsen, M; Winje, IM; Eftestøl, E; Landskron, J; Sun, C; Nygård, K; Domanska, D; Millay, DP; Meza-Zepeda, LA; Gundersen, K. Comparing the epigenetic landscape in myonuclei purified with a PCM1 antibody from a fast/glycolytic and a slow/oxidative muscle. PLoS Genetics. 2021; 17.

Prasad, V; Millay, DP. Skeletal muscle fibers count on nuclear numbers for growth. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology. 2021; 119:3-10.

Milewski, D; Shukla, S; Gryder, BE; Pradhan, A; Donovan, J; Sudha, P; Vallabh, S; Pyros, A; Xu, Y; Barski, A; et al. FOXF1 is required for the oncogenic properties of PAX3-FOXO1 in rhabdomyosarcoma. Oncogene. 2021; 40:2182-2199.

Petrany, MJ; Swoboda, CO; Sun, C; Chetal, K; Chen, X; Weirauch, MT; Salomonis, N; Millay, DP. Single-nucleus RNA-seq identifies transcriptional heterogeneity in multinucleated skeletal myofibers. Nature Communications. 2020; 11.

Hansson, KA; Eftestøl, E; Bruusgaard, JC; Juvkam, I; Cramer, AW; Malthe-Sørenssen, A; Millay, DP; Gundersen, K. Myonuclear content regulates cell size with similar scaling properties in mice and humans. Nature Communications. 2020; 11.

Cramer, AA W; Prasad, V; Eftestøl, E; Song, T; Hansson, KA; Dugdale, HF; Sadayappan, S; Ochala, J; Gundersen, K; Millay, DP. Nuclear numbers in syncytial muscle fibers promote size but limit the development of larger myonuclear domains. Nature Communications. 2020; 11.

Reid, AL; Wang, Y; Samani, A; Hightower, RM; Lopez, MA; Gilbert, SR; Ianov, L; Crossman, DK; Dell'Italia, LJ; Millay, DP; et al. DOCK3 is a dosage-sensitive regulator of skeletal muscle and Duchenne muscular dystrophy-associated pathologies. Human Molecular Genetics. 2020; 29:2855-2871.

Petrany, MJ; Song, T; Sadayappan, S; Millay, DP. Myocyte-derived Myomaker expression is required for regenerative fusion but exacerbates membrane instability in dystrophic myofibers. JCI insight. 2020; 5.

Leikina, E; Melikov, K; Rabinovich, AG; Millay, DP; Chernomordik, LV. Lipid Mixing Assay for Murine Myoblast Fusion and Other Slow Cell-cell Fusion Processes. Bio-protocol. 2020; 10.

Nikolaou, S; Cramer, AA W; Hu, L; Goh, Q; Millay, DP; Cornwall, R. Proteasome inhibition preserves longitudinal growth of denervated muscle and prevents neonatal neuromuscular contractures. JCI insight. 2019; 4.

Song, T; Manoharan, P; Millay, DP; Koch, SE; Rubinstein, J; Heiny, JA; Sadayappan, S. Dilated cardiomyopathy-mediated heart failure induces a unique skeletal muscle myopathy with inflammation. Skeletal Muscle. 2019; 9.

Petrany, MJ; Millay, DP. Cell Fusion: Merging Membranes and Making Muscle. Trends in Cell Biology. 2019; 29:964-973.

Goh, Q; Song, T; Petrany, MJ; Cramer, AA W; Sun, C; Sadayappan, S; Lee, S; Millay, DP. Myonuclear accretion is a determinant of exercise-induced remodeling in skeletal muscle. eLife. 2019; 8.

Leikina, E; Gamage, DG; Prasad, V; Goykhberg, J; Crowe, M; Diao, J; Kozlov, MM; Chernomordik, LV; Millay, DP. Myomaker and Myomerger Work Independently to Control Distinct Steps of Membrane Remodeling during Myoblast Fusion. Developmental Cell. 2018; 46:767-780.e7.

Sampath, SC; Sampath, SC; Millay, DP. Myoblast fusion confusion: the resolution begins. Skeletal Muscle. 2018; 8.