Pharmacology 514:
Current Topics in Pharmacology
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Current Topics in Pharmacology
Phcol 514
12:30 PM, Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Room T-473 HSC

Speaker: Paul Amieux
Topic: The Melanophore: A Model System for Organelle Transport


  1. Kashina AS, Semenova IV, Ivanov PA, Potekhina ES, Zaliapin I, Rodionov VI. Protein Kinase A, Which Regulates Intracellular Transport, Forms Complexes with Molecular Motors on Organelles. Curr Biol. 2004 Oct 26; 14(20): 1877-81.

  2. Rodionov V, Yi J, Kashina A, Oladipo A, Gross SP. Switching Between Mictotubule- and Actin-Based Transport Systems in Melanophores Is Controlled by cAMP Levels. Curr Biol. 2003 Oct 28; 13(21): 1837-47.

  3. Reilein AR, Tint IS, Peunova NI, Enikolopov GN, Gelfand VI. Regulation of Organelle Movement in Melanophores by Protein Kinase A (PKA), Protein Kinase C (PKC), and Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A). J Cell Biol. 1998 Aug 10; 142(3): 803-13.

  4. Rogers SL, Tint IS, Fanapour PC, Gelfand VI. Regulated Bidirectional Motility of Melanophore Pigment Granules Along Microtubules in Vitro. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Apr 15; 94(8): 3720-5.


  1. Nascimento AA, Roland JT, Gelfand VI. Pigment Cells: A Model for the Study of Organelle Transport. Annu Rev Cell Dev Biol. 2003; 19: 469-91.

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