Selected Publications

Parker, J. L., Ellis, J. E., Nguyen, M. and K. Arora. (2006) The divergent TGF-ß ligand Dawdle utilizes an activin pathway in Drosophila. Development 133, 4981-4991.

Yao, L-C., Blitz, I. L*., Peiffer, D. A*., Phin, S*., Wang, Y., Ogata, S., Cho, K. C., Arora, K. and R. Warrior. (2006). Schnurri transcription factors from Drosophila and vertebrates can mediate BMP signaling through a phylogenetically conserved mechanism. Development 133, 4025-4034.

Brugger, S., Merrill, A., Torres-Vazquez, J., Wu, N., Ting, M., Cho, J., Dobias, S. L., Yi, S. E., Lyons, K., Bell, J. R., Arora, K., Warrior, R and R. Maxson. (2004). A phylogenetically conserved cis-regulatory module in the Msx2 promoter is sufficient for BMP-dependent transcription in murine and Drosophila embryos. Development 131, 5153-65.

Parker, J. L., Stathakis, D., and K. Arora. Regulation of BMP and Activin signaling in Drosophila. (2003) In "Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology", Ed. A. Beschin, Invertebrate Cytokines, Springer-Verlag, pp. 73-101.

Arora, K., and Warrior, R. (2001) A new Smurf in the village. Developmental Cell 1, 441-442.

Torres-Vazquez, J., Park, S., Warrior, R., and K. Arora. (2001). The transcription factor Schnurri plays a dual role in mediating Dpp signaling during embryogenesis. Development 128: 1657-1670.6.             

Torres-Vazquez, J., Warrior, R., and K. Arora. (2000) schnurri is required for dpp dependant patterning of the Drosophila wing. Developmental Biology 227: 388-402.

Dai, H., Hogan, C., Gopalakrishnan, B., Torres-Vazquez, J., Nguyen, M., Park, S., Raftery, L. A., Warrior, R., and K. Arora. (2000). The zinc finger protein Schnurri acts as a Smad partner in mediating the transcriptional response to Decapentaplegic. Developmental Biology 227: 373-387.

Nguyen, M., Parker, L., and K. Arora. (2000) Identification of maverick, a novel member of the TGF-ß superfamily in Drosophila. Mechanisms of Development 95: 201-206.

Nguyen, M., Park, S. B., Marqués, G., and K. Arora. (1998) Interpretation of a BMP-activity gradient in Drosophila embryos depends on synergistic signaling by two type I receptors Sax and Tkv. Cell 95: 495-506.

Arora, K., O’Connor, M. B., and R. Warrior. (1996) BMP Signaling in Drosophila Embryogenesis. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 785: 80-97.

Arora, K., Dai, H., Kazuko, S. G., Jamal, J., O’Connor, M. B., Letsou, A., and R. Warrior. (1995) The Drosophila schnurri gene acts in the Dpp/TGF-ß signaling pathway and encodes a transcription factor homologous to the human MBP family. Cell 81: 781-790.

Letsou, A*., Arora, K*., Wrana, J*., Simin, K., Twombly, V., Jamal, J., Staehling-Hampton, K., Hoffmann, F. M., Gelbart, W. M., Massagué, J., and M. B. O'Connor. (1995) Dpp signaling in Drosophila is mediated by the punt gene product: a dual ligand binding type II receptor of the TGF-ß receptor family. Cell 80: 899-908.
*All three authors contributed equally to this work.

Arora, K., Levine, M., and M. B. O'Connor. (1994) The screw gene encodes a ubiquitously expressed member of the TGF-ß family required for specification of dorsal cell fates in the Drosophila embryo. Genes and Development 8: 2588-2601.

Wrana, J. L., Tran, H., Attisano, L., Arora, K., Childs, S. R., Massagué, J., and M. B. O'Connor. (1994) Two distinct transmembrane serine/threonine kinases from Drosophila form an activin receptor complex. Molecular and Cellular Biology 14: 944-950.

Childs, S. R., Wrana, J. L., Arora, K., Attisano, L., O'Connor, M. B., and J. Massagué (1993) Identification of a Drosophila activin receptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 90: 9475-9479.

Arora, K., and C. Nüsslein-Volhard. (1992) Altered mitotic domains reveal fate map changes in Drosophila embryos mutant for zygotic dorsal ventral patterning genes. Development 114: 1003-1024.

Ray, R., Arora, K., Nüsslein-Volhard, C., and W. Gelbart. (1991) The control of cell fate along the dorsal - ventral axis of the Drosophila embryo. Development 113: 35-54.

Kosman, D., Ip, T., Levine, M., and K. Arora. (1991) The establishment of the mesoderm-neuroectoderm boundary in the Drosophila embryo. Science 254: 118-122.

Rushlow, C., and K. Arora. (1990) Dorsal ventral polarity and pattern formation in the Drosophila embryo. Seminars in Cell Biology 1: 137-149.

Arora, K., Rodrigues, V., Joshi S., Shanbag, S., and O. Siddiqi. (1987) A gene affecting the specificity of the chemosensory neurons of Drosophila. Nature 330: 62-63.

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