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Chen, P., Mishra, S., Prabha, H., Sengupta, S. Levy, D.L. (2024). Nuclear growth and import can be uncoupled. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 35(1):ar1.

Wesley, C.C., North, D.V., Levy, D.L. (2024). Protein kinase C activity modulates nuclear Lamin A/C dynamics in HeLa cells. Scientific Reports, 14(1):6388.

Sengupta, S., Sami, A.B., Gatlin, J.C., Levy, D.L. (2024). Proteasome inhibition induces microtubule-dependent changes in nuclear morphology. Under review.

Funk, O.H., Levy, D.L.*, Fay, D.S.* (2024). Epidermal cell fusion promotes the transition from an embryonic to a larval transcriptome in C. elegans. BioRxiv Preprint. *Corresponding authors

Xie, J., Levy, D.L., Minc, N., Sallé, J. (2024). Manipulation of embryonic cleavage geometry using magnetic tweezers. Methods in Molecular Biology, 2740:125-140.

Sengupta, S.*, Levy, D.L.* (2024). Organelle communication with the nucleus. In: Kloc (ed) Intercellular and Interorganellar Transfer and Communication in Biology and Medicine, Springer Nature, Accepted. *Corresponding authors

Sengupta, S., Zhang, Z., Levy, D.L. (2024). Ultrastructural visualization of the nuclear envelope in HeLa cells. Methods in Molecular Biology. Under review.


Schibler, A.C., Jevtic, P., Pegoraro, G., Levy, D.L.*, Misteli, T.* (2023). Identification of epigenetic modulators as determinants of nuclear size and shape. eLife, 12:e80653. *Corresponding authors

Wesley, C.C., Levy, D.L. (2023). Differentiation-dependent changes in lamin B1 dynamics and lamin B receptor localization. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 34(2):ar10.

Chen, P., Levy, D.L. (2023). Regulation of organelle size and organization during development. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, 133:53-64.

Lele, T.P., Levy, D.L., Mishra, K. (2023). Editorial: Nuclear morphology in development and disease. Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, 11:1267645.


Mishra, S., Levy, D.L. (2022). Nuclear F-actin and lamin A antagonistically modulate nuclear shape. Journal of Cell Science, 135(13):jcs259692. Highlighted on the cover of the July 2022 issue of Journal of Cell Science.

Mishra, S., Levy, D.L. (2022). Visualizing nuclear pore complexes in Xenopus egg extracts. Methods in Molecular Biology, 2502:395-405.

Jevtic, P., Elliott, K.W., Watkins, S.E., Sreter, J.A., Jovic, K., Lehner, I.B., Baures, P.W., Tsavalas, J.G., Levy, D.L.*, Varga, K.* (2022). An insect antifreeze protein from Anatolica polita enhances the cryoprotection of Xenopus laevis eggs and embryos. Journal of Experimental Biology, 225(4):jeb243662. doi: 10.1242/jeb.243662. *Corresponding authors.


Vukovic, L.D., Chen, P., Mishra, S., White, K.H, Gigley, J.P., Levy, D.L. (2021). Nuclear Transport Factor 2 (NTF2) suppresses WM983B metastatic melanoma by modifying cell migration, metastasis, and gene expression. Scientific Reports, 11:23586.

Gatlin, J.C., Levy, D.L. (2021). Concepts: Organelle Scaling. Encyclopedia of Biochemistry 3rd Edition, 5:107-112, Elsevier Inc. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-819460-7.00304-2.


Mukherjee, R.N., Sallé, J., Dmitrieff, S., Nelson, K.M., Oakey, J. Minc, N.*, Levy, D.L.* (2020). The perinuclear ER scales nuclear size independently of cell size in early embryos. Developmental Cell, 54(3):395-409. *Corresponding authors. Highlighted as a “Preview”: Chen, H., Good, M.C. (2020). Nuclear sizER in early development. Developmental Cell, 54:297-298. Faculty Opinions (F1000 Prime) recommendations: and

Wesley, C.C., Mishra, S., Levy, D.L. (2020). Organelle size scaling over embryonic development. WIREs Developmental Biology, 9(5):e376. doi: 10.1002/wdev.376.

Levy, D.L. (2020). Cell biology: Tubulin contributes to spindle size scaling. Current Biology, 30(11):R637-R639.

Hatch, E.M., Levy, D.L. (2020). ASCB Annual Meeting Highlight: Nucleus Structure and Dynamics. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 31(6):397.


Chen, P., Tomschik, M., Nelson, K.M., Oakey, J., Gatlin, J.C., Levy, D.L. (2019). Nucleoplasmin is a limiting component in the scaling of nuclear size with cytoplasmic volume. Journal of Cell Biology, 218(12):4063-4078.

Jevtic, P., Schibler, A.C., Wesley, C.C., Pegoraro, G., Misteli, T.*, Levy, D.L.* (2019). The nucleoporin ELYS regulates nuclear size by controlling NPC number and nuclear import capacity. EMBO Reports, e47283 (10.15252/embr.201847283). *Corresponding authors.

Mukherjee, R.N., Levy, D.L. (2019). Rtn4a promotes exocytosis in mammalian cells. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 30(18):2349-2357.

Jevtic, P., Mukherjee, R.N., Chen, P., Levy, D.L. (2019). Altering the levels of nuclear import factors in early Xenopus laevis embryos affects later development. PLoS One, 14(4):e0215740.


Dilsaver, M.R., Chen, P., Thompson, T.A., Reusser, T., Mukherjee, R.N., Oakey, J., Levy, D.L. (2018). Emerin induces nuclear breakage in Xenopus extract and early embryos. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 29(26):3155-3167.

Milunovic-Jevtic, A., Jevtic, P., Levy, D.L., Gatlin, J.C. (2018). In vivo mitotic spindle scaling can be modulated by changing the levels of a single protein: the microtubule polymerase XMAP215. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 29(11):1311-1317.

Chen, P., Levy, D.L. (2018). Nucleus assembly and import in Xenopus laevis egg extract. Cold Spring Harb Protoc. doi:10.1101/pdb.prot097196.

Jevtic, P., Levy, D.L. (2018). Elucidating nuclear size control in the Xenopus model system. Veterinarski Glasnik, 72(1):1-13.


Edens, L.J., Dilsaver, M.R., Levy, D.L. (2017). PKC-mediated phosphorylation of nuclear lamins at a single serine residue regulates interphase nuclear size in Xenopus and mammalian cells. Molecular Biology of the Cell, 28(10):1389-1399.

Jevtic, P., Levy, D.L. (2017). Both nuclear size and DNA amount contribute to midblastula transition timing in Xenopus laevis. Scientific Reports, 7(1):7908.

Nelson, K., Debroy, D., McBride, R., Levy, D., Gatlin, J., Li, D., Oakey, J. (2017). Hydrogel-based Janus structures for asymmetrical aster nucleation. ISA Biomedical Sciences Instrumentation, 512:193.

Jevtic, P., Levy, D.L. (2017). More cytoplasm, more problems. Developmental Cell, 41(3):221-223.


Vukovic, L.D., Jevtic, P., Zhang, Z., Stohr, B.A., Levy, D.L. (2016). Nuclear size is sensitive to NTF2 protein levels in a manner dependent on Ran binding. Journal of Cell Science, 129:1115-1127.

Edens, L.J., Levy, D.L. (2016). A cell-free assay using Xenopus laevis embryo extracts to study mechanisms of nuclear size regulation. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 114:e54173, doi:10.3791/54173.

Vukovic, L.D., Jevtic, P., Edens, L.J., Levy, D.L. (2016). New insights into mechanisms and functions of nuclear size regulation. International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology, 322:1-59.

Mukherjee, R.N., Chen, P., Levy, D.L. (2016). Recent advances in understanding nuclear size and shape. Nucleus, 7(2):167-186.

Jevtic, P., Milunovic-Jevtic, A., Dilsaver, M.R., Gatlin, J.C., Levy, D.L. (2016). Use of Xenopus cell-free extracts to study size regulation of subcellular structures. International Journal of Developmental Biology, 60:277-288.


Jevtic, P., Levy, D.L. (2015). Nuclear size scaling during Xenopus early development contributes to midblastula transition timing. Current Biology, 25:45-52. Highlighted as a UW press release and in the UW Branding Iron.

Jevtic, P., Edens, L.J., Li, X., Nguyen, T., Chen, P., Levy, D.L. (2015). Concentration-dependent effects of nuclear lamins on nuclear size in Xenopus and mammalian cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 290(46):27557-71. Highlighted by UW Extension and the Ag College.

Levy, D.L., Heald, R. (2015). Biological scaling problems and solutions in Amphibians. In: Heald, Hariharan, and Wake (eds) Size Control in Biology: From Organelles to Organisms, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 73-88. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a019166.


Edens, L.J., Levy, D.L. (2014). cPKC regulates interphase nuclear size during Xenopus development. Journal of Cell Biology, 206(4):473-83. Highlighted as a JCB biobyte podcast and "Research Highlight": Du Toit, A. (2014). Honey, I shrunk the nucleus. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, 15(10):633.

Jevtic, P., Edens, L.J., Vukovic, L.D., Levy, D.L. (2014). Sizing and shaping the nucleus: mechanisms and significance. Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 28:16-27.

Edens, L.J., Levy, D.L. (2014). Size scaling of subcellular organelles and structures in Xenopus laevis and Xenopus tropicalis. In: Kloc and Kubiak (eds) Xenopus Development, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 325-345.

Jevtic, P., Levy, D.L. (2014). Mechanisms of nuclear size regulation in model systems and cancer. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 773:537-69.


Edens, L.J., White, K.H., Jevtic, P., Li, X., Levy, D.L. (2013). Nuclear size regulation: from single cells to development and disease. Trends in Cell Biology, 23(4):151-9. Highlighted on the cover of the April 2013 issue of Trends in Cell Biology.

Williams, T.L., Levy, D.L. (2013). Assaying cooperativity of protein-DNA interactions using agarose gel electrophoresis. Methods in Molecular Biology, 1054:253-65.


Levy, D.L., Heald, R. (2012). Mechanisms of intracellular scaling. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, 28:113-35.


Levy, D.L., Heald, R. (2010). Nuclear size is regulated by importin alpha and Ntf2 in Xenopus. Cell, 143(2):288-98. Highlighted as a Cell PaperFlick and "News and Views": Cohen-Fix, O. (2010). Cell biology: import and nuclear size. Nature, 468:513-16. Faculty Opinions (F1000 Prime) recommendation:

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