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Yikang Rong, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

1)  Zhang L, Beaucher M, Cheng Y, Rong YS.
Coordination of transposon expression with DNA replication in the targeting of telomeric retrotransposons in Drosophila.
EMBO J. [Epub ahead of print], 2014.
2)  Xue Z, Ren M, Wu M, Dai J, Rong YS, Gao G.
Efficient Gene Knock-Out and Knock-In with Transgenic Cas9 in Drosophila.
G3 (Bethesda). [Epub ahead of print], 2014.
3)  Zhang Y, Schreiner W, Rong YS.
Genome manipulations with bacterial recombineering and site-specific integration in Drosophila.
Methods Mol. Biol. 1114: 11-24, 2014.
4)  Dennis C, Zanni V, Brasset E, Eymery A, Zhang L, Mteirek R, Jensen S, Rong YS, Vaury C.
"Dot COM", a nuclear transit center for the primary piRNA pathway in Drosophila.
PLoS ONE. 8: e72752, 2013.
5)  Morciano P, Zhang Y, Cenci G, Rong YS.
A Hypomorphic Mutation Reveals a Stringent Requirement for the ATM Checkpoint Protein in Telomere Protection During Early Cell Division in Drosophila.
G3 (Bethesda). 3: 1043-8, 2013.
6)  Wesolowska N, Amariei FL, Rong YS.
Clustering and Protein Dynamics of Drosophila melanogaster Telomeres.
Genetics. 195: 381-91, 2013.
7)  Yu Z, Ren M, Wang Z, Zhang B, Rong YS, Jiao R, Gao G.
Highly Efficient Genome Modifications Mediated by CRISPR/Cas9 in Drosophila.
Genetics. 195: 289-91, 2013.
8)  Wesolowska N, Rong YS.
Long-range targeted manipulation of the Drosophila genome by site-specific integration and recombinational resolution.
Genetics. 193: 411-9, 2013.
9)  Yamanaka S, Mehta S, Reyes-Turcu FE, Zhuang F, Fuchs RT, Rong Y, Robb GB, Grewal SI.
RNAi triggered by specialized machinery silences developmental genes and retrotransposons.
Nature. 493: 557-60, 2013.
10)  Kane DP, Shusterman M, Rong Y, McVey M.
Competition between Replicative and Translesion Polymerases during Homologous Recombination Repair in Drosophila.
PLoS Genet. 8: e1002659, 2012.
11)  Beaucher M, Zheng X, Amariei F, Rong YS.
Multiple Pathways Suppress Telomere Addition to DNA Breaks inthe Drosophila Germline.
Genetics. 191: 407-17, 2012.
12)  Zhang L, Rong YS.
Retrotransposons at Drosophila telomeres: Host domestication of a selfish element for the maintenance of genome integrity.
Biochim Biophys Acta. 1819: 771-5, 2012.
13)  Gao G, Cheng Y, Wesolowska N, Rong YS.
Paternal imprint essential for the inheritance of telomere identity in Drosophila.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108: 4932-7, 2011.
14)  Gao G, Walser JC, Beaucher ML, Morciano P, Wesolowska N, Chen J, Rong YS.
HipHop interacts with HOAP and HP1 to protect Drosophila telomeres in a sequence-independent manner.
EMBO J. 29: 819-29, 2010.
15)  Wesolowska N, Rong YS.
The past, present and future of gene targeting in Drosophila.
Fly (Austin). 4: 53-9, 2010.
16)  Gao G, Bi X, Chen J, Srikanta D, Rong YS.
Mre11-Rad50-Nbs complex is required to cap telomeres during Drosophila embryogenesis.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 106: 10728-33, 2009.
17)  Gao G, Wesolowska N, Rong YS.
SIRT combines homologous recombination, site-specific integration, and bacterial recombineering for targeted mutagenesis in Drosophila.
CSH Protoc. 2009: pdb.prot5236, 2009.
18)  Gao G, McMahon C, Chen J, Rong YS.
A powerful method combining homologous recombination and site-specific recombination for targeted mutagenesis in Drosophila.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105: 13999-4004, 2008.
19)  Brough R, Wei D, Leulier S, Lord CJ, Rong YS, Ashworth A.
Functional analysis of Drosophila melanogaster BRCA2 in DNA repair.
DNA Repair (Amst.). 7: 10-9, 2008.
20)  Rong YS.
Loss of the histone variant H2A.Z restores capping to checkpoint-defective telomeres in Drosophila.
Genetics. 180: 1869-75, 2008.
21)  Rong YS.
Telomere capping in Drosophila: dealing with chromosome ends that most resemble DNA breaks.
Chromosoma. 117: 235-42, 2008.
22)  Wei DS, Rong YS.
A genetic screen for DNA double-strand break repair mutations in Drosophila.
Genetics. 177: 63-77, 2007.
23)  Wei Q, Rong Y, Paterson BM.
Stereotypic founder cell patterning and embryonic muscle formation in Drosophila require nautilus (MyoD) gene function.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 104: 5461-6, 2007.
24)  Bandyopadhyay PK, Clark K, Stevenson BJ, Rivier JE, Olivera BM, Golic KG, Rong YS.
Biochemical characterization of Drosophila gamma-glutamyl carboxylase and its role in fly development.
Insect Mol. Biol. 15: 147-56, 2006.
25)  Bi X, Srikanta D, Fanti L, Pimpinelli S, Badugu R, Kellum R, Rong YS.
Drosophila ATM and ATR checkpoint kinases control partially redundant pathways for telomere maintenance.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102: 15167-72, 2005.
26)  Bi X, Gong M, Srikanta D, Rong YS.
Drosophila ATM and Mre11 are essential for the G2/M checkpoint induced by low-dose irradiation.
Genetics. 171: 845-7, 2005.
27)  Brodsky MH, Weinert BT, Tsang G, Rong YS, McGinnis NM, Golic KG, Rio DC, Rubin GM.
Drosophila melanogaster MNK/Chk2 and p53 regulate multiple DNA repair and apoptotic pathways following DNA damage.
Mol. Cell. Biol. 24: 1219-31, 2004.
28)  Bi X, Wei SC, Rong YS.
Telomere Protection without a Telomerase; The Role of ATM and Mre11 in Drosophila Telomere Maintenance.
Curr Biol. 14: 1348-53, 2004.
29)  Bi X, Rong YS.
Genome manipulation by homologous recombination in Drosophila.
Brief Funct Genomic Proteomic. 2: 142-6, 2003.
30)  Gong M, Rong YS.
Targeting multi-cellular organisms.
Curr Opin Genet Dev. 13: 215-20, 2003.
31)  Rong YS, Golic KG.
The homologous chromosome is an effective template for the repair of mitotic DNA double-strand breaks in Drosophila.
Genetics. 165: 1831-42, 2003.
32)  Rong YS.
Gene targeting by homologous recombination: a powerful addition to the genetic arsenal for Drosophila geneticists.
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 297: 1-5, 2002.
33)  Rong YS, Titen SW, Xie HB, Golic MM, Bastiani M, Bandyopadhyay P, Olivera BM, Brodsky M, Rubin GM, Golic KG.
Targeted mutagenesis by homologous recombination in D. melanogaster.
Genes Dev. 16: 1568-81, 2002.
34)  Rong YS, Golic KG.
A targeted gene knockout in Drosophila.
Genetics. 157: 1307-12, 2001.
35)  Rong YS, Golic KG.
Gene targeting by homologous recombination in Drosophila.
Science. 288: 2013-8, 2000.
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