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Biography

  • PhD 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Postdoctoral research at Harvard University and Whitehead Institute, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Group leader at EMBL since 1992.
    Head of EICAT since 2005.
    Head of Unit since 2007.

Publications

Total: 65 publication(s)

2015

Kanke M, Jambor H, Reich J, Marches B, Gstir R, Ryu YH, Ephrussi A, Macdonald PM. (2015)

oskar RNA plays multiple noncoding roles to support oogenesis and maintain integrity of the germline/soma distinction.

RNA
Europe PMC

Halstead JM, Lionnet T, Wilbertz JH, Wippich F, Ephrussi A, Singer RH, Chao JA. (2015)

Translation. An RNA biosensor for imaging the first round of translation from single cells to living animals.

Science 347(6228):1367-1671. doi:10.1126/science.aaa3380
Europe PMC | doi

Gaspar I, Ephrussi A. (2015)

Strength in numbers: quantitative single-molecule RNA detection assays.

Wiley Interdiscip Rev Dev Biol doi:10.1002/wdev.170
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2014

Hövelmann F, Gaspar I, Loibl S, Ermilov EA, Röder B, Wengel J, Ephrussi A, Seitz O. (2014)

Brightness through Local Constraint-LNA-Enhanced FIT Hybridization Probes for In Vivo Ribonucleotide Particle Tracking.

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 53(42):11370-11375. doi:10.1002/anie.201406022
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Bassett AR, Akhtar A, Barlow DP, Bird AP, Brockdorff N, Duboule D, Ephrussi A, Ferguson-Smith AC, Gingeras TR, Haerty W, Higgs DR, Miska EA, Ponting CP. (2014)

Considerations when investigating lncRNA function in vivo.

Elife (Cambridge) 3:e03058. doi:10.7554/elife.03058
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Gaspar I, Yu YV, Cotton SL, Kim DH, Ephrussi A, Welte MA. (2014)

Klar ensures thermal robustness of oskar localization by restraining RNP motility

J. Cell Biol. 206(2):199-215. doi:10.1083/jcb.201310010
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Ghosh S, Obrdlik A, Marchand V, Ephrussi A. (2014)

The EJC Binding and Dissociating Activity of PYM Is Regulated in Drosophila.

PLoS Genet. 10(6) doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004455
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Xiol J, Spinelli P, Laussmann MA, Homolka D, Yang Z, Cora E, Couté Y, Conn S, Kadlec J, Sachidanandam R, Kaksonen M, Cusack S, Ephrussi A, Pillai RS. (2014)

RNA Clamping by Vasa Assembles a piRNA Amplifier Complex on Transposon Transcripts

Cell 157(7):1698-1711. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2014.05.018
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Jambor H, Mueller S, Bullock SL, Ephrussi A. (2014)

A stem-loop structure directs oskar mRNA to microtubule minus ends

RNA 20(4):429-439. doi:10.1261/rna.041566.113
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Medioni C, Ramialison M, Ephrussi A, Besse F. (2014)

Imp Promotes Axonal Remodeling by Regulating profilin mRNA during Brain Development

Curr. Biol. 24(7):793-800. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.02.038
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2013

Hövelmann F, Gaspar I, Ephrussi A, Seitz O. (2013)

Brightness enhanced DNA FIT-probes for wash-free RNA imaging in tissue

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135(50):19025-19032. doi:10.1021/ja410674h
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Telley IA, Gáspár I, Ephrussi A, Surrey T. (2013)

A single Drosophila embryo extract for the study of mitosis ex vivo

Nat Protoc 8(2):310-324. doi:10.1038/nprot.2013.003
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Leibfried A, Müller S, Ephrussi A. (2013)

A Cdc42-regulated actin cytoskeleton mediates Drosophila oocyte polarization

Development 140(2):362-371. doi:10.1242/dev.089250
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2012

Telley IA, Gáspár I, Ephrussi A, Surrey T. (2012)

Aster migration determines the length scale of nuclear separation in the Drosophila syncytial embryo

J. Cell Biol. 197(7):887-895. doi:10.1083/jcb.201204019
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Ghosh S, Marchand V, Gáspár I, Ephrussi A. (2012)

Control of RNP motility and localization by a splicing-dependent structure in oskar mRNA

Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol. 19(4):441-449. doi:10.1038/nsmb.2257
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Marchand V, Gaspar I, Ephrussi A. (2012)

An intracellular transmission control protocol: assembly and transport of ribonucleoprotein complexes

Curr. Opin. Cell Biol. 24(2):202-210. doi:10.1016/j.ceb.2011.12.014
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2011

Jambor H, Brunel C, Ephrussi A. (2011)

Dimerization of oskar 3' UTRs promotes hitchhiking for RNA localization in the Drosophila oocyte

RNA 17(12):2049-2057. doi:10.1261/rna.2686411
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Fan SJ, Marchand V, Ephrussi A. (2011)

Drosophila Ge-1 promotes P body formation and oskar mRNA localization

PLoS ONE 6(5):e20612. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0020612
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2009

Krauss J, López de Quinto S, Nüsslein-Volhard C, Ephrussi A. (2009)

Myosin-V regulates oskar mRNA localization in the Drosophila oocyte

Curr. Biol. 19(12):1058-1063. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2009.04.062
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Martin KC, Ephrussi A. (2009)

mRNA localization: gene expression in the spatial dimension

Cell 136(4):719-730. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2009.01.044
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Besse F, López de Quinto S, Marchand V, Trucco A, Ephrussi A. (2009)

Drosophila PTB promotes formation of high-order RNP particles and represses oskar translation

Genes Dev. 23(2):195-207. doi:10.1101/gad.505709
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Suyama R, Jenny A, Curado S, Pellis-van Berkel W, Ephrussi A. (2009)

The actin-binding protein Lasp promotes Oskar accumulation at the posterior pole of the Drosophila embryo

Development 136(1):95-105. doi:10.1242/dev.027698
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2008

Besse F, Ephrussi A. (2008)

Translational control of localized mRNAs: restricting protein synthesis in space and time

Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 9(12):971-980. doi:10.1038/nrm2548
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Sung HH, Telley IA, Papadaki P, Ephrussi A, Surrey T, Rørth P. (2008)

Drosophila ensconsin promotes productive recruitment of Kinesin-1 to microtubules

Dev. Cell 15(6):866-876. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2008.10.006
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2007

Besse F, Mertel S, Kittel RJ, Wichmann C, Rasse TM, Sigrist SJ, Ephrussi A. (2007)

The Ig cell adhesion molecule Basigin controls compartmentalization and vesicle release at Drosophila melanogaster synapses

J. Cell Biol. 177(5):843-855. doi:10.1083/jcb.200701111
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Coutelis JB, Ephrussi A. (2007)

Rab6 mediates membrane organization and determinant localization during Drosophila oogenesis

Development 134(7):1419-1430. doi:10.1242/dev.02821
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Vanzo N, Oprins A, Xanthakis D, Ephrussi A, Rabouille C. (2007)

Stimulation of endocytosis and actin dynamics by Oskar polarizes the Drosophila oocyte

Dev. Cell 12(4):543-555. doi:10.1016/j.devcel.2007.03.002
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Anne J, Ollo R, Ephrussi A, Mechler BM. (2007)

Arginine methyltransferase Capsuleen is essential for methylation of spliceosomal Sm proteins and germ cell formation in Drosophila

Development 134(1):137-146. doi:10.1242/dev.02687
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2006

Jenny A, Hachet O, Závorszky P, Cyrklaff A, Weston MD, Johnston DS, Erdélyi M, Ephrussi A. (2006)

A translation-independent role of oskar RNA in early Drosophila oogenesis

Development 133(15):2827-2833. doi:10.1242/dev.02456
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Chekulaeva M, Hentze MW, Ephrussi A. (2006)

Bruno acts as a dual repressor of oskar translation, promoting mRNA oligomerization and formation of silencing particles

Cell 124(3):521-533. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2006.01.031
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2005

Staudt N, Molitor A, Somogyi K, Mata J, Curado S, Eulenberg K, Meise M, Siegmund T, Häder T, Hilfiker A, Brönner G, Ephrussi A, Rørth P, Cohen SM, Fellert S, Chung HR, Piepenburg O, Schäfer U, Jäckle H, Vorbrüggen G. (2005)

Gain-of-function screen for genes that affect Drosophila muscle pattern formation

PLoS Genet. 1(4):e55. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.0010055
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Vaccari T, Rabouille C, Ephrussi A. (2005)

The Drosophila PAR-1 spacer domain is required for lateral membrane association and for polarization of follicular epithelial cells

Curr. Biol. 15(3):255-261. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2005.01.033
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2004

Riechmann V, Ephrussi A. (2004)

Par-1 regulates bicoid mRNA localisation by phosphorylating Exuperantia

Development 131(23):5897-5907. doi:10.1242/dev.01515
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Chekulaeva M, Ephrussi A. (2004)

Drosophila development: RNA interference ab ovo

Curr. Biol. 14(11):R428-30. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2004.05.036
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Yano T, López de Quinto S, Matsui Y, Shevchenko A, Shevchenko A, Ephrussi A. (2004)

Hrp48, a Drosophila hnRNPA/B homolog, binds and regulates translation of oskar mRNA

Dev. Cell 6(5):637-648. doi:10.1016/s1534-5807(04)00132-7
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Hachet O, Ephrussi A. (2004)

Splicing of oskar RNA in the nucleus is coupled to its cytoplasmic localization

Nature 428(6986):959-963. doi:10.1038/nature02521
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Yoshida S, Müller HA, Wodarz A, Ephrussi A. (2004)

PKA-R1 spatially restricts Oskar expression for Drosophila embryonic patterning

Development 131(6):1401-1410. doi:10.1242/dev.01034
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Ephrussi A, St Johnston D. (2004)

Seeing is believing: the bicoid morphogen gradient matures

Cell 116(2):143-152. doi:10.1016/s0092-8674(04)00037-6
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2003

Teixeira L, Rabouille C, Rørth P, Ephrussi A, Vanzo NF. (2003)

Drosophila Perilipin/ADRP homologue Lsd2 regulates lipid metabolism

Mech. Dev. 120(9):1071-1081. doi:10.1016/s0925-4773(03)00158-8
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Castagnetti S, Ephrussi A. (2003)

Orb and a long poly(A) tail are required for efficient oskar translation at the posterior pole of the Drosophila oocyte

Development 130(5):835-843. doi:10.1242/dev.00309
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Filardo P, Ephrussi A. (2003)

Bruno regulates gurken during Drosophila oogenesis

Mech. Dev. 120(3):289-297. doi:10.1016/s0925-4773(02)00454-9
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2002

Vaccari T, Ephrussi A. (2002)

The fusome and microtubules enrich Par-1 in the oocyte, where it effects polarization in conjunction with Par-3, BicD, Egl, and dynein

Curr. Biol. 12(17):1524-1528. doi:10.1016/s0960-9822(02)01079-5
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Vanzo NF, Ephrussi A. (2002)

Oskar anchoring restricts pole plasm formation to the posterior of the Drosophila oocyte

Development 129(15):3705-3714.
Europe PMC

Riechmann V, Gutierrez GJ, Filardo P, Nebreda AR, Ephrussi A. (2002)

Par-1 regulates stability of the posterior determinant Oskar by phosphorylation

Nat. Cell Biol. 4(5):337-342.
Europe PMC

Tazuke SI, Schulz C, Gilboa L, Fogarty M, Mahowald AP, Guichet A, Ephrussi A, Wood CG, Lehmann R, Fuller MT. (2002)

A germline-specific gap junction protein required for survival of differentiating early germ cells

Development 129(10):2529-2539.
Europe PMC


2001

Hachet O, Ephrussi A. (2001)

Drosophila Y14 shuttles to the posterior of the oocyte and is required for oskar mRNA transport

Curr. Biol. 11(21):1666-1674. doi:10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00508-5
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Riechmann V, Ephrussi A. (2001)

Axis formation during Drosophila oogenesis

Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 11(4):374-383. doi:10.1016/s0959-437x(00)00207-0
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2000

Tomancak P, Piano F, Riechmann V, Gunsalus KC, Kemphues KJ, Ephrussi A. (2000)

A Drosophila melanogaster homologue of Caenorhabditis elegans par-1 acts at an early step in embryonic-axis formation

Nat. Cell Biol. 2(7):458-460. doi:10.1038/35017101
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Mata J, Curado S, Ephrussi A, Rørth P. (2000)

Tribbles coordinates mitosis and morphogenesis in Drosophila by regulating string/CDC25 proteolysis

Cell 101(5):511-522. doi:10.1016/s0092-8674(00)80861-2
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Castagnetti S, Hentze MW, Ephrussi A, Gebauer F. (2000)

Control of oskar mRNA translation by Bruno in a novel cell-free system from Drosophila ovaries

Development 127(5):1063-1068.
Europe PMC

Jiménez G, Guichet A, Ephrussi A, Casanova J. (2000)

Relief of gene repression by torso RTK signaling: role of capicua in Drosophila terminal and dorsoventral patterning

Genes Dev. 14(2):224-231.
Europe PMC


1998

Gunkel N, Yano T, Markussen FH, Olsen LC, Ephrussi A. (1998)

Localization-dependent translation requires a functional interaction between the 5' and 3' ends of oskar mRNA

Genes Dev. 12(11):1652-1664. doi:10.1101/gad.12.11.1652
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Tomancak P, Guichet A, Zavorszky P, Ephrussi A. (1998)

Oocyte polarity depends on regulation of gurken by Vasa

Development 125(9):1723-1732.
Europe PMC


1997

Glotzer JB, Ephrussi A. (1997)

Analysis of RNA distribution during Drosophila oogenesis using fluorescent in situ hybridization

In: Richter JD (ed.), A Comparative Methods Approach to the Study of Oocytes and Embryos. Oxford University Press, New York.

Glotzer JB, Saffrich R, Glotzer M, Ephrussi A. (1997)

Cytoplasmic flows localize injected oskar RNA in Drosophila oocytes

Curr. Biol. 7(5):326-337. doi:10.1016/s0960-9822(06)00156-4
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Florence B, Guichet A, Ephrussi A, Laughon A. (1997)

Ftz-F1 is a cofactor in Ftz activation of the Drosophila engrailed gene

Development 124(4):839-847.
Europe PMC

Guichet A, Copeland JW, Erdélyi M, Hlousek D, Závorszky P, Ho J, Brown S, Percival-Smith A, Krause HM, Ephrussi A. (1997)

The nuclear receptor homologue Ftz-F1 and the homeodomain protein Ftz are mutually dependent cofactors

Nature 385(6616):548-552. doi:10.1038/385548a0
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Markussen FH, Breitwieser W, Ephrussi A. (1997)

Efficient translation and phosphorylation of Oskar require Oskar protein and the RNA helicase Vasa

Paper presented at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on Quantitative Biology - Pattern Formation During Development, PLAINVIEW, NEW YORK, 1997. Cold Spring Harb. Symp. Quant. Biol. 62:13-17.
Europe PMC


1996

Breitwieser W, Markussen FH, Horstmann H, Ephrussi A. (1996)

Oskar protein interaction with Vasa represents an essential step in polar granule assembly

Genes Dev. 10(17):2179-2188. doi:10.1101/gad.10.17.2179
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Glotzer JB, Ephrussi A. (1996)

mRNA localization and the cytoskeleton

Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 7(3):357-365.
Europe PMC


1995

Markussen FH, Michon AM, Breitwieser W, Ephrussi A. (1995)

Translational control of oskar generates short OSK, the isoform that induces pole plasma assembly

Development 121(11):3723-3732.
Europe PMC

Erdélyi M, Michon AM, Guichet A, Glotzer JB, Ephrussi A. (1995)

Requirement for Drosophila cytoplasmic tropomyosin in oskar mRNA localization

Nature 377(6549):524-527. doi:10.1038/377524a0
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1994

Lehmann R, Ephrussi A. (1994)

Germ plasm formation and germ cell determination in Drosophila

Paper presented at the Symposium on Germline Development, LONDON, ENGLAND, JUL 20-22, 1993. Ciba Found. Symp. 182:282-96; discussion 296-300.
Europe PMC


1992

Ephrussi A, Lehmann R. (1992)

Induction of germ cell formation by oskar

Nature 358(6385):387-392. doi:10.1038/358387a0
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1991

Ephrussi A, Dickinson LK, Lehmann R. (1991)

Oskar organizes the germ plasm and directs localization of the posterior determinant nanos

Cell 66(1):37-50. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(91)90137-n
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