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Rbfox1 is required for myofibril development and maintaining fiber type-specific isoform expression in Drosophila muscles.
Nikonova E, Mukherjee A, Kamble K, Barz C, Nongthomba U, Spletter ML.
Life Sci Alliance. 2022 Jan 7;5(4):e202101342. doi: 10.26508/lsa.202101342.

Partitioning RNAs by length improves transcriptome reconstruction from short-read RNA-seq data.
Ringeling FR, Chakraborty S, Vissers C, Reiman D, Patel AM, Lee KH, Hong A, Park CW, Reska T, Gagneur J, Chang H, Spletter ML, Yoon KJ, Ming GL, Song H, Canzar S.
Nat Biotechnol. 2022 Jan 10. doi: 10.1038/s41587-021-01136-7.

A Candidate RNAi Screen Reveals Diverse RNA-Binding Protein Phenotypes in Drosophila Flight Muscle.
Kao S-Y*, Nikonova E*, Chaabane S, Sabani A, Martitz A, Wittner A, Heemken J, Straub T and Spletter ML.
Cells 2021, 10(10), 2505;

Contributions of alternative splicing to muscle type development and function.
Nikonova E., Kao S.-Y. and Spletter ML.
Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology 2020, Feb 15,

Dissection of Drosophila melanogaster Flight Muscles for Omics Approaches.
Kao SY, Nikonova E, Ravichandran K, Spletter ML.
J Vis Exp. 2019 Oct 17;(152). doi: 10.3791/60309.

Conserved functions of RNA-binding proteins in muscle.
Nikonova E, Kao SY, Ravichandran K, Wittner A and Spletter ML.
Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2019; May 110:29-49.

A transcriptomics resource reveals a transcriptional transition during ordered sarcomere morphogenesis in flight muscle.
Spletter ML, Barz C, Yeroslaviz A, Zhang X, Lemke SB, Bonnard A, Brunner E, Cardone G, Basler K, Habermann BH, Schnorrer F.
Elife 2018; 7 pii: e34058. doi: 10.7554/eLife.34058.

Polarization-resolved microscopy reveals a muscle myosin motor-independent mechanism of molecular actin ordering during sarcomere maturation.
Loison O, Weitkunat M, Kaya-Çopur A, Nascimento Alves C, Matzat T, Spletter ML, Luschnig S, Brasselet S, Lenne PF, Schnorrer F.
PLoS Biol. 2018; 16(4):e2004718. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.2004718.

The RNA-binding protein Arrest (Bruno) regulates alternative splicing to enable myofibril maturation in Drosophila flight muscle. Spletter M.L., Barz C., Yeroslaviz A., Schönbauer C., Ferreira I.R., Sarov M., Gerlach D., Stark A., Habermann B.H., Schnorrer F. EMBO Rep. 2015, 16 (2): 178-91.

Insight into insulin secretion from transcriptome and genetic analysis of insulin-producing cells of Drosophila. Cao J., Ni J., Ma W., Shiu V., Milla L.A., Park S., Spletter M.L., Tang S., Zhang J., Wei X., Kim S.K., Scott M.P. Genetics 2014, 197 (1): 175-92.

Transcriptional regulation and alternative splicing cooperate in muscle fiber-type specification in flies and mammals. Spletter M.L., Schnorrer F. 2014, Exp Cell Res 321 (1): 90-8.

Frequent recent origination of brain genes shaped the evolution of foraging behavior in Drosophila. Chen S., Spletter M.L., Ni X., White K.P., Luo L., Long M. Cell Rep 2012, 1 (2): 118-32.

Diversity and wiring variability of olfactory local interneurons in the Drosophila antennal lobe. Chou* Y.H., Spletter* M.L., Yaksi* E., Leong J.C.S., Wilson R.I., Luo L.  Nature Neuroscience 2010, 13 (4): 439-49.

Visualizing the distribution of synapses from individual neurons in the mouse brain. Li L., Tasic B., Micheva K.D., Ivanov V.M., Spletter M.L., Smith S.J., Luo L. PLoS ONE 2010, 5 (7): e11503.

A new family of odorant receptors in Drosophila. Spletter M.L., Luo L. Cell 2009, 136 (1): 23-5.

Lola regulates Drosophila olfactory projection neuron identity and targeting specificity. Spletter M.L., Liu J., Liu J., Su H., Giniger E., Komiyama T., Quake S., Luo L. Neural Development 2007, 2: 14.

Dissecting tBHQ induced ARE-driven gene expression through long and short oligonucleotide arrays. Li J., Spletter M.L., Johnson J.A. 2005, Physiol Genomics 21: 43-58.

Rotenone-induced caspase 9/3-independent and –dependent cell death in undifferentiated and differentiated human neural stem cells. Li J., Spletter M.L., Johnson D.A., Wright L.S., Svendsen C.N., Johnson J.A. J Neurochem 2005, 92: 462-76.

Photosynthesis in A. thaliana cotyledons with random, ordered and clustered stomata. Spletter M.L. 2005, In Yingst R.A., Brandt S.D., Rudd M., Borg J., Roethel A. (Eds.) 12th Annual Conference Space Ventures and 13th Annual Conference Our Changing Earth (pp. 45-53). University of Wisconsin-Green Bay: Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium.