Selected Publications

Hilu-Dadia R., Kurant, E. (2019). Glial phagocytosis in developing and mature Drosophila CNS: tight regulation for a healthy brain.
Curr Opin Immunol. 2019 Dec 17;62:62-68. [Epub ahead of print] Review. [Abstract] [pdf]

Hakim-Mishnaevski K., Flint-Brodsly N., Shklyar B., Levy-Adam F., Kurant, E. (2019). Glial Phagocytic Receptors Promote Neuronal Loss in Adult Drosophila Brain.
Cell Rep. 2019 Nov 5;29(6):1438-1448.e3. [Abstract] [pdf]

Melcarne, C., Lemaitre, B. and Kurant, E. (2019). Phagocytosis in Drosophila: From molecules and cellular machinery to physiology.
Insect Biochem Mol Biol. 2019 Jun;109:1-12. [Abstract] [pdf]

Dabool, L., Juravlev, L., Hakim-Mishnaevski, K. and Kurant, E. (2019). Modeling Parkinson’s disease in adult Drosophila.
J Neurosci Methods. 2019 Jan 1;311:89-94. [Abstract] [pdf]

Kurant, E., Ariel, A. and Lauber, K. (2018). Editorial: Apoptotic Cell Clearance in Health and Disease.

Front Immunol. 2018 Oct 2;9:2154. [Abstract] [pdf]

Yanku, Y., Bitman-Lotan, E., Zohar, Y., Kurant, E., Zilke, N., Eilers, M. and Orian, A. (2018). Drosophila HUWE1 Ubiquitin Ligase Regulates Endoreplication and Antagonizes JNK Signaling During Salivary Gland Development.
Cells. 2018 Sep 26;7(10). [Abstract] [pdf]

Valanne, S., Vesala, L. and Rämet, M. (2018). Commentary: Drosophila GATA Factor Serpent Establishes Phagocytic Ability of Embryonic Macrophages.
Front Immunol. 2018 Jul 6;9:1582. [Abstract] [pdf]

Shlyakhover, E., Shklyar, B., Hakim-Mishnaevski, K., Levy-Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2018). Drosophila GATA Factor Serpent Establishes Phagocytic Ability of Embryonic Macrophages.
Front Immunol. 2018 Mar 8;9:266. [Abstract] [pdf]

Hilu‐Dadia, R., Hakim‐Mishnaevski, K., Levy‐Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2018). Draper-mediated JNK signaling is required for glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons during Drosophila metamorphosis.
Glia. 2018 Jul;66(7):1520-1532. [Abstract] [pdf]

Shklover, J., Levy-Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2015). Apoptotic cell clearance in development.
Curr Top Dev Bio, 114, 297-334. [Abstract] [pdf]

Shklover, J., Levy-Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2015). The role of Drosophila TNF Eiger in developmental and damage-induced neuronal apoptosis.
FEBS Letters, Mar 6; pii: S0014-5793(15)00124-6. (Highlighted article). [Abstract] [pdf]

Shklover, J., Mishnaevski, K., Levy-Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2015). JNK pathway activation is able to synchronize neuronal death and glial phagocytosis in Drosophila.
Cell Death Dis, Feb 19;6:e1649. [Abstract] [pdf]

Shklyar, B., Levy-Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2014). Drosophila Model for Studying Phagocytosis Following Neuronal Cell Death.
Neuronal Cell Death – Methods in Molecular Biology, 1254, 359-368. [Abstract]

Shklyar, B., Sellman, Y., Shklover, J., Mishnaevski, K., Levy-Adam, F. and Kurant, E. (2014). Developmental regulation of glial cell phagocytic function during Drosophila embryogenesis.
Dev. Biology, 393(2), 255-69. (COVER). [Abstract] [pdf]

Shklyar, B., Levy-Adam, F., Mishnaevski, K. and Kurant, E. (2013). Caspase Activity is Required for Engulfment of Apoptotic Cells.
Molecular and Cellular Biology, 33, 3191-3201. [Abstract] [pdf]

Shklyar, B., Shklover, J. and Kurant, E. (2013). Live imaging of apoptotic cell clearance during Drosophila embryogenesis.
J Vis Exp. 18. [Abstract] [pdf]

Kurant, E. (2011). Keeping the CNS clear: glial phagocytic functions in Drosophila.
Glia 59, 1304-1311. [Abstract]

Kurant, E., Axelrod, S., Leaman, D. and Gaul, U. (2008). Six-microns-under acts upstream of Draper in the glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons.
Cell 133, 498-509. [Abstract] [pdf]

Kurant, E., Eytan, D. and Salzberg, A. (2001). Mutational analysis of the Drosophila homothorax gene.
Genetics 157, 689-698. [Abstract] [pdf]

Pai, C. Y., Kou, T. S., Jaw, T. J., Kurant, E., Chen, C. T., Bessarab, D. A., Salzberg, A. and Sun, H. Y. (1998). The Homothorax homeoprotein activates the nuclear localization of another homeoprotein, Extradenticle, and suppresses eye development in Drosophila.
Genes and Development 12, 435-446. [Abstract] [pdf]

Kurant E, Pai CY, Sharf R, Halachmi N, Sun YH, Salzberg A. (1998) Dorsotonals/homothorax, the Drosophila homologue of meis1, interacts with extradenticle in patterning of the embryonic PNS.
Development. Mar;125(6):1037-48. [Abstract] [pdf]