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Dr Mike Taylor  -  PhD

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Selected Publications

Soler C, Han J and Taylor MV (2012) The conserved transcription factor Mef2 has multiple roles in adult Drosophila musculature formation. Development 139:1270-1275.

Blanchard FJ, Collins B, Cyran SA, Hancock DH, Taylor MV and Blau J (2010) The Transcription Factor Mef2 Is Required for Normal Circadian Behavior in Drosophila. Journal of Neuroscience 30:5855-5865.

Soler C and Taylor MV (2009) The Him gene inhibits the development of Drosophila flight muscles during metamorphosis.  Mechanisms of Development 126:595-603.

Elgar SJ, Han J and Taylor MV (2008)  mef2 activity levels differentially regulate gene expression during Drosophila muscle development.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:918-923.

Liotta D, Han J, Elgar SJ, Garvey C, Han Z and Taylor MV (2007) The Him gene reveals a balance of inputs controlling muscle differentiation in Drosophila. Current Biology 17:1409-1413.

Taylor MV (2005) Comparison of muscle development in Drosophila and vertebrates. In “Muscle development in Drosophila” (Ed Sink H), Landes/Eurekah Publishing.

Ruiz-Gomez M, Coutts N, Price A, Taylor MV and Bate M (2000) Drosophila Dumbfounded: a myoblast attractant essential for fusion. Cell 102:189-198.

Taylor MV (2000) Isolation of a novel Drosophila muscle gene in a subtractive hybridisation based molecular screen using small amounts of a zygotic mutant RNA. Developmental Biology 220:37-52.

Gunthorpe D, Beatty K and Taylor MV (1999) Different levels, but not different isoforms, of the muscle transcription factor Dmef2 affect distinct aspects of muscle differentiation. Developmental Biology 215:130-145.

Taylor MV, Beatty K, Hunter K and Baylies M (1995) Drosophila MEF2 is regulated by twist and is expressed in both the primordia and differentiated cells of the embryonic somatic, visceral and heart musculature. Mechanisms of Development 50:29-41.

Taylor MV, Gurdon J, Hopwood N, Towers N and Mohun T (1991) Xenopus embryos contain a somite-specific, MyoD-like protein which binds to a promoter site required for muscle actin expression. Genes and Development 5:1149-1160. 

Taylor MV, Metcalfe JC, Hesketh TR, Smith GA and Moore JP (1984) Mitogens increase the phosphorylation of phosphoinositides in thymocytes. Nature 312: 462-465.