Publications highlighted by subject, listed in reverse chronological order.


Denise Montell's full publications list.

Cell Migration

Miao G, Guo L, Montell D. Border cell polarity and collective migration require the spliceosome component Cactin. J Cell Biol 4; 221 (7): e202202146 (2022).

Dai, W. et al. Tissue topography steers migrating Drosophila border cells. Science 370, 987–990 (2020).

Miao, G., Godt, D. & Montell, D. J. Integration of Migratory Cells into a New Site In Vivo Requires Channel-Independent Functions of Innexins on Microtubules. Dev. Cell 54, 501–515.e9 (2020).

Cai, D. et al. Mechanical feedback through E-cadherin promotes direction sensing during collective cell migration. Cell 157, 1146–1159 (2014).

Wang, X., He, L., Wu, Y. I., Hahn, K. M. & Montell, D. J. Light-mediated activation reveals a key role for Rac in collective guidance of cell movement in vivo. Nat. Cell Biol. 12, 591–597 (2010).

Prasad, M. & Montell, D. J. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of border cell migration analyzed using time-lapse live-cell imaging. Dev. Cell 12, 997–1005 (2007).

Geisbrecht, E. R. & Montell, D. J. A role for Drosophila IAP1-mediated caspase inhibition in Rac-dependent cell migration. Cell 118, 111–125 (2004).

Geisbrecht, E. R. & Montell, D. J. Myosin VI is required for E-cadherin-mediated border cell migration. Nat. Cell Biol. 4, 616–620 (2002).

Silver, D. L. & Montell, D. J. Paracrine signaling through the JAK/STAT pathway activates invasive behavior of ovarian epithelial cells in Drosophila. Cell 107, 831–841 (2001).

Bai, J., Uehara, Y. & Montell, D. J. Regulation of invasive cell behavior by taiman, a Drosophila protein related to AIB1, a steroid receptor coactivator amplified in breast cancer. Cell 103, 1047–1058 (2000).

Murphy, A. M. & Montell, D. J. Cell type-specific roles for Cdc42, Rac, and RhoL in Drosophila oogenesis. J. Cell Biol. 133, 617–630 (1996).

Montell, D. J., Rorth, P. & Spradling, A. C. Slow border cells, a locus required for a developmentally regulated cell migration during oogenesis, encodes Drosophila C/EBP. Cell 71, 51–62 (1992).

Stem Cells, Cell Fate, Cancer

Easwaran, S., Van Ligten, M., Kui, M. & Montell, D. J. Enhanced germline stem cell longevity in Drosophila diapause. Nat. Commun. 13, 711 (2022).

Guo, Q. et al. Light activated cell migration in synthetic extracellular matrices. Biomaterials 33, 8040–8046 (2012).

He, L., Wang, X., Tang, H. L. & Montell, D. J. Tissue elongation requires oscillating contractions of a basal actomyosin network. Nat. Cell Biol. 12, 1133–1142 (2010).

Yoshida, H. et al. Lessons from border cell migration in the Drosophila ovary: A role for myosin VI in dissemination of human ovarian cancer. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 8144–8149 (2004).

Silver, D. L., Naora, H., Liu, J., Cheng, W. & Montell, D. J. Activated signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) 3: localization in focal adhesions and function in ovarian cancer cell motility. Cancer Res. 64, 3550–3558 (2004).

Bai, J. & Montell, D. Eyes absent, a key repressor of polar cell fate during Drosophila oogenesis. Development 129, 5377–5388 (2002).

Selected Review Articles

Montell, D. J. EMT, one of many morphological transitions in cellular phase space. Methods Mol. Biol. 2179, 13–18 (2021).

Gudipaty, S. A., Conner, C. M., Rosenblatt, J. & Montell, D. J. Unconventional ways to live and die: cell death and survival in development, homeostasis, and disease. Annu. Rev. Cell Dev. Biol. 34, 311–332 (2018).

Stuellton, C., Parent, C. A. & Montell, D. J. Cell Motility in Cancer Metastasis: Mechanistic Insights from Simple Model Organisms. NRC (2017).

Sun, G. & Montell, D. J. Q&A: Cellular near death experiences-what is anastasis? BMC Biol. 15, 92 (2017).

Montell, D. J., Yoon, W. H. & Starz-Gaiano, M. Group choreography: mechanisms orchestrating the collective movement of border cells. Nat. Rev. Mol. Cell Biol. 13, 631–645 (2012).

Montell, D. J. Morphogenetic cell movements: diversity from modular mechanical properties. Science 322, 1502–1505 (2008).