He, Y., Zeng, M.Y., Yang, D., Motro, B., and Núñez, G. (2016). NEK7 is an essential mediator of NLRP3 activation downstream of potassium efflux. Nature 530, 354–357.
Lachke, S.A., Higgins, A.W., Inagaki, M., Saadi, I., Xi, Q., Long, M., Quade, B.J., Talkowski, M.E., Gusella, J.F., Fujimoto, A., et al. (2012). The cell adhesion gene PVRL3 is associated with congenital ocular defects. Hum. Genet. 131, 235–250.
Lerer-Goldshtein, T., Bel, S., Shpungin, S., Pery, E., Motro, B., Goldstein, R.S., Bar-Sheshet, S.I., Breitbart, H., and Nir, U. (2010). TMF/ARA160: A key regulator of sperm development. Dev. Biol. 348, 12–21.
Noy-Lotan, S., Dgany, O., Lahmi, R., Marcoux, N., Krasnov, T., Yissachar, N., Ginsberg, D., Motro, B., Resnitzky, P., Yaniv, I., et al. (2009). Codanin-1, the protein encoded by the gene mutated in congenital dyserythropoietic anemia type I (CDAN1), is cell cycle-regulated. Haematologica 94, 629–637.
Levitan, D., Lyons, L.C., Perelman, A., Green, C.L., Motro, B., Eskin, A., and Susswein, A.J. (2008). Training with inedible food in Aplysia causes expression of C/EBP in the buccal but not cerebral ganglion. Learn. Mem. 15, 412–416.
Feige, E., Shalom, O., Tsuriel, S., Yissachar, N., and Motro, B. (2006). Nek1 shares structural and functional similarities with NIMA kinase. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1763, 272–281.
Yissachar, N., Salem, H., Tennenbaum, T., and Motro, B. (2006). Nek7 kinase is enriched at the centrosome, and is required for proper spindle assembly and mitotic progression. FEBS Lett. 580, 6489–6495.
Sredni, B., Gal, R., Cohen, I.J., Dazard, J.-E., Givol, D., Gafter, U., Motro, B., Eliyahu, S., Albeck, M., Lander, H.M., et al. (2004). Hair growth induction by the Tellurium immunomodulator AS101: association with delayed terminal differentiation of follicular keratinocytes and ras-dependent up-regulation of KGF expression. FASEB J. 18, 400–402.
Feige, E., and Motro, B. (2002). The related murine kinases, Nek6 and Nek7, display distinct patterns of expression. Mech. Dev. 110, 219–223.
Fliess, A., Motro, B., and Unger, R. (2002). Swaps in protein sequences. Proteins 48, 377–387.
Ben-Zur, T., Feige, E., Motro, B., and Wides, R. (2000). The mammalian Odz gene family: homologs of a Drosophila pair-rule gene with expression implying distinct yet overlapping developmental roles. Dev. Biol. 217, 107–120.
Kandli, M., Feige, E., Chen, A., Kilfin, G., and Motro, B. (2000). Isolation and characterization of two evolutionarily conserved murine kinases (Nek6 and nek7) related to the fungal mitotic regulator, NIMA. Genomics 68, 187–196.
Lourenssen, S., Motro, B., Bernstein, A., and Diamond, J. (2000). Defects in sensory nerve numbers and growth in mutant Kit and Steel mice. Neuroreport 11, 1159–1165.
Chen, A., Yanai, A., Arama, E., Kilfin, G., and Motro, B. (1999). NIMA-related kinases: isolation and characterization of murine nek3 and nek4 cDNAs, and chromosomal localization of nek1, nek2 and nek3. Gene 234, 127–137.
Mesilaty-Gross, S., Reich, A., Motro, B., and Wides, R. (1999). The Drosophila STAM gene homolog is in a tight gene cluster, and its expression correlates to that of the adjacent gene ial. Gene 231, 173–186.
Reich, A., Yanai, A., Mesilaty-Gross, S., Chen-Moses, A., Wides, R., and Motro, B. (1999). Cloning, mapping, and expression of ial, a novel Drosophila member of the Ipl1/aurora mitotic control kinase family. DNA Cell Biol. 18, 593–603.
Arama, E., Yanai, A., Kilfin, G., Bernstein, A., and Motro, B. (1998). Murine NIMA-related kinases are expressed in patterns suggesting distinct functions in gametogenesis and a role in the nervous system. Oncogene 16, 1813–1823.
Schwartz, Y., Ben-Dor, I., Navon, A., Motro, B., and Nir, U. (1998). Tyrosine phosphorylation of the TATA element modulatory factor by the FER nuclear tyrosine kinases. FEBS Lett. 434, 339–345.
Klüppel, M., Donoviel, D.B., Brunkow, M.E., Motro, B., and Bernstein, A. (1997). Embryonic and adult expression patterns of the Tec tyrosine kinase gene suggest a role in megakaryocytopoiesis, blood vessel development, and melanogenesis. Cell Growth Differ. 8, 1249–1256.
Yanai, A., Arama, E., Kilfin, G., and Motro, B. (1997). ayk1, a novel mammalian gene related to Drosophila aurora centrosome separation kinase, is specifically expressed during meiosis. Oncogene 14, 2943–2950.
Mélet, F., Motro, B., Rossi, D.J., Zhang, L., and Bernstein, A. (1996). Generation of a novel Fli-1 protein by gene targeting leads to a defect in thymus development and a delay in Friend virus-induced erythroleukemia. Mol. Cell. Biol. 16, 2708–2718.
Motro, B., Wojtowicz, J.M., Bernstein, A., and van der Kooy, D. (1996). Steel mutant mice are deficient in hippocampal learning but not long-term potentiation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 93, 1808–1813.
Fode, C., Motro, B., Yousefi, S., Heffernan, M., and Dennis, J.W. (1994). Sak, a murine protein-serine/threonine kinase that is related to the Drosophila polo kinase and involved in cell proliferation. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 91, 6388–6392.
Motro, B., and Bernstein, A. (1993). Dynamic changes in ovarian c-kit and Steel expression during the estrous reproductive cycle. Dev. Dyn. 197, 69–79.
Letwin, K., Mizzen, L., Motro, B., Ben-David, Y., Bernstein, A., and Pawson, T. (1992). A mammalian dual specificity protein kinase, Nek1, is related to the NIMA cell cycle regulator and highly expressed in meiotic germ cells. EMBO J. 11, 3521–3531.
Motro, B., van der Kooy, D., Rossant, J., Reith, A., and Bernstein, A. (1991). Contiguous patterns of c-kit and steel expression: analysis of mutations at the W and Sl loci. Development 113, 1207–1221.
Motro, B., Itin, A., Sachs, L., and Keshet, E. (1990). Pattern of interleukin 6 gene expression in vivo suggests a role for this cytokine in angiogenesis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 87, 3092–3096.