Selected peer-reviewed  Publications










  • Thao Phuong Le, Linh Thuong Vuong, Ya-Chieh Hsu & Kwang-Wook Choi. (2016) 14-3-3 Proteins regulate

          TctpRheb interaction for organ growth in Drosophila. Nat Commun. (in press)

  • C Ko, Y-G Kim, T P Le and K-W Choi. (2016) Twinstar/cofilin is required for regulation of epithelial integrity

          and tissue growth in Drosophila. Oncogene. Advance online publication 4 April 2016

  • Chung HL, Augustine GJ, Choi KW. (2016) Drosophila Schip1 Links Expanded and Tao-1 to Regulate Hippo

          Signaling. Dev Cell. 36(5):511-24

  • Won JH, Tsogtbaatar O, Son W, Singh A,  Choi KW, Cho KO. (2015) Cell Type-Specific Responses to Wingless,

          Hedgehog and  Decapentaplegic Are Essential for Patterning Early Eye-Antenna Disc in Drosophila. Plos one.

          10(4): e0121999

  • Yeom E, Hong ST and Choi KW. (2015) Crumbs interacts with Xpd for nuclear division control in Drosophila.

          Oncogene. 34(21): 2777-2789

  •  Linh Thuong Vuong, Bibhash Mukhopadhyay and Choi KW. (2014) Kinesin-II recruits Armadillo and

          Dishevelled for Wingless signaling in Drosophila. Development. 141(16):3222-3232

  • Kang J, Yeom E, Lim J, Choi KW. (2014) Bar represses dPax2 and decapentaplegic to regulate cell fate and

          morphogenetic cell death in Drosophila eye. Plos one. 5;9(2):e88171

  • Hong ST, Choi KW. (2013) TCTP directly regulates ATM activity to control genome stability and organ

          development in Drosophila melanogaster. Nat Commun. 2013;4:2986.

  • Kang J, Kim J, Choi KW.. (2011) Novel Cytochrome P450, cyp6a17, is required for temperature      

          preference behavior in Drosophila. Plos one.6(12):e29800

  • Singh A, Tare M, Kango-Singh M, Son WS, Cho KO, Choi KW. (2011) Opposing interactions between

          homothorax and Lobe define the ventral eye margin of Drosophila eye. Dev Biol. 359:199–208

  • Mukhopadhyay B, Nam SC, Choi KW. (2010) Kinesin-II is required cell survival and adherens

         junction positioning in drosophila photoreceptors. Genesis 48(9):521

  • LimJ, Jafar-Nejad H, Hsu YC, Choi KW.(2008) Novel function of the class I bHLH protein

          Daughterless in the negative regulation of proneural gene expression in the Drosophila eye.

          EMBO Rep.9(11):1128-33.

  • Choi KW, Nam SC, Mukhopadhyay B.(2007) Par-1 and PP2A: Yin-Yang of Bazooka localization.

          Fly (Austin).1(4):235-7.

  • HsuY-C, Chern J, CaiY, Liu M and Choi K-W. (2007). Drosophila TCTP is essential for growth and

          proliferation through regulation of dRheb GTPase. Nature 445, 785-788.

  • LimJ, Lee OK, Hsu YC, Singh A, Choi KW.(2007) Drosophila TRAP230/240 are essential coactivators

          for Atonal in retinal neurogenesis. Dev Biol. 308(2):322-30.

  • Nam SC, Mukhopadhyay B, Choi KW.(2007) Antagonistic functions of Par-1 kinaseand protein

          phosphatase 2A are required for localization of Bazooka and photoreceptor morphogenesis in

          Drosophila. Dev Biol. 306(2):624-35

  • Nam S and Choi K-W. (2006). Domain-specific earlyand late function of Dpatj in Drosophila

          photoreceptor cells. Dev. Dyn. 235, 1501-1507.

  • SinghA, Shi X and Choi K-W. (2006). Lobe and Serrate are required for cell survival during early eye

         development in Drosophila. Development 133, 4771-4781.

  • Lim JH and Choi K-W. (2005). Control of planar cell polarity by interaction of DWnt4 and Four-jointed.

          Genesis 42, 150-161.

  • SinghA, Chen J, Chern J and ChoiK-W. (2005). Genetic interaction of Lobe with its modifiers in

          dorsoventral patterning and growth of the Drosophila eye. Genetics 171, 169-183.

  • LimJH and Choi K-W. (2004). Eye disc margin is a center for organizing planar polarity in Drosophila.

          Genesis 39, 26-37.

  • LimJH, Choi K-W. (2004) Induction and autoregulation of anti-proneural gene Bar during retinal

          neurogenesis in Drosophila. Development 131(22):5573-80.

  • LimJ, Choi K.-W. (2003) Bar homeodomain proteins are anti-proneural in the Drosophila eye:

          Repression of atonal by Bar prevents ectopic retinal neurogenesis. Development 130:5965-5974.

  • Nam SC, Choi K-W. (2003) Interaction of Par-6 and Crumbs complexes is essential for photoreceptor

          morphogenesis in Drosophila. Development 130:4363-4372.

  • Singh A, Choi K-W. (2003) The state of Drosophila eye before dorso-ventral specification is equivalent

          to ventral. Development 130:6351-6360.

  • Chern J, ChoiK-W. (2002) Lobe mediates Notch signaling to control domain-specific growth in the

          Drosophila eye disc. Development 129:4005-4013.

  • Izaddoost S, Nam S-C, Bhat, MA, Bellen HJ, Choi,K-W. (2002) Drosophila Crumbs is a positional cue

          in photoreceptor adherens junctions and rhabdomeres. Nature 416:178-183.

  • Cho K-O, Chern J, Izaddoost S, Choi K-W. (2000) Novel signaling from the peripodial membrane is

          essential for eye disc patterning in Drosophila.Cell 103:331-342.

  • Bhat MA, Izaddoost S, Cho K-O, ChoiK-W, Bellen HJ. (1999). Discs-lost, a novelmulti-PDZ domain

          protein, establishes and maintains epithelial polarity. Cell 96:833-845.

  • Cho K-O, Choi K-W. (1998) Role of dorsoventral axis in polarity and eye morphogenesisin Drosophila.

          Nature 396:272-276.






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