Beck, Z.T., Z. Xing, and E.J. Tran, LncRNAs: Bridging environmental sensing and gene expression. RNA Biol, 2016. 13(12): p. 1189-1196.

Zhang H, Xing Z, Mani SK, Bancel B, Durantel D, Zoulim F, Tran E. J., Merle P, Andrisani O. RNA helicase DEAD box protein 5 regulates Polycomb repressive complex 2/Hox transcript antisense intergenic RNA function in hepatitis B virus infection and hepatocarcinogenesis. Hepatology. 64(4): p. 1033-48

Cloutier, S.C., Wang, S., Ma, W. K., Al Husini, N., Dhoondia, A., Ansari, A., Pascuzzi, P. E., Tran E. J. (2016) Regulated formation of lncRNA-DNA hybrids enables faster transcriptional induction and environmental adaptation. Mol. Cell. 61(3): 393-404.
***Highlighted in Science Signaling:
***Cover of Feb 4, 2016 issue

Ma, W. K., Paudel, B. P., Xing, Z., Sabath, I. G., Rueda, D., Tran, E. J. (2016) Recruitment, Duplex Unwinding and Protein-mediated Inhibition of the DEAD-box RNA helicase Dbp2 at Actively Transcribed Chromatin. J Mol Biol. doi: 10.1016/j.jmb.2016.02.005.

Shively, C. A., Kweon, H. K., Norman, K. L., Mellacheruvu, D., Xu, T., Sheidy, D. T., Dobry, C. J., Sabath, I., Cosky, E. E. P., Tran, E. J., Nesvizhskii, A., Andrews, P. C., Kumar, A.  (2015)  Large-scale Analysis of Kinase Signaling in Yeast Pseudohyphal Development Identifies Regulation of Ribonucleoprotein Granules.  PLoS Genetics.  11:e1005564.
***Selected by Faculty of 1000:

Ma, W.K. and Tran, E.J. 2015. Measuring helicase inhibition of the DEAD-box protein Dbp2 by Yra1 in RNA Remodeling Proteins: Methods and Protocols, Vol. 1259. (M. Boudvillain, Ed.), Springer New York, pp. 183-197. 

Beck, Z., Cloutier, S. C., Schipma, M., Petell, C. J., Ma, W. K., Tran, E. J.  (2014) Regulation of Glucose-dependent Gene Expression by the RNA Helicase Dbp2 in S. cerevisiae. Genetics. 198:  1001-1014.

Tran, E. J., King, M., Corbett, A. H. (2014)  Macromolecular Transport between the Nucleus and the Cytoplasm: Advances in Mechanism and Emerging Links to Disease.  BBA-Molecular Cell Research. 1843: 2784-2975. 

Cloutier, S., Wang, S., Ma, W. K., Petell, C. J., Tran, E. J. (2013) Long Non-coding RNAs Promote Transcriptional Poising of Inducible Genes. PLoS Biol.  11, e1001715.
***Highlighted in Nature:

Ma, W. K., Cloutier, S. C., Tran, E. J. (2013) The DEAD-box Protein Dbp2 Functions with the RNA-Binding Protein Yra1 to Promote mRNP Assembly. J Mol Biol. 425:3824-38.

Wang, S., Tran, E. J. (2013) Unexpected Functions of lncRNAs in Gene Regulation.  Comm and Int. Biol. e27610  

Cloutier S. C., Ma W.K., Nguyen L.T., Tran E.J.  (2012) The DEAD-box RNA Helicase Dbp2 Connects RNA Quality Control with Repression of Aberrant Transcription. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 26155-26166.
 ***Selected as Journal of Biological Chemistry's best RNA paper for the year.

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