Alexey J. Merz - Publications

2004- Biochemistry University of Washington, Seattle, Seattle, WA 
Cell biology, Membrane biology, Membrane fusion, Golgi, Vacuole

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Year Citation  Score
2020 Plemel RL, Odorizzi G, Merz AJ. Genetically encoded multimode reporter of AP-3 traffic in budding yeast. Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark). PMID 33225520 DOI: 10.1111/tra.12772  1
2018 Ledvina HE, Kelly KA, Eshraghi A, Plemel RL, Peterson SB, Lee B, Steele S, Adler M, Kawula TH, Merz AJ, Skerrett SJ, Celli J, Mougous JD. A Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase Effector Alters Phagosomal Maturation to Promote Intracellular Growth of Francisella. Cell Host & Microbe. PMID 30057173 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.07.003  0.92
2017 Schwartz ML, Nickerson DP, Lobingier BT, Plemel RL, Duan M, Angers CG, Zick M, Merz AJ. Sec17 (α-SNAP) and an SM-tethering complex regulate the outcome of SNARE zippering in vitro and in vivo. Elife. 6. PMID 28925353 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.27396  1
2017 Song H, Orr AS, Duan M, Merz AJ, Wickner WT. Sec17/Sec18 act twice, enhancing membrane fusion and then disassembling cis-SNARE complexes. Elife. 6. PMID 28718762 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.26646  1
2016 Sunshine AB, Ong GT, Nickerson DP, Carr D, Murakami CJ, Wasko BM, Shemorry A, Merz AJ, Kaeberlein M, Dunham MJ. Aneuploidy shortens replicative lifespan in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Aging Cell. PMID 26762766 DOI: 10.1111/acel.12443  1
2015 Nickerson DP, Merz AJ. LUCID: a quantitative assay of ESCRT-mediated cargo sorting into multivesicular bodies. Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark). PMID 26424513 DOI: 10.1111/tra.12331  1
2015 Chapin HC, Okada M, Merz AJ, Miller DL. Tissue-specific autophagy responses to aging and stress in C. elegans. Aging. 7: 419-34. PMID 26142908  0.6
2015 Zick M, Orr A, Schwartz ML, Merz AJ, Wickner WT. Sec17 can trigger fusion of trans-SNARE paired membranes without Sec18. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: E2290-7. PMID 25902545 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1506409112  1
2015 Shideler T, Nickerson DP, Merz AJ, Odorizzi G. Ubiquitin binding by the CUE domain promotes endosomal localization of the Rab5 GEF Vps9. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 26: 1345-56. PMID 25673804 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E14-06-1156  1
2015 Merz AJ. What are the roles of V-ATPases in membrane fusion? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112: 8-9. PMID 25540413 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1422280112  1
2015 Chapin HC, Okada M, Merz AJ, Miller DL. Tissue-specific autophagy responses to aging and stress in C. elegans Aging. 7: 419-434.  1
2014 Lobingier BT, Nickerson DP, Lo SY, Merz AJ. SM proteins Sly1 and Vps33 co-assemble with Sec17 and SNARE complexes to oppose SNARE disassembly by Sec18. Elife. 3: e02272. PMID 24837546 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.02272  1
2014 Brodsky JL, Merz A, Serio T. Organelle and proteome quality control mechanisms: how cells are able to keep calm and carry on. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 25: 733-4. PMID 24626847 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E13-11-0672  1
2013 Paulsel AL, Merz AJ, Nickerson DP. Vps9 family protein Muk1 is the second Rab5 guanosine nucleotide exchange factor in budding yeast. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 288: 18162-71. PMID 23612966 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M113.457069  1
2012 Lockshon D, Olsen CP, Brett CL, Chertov A, Merz AJ, Lorenz DA, Van Gilst MR, Kennedy BK. Rho signaling participates in membrane fluidity homeostasis. Plos One. 7: e45049. PMID 23071506 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0045049  1
2012 Lobingier BT, Merz AJ. Sec1/Munc18 protein Vps33 binds to SNARE domains and the quaternary SNARE complex. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 23: 4611-22. PMID 23051737 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E12-05-0343  1
2012 Nickerson DP, Russell MR, Lo SY, Chapin HC, Milnes JM, Merz AJ. Termination of isoform-selective Vps21/Rab5 signaling at endolysosomal organelles by Msb3/Gyp3. Traffic (Copenhagen, Denmark). 13: 1411-28. PMID 22748138 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0854.2012.01390.x  1
2012 Lo SY, Brett CL, Plemel RL, Vignali M, Fields S, Gonen T, Merz AJ. Intrinsic tethering activity of endosomal Rab proteins. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. 19: 40-7. PMID 22157956 DOI: 10.1038/nsmb.2162  1
2011 Plemel RL, Lobingier BT, Brett CL, Angers CG, Nickerson DP, Paulsel A, Sprague D, Merz AJ. Subunit organization and Rab interactions of Vps-C protein complexes that control endolysosomal membrane traffic. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 22: 1353-63. PMID 21325627 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E10-03-0260  1
2011 Angers CG, Merz AJ. New links between vesicle coats and Rab-mediated vesicle targeting. Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology. 22: 18-26. PMID 20643221 DOI: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2010.07.003  1
2011 Brett CL, Plemel RL, Lobingier BT, Vignali M, Fields S, Merz AJ. Efficient termination of vacuolar Rab GTPase signaling requires coordinated action by a GAP and a protein kinase Journal of Cell Biology. 195: 1061. DOI: 10.1083/jcb.2008010011956c  1
2010 Hood RD, Singh P, Hsu F, Güvener T, Carl MA, Trinidad RR, Silverman JM, Ohlson BB, Hicks KG, Plemel RL, Li M, Schwarz S, Wang WY, Merz AJ, Goodlett DR, et al. A type VI secretion system of Pseudomonas aeruginosa targets a toxin to bacteria. Cell Host & Microbe. 7: 25-37. PMID 20114026 DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2009.12.007  1
2010 Zheng H, Taraska J, Merz AJ, Gonen T. The prototypical H+/galactose symporter GalP assembles into functional trimers. Journal of Molecular Biology. 396: 593-601. PMID 20006622 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2009.12.010  1
2009 Angers CG, Merz AJ. HOPS interacts with Apl5 at the vacuole membrane and is required for consumption of AP-3 transport vesicles. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 20: 4563-74. PMID 19741093 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E09-04-0272  1
2009 Nickerson DP, Brett CL, Merz AJ. Vps-C complexes: gatekeepers of endolysosomal traffic. Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 21: 543-51. PMID 19577915 DOI: 10.1016/  1
2009 Collette JR, Chi RJ, Boettner DR, Fernandez-Golbano IM, Plemel R, Merz AJ, Geli MI, Traub LM, Lemmon SK. Clathrin functions in the absence of the terminal domain binding site for adaptor-associated clathrin-box motifs. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 20: 3401-13. PMID 19458198 DOI: 10.1091/mbc.E08-10-1082  1
2009 Schwartz ML, Merz AJ. Capture and release of partially zipped trans-SNARE complexes on intact organelles. The Journal of Cell Biology. 185: 535-49. PMID 19414611 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200811082  1
2008 Brett CL, Plemel RL, Lobingier BT, Lobinger BT, Vignali M, Fields S, Merz AJ. Efficient termination of vacuolar Rab GTPase signaling requires coordinated action by a GAP and a protein kinase. The Journal of Cell Biology. 182: 1141-51. PMID 18809726 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200801001  1
2008 Brett CL, Merz AJ. Osmotic regulation of Rab-mediated organelle docking. Current Biology : Cb. 18: 1072-7. PMID 18619842 DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.06.050  1
2005 Lee SW, Higashi DL, Snyder A, Merz AJ, Potter L, So M. PilT is required for PI(3,4,5)P3-mediated crosstalk between Neisseria gonorrhoeae and epithelial cells. Cellular Microbiology. 7: 1271-84. PMID 16098215 DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-5822.2005.00551.x  1
2004 Fratti RA, Jun Y, Merz AJ, Margolis N, Wickner W. Interdependent assembly of specific regulatory lipids and membrane fusion proteins into the vertex ring domain of docked vacuoles. The Journal of Cell Biology. 167: 1087-98. PMID 15611334 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200409068  1
2004 Merz AJ, Wickner WT. Resolution of organelle docking and fusion kinetics in a cell-free assay. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 101: 11548-53. PMID 15286284 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0404583101  1
2004 Thorngren N, Collins KM, Fratti RA, Wickner W, Merz AJ. A soluble SNARE drives rapid docking, bypassing ATP and Sec17/18p for vacuole fusion. The Embo Journal. 23: 2765-76. PMID 15241469 DOI: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600286  1
2004 Merz AJ, Wickner WT. Trans-SNARE interactions elicit Ca2+ efflux from the yeast vacuole lumen. The Journal of Cell Biology. 164: 195-206. PMID 14734531 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200310105  1
2003 Merz AJ, Higgs HN. Listeria motility: biophysics pushes things forward. Current Biology : Cb. 13: R302-4. PMID 12699639 DOI: 10.1016/S0960-9822(03)00231-8  1
2003 Wang L, Merz AJ, Collins KM, Wickner W. Hierarchy of protein assembly at the vertex ring domain for yeast vacuole docking and fusion. The Journal of Cell Biology. 160: 365-74. PMID 12566429 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200209095  1
2002 Merz AJ, Forest KT. Bacterial surface motility: slime trails, grappling hooks and nozzles. Current Biology : Cb. 12: R297-303. PMID 11967173 DOI: 10.1016/S0960-9822(02)00806-0  1
2002 Boeddinghaus C, Merz AJ, Laage R, Ungermann C. A cycle of Vam7p release from and PtdIns 3-P-dependent rebinding to the yeast vacuole is required for homotypic vacuole fusion. The Journal of Cell Biology. 157: 79-89. PMID 11916982 DOI: 10.1083/jcb.200112098  1
2002 Wang L, Seeley ES, Wickner W, Merz AJ. Vacuole fusion at a ring of vertex docking sites leaves membrane fragments within the organelle. Cell. 108: 357-69. PMID 11853670 DOI: 10.1016/S0092-8674(02)00632-3  1
2000 Merz AJ, So M. Interactions of pathogenic neisseriae with epithelial cell membranes. Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology. 16: 423-57. PMID 11031243 DOI: 10.1146/annurev.cellbio.16.1.423  1
2000 Merz AJ, So M, Sheetz MP. Pilus retraction powers bacterial twitching motility. Nature. 407: 98-102. PMID 10993081 DOI: 10.1038/35024105  1
2000 Hopper S, Vasquez B, Merz A, Clary S, Wilbur JS, So M. Effects of the immunoglobulin A1 protease on Neisseria gonorrhoeae trafficking across polarized T84 epithelial monolayers. Infection and Immunity. 68: 906-11. PMID 10639461 DOI: 10.1128/IAI.68.2.906-911.2000  1
1999 Merz AJ, Enns CA, So M. Type IV pili of pathogenic Neisseriae elicit cortical plaque formation in epithelial cells. Molecular Microbiology. 32: 1316-32. PMID 10383771 DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2958.1999.01459.x  1
1997 Merz AJ, So M. Attachment of piliated, Opa- and Opc- gonococci and meningococci to epithelial cells elicits cortical actin rearrangements and clustering of tyrosine-phosphorylated proteins. Infection and Immunity. 65: 4341-9. PMID 9317047  1
1996 Merz AJ, Rifenbery DB, Arvidson CG, So M. Traversal of a polarized epithelium by pathogenic Neisseriae: facilitation by type IV pili and maintenance of epithelial barrier function. Molecular Medicine (Cambridge, Mass.). 2: 745-54. PMID 8972489  1
1994 Waldbeser LS, Ajioka RS, Merz AJ, Puaoi D, Lin L, Thomas M, So M. The opaH locus of Neisseria gonorrhoeae MS11A is involved in epithelial cell invasion. Molecular Microbiology. 13: 919-28. PMID 7815949  1
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