• Choder, M. (1991). A general topoisomerase I-dependent transcriptional repression in the stationary-phase in yeast. Genes & Dev. 5,2315-2326. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Choder, M. (1993).  A growth limiting mechanism in the last growth phase of the yeast life cycle involves RPB4, a subunit of RNA polymerase II.  J. Bacteriol. 175, 6358-6363. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Choder, M. and Young, R. A. (1993).  A portion of RNA polymerase II molecules has a component essential for stress responses and stress survival. Mol. Cell. Biol. 13, 6984-6991. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Weisman, R. Choder, M., and Koltin Y. (1997).  Rapamycin specifically interferes with the developmental response of fission yeast to starvation.  J. Bacteriol. 179, 6325-6334. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Rosenheck, S., and Choder, M. (1998).  Rpb4, a subunit of RNA polymerase II, enables the enzyme to transcribe at temperature extremes in vitroJ. Bacteriol. 180,       6187-6192. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Shefer, A., Varon, M., and Choder, M. (1999).  Rpb7 can interact with RNA polymerase II and support transcription during some stresses independently of Rpb4.  Mol. Cell. Biol. 19, 2672-2680. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Meunier, J-R., and Choder, M. (1999).  Saccharomyces cerevisiae colony growth and ageing: biphasic growth accompanied by changes in gene expression and colony morphology.  Yeast, 15, 1159-1170. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Paz, I. Abramovitz, L., and Choder, M. (1999).  Starved Saccharomyces cerevisiae cells have the capacity to support internal initiation of translation.  J. Biol. Chem274,  21741-21745. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Paz, I., Meunier, J-R., and Choder, M. (1999).  Monitoring dynamics of gene expression in yeast during stationary phase.  Gene,  236, 33-42. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Jona, G.,  Choder, M., and Gileadi, O. (2000) Glucose starvation induces a drastic reduction in the rates of both transcription and degradation of mRNA in yeast.  Biochem. Biophys. Acta 1491, 37-48. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Varon, M., and Choder, M. (2000). Organization and cell-cell interaction in starved Saccharomyces cerevisiae colonies.  J. Bacteriol.182, 3877-3880.                  A photograph from this paper is presented as a cover picture.  1pdf_icon_small
  • Weisman, R., and Choder, M. (2001). The S. pombe TOR homologue, tor1+, is required for sexual development, entrance into stationary phase and responses to stress conditions.  J. Biol. Chem276, 7027-7032. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Weizman, R., Finkelstein, S. and Choder, M. (2001). Rapamycin blocks sexual development in fission yeast through inhibition of FKBP12 homolog. J. Biol. Chem276, 24736-24742 1pdf_icon_small
  • Paz, I. and Choder, M. (2001).  Eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4E-dependent translation is not essential for survival of starved yeast cells.      J. Bacteriol183, 4477-4483. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Farago, M., Nahari, T., Hammel, C., Cole, C. N., and Choder, M. (2003).   Rpb4p, a Subunit of RNA Polymerase II, Mediates mRNA Export during Stress.  Mol. Biol. Cell 14, 2744-2755. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Lotan, R, Goler Bar-On, V., Harel-Sharvit, L., Duek, L., Melamed, D., and Choder, M.  (2005). The RNA polymerase II subunit Rpb4p mediates decay of a specific class of mRNAs. Genes & Dev. 19, 3004-3016. 1pdf_icon_small
  •  Topaz, O., Indelman, M., Chefetz, I., Geiger, D., Metzker, A., Altschuler, Y., Choder, M., Bercovich, D., Uitto, J., Bergman, R., Richard, G., and Sprecher, E. (2006). A Deleterious Mutation in SAMD9 causes Normophosphatemic Familial Tumoral Calcinosis. American Journal of Human Genetics 79, 759-764. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Selitrennik, M., Duek, L, Lotan, R., and Choder, M. (2006).  Nucleo-cytoplasmic shuttling of Rpb4 and Rpb7 subunits of yeast RNA polymerase II by two pathways. Eukaryotic Cell  5, 2092-2103. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Dori, D. and Choder, M. (2007).  Conceptual modeling of biological systems: the mRNA lifecycle as a case in point. PLoS One2,e872. 1pdf_icon_small
  • Lotan, R., Goler Bar-On, V., Duek, L., Haimovitz, G., and Choder, M. (2007).  The Rpb7p subunit of yeast RNA polymerase II plays roles in the two major cytoplasmic mRNA decay mechanisms. J. Cell Biol. 178, 1133-1143. 1pdf_icon_small
  • See commentary by Leslie M.  J. Cell Biol. 178, 1095 (2007).
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