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Requirements for F-BAR Proteins TOCA-1 and TOCA-2 in Actin Dynamics and Membrane Trafficking during Caenorhabditis elegans Oocyte Growth and Embryonic Epidermal Morphogenesis

  • Chiara Giuliani equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chiara Giuliani, Flavia Troglio, Zhiyong Bai

    Affiliation: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

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  • Flavia Troglio equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chiara Giuliani, Flavia Troglio, Zhiyong Bai

    Affiliation: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

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  • Zhiyong Bai equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Chiara Giuliani, Flavia Troglio, Zhiyong Bai

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Falshruti B. Patel,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Adriana Zucconi,

    Affiliation: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

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  • Maria Grazia Malabarba,

    Affiliations: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy, University of Milan Medical School, Milan, Italy

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  • Andrea Disanza,

    Affiliation: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

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  • Theresia B. Stradal,

    Affiliations: Signalling and Motility Group, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany

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  • Giuseppe Cassata,

    Affiliation: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

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  • Stefano Confalonieri,

    Affiliation: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy

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  • Jeffrey D. Hardin,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Martha C. Soto,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Barth D. Grant mail,

    Giorgio.scita@ifom-ieo-campus.it (GS); grant@dls.rutgers.edu (BDG)

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America

    These authors contributed equally to this work.

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  • Giorgio Scita mail

    Giorgio.scita@ifom-ieo-campus.it (GS); grant@dls.rutgers.edu (BDG)

    Affiliations: The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy, University of Milan Medical School, Milan, Italy

    These authors contributed equally to this work.

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  • Published: October 02, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000675

About the Authors

Chiara Giuliani, Flavia Troglio, Adriana Zucconi, Maria Grazia Malabarba, Andrea Disanza, Giuseppe Cassata, Stefano Confalonieri, Giorgio Scita
The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology, Milan, Italy
Zhiyong Bai, Barth D. Grant
Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America
Falshruti B. Patel, Martha C. Soto
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey—Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, New Jersey, United States of America
Maria Grazia Malabarba, Giorgio Scita
University of Milan Medical School, Milan, Italy
Theresia B. Stradal
Signalling and Motility Group, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany
Theresia B. Stradal
University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Jeffrey D. Hardin
Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BDG GS. Performed the experiments: CG FT ZB FBP MGM AD. Analyzed the data: CG FT ZB FBP AZ MGM AD TES GC SC JDH MCS BDG GS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CG FT ZB AZ TES GC JDH MCS. Wrote the paper: BDG GS.