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David Traynor


Ph.D. in Biology, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, 1990

Current position

Research Support Manager, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Publications (since 2005)

  1. Bloomfield, G., Traynor, D., Sander, S. P., Veltman, D. M., Pachebat, J. A. and Kay, R. R. (2015). Neurofibromin controls macropinocytosis and phagocytosis in Dictyostelium. Elife 4.
  2. Hirst, J., Schlacht, A., Norcott, J. P., Traynor, D., Bloomfield, G., Antrobus, R., Kay, R. R., Dacks, J. B. and Robinson, M. S. (2014). Characterization of TSET, an ancient and widespread membrane trafficking complex. Elife 3: e02866.
  3. Wong, C. C., Traynor, D., Basse, N., Kay, R. R. and Warren, A. J. (2011). Defective ribosome assembly in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Blood 118(16): 4305-4312.
  4. Zhang, X. Y., Langenick, J., Traynor, D., Babu, M. M., Kay, R. R. and Patel, K. J. (2009). Xpf and not the Fanconi anaemia proteins or Rev3 accounts for the extreme resistance to cisplatin in Dictyostelium discoideum. PLoS Genet 5(9): e1000645.
  5. Parkinson, K., Bolourani, P., Traynor, D., Aldren, N. L., Kay, R. R., Weeks, G. and Thompson, C. R. (2009). Regulation of Rap1 activity is required for differential adhesion, cell-type patterning and morphogenesis in Dictyostelium. J Cell Sci 122(Pt 3): 335-344.
  6. Kay, R. R., Langridge, P., Traynor, D. and Hoeller, O. (2008). Changing directions in the study of chemotaxis. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 9(6): 455-463.
  7. Ludlow, M. J., Traynor, D., Fisher, P. R. and Ennion, S. J. (2008). Purinergic-mediated Ca2+ influx in Dictyostelium discoideum. Cell Calcium 44(6): 567-579.
  8. Traynor, D. and Kay, R. R. (2007). Possible roles of the endocytic cycle in cell motility. J Cell Sci 120(Pt 14): 2318-2327.
  9. Clotworthy, M. and Traynor, D. (2006). On the effects of cycloheximide on cell motility and polarisation in Dictyostelium discoideum. BMC Cell Biol 7: 5.
  10. Min, J., Traynor, D., Stegner, A. L., Zhang, L., Hanigan, M. H., Alexander, H. and Alexander, S. (2005). Sphingosine kinase regulates the sensitivity of Dictyostelium discoideum cells to the anticancer drug cisplatin. Eukaryot Cell 4(1): 178-189.
Protocols by David Traynor
  1. Dictyostelium Cultivation, Transfection, Microscopy and Fractionation