About Our Lab
Our lab aims to understand the molecular basis behind how microtubules, regulators of microtubule dynamics and microtubule motor proteins function to enable HIV-1 movement to and from the nucleus.
Malikov V, Naghavi MH Localized Phosphorylation of a Kinesin-1 Adaptor by a Capsid-Associated Kinase Regulates HIV-1 Motility and Uncoating. Cell Rep PubMed:28930676
Delaney MK, Malikov V, Chai Q, Zhao G, Naghavi MH Distinct functions of diaphanous-related formins regulate HIV-1 uncoating and transport. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A PubMed:28760985
Malikov V, da Silva ES, Jovasevic V, Bennett G, de Souza Aranha Vieira DA, Schulte B, Diaz-Griffero F, Walsh D, Naghavi MH HIV-1 capsids bind and exploit the kinesin-1 adaptor FEZ1 for inward movement to the nucleus. Nat Commun PubMed:25818806
Sabo Y, Walsh D, Barry DS, Tinaztepe S, de Los Santos K, Goff SP, Gundersen GG, Naghavi MH HIV-1 induces the formation of stable microtubules to enhance early infection. Cell Host Microbe PubMed:24237699