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  • Tan C, Ginzberg MB, Webster R, Iyengar S, Liu S, Papadopoli D, Concannon J, Wang Y, Auld DS, Jenkins JL, Rost H, Topisirovic I, Hilfinger A, Derry WB, Patel N, Kafri R. Cell size homeostasis is maintained by CDK4-dependent activation of p38 MAPK. Dev Cell. 2021 Jun 21;56(12):1756-1769.e7. PMID: 34022133
  • Francisco MA, Wanggou S, Fan JJ, Dong W, Chen X, Momin A, Abeysundara N, Min HK, Chan J, McAdam R, Sia M, Pusong RJ, Liu S, Patel N, Ramaswamy V, Kijima N, Wang LY, Song Y, Kafri R, Taylor MD, Li X, Huang X. Chloride intracellular channel 1 cooperates with potassium channel EAG2 to promote medulloblastoma growth. J Exp Med. 2020 May 4;217(5):e20190971. PMID: 32097463 
  • Demian WL, Persaud A, Jiang C, Coyaud É, Liu S, Kapus A, Kafri R, Raught B, Rotin D. The Ion Transporter NKCC1 Links Cell Volume to Cell Mass Regulation by Suppressing mTORC1. Cell Rep. 2019 May 7;27(6):1886-1896.e6. PMID: 31067471.
  • Anzi S, Stolovich-Rain M, Klochendler A, Fridlich O, Helman A, Paz-Sonnenfeld A, Avni-Magen N, Kaufman E, Ginzberg MB, Snider D, Ray S, Brecht M, Holmes MM, Meir K, Avivi A, Shams I, Berkowitz A, Shapiro AMJ, Glaser B, Ben-Sasson S, Kafri R, Dor Y. Postnatal Exocrine Pancreas Growth by Cellular Hypertrophy Correlates with a Shorter Lifespan in Mammals. Dev Cell. 2018 Jun 18;45(6):726-737.e3. PMID: 29920277. 
  • Ginzberg MB, Chang N, D'Souza H, Patel N, Kafri R, Kirschner MW. Cell size sensing in animal cells coordinates anabolic growth rates and cell cycle progression to maintain cell size uniformity. ELife 2018 June PMID: 29889021 (Co-correponding author)
  • Liu S, Ginzberg MB, Patel N, Hild M, Leung B, Li Z, Chen YC, Chang N, Wang Y, Tan C, Diena S, Trimble W, Wasserman L, Jenkins JL, Kirschner MW, Kafri R. Size uniformity of animal cells is actively maintained by a p38 MAPK-dependent regulation of G1-length. ELife 2018 March PMID: 29595474
  • Ginzberg M, Kafri R, Kirschner MW. On being the right (cell) size.  Science 2015: 348(6236):1245075. PMID: 25977557. 
  • Kafri R, Levy J, Ginzberg MB, Oh S, Lahav G, Kirschner MW.  Dynamics extracted from fixed cells reveal feedback linking cell growth to cell cycle.  Nature 2013: 494 (7438): 480-3.  PMID: 23446419
  • Karanam K, Kafri R (equal contribution with Karanam), Löwer A, Lahav G.  Quantitative live cell imaging reveals a gradual shift between DNA repair mechanisms and a maximal use of HR in mid S phase.  Mol. Cell 2012: 47 (2): 320-9.  PMID: 22841003
  • Jain M, Nilsson R, Sharma S, Madhusudhan N, Kitami T, Souza AL, Kafri R, Kirschner MW, Clish CB, Mootha VK.  Metabolite profiling identifies a key role for glycine in rapid cancer cell proliferation.  Science 2012: 336 (6084): 1040-4.  PMID: 22628656
  • Juang YT, Peoples C, Kafri R, Kyttaris VC, Sunahori K, Kis-Toth K, Fitzgerald L, Ergin S, Finnell M, Tsokos GC.  A systemic lupus erythematosus gene expression array in disease diagnosis and classification: a preliminary report.  Lupus 2011: 20 (3): 243-9.  PMID: 21138984
  • Kafri R, Markovitch O, Lancet D.  Spontaneous chiral symmetry breaking in early molecular networks.  Biol. Direct 2010: 5: 38.  PMID: 20507625
  • Tzur A, Kafri R (equal contribution with Tzur), LeBleu VS, Lahav G, Kirschner MW.  Cell growth and size homeostasis in proliferating animal cells.  Science 2009: 325 (5937): 167-71.  PMID: 19589995
  • Kafri R, Springer M, Pilpel Y.  Genetic redundancy: new tricks for old genes.  Cell 2009: 136 (3): 389-92.  PMID: 19203571
  • Kafri R, Dahan O, Levy J, Pilpel Y.  Preferential protection of protein interaction network hubs in yeast: evolved functionality of genetic redundancy.  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2008: 105 (4): 1243-8.  PMID: 18216251
  • Kafri R, Levy M, Pilpel Y.  The regulatory utilization of genetic redundancy through responsive backup circuits Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 2006: 103 (31): 11653-8.  PMID: 16861297
  • Shenhav B, Bar-Even A, Kafri R, Lancet D.  Polymer GARD: computer simulation of covalent bond formation in reproducing molecular assemblies.  Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2005: 35 (2): 111-33.  PMID: 16010993
  • Kafri R, Bar-Even A, Pilpel Y.  Transcription control reprogramming in genetic backup circuits.  Nat. Genet. 2005: 37 (3): 295-9.  PMID: 15723064
  • Kafri R, Lancet D.  Probability rule for chiral recognition.  Chirality 2004: 16: 369-78.  PMID: 15190582
  • Rosenwald S, Kafri R, Lancet D.  Test of a statistical model for molecular recognition in biological repertoires.  J. Theor. Biol. 2002: 216 (3): 327-36.  PMID: 12183121
  • Segré D, Shenhav B, Kafri R, Lancet D.  The molecular roots of compositional inheritance.  J. Theor. Biol. 2001: 213 (3): 481-91.  PMID: 11735293
  • Kolusheva S, Kafri R, Katz M, Jelinek R.  Rapid colorimetric detection of antibody-epitope recognition at a biomimetic membrane interface.  J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001: 123 (3): 417-22.  PMID: 11456543


  • Kafri R, Pilpel Y.  Evolutionary and Functional Aspects of Genetic Redundancy.  Evolution After Gene Duplication; Dittmar K, Liberles D (Editors), Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
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