Greenstein RA, Barrales RR, Sanchez NA, Bisanz JE, Braun, S, Al-Sady B "Set1/COMPASS repels heterochromatin invasion at euchromatic sites by disrupting Suv39/Clr4 activity and nucleosome stability"  Genes & Development. 2019; Dec 5. doi: 10.1101/gad.328468.119.


Greenstein RA, Jones Jr. SK, Spivey EC, Rybarski JR, Finkelstein IJ, Al-Sady B "Noncoding RNA -nucleated heterochromatin spreading is intrisincally labile and requires accessory elements for epigenetic stability."  eLife. 2018; 7:e32948 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.32948


Al-Sady B, Greenstein RA, El-Samad HJ, Braun S, Madhani HD."Sensitive and Quantitative "Three-Color Protein Imaging in Fission Yeast Using Spectrally Diverse, Recoded Fluorescent Proteins with Experimentally-Characterized In Vivo Maturation Kinetics."  PLoS One. 2016 Aug 1;11(8):e0159292. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159292. eCollection 2016.


Garcia JF, Al-Sady B, Madhani HD. G3 "Intrinsic Toxicity of Unchecked Heterochromatin Spread Is Suppressed by Redundant Chromatin Boundary Functions in Schizosacchromyces pombe. G3 (Bethesda). 2015 May 8. pii: g3.115.018663. doi: 10.1534/g3.115.018663


Al-Sady B, Madhani HD and Narlikar GJ “Division of labor between the chromodomains of HP1 and Suv39 methylase enables coordination of heterochromatin spread ”.  Molecular Cell, 2013, Jul 11; 51(1):80-91.


Shiau C, Trnka MJ, Bozicevic A, Ortiz Torres I, Al-Sady  B, Burlingame AL, Narlikar GJ, Galonić Fujimori D
Reconstitution of nucleosome demethylation and catalytic properties of a jumonji histone demethylase. Chemistry and Biology 20, 494 (2013)


Canzio D, Chang E, Shankar S, Kuchenbecker K, Simon MD, Madhani HD, Narlikar GJ* and Al-Sady B* "Chromodomain-mediated oligomerization of HP1 suggests a nucleosome bridging mechanism for heterochromatin assembly", Molecular Cell, 2011, Jan 7;41(1):67-81.  *corresponding authors.


Leivar P, Tepperman JM, Cohn MM, Monte E, Al-Sady B, Erickson E and Quail PH“Dynamic Antagonism Between Phytochromes and PIF-family bHLH Factors Generates Selective Reciprocal Responses During Deetiolation and Shade-avoidance in a Rapidly Light-responsive Transcriptional Network” Plant Cell. April 2012


Al-Sady B, Kikis E, Monte E and Quail PH “Mechanistic duality of transcription factor function in phytochrome signaling”  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 2008, Feb 12;105(6):2232-7.


Leivar P *, Monte E *, Al-Sady B, Carle C, Storer A, Alonso JM, Ecker JR, and Quail PH "The Arabidopsis
phytochrome-interacting factor PIF7, together with PIF3 and PIF4, regulates responses to prolonged red light
by modulating phyB levels."
Plant Cell. 2008 Feb; 20(2):337-52. Epub 2008 Feb 5. *shared authorship


Al-Sady B, Ni W, Kircher S, Schäfer E and Quail PH “Photoactivated phytochrome induces rapid PIF3 phosphorylation prior to proteasome-mediated degradation” Molecular Cell, 2006, Aug 4; 23,(3): 439-446


Metz M, Dahlbeck D, Morales CQ, Al-Sady B, Clark ET, Staskawicz BJ“The conserved Xanthomonas campestris pv. esicatoria effector protein XopX is a virulence factor and suppresses host defense in Nicotiana benthamiana.” Plant Journal. 2005 Mar; 41 (6):801-14.


 Huq E, Al-Sady B, Hudson M, Kim C, Apel K, Quail PH “Phytochrome-interacting factor 1 is a critical bHLH regulator of chlorophyll biosynthesis.” Science, 2004, Sep 24; 305 (5692):1937-41.


Monte E, Tepperman J, Al-Sady B,Kaczorowski KA, Alonso JM, Ecker JR, Li X, Zhang Y, Quail PH. “The phytochrome-interacting transcription factor, PIF3, acts early, selectively, and positively in light-induced chloroplast development.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A, 2004 Nov 16; 101 (46):16091-8.


Khanna R, Huq, E, Kikis E, Al-Sady B, Lanzatella C and Quail PH“A novel molecular recognition motif necessary for targeting photoactivated phytochrome signaling to specific basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors.” Plant Cell. 2004 Nov; 16 (11):3033-44.


Huq E, Al-Sady B and Quail PH “Nuclear import of Phytochrome B is necessary for its biological function”Plant Journal, 2003, Sep; 35 (5):660-4.