Evrin C, Maman JD, Diamante A, Pellegrini L, Labib K. (2018) Histone H2A-H2B binding by Pol α in the eukaryotic replisome contributes to the maintenance of repressive chromatin. EMBO J., 37, pii: e99021. doi: 10.15252/embj.201899021


Gan, H., Serra-Cardona, A., Hua, X, Zhou, H., Labib, K., Yu, C. and Zhang, Z. (2018) The Mcm2-Ctf4-Polα axis facilitates parental histone H3-H4 transfer to lagging strands.  Mol. Cell, 72, 140-151.


Hong Y, Velkova M, Silva N, Jagut M, Scheidt V, Labib K, Jantsch V, Gartner A. (2018) The conserved LEM-3/Ankle1 nuclease is involved in the combinatorial regulation of meiotic recombination repair and chromosome segregation in Caenorhabditis elegans. PLoS Genet. 14(6):e1007453. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1007453.


Hong, Y., Sonneville, R., Wang, B., Scheidt, V., Meier, B., Woglar, A., Demetriou, S., Labib, K., Jantsch, V., and Gartner, A. (2018) LEM-3 is a midbody-tethered nuclease that resolves chromatin bridges during late mitosis.  Nat. Commun. 9, 728. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03135-w.





Wu Y., Villa F., Maman J., Dobnikar L., Lau Y.H., Simon A.C., Labib K., Spring D.R. and Pellegrini L. (2017) Targeting the genome stability hub Ctf4 by stapled peptide design.  Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. doi: 10.1002/anie.201705611.


Sonneville R, Moreno SP, Knebel A, Johnson C, Hastie CJ, Gartner A, Gambus A, Labib K. (2017) CUL-2LRR-1 and UBXN-3 drive replisome disassembly during DNA replication termination and mitosis.  Nat Cell Biol.  19, 468-479.


Maric M, Mukherjee P, Tatham MH, Hay R, Labib K. (2017) Ufd1-Npl4 Recruit Cdc48 for Disassembly of Ubiquitylated CMG Helicase at the End of Chromosome Replication.  Cell Rep. 18, 3033-3042.





Villa, F., Simon, A. C., Ortiz-Bazan, M. A., Kilkenny, M. L., Wirthensohn, D., Wightman, M., Matak-Vinkovic, D., Pellegrini, L. and Labib, K. (2016) Ctf4 is a hub in the eukaryotic replisome that links multiple CIP-box proteins to the CMG helicase.  Mol. Cell, 63, 1-12.


Abdul Rehman, S. A., Kristariyanto, Y. A., Choi, S-Y., Nkosi, P. J., Weidlich, S., Labib, K., Hofmann, K. and Kulathu, Y. (2016) MINDY-1 Is a Member of an Evolutionarily Conserved and Structurally Distinct New Family of Deubiquitinating Enzymes.  Mol. Cell, 63, 146-155.


Bell, S. P. and Labib, K. (2016) Chromosome Duplication in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeGenetics, 203, 1027-1067..


Buser, R., Kellner, V., Melnik, A., Wilson-Zbinden, C., Schellhaas, R., Kastner, L., Piwko, W., Dees, M., Picotti, P., Maric, M., Labib, K., Luke, B. and Peter, M. (2016) The replisome-coupled E3 ubiquitin ligase Rtt101Mms22 counteracts Mrc1 function to tolerate genotoxic stress. PLOS Genetics, DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1005843.





Maculins, T., Nkosi, P. J., Nishikawa, H. and Labib, K. (2015). Tethering of SCF to the Replisome Promotes Efficient Ubiquitylation and Disassembly of the CMG Helicase. Curr. Biol., 25, 2254-2259.


Garcia-Rodriguez, L. J., De Piccoli, G., Marchesi, V., Jones, R. C., Edmondson, R. D. and Labib, K. (2015). A conserved Pol epsilon binding module in Ctf18-RFC is required for S-phase checkpoint activation downstream of Mec1.  Nucleic Acids Res., 43, 8830-8838.


Sonneville, R., Craig, G., Labib, K., Gartner, A. and Blow, J. J. (2015). Both Chromosome Decondensation and Condensation Are Dependent on DNA Replication in C. elegans Embryos. Cell Rep. 12, 405-417.





Maric, M., Maculins, T., De Piccoli, G. and Labib, K. (2014). Cdc48 and a ubiquitin ligase drive disassembly of the CMG helicase at the end of DNA replication.  Science, 346 (6208):1253596. Doi: 10.1126/science.1253596.


Simon, A. C., Zhou, J. C., Perera, R. L., van Deursen, F., Evrin, C., Ivanova, M. E., Kilkenny, M. L., Renault, L., Kjaer, S., Matak-Vinkovic, D., Labib, K., Costa, A. and Pellegrini, L. (2014). A Ctf4 trimer couples the CMG helicase to DNA polymerase alpha in the eukaryotic replisome. Nature, 510, pp. 293-297.






Foltman, M., Evrin, C., De Piccoli, G., Jones, R.C., Edmondson, R.D., Katou, Y., Nakato, R., Shirahige, K. and Labib, K. (2013) Eukaryotic replisome components cooperate to process histones during chromosome replication. Cell Reports, 3, 892-904.


Sengupta, S., van Deursen, F., De Piccoli, G. and Labib, K. (2013) Dpb2 integrates the leading strand DNA polymerase into the eukaryotic replisome. Curr. Biol., 23, 543-552.


Nkosi, P., Targosz, B.-S., Labib, K., Sanchez-Diaz, A. (2013) Hof1 and Rvs167 have redundant roles in actomyosin ring function during cytokinesis in budding yeast.  PLOS ONE, 8, e57846. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057846.





De Piccoli, G., Katou, Y., Itoh, T., Nakato, R., Shirahige, K., and Labib, K. (2012) Replisome Stability at Defective DNA Replication Forks Is Independent of S Phase Checkpoint Kinases. Mol. Cell, 45, 696-704.


Devrekanli, A., Foltman, M., Roncero, C., Sanchez-Diaz, A. and Labib, K. (2012) Inn1 and Cyk3 regulate chitin synthase during cytokinesis in budding yeasts.  J. Cell Sci., 125, 5453-5466.


Sanchez-Diaz, A., Nkosi, P., Murray, S. and Labib, K. (2012) The Mitotic Exit Network and Cdc14 phosphatase initiate cytokinesis by counteracting CDK phosphorylations and blocking polarised growth. EMBO J., 31, 3620-3634.


Kilkenny, M.L., De Piccoli, G., Perera, R.L., Labib, K.* and Pellegrini, L.* (2012) A conserved motif in the C-terminal tail of DNA polymerase α tethers primase to the eukaryotic replisome. J. Biol. Chem., 287, 23740-23747.  *co-corresponding authors


van Deursen F, Sengupta S, De Piccoli G, Sanchez-Diaz A, Labib K. (2012) Mcm10 associates with the loaded DNA helicase at replication origins and defines a novel step in its activation. EMBO J., 31, 2195-2206.





Labib, K. (2011) Building a double hexamer of DNA helicase at eukaryotic replication origins. EMBO J., 30, 4853-4855.


Labib, K. and De Piccoli, G. (2011) Surviving chromosome replication: the many roles of the S-phase checkpoint pathway.  Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 366, 3554-3561.





Labib, K. (2010) How do Cdc7 and cyclin dependent kinases trigger the initiation of chromosome replication in eukaryotic cells? Genes Dev., 24, 1208-1219.





Morohashi, H., Maculins, T., Labib, K. (2009) The amino terminal TPR domain of Dia2 connects SCFDia2 to the Replisome Progression Complex.  Curr. Biol., 19, 1943-1949.


Gambus, A., van Deursen, F., Polychronopoulos D, Foltman M, Jones RC, Edmondson RD, Calzada A, Labib K. (2009) A key role for Ctf4 in coupling the MCM2-7 helicase to DNA polymerase alpha within the eukaryotic replisome. EMBO J., 28, 2992-3004.





Sanchez-Diaz A, Marchesi V, Murray S, Jones R, Pereira G, Edmondson R, Allen T, Labib K. (2008) Inn1 couples contraction of the actomyosin ring to membrane ingression during cytokinesis in budding yeast. Nat. Cell Biol., 10, 395-406.


De la Cueva-Mendez, G. and Labib, K. (2008) New insights into the chromosome cycle. EMBO Rep., 9, 1177-81.

Labib, K. (2008)


Labib, K. (2008) Making connections at DNA replication forks: Mrc1 takes the lead. Mol. Cell, 32 ,166-8.





Hodgson, B., Calzada, A. and Labib, K. (2007) Mrc1 and Tof1 regulate DNA replication forks in different ways during normal S phase. Mol. Biol. Cell (18), 3894-3902.


Labib, K., and Gambus, A. (2007) A key role for the GINS complex at DNA replication forks. Trends Cell Biol. 17, 271-278.


Labib, K. (2007) Highlights of the 23rd Genes and Cancer meeting University of Warwick 11-13 December 2006. Oncogene, 26, 2675-2677


Labib, K. and Hodgson, B. (2007) Replication fork barriers: pausing for a break or stalling for time? EMBO Rep., 8, 346-353.





Kanemaki, M. and Labib, K. (2006) Distinct roles for Sld3 and GINS during establishment and progression of eukaryotic DNA replication forks. EMBO J., 25, 1753-1763.


Gambus, A., Jones, R.C., Sanchez-Diaz, A., Kanemaki, M., van Deursen, F., Edmondson, R.D., and Labib, K. (2006) GINS maintains association of Cdc45 with MCM in replisome progression complexes at eukaryotic DNA replication forks. Nat. Cell Biol., 8, 358-366.


Schwob, E. and Labib, K. (2006) Regulating Initiation events in Yeasts.  In DNA replication and human disease (ed. M.L. DePamphilis), pp. 295-312.  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York .





Calzada, A., Hodgson, B., Kanemaki, M., Bueno, A. and Labib, K. (2005). Molecular anatomy and regulation of a stable replisome at a paused eukaryotic DNA replication fork. Genes Dev., 19, 1905-1919.





A. Sanchez-Diaz, M. Kanemaki, V. Marchesi, K. Labib (2004). Rapid Depletion of Budding Yeast Proteins by Fusion to a Heat-Inducible Degron. Sci. STKE 2004, pl8.





Kanemaki, M, Sanchez-Diaz, A., Gambus, A. and Labib, K.  (2003) Functional proteomic identification of DNA replication proteins by induced proteolysis in vivo.  Nature, 423, 720-724.





Diffley, J.F.X. and Labib, K. (2002) The Chromosome Replication Cycle. J.Cell Sci. 115, 869-872.

Karim's lab is located within the MRC PPU, which is part of the School of Life Sciences in the University of Dundee.