• Yeast: Translation Regulation and Localized Translation.
    Shiber A, Arava YS. Microorganisms. 2023 Mar 13;11(3):739
  • ThrRS-Mediated Translation Regulation of the RNA Polymerase III Subunit RPC10 Occurs through an Element with Similarity to Cognate tRNA ASL and Affects tRNA Levels
    Ofri Levi , Monalisha Mallik , Yoav S Arava (2023) Genes (Basel) 14(2):462.
  • Emerging implications for ribosomes in proximity to mitochondria. Bar Cohen, Adi Golani-Armon and Yoav S. Arava. Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology   (2023) S1084-9521(23)00003-4..


  • Co-transport of the nuclear-encoded Cox7c mRNA with mitochondria along axons occurs through a coding-region-dependent mechanism
    Bar Cohen*, Topaz Altman*, Adi Golani-Armon* , Anca Savulescu, Amjd Ibraheem, Musa M Mhlanga, Eran Perlson** and Yoav S. Arava** (2022) Journal of Cell Science, Aug 15;135(16)


  • Phage biology: Stuck with dU. Marine phages with DNA containing deoxyuridine discovered. Yoav S. Arava and Oded Beja (2021) Current Biology (Dispatch) 31 (16) PR898-R900 
  • Mitochondria serve as axonal shuttle for Cox7c mRNA through mechanism that involves its mitochondrial targeting signal Bar Cohen*Adi Golani *, Topaz Altman*, Anca F. Savulescu, Musa M. Mhlanga, Eran Perlson** and Yoav S. Arava** (2021) BioRxiv
  • Comprehensive characterization of mRNA targets of yeast aminoacyl tRNA synthetases  Shahar Garin1, Ofri Levi1, Megan Forrest2, Anthony Antonellis2, and Yoav S. Arava1 (2021) RNA Biology, 18 (12) 2605-2616
  • RNA modifications as a common denominator between tRNA and mRNA Ofri Levi and Yoav S. Arava (2021) Current Genetics,  67pages545–551
  • Pseudouridine-mediated translation control by methionine aminoacyl tRNA synthetase, Ofri Levi and Yoav S. Arava (2021)  Nucleic Acids Research, 49(1):432-443.


  • Localization and RNA binding of mitochondrial aminoacyl tRNA synthetases,  Shahar Garin, Ofri Levi, Bar Cohen, Adi Golani and Yoav S. Arava (2020) Genes, 11(10), 1185
  • CytoCensus, mapping cell identity and division in tissues and organs using machine learning. Hailstone M, Waithe D, Samuels TJ, Yang L, Costello I, Arava Y, Robertson E, Parton RM, Davis I (2020)  Elife. 2020 May 19;9:e51085. doi: 10.7554/eLife.51085.
  • Neuronal upregulation of Prospero protein is driven by alternative mRNA polyadenylation and Syncrip-mediated mRNA stabilisation Samuels TJ, Arava Y, Järvelin AI, Robertson F, Lee JY, Yang L, Yang CP, Lee T, Ish-Horowicz D, Davis I.   Biol Open. 2020 May 4;9(5):bio049684. doi: 10.1242/bio.049684.
  • Expanding the CRISPR/Cas9 toolbox for gene engineering in S. cerevisiae. Levi O. and Arava Y. (2020)  Current Microbiology Mar;77(3):468-478. doi: 10.1007/s00284-019-01851-0. Epub 2020 Jan 4.


  • Characterization of factors involved in localized translation near mitochondria by ribosome-proximity labeling. Vardi-Oknin D. and Arava Y. (2019)  Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, Front. Cell Dev. Biol., 26 November 2019
  • RNA mimicry in post-transcriptional regulation by aminoacyl tRNA synthetases Levi O., Garin S. and Arava Y. (2019) WIREs RNA, e1564.
  • Distinct RNA-binding modules in a single PUF protein cooperate to determine RNA specificity. Chen Qiu, Robert C. Dutcher, Douglas F. Porter, Yoav Arava, Marvin Wickens and Traci M. Tanaka Hall (2019)  Nucleic Acids Research, 47(16):8770-8784.
  • mRNA association by aminoacyl tRNA synthetase occurs at a putative anticodon mimic and autoregulates translation in response to tRNA levels. Levy O. and Arava Y. (2019)  PLoS Biology, 2019 May 17;17(5):e3000274


  • The extent of ribosome queuing in budding yeast. Diament A, Feldman A, Schochet E, Kupiec M, Arava Y, Tuller T.  PLoS Comput Biol. 2018 Jan 29;14(1):e1005951.


  • Identification and characterization of roles for Puf1 and Puf2 proteins in the yeast response to high calcium. Haramati O, Brodov A, Yelin I, Atir-Lande A, Samra N, Arava Y.  Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 8;7(1):3037



  • The elongation factor eEF3 (Yef3) interacts with mRNA in a translation independent manner. Samra N, Atir-Lande A, Pnueli L, Arava Y. BMC Mol Biol. 2015 Sep 24;16(1):17
  • Localized translation near the mitochondrial outer membrane: An update. Lesnik C, Golani-Armon A, Arava Y. RNA Biol. 2015 Aug 3;12(8):801-9
  • Overexpression of eIF5 rescues the translational defect of tpk1w in a manner that necessitates a novel phosphorylation site. Bavli-Kertselli I, Melamed D, Bar-Ziv L, Volf H, Arava Y.  FEBS J. 2015 Feb;282(3):504-20. see at pubmed site

2010- 2015

  • OM14 is a mitochondrial receptor for cytosolic ribosomes that supports co-translational import into mitochondria. Lesnik C, Cohen Y, Atir-Lande A, Schuldiner M and Arava Y.  Nature Communications 2014 Dec 9;5:5711.
  • Isolation of mRNAs associated with yeast mitochondria to study mechanisms of localized translation. Lesnik C and Arava Y.  J Vis Exp. 2014 Mar 14;(85).see at pubmed sitePDF file
  • A molecular cryptosystem for images by DNA computing Shoshani S, Piran R, Arava Y, Keinan E. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. . 2012 Mar 19;51(12):2883-7.see at pubmed site
  • The protein chaperone Ssa1 affects mRNA localization to the mitochondria. Eliyahu E*, Lesnik C* and Arava Y.  FEBS Lett. 2012 Jan 2;586(1):64-9. see at pubmed sitePDF file
  • Divergent RNA binding specificity of yeast Puf2p. Yosefzon Y, Koh YY, Chritton JJ, Lande A, Leibovich L, Barziv L, Petzold C, Yakhini Z, Mandel-Gutfreund Y, Wickens M, Arava Y.  RNA. 2011 Aug;17(8):1479-88. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Genome-wide analysis of RNA extracted from isolated mitochondria. Eliyahu E, Melamed D, Arava Y.  Methods Mol Biol. 2011;714:287-99. see at pubmed sitePDF file
  • SpRET: highly sensitive and reliable spectral measurement of absolute FRET efficiency. Levy S, Wilms CD, Brumer E, Kahn J, Pnueli L, Arava Y, Eilers J, Gitler D.  Microsc Microanal. 2011 Apr;17(2):176-90. Epub 2011 Feb 21. see at pubmed site
  • Asc1 supports cell-wall integrity near bud sites by a Pkc1 independent mechanism. Melamed D, Bar-Ziv L, Truzman Y, Arava Y.  PLoS One 2010 jun;5(6):e11389 see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Tom20 mediates localization of mRNAs to mitochondria in a translation-dependent manner Eliyahu E, Pnueli L, Melamed D, Scherrer T, Gerber AP, Pines O, Rapaport D, Arava Y.  Mol Cell Biol. 2010 Oct 26. see at pubmed site PDF file


  • Compaction of polyribosomal mRNA. Arava Y.  RNA Biol. 2009 Sep-Oct;6(4):399-401. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Exploring translation regulation by global analysis of ribosomal association. Melamed D. Eliyahu E, Arava Y.  Methods. 2009 Jul;48(3):301-5. see at pubmed sitePDF file
  • Identification and characterization of extensive intra-molecular associations between 3’-UTRs and their ORFs. Eldad N, Yosefzon Y, Arava Y.  Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Dec;36(21):6728-38. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Yeast translational response to high salinity: Global analysis reveals regulation at multiple levels. Melamed D, Pnueli L, Arava Y.  RNA. 2008 Jul;14(7):1337-51. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • The 3′-UTR mediates the cellular localization of an mRNA encoding a short plasma membrane protein. Loya A, Pnueli L, Yosefzon Y, Wexler Y, Ziv-Ukelson M, Arava Y. RNA. 2008 Jul;14(7):1352-65. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • A ribosomal density-mapping procedure to explore ribosome positions along translating mRNAs. Eldad N, Arava Y.  Methods Mol Biol. 2008;419:231-42. see at pubmed site
  • Genome-wide analysis of mRNA polysomal profiles with spotted DNA microarrays. Melamed D, Arava Y.  Methods Enzymol. 2007;431:177-201. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Detecting ribosomal association with the 5′ leader of mRNAs by Ribosome Density Mapping (RDM). Eldad N, Arava Y.  Methods Enzymol. 2007;431:163-75. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Genome-wide polysomal analysis of a yeast strain with mutated ribosomal protein S9 Pnueli L, Arava Y. BMC Genomics. 2007 Aug 21;8:285. see at pubmed sitePDF file
  • Dissecting eukaryotic translation and its control by ribosome density mapping. Arava Y, Boas FE, Brown PO, Herschlag D. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005 Apr 28;33(8):2421-32. Print 2005. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Genome-wide analysis of pre-mRNA splicing: intron features govern the requirement for the second-step factor, Prp17 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Schizosaccharomyces pombe. Sapra AK, Arava Y, Khandelia P, Vijayraghavan U.  J Biol Chem. 2004 Dec 10;279(50):52437-46.see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Isolation of polysomal RNA for microarray analysis.  Arava Y. Methods Mol Biol. 2003;224:79-87 .
  • Genome-wide analysis of mRNA translation profiles in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Arava Y, Wang Y, Storey JD, Liu CL, Brown PO, Herschlag D. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2003 Apr 1;100(7):3889-94. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • GRFbeta, a novel regulator of calcium signaling, is expressed in pancreatic beta cells and brain. Arava Y, Seger R, Walker MD.  J Biol Chem. 1999 Aug 27;274(35):24449-52. see at pubmed site PDF file
  • Specific gene expression in pancreatic beta-cells: cloning and characterization of differentially expressed genes. Arava Y, Adamsky K, Ezerzer C, Ablamunits V, Walker MD.  Diabetes. 1999 Mar;48(3):552-6. see at pubmed sitePDF file
  • Differential expression of the protein kinase A regulatory subunit (RIalpha) in pancreatic endocrine cells. Arava Y, Adamsky K, Belleli A, Shaltiel S, Walker MD.  FEBS Lett. 1998 Mar 20;425(1):24-8. pdf see at pubmed site PDF file
  • An activation domain of the helix-loop-helix transcription factor E2A shows cell type preference in vivo in microinjected zebra fish embryos. Argenton F, Arava Y, Aronheim A, Walker MD.  Mol Cell Biol. 1996 Apr;16(4):1714-21.see at pubmed site PDF file