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Publications

2017


Ivanov IE, Lebel P, Oberstrass FC, Starr CH, Parente AC, Ierokomos A, and Bryant Z "Multimodal measurements of single-molecule dynamics using FluoRBT." Biophys J 2017
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Gurel PS, Kim LY, Ruijgrok PV, Omabegho T, Bryant Z, and Alushin GM "Cryo-EM structures reveal specialization at the myosin VI-actin interface and a mechanism of force sensitivity." eLife 2017
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Omabegho T, Gurel PS, Cheng CY, Kim LY, Ruijgrok PV, Das, R, Alushin GM, and Bryant Z "Controllable molecular motors engineered from myosin and RNA." Nat Nanotechnol 2017
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2016


Basu A, Parente AC, and Bryant Z "Structural dynamics and mechanochemical coupling in DNA gyrase." J Mol Biol 2016
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2014


Nakamura M, Chen L, Howes SC, Schindler TD, Nogales E, and Bryant Z “Remote control of myosin and kinesin motors using light-activated gearshifting.” Nat Nanotechnol 2014
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Lebel P, Basu A, Oberstrass FC, Tretter EM, and Bryant Z "Gold rotor bead tracking for high-speed measurements of DNA twist, torque, and extension." Nat Methods 2014
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Schindler TD, Chen L, Lebel P, Nakamura M, and Bryant Z "Engineering myosins for long-range transport on actin filaments." Nat Nanotechnol 2014
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2013


Cipriano DJ, Jung J, Vivona S, Fenn TD, Brunger AT, and Bryant Z "Processive ATP-driven substrate disassembly by the N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor (NSF) molecular machine." J Biol Chem 2013
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Oberstrass FC, Fernandes LE, Lebel P, and Bryant Z "Torque Spectroscopy of DNA: Base-Pair Stability, Boundary Effects, Backbending, and Breathing Dynamics." Phys Rev Lett 2013
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2012


Bryant Z, Oberstrass FC, and Basu A "Recent developments in single-molecule DNA mechanics." Curr Opin Struct Biol 2012
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Basu A, Schoeffler AJ, Berger JM, and Bryant Z "ATP binding controls distinct structural transitions of E. Coli DNA gyrase in complex with DNA." Nat Struct Mol Biol 2012
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Oberstrass FC, Fernandes LE, and Bryant Z "Torque measurements reveal sequence-specific structural transitions in supercoiled DNA." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2012
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Chen L, Nakamura M, Schindler TD, Parker D, and Bryant Z "Engineering controllable bidirectional molecular motors based on myosin." Nat Nanotechnol 2012
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2011


Elting MW, Bryant Z, Liao J-C, and Spudich JA "Detailed tuning of structure and intramolecular communication are dispensable for processive motion of myosin VI." Biophys J 2011
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2010


Dunn AR, Chuan P, Bryant Z, and Spudich JA "Contribution of the myosin VI tail domain to processive stepping and intramolecular tension sensing." Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2010
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2009


Parker D, Bryant Z, and Delp S. "Coarse-grained structural modeling of molecular motors using multibody dynamics." Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering 2009
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Liao JC, Elting MW, Spudich JA, and Bryant Z "Engineered myosin VI motors reveal minimal structural determinants of directionality and processivity." J Mol Biol 2009
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2007


Nöllmann M, Stone MD, Bryant Z, Gore J, Crisona NJ, Hong SC, Mitelheiser S, Maxwell A, Bustamante C, and Cozzarelli NR "Multiple modes of Escherichia coli DNA gyrase activity revealed by force and torque." Nat Struct Mol Biol 2007;14: 4: 264-71
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Bryant Z, Altman D, and Spudich JA "The power stroke of myosin VI and the basis of reverse directionality." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007; 104: 3: 772-7
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2006


Gore J, Bryant Z, Nöllmann M, Le MU, Cozzarelli NR, and Bustamante C "DNA overwinds when stretched." Nature 2006; 442: 7104: 836-9
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Gore J, Bryant Z, Stone MD, Nöllmann M, Cozzarelli NR, and Bustamante C "Mechanochemical analysis of DNA gyrase using rotor bead tracking." Nature 2006; 439: 7072: 100-4
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2003


Bryant Z, Stone MD, Gore J, Smith SB, Cozzarelli NR, and Bustamante C "Structural transitions and elasticity from torque measurements on DNA." Nature 2003; 424: 6946: 338-41
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Stone MD, Bryant Z, Crisona NJ, Smith SB, Vologodskii A, Bustamante C, and Cozzarelli NR "Chirality sensing by Escherichia coli topoisomerase IV and the mechanism of type II topoisomerases." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2003; 100: 15: 8654-9
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Bustamante C, Bryant Z, and Smith SB "Ten years of tension: single-molecule DNA mechanics." Nature 2003; 421: 6921: 423-7
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2000


Bryant Z, Pande VS, and Rokhsar DS "Mechanical unfolding of a beta-hairpin using molecular dynamics." Biophys J 2000; 78: 2: 584-9
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1999


Bryant Z, Subrahmanyan L, Tworoger M, LaTray L, Liu CR, Li MJ, van den Engh G, and Ruohola-Baker H "Characterization of differentially expressed genes in purified Drosophila follicle cells: toward a general strategy for cell type-specific developmental analysis." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 1999; 96: 10: 5559-64
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Tworoger M, Larkin MK, Bryant Z, and Ruohola-Baker H "Mosaic analysis in the drosophila ovary reveals a common hedgehog-inducible precursor stage for stalk and polar cells." Genetics 1999; 151: 2: 739-48
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1997


Clegg NJ, Frost DM, Larkin MK, Subrahmanyan L, Bryant Z, and Ruohola-Baker H "maelstrom is required for an early step in the establishment of Drosophila oocyte polarity: posterior localization of grk mRNA." Development 1997; 124: 22: 4661-71
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