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Ruijgrok PV, Ghosh RP, Zemsky S, Nakamura M, Gong R, Ning L, Chen R, Vachharajani VT, Chu AE, Anand N, Eguchi RR, Huang P-S, Lin MZ, Alushin GM, Liphardt JT, and Bryant Z "Optical control of fast and processive engineered myosins in vitro and in living cells." Nat Chem Biol 2021
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Zhang R, Redford, S, Ruijgrok PV, Kumar K, Mozaffari A, Zemsky S, Dinner AR, Vitelli V, Bryant Z, Gardel M, and de Pablo JJ "Spatiotemporal control of liquid crystal structure and dynamics through activity patterning." Nat Mater 2021
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Colen J, Han M, Zhang R, Redford SA, Lemma LM, Morgan L, Ruijgrok PV, Adkins R, Bryant Z, Dogic Z, Gardel ML, de Pablo JJ, Vitelli V "Machine learning active-nematic hydrodynamics." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2021
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Galvin CJ, Liu KN, Kennard AS, Tembulkar SH, Dunlap A, Large TAG, Pham T, Le D, Alvarez-Buylla A, Nguyen H, Ponce E, Tran S, Nguyen N, Ngo C, Tran C, Huynh G, Allamandola P, and Bryant Z "Curiosity-based biophysics projects in a high school setting with graduate student mentorship." The Biophysicist 2021
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Ivanov IE, Wright AV, Cofsky JC, Aris KDP, Doudna JA, and Bryant Z "Cas9 interrogates DNA in discrete steps modulated by mismatches and supercoiling." Proc Natl Acad U S A 2020
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Hobson MJ, Bryant Z, and Berger JM "Modulated control of DNA supercoiling balance by the DNA-wrapping domain of bacterial gyrase" Nucleic Acids Res 2020
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Iino R, Kinbara K, and Bryant Z "Introduction: Molecular motors." Chem Rev 2020
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Ivanov IE and Bryant Z "Multi-parameter measurements of conformational dynamics in nucleic acids and nucleoprotein complexes." Methods 2019
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Acharya BR, Nestor-Bergmann A, Liang X, Gupta S, Duszyc K, Gauquelin E, Gomez GA, Budnar S, Marcq P, Jensen OE, Bryant Z, and Yap AS "A mechanosensitive RhoA pathway that protects epithelia against acute tensile stress." Dev Cell 2018
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Basu A, Hobson M, Lebel P, Fernandes LE, Tretter E, Berger JM, and Bryant Z Dynamic coupling between conformations and nucleotide states in DNA gyrase. Nat Chem Biol 2018
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Kaplan L, Ierokomos A, Chowdary P, Bryant Z, and Cui B "Rotation of endosomes demonstrates coordination of molecular motors during axonal transport." Sci Adv 2018
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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 2018
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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 2018
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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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Basu A, Parente AC, and Bryant Z "Structural dynamics and mechanochemical coupling in DNA gyrase." J Mol Biol 2016
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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