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PUBLICATIONS: Lu Rao

2020

Brenner, S., F. Berger, L. Rao, M. P. Nicholas, and A. Gennerich. Force production of human cytoplasmic dynein is limited by its processivity. 2020. Science Advances (in press).

2019

Rao, L., F. Berger, M. P. Nicholas, and A. Gennerich. Molecular mechanism of cytoplasmic dynein tension sensing. 2019. Nat. Commun. 10:3332. [pdf]

2018

Rao, L., M. Hülsemann, and A. Gennerich. Combining structure-function and single-molecule studies on cytoplasmic dynein. 2018. Methods Mol. Biol., 1665:53-89. [pdf]

2015

Nicholas, M. P., F. Berger, L. Rao, S. Brenner, C. Cho, and A. Gennerich. Cytoplasmic dynein regulates its attachment to microtubules via nucleotide state-switched mechanosensing at multiple AAA domains. 2015. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 12:6371-6376. [pdf]

2014

Nicholas, M. P., L. Rao, and A. Gennerich. Covalent immobilization of microtubules on glass surfaces for molecular motor force measurements and other single-molecule assays. 2014. Methods Mol. Biol., 1136:137-169. [pdf]

Nicholas, M. P., L. Rao, and A. Gennerich. An improved optical tweezers assay for measuring the force generation of single kinesin molecules. 2014. Methods Mol. Biol., 1136:171-246. [pdf]

2013

Rao, L.*, E. M. Romes*, M. P. Nicholas, S. Brenner, T. Ashutosh, A. Gennerich#, and K. C. Slep#. The yeast dynein dyn2-pac11 complex is a dynein dimerization/processivity factor: structural and single molecule characterization. 2013. Mol. Biol. Cell, 24:2362-2377 (*: co-first authors; #: co-corresponding authors). [pdf]

2011

Rao, L., J. D. Dworkin, W. E. Nell, and U. Bierbach. Interactions of a platinum-modified perylene derivative with the human telomeric g-quadruplex. 2011. J. Phys. Chem. B. 115:13701-13712. [pdf]

Choudhury, J. R., L. Rao, and U. Bierbach. Rates of intercalator-driven platination of DNA determined by a restriction enzyme cleavage inhibition assay. 2011. J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 16:373-380. [pdf]

2010

Rao, L., T. West, G. Saluta, G. Kucera, and U. Bierbach. Probing platinum-adenine-N3 adduct formation with DNA minor-groove binding agents. 2010. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 23:1148-1150. [pdf]

2009

Ma, Z., L. Rao, and U. Bierbach. Replacement of a thiourea-S with an amidine-NH donor group in a platinum-acridine antitumor compound reduces the metal's reactivity with cysteine sulfur. 2009. J. Med. Chem. 52:3424-3427. [pdf]

2007

Rao, L., and U. Bierbach. Kinetically favored platination of adenine in the G-rich human telomeric repeat. 2007. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 129:15764-15765. [pdf]