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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).


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


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]