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PUBLICATIONS: Lu Rao

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]