Core B will provide a facility for novel optical instrumentation to the investigators of this Program Project. The Core's primary functions will be to assist in experiments that require expertise and specialized equipment not available in the individual sub-project laboratories and to develop state of art optical instrumentation.
The Specific Aims of the Core are to: (1) provide guidance and expert help to the members of the Program Project in using (a) optical trapping to measure force, displacement, and kinetics of motors and adhesion properties of bimolecular interactions, and Total Internal Reflection Microscopy (TIRF), FIONA and other single-molecule fluorescence techniques;and (2) develop (a) combined optical trap-TIRF spectroscopy, (b) methods for measurement of motor stiffness from variance and covariance if single molecule data traces, and (c) techniques for the creation of higher-order motor cytoskeletal assemblies.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Type
Research Program Projects (P01)
Project #
2P01GM087253-11
Application #
8742371
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
Budget End
Support Year
11
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
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Greenberg, Michael J; Ostap, E Michael (2013) Regulation and control of myosin-I by the motor and light chain-binding domains. Trends Cell Biol 23:81-9
Hendricks, Adam G; Lazarus, Jacob E; Perlson, Eran et al. (2012) Dynein tethers and stabilizes dynamic microtubule plus ends. Curr Biol 22:632-7
Wang, Yu-Hsiu; Collins, Agnieszka; Guo, Lin et al. (2012) Divalent cation-induced cluster formation by polyphosphoinositides in model membranes. J Am Chem Soc 134:3387-95
Sun, Yujie; Goldman, Yale E (2011) Lever-arm mechanics of processive myosins. Biophys J 101:1-11
Collins, Agnieszka; Warrington, Anthony; Taylor, Kenneth A et al. (2011) Structural organization of the actin cytoskeleton at sites of clathrin-mediated endocytosis. Curr Biol 21:1167-75
Schroeder 3rd, Harry W; Mitchell, Chris; Shuman, Henry et al. (2010) Motor number controls cargo switching at actin-microtubule intersections in vitro. Curr Biol 20:687-96
Arsenault, Mark E; Purohit, Prashant K; Goldman, Yale E et al. (2010) Comparison of Brownian-dynamics-based estimates of polymer tension with direct force measurements. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 82:051923
Holzbaur, Erika L F; Goldman, Yale E (2010) Coordination of molecular motors: from in vitro assays to intracellular dynamics. Curr Opin Cell Biol 22:4-13