Publications

  1. Koirala, R., Priest, A., Yen, C.F., Cheah, J., Pannekoek, W.J., Gloerich, M., Yamada, S., Sivasankar, S.*, (2021)  Inside-out regulation of E-cadherin conformation and adhesion,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 118 (30) e2104090118
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  2. Schmidt, P., Lajoie, J., Sivasankar, S.*, (2021)  Robust scan synchronized force-fluorescence imaging,  Ultramicroscopy, 221, 113165
     
  3. Shafraz, O., Xie, B., Yamada, S., Sivasankar, S.*, (2020)  Mapping transmembrane binding partners for E-cadherin ectodomains,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (49) 31157-31165
     
  4. Schmidt, P.D., Reichert, B.H., Lajoie, J.G., Sivasankar, S.*, (2020)  Adaptive atomic force microscope,  Proc. SPIE, Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Superresolution Imaging XIII, Article number: 1124604
     
  5. Tavakoli, M., Jazani, S., Sgouralis, I., Shafraz, O., Donaphon, B., Sivasankar, S., Levitus, M., Pressé, S., (2020) Re-pitching single focus confocal data analysis one photon at a time with Bayesian nonparametrics,  Physical Review X, 10, Article number: 011021
     
  6. Priest, A.V.^, Koirala, R.^, Sivasankar, S.*, (2019) Single molecule studies of classical and desmosomal cadherin adhesion,  Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, 12, pages 43-50
     
  7. Jazani, S., Sgouralis, I., Shafraz, O., Levitus, M., Sivasankar, S., Pressé, S., (2019) An Alternative Framework for Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Nature Communications, 10, Article number:3662
     
  8. Shafraz, O.^, Rübsam, M.^, Stahley, S., Caldara, A., Kowalczyk, A., Niessen, C., Sivasankar, S.*, (2018) E-cadherin binds to desmoglein to facilitate desmosome assembly, eLife, 7, e37629.
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  9. Schmidt, P., Reichert, B., Lajoie. J., Sivasankar, S.*, (2018) Method for high frequency tracking and sub-nm sample stabilization in single molecule fluorescence microscopy, Scientific Reports, 8, 13912.
     
  10. Yen, C.F., Sivasankar, S.*, (2018) Improving estimation of kinetic parameters in dynamic force spectroscopy using cluster analysis, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 148, 123301.
     
  11. Yen, C.F., Sivasankar, S.*, (2017) Minimizing open-loop piezo actuator nonlinearity artifacts in atomic force microscope measurements, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 35, 053201.
     
  12. Priest, A.V.^, Shafraz, O.^, Sivasankar, S.*, (2017) Biophysical basis of cadherin mediated cell-cell adhesion, Experimental Cell Research, 358, pp. 10-13.
     
  13. Manibog, K.^, Yen,C.F.^, Sivasankar, S.*, (2017) Measuring force induced dissociation kinetics of protein complexes using single molecule atomic force microscopy, Methods in Enzymology, 582, 297-320.
     
  14. Manibog, K., Sankar, K., Kim, S., Zhang, Y., Jernigan, R., Sivasankar, S.*, (2016) Molecular determinants of cadherin ideal bond formation: Conformation-dependent unbinding on a multidimensional landscape, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113, no. 39, pp. E5711-E5720.
     
  15. Yen, C.F., Harishchandra, D., Kanthasamy, A., Sivasankar, S.*, (2016) Copper-induced structural conversion templates prion protein oligomerization and neurotoxicity, Science Advances, 2, 7, e1600014.
     
  16. Manibog, K., Li, H., Rakshit, S., Sivasankar, S.*, (2014) Resolving the molecular mechanism of cadherin catch bond formation, Nature Communications, 5, Article number:3941.
     
  17. Lowndes, M., Rakshit, S., Shafraz, O., Borghi, N., Harmond, R., Green, K., Sivasankar, S., Nelson, W.J., (2014) Distinguishing roles of different cadherins in the assembly and structural integrity of the desmosome complex, Journal of Cell Science,127, 2339-2350.
     
  18. Rakshit, S., Sivasankar, S.*, (2014) Biomechanics of cell adhesion: How force regulates the lifetime of adhesive bonds at the single molecule level, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 2211-2223.
     
  19. Sivasankar, S.*, (2013) Tuning the kinetics of cadherin adhesion, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 133, 2318-2323.
     
  20. Rakshit, S., Zhang, Y.X., Manibog, K., Shafraz, O., Sivasankar, S.*, (2012) Ideal, catch and slip bonds in cadherin adhesion, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 18815-18820.
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  21. Li, H.^, Yen, C.F.^, Sivasankar, S.*, (2012) Fluorescence Axial Localization with Nanometer Accuracy and Precision, Nano Letters, 12, 3731-3735.
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  22. Leckband, D., Sivasankar, S., (2012) Cadherin recognition and adhesion, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 24, 1-8.
     
  23. Leckband, D., Sivasankar, S., (2012) Biophysics of cadherin adhesion, Springer: Sub-cellular Biochemistry, Volume: 60, Pages: 63-88.
     
  24. Choi, C.L., Li, H., Olson, A.C.K., Jain, P.K., Sivasankar, S.*, Alivisatos, A.P.*, (2011) Spatially indirect emission in a luminescent nanocrystal molecule, Nano Letters, 11, 2358-2362.
     
  25. Li, H., Fowler, N., Struck, C., Sivasankar, S.*, (2011) Flow triggered by instabilities at the contact-line of a drop containing nanoparticles, Soft Matter, 7, 5116-5119.
     
  26. Rakshit, S., Sivasankar, S.*, (2011) Cross-linking of a charged polysaccharide using polyions as electrostatic staples, Soft Matter, 7, 2348-2351.
     
  27. Choi, C.L., Koski, K.J., Sivasankar, S., Alivisatos, A.P., (2009) Strain-Dependent Photoluminescence Behavior of CdSe/CdS Nanocrystals with Spherical, Linear, and Branched Topologies, Nano Letters, 9, 3544-3549.
     
  28. Sivasankar, S.^*, Zhang, Y.^, Nelson,W.J., and Chu, S.*, (2009) Characterizing the initial encounter complex in cadherin adhesion, Structure, 17, 1-7.
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  29. Sivasankar, S.* and Chu, S., (2009) Nanoparticle mediated non-fluorescent bonding of microspheres to atomic force microscope cantilevers and imaging fluorescence from bonded cantilevers with single molecule sensitivity, Nano Letters, 9, 2120-2124.
     
  30. Zhang, Y.^, Sivasankar, S.^*, Nelson,W.J., and Chu, S.*, (2009) Resolving cadherin interactions and binding cooperativity at the single molecule level, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 109-114.
     
  31. Sivasankar, S., and Chu, S., (2007) Optical bonding using silica nanoparticle sol-gel chemistry, Nano Letters, 7, 3031-3034.
     
  32. Sivasankar, S., Gumbiner, B., and Leckband, D., (2001) Direct measurements of multiple adhesive alignments and unbinding trajectories between cadherin extracellular domains, Biophysical Journal, 80, 1758-1768.
     
  33. Leckband, D., and Sivasankar, S., (2000) Mechanism of homophilic cadherin adhesion, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, 12, 587-592.
     
  34. Leckband, D., and Sivasankar, S., (1999) Forces controlling protein interactions: theory and experiment, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 14, 83-97.
     
  35. Sivasankar, S., Brieher, W., Lavrik, N., Gumbiner, B., and Leckband, D., (1999) Direct molecular force measurements of multiple adhesive interactions between cadherin ectodomains, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 96, 11820-11824.
     
  36. Sivasankar, S., Subramaniam, S., and Leckband, D., (1998) Direct molecular level measurements of the electrostatic properties of a protein surface, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 95, 12961-12966.