Publications

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2020

  1. "Impact of Cyanine Conformational Restraint in the Near-Infrared Range", Siddharth S. Matikonda, Gabrielle Hammersley, Nikita Kumari, Lennart Grabenhorst, Viktorija Glembockyte, Philip Tinnefeld, Joseph Ivanic, Marcia Levitus, and Martin J. Schnermann. J. Org. Chem. 2020. 85 5907–5915

  2. "Tutorial: Measurement of fluorescence spectra and determination of relative fluorescence quantum yields of transparent samples", Marcia Levitus. Methods Appl Fluoresc 2020. 8 033001

  3. "Pitching single-focus confocal data analysis one photon at a time with Bayesian nonparametrics". Meysam Tavakoli, Sina Jazani, Ioannis Sgouralis, Omer M. Shafraz, Sanjeevi Sivasankar, Bryan Donaphon, Marcia Levitus, and Steve Pressé. Phys Rev X 2020. 10 011021


2019

  1. "Photophysical properties of the hemicyanine Dy-630 and its potential as a single-molecule fluorescent probe for biophysical applications". Nikita Kumrai, Monika Ciuba and Marcia Levitus Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2019. 8 015004

  2. "An Alternative Framework for Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy". Sina Jazani, Ioannis Sgouralis, Omer M. Shafraz, Marcia Levitus, Sanjeevi Sivasankar, Steve Pressé Nat. Commun. 2019. 10 3662.

  3. "Protein Environment and DNA Orientation Affect Protein induced Cy3 Fluorescence Enhancement (PIFE)". Binh Nguyen, Monika Ciuba, Alxander G. Kozlov, Marcia Levitus, and Timothy M. Lohman. Biophys. J. 2019. 117 66-73


2018

  1. "Assembly–disassembly is coupled to the ATPase cycle of tobacco Rubisco activase". Andrew J. Serban, Isabella L. Breen, Hoang Q. Bui, Marcia Levitus, and Rebekka M. Wachter J. Biol. Chem. 2018. 293 19451-19465.

  2. "Precision and accuracy of single-molecule FRET measurements—a multi-laboratory benchmark study". Björn Hellenkamp, Sonja Schmid,...Marcia Levitus...Thorsten Hugel Nat. Methods 2018. 15 669-676.

  3. "Photophysical Characterization of Interchromophoric Interactions Between Rhodamine Dyes Conjugated to Proteins". Bryan Donaphon, Linda B. Bloom and M. Levitus, Methods Appl. Fluoresc. 2018. 6 045004


2017

  1. "Cyanine Conformational Restraint in the Far-Red Range", Megan S. Michie, Ralph Gotz, Christian Franke, Matthew Bowler, Nikita Kumari, Valentin Magidson,  M. Levitus, Jadranka Loncarek, Markus Sauer, and Martin J. Schnermann J. Am. Chem. Soc2017

  2. "Electrostatic Interactions at the Dimer Interface Stabilize the E. coli beta Sliding Clamp ", Anirban Purohit, Jennifer K. England, Lauren G. Douma, Farzaneh Tondnevis, Linda B. Bloom, M. Levitus. Biophys. J. 2017. 113 794-804. 

  3. "Mechanism of opening a sliding clamp", Lauren G. Douma, Kevin K. Yu, Jennifer K. England,  M. Levitus, Linda B. Bloom. Nuc. Acid. Res. 2017. 


2016

"Structural Implications on the Properties of Self-Assembling Supramolecular Hosts for Fluorescent Guests", S. Tang, B. Donaphon, M. Levitus, F. M. Raymo. Langmuir  2016. 32 8676-8687.


2015

"Demystifying PIFE: The Photophysics Behind the Protein-Induced Fluorescence Enhancement Phenomenon in Cy3", Elana M. S. Stennett, Monika A. Ciuba, Su Lin, Marcia Levitus. J. Phys. Chem. Lett 201561819-1823. Includes ACS Live Slides multimedia presentation. 


2014

  1. "ATP and Magnesium Promote Cotton Short-Form Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase (Rubisco) Activase Hexamer Formation at Low Micromolar Concentrations", Agnieszka M. Kuriata, Manas Chakraborty,J. Nathan Henderson, Suratna Hazra, Andrew J. Serban, Tuong V. T. Pham, Marcia Levitus., Rebekka M. Wachter Biochemistry 201453, 7232-7246. 

  2. "Protein Oligomerization Equilibria and Kinetics Investigated by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: a Mathematical Treatment", Kanno, D.M., Levitus, M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2014118, 12404-12415. 

  3. "A Designed Buried Salt Bridge Modulates Heterodimerization of a Membrane Peptide", Shinde, S., Binder, J. K., Goyal, B., Woodrum, B., De Munari, S., Levitus, M. and Ghirlanda, G. Biopolymers 2014.  102, 437-443

  4. "Intrinsic stability and oligomerization dynamics of DNA processivity clamps", Binder, J. K., Douma, L.G., Ranjit, S., Kanno D.M., Chakraborty, M., Bloom, L.B., and Levitus M Nucl. Acids. Res. 2014. 42, 6476-6486.

  5. "Photophysical and Dynamical Properties of Doubly Linked Cy3-DNA Constructs", Stennett, E. M. S., Ning, M., van der Vaart, A, and Levitus M J. Phys. Chem. B 2014. 118, 152-163.

  6. "Photophysical processes in single molecule organic fluorescent probes", Stennett, E.M.S., Ciuba, M.and Levitus M Chem. Soc. Rev. 2014 43 1057-1075


2013

  1. M. Ciuba and M. Levitus. Manganese-Induced Triplet Blinking and Photobleaching of Single Molecule Cyanine Dyes. ChemPhysChem (2013) Refereed Articles.

  2. Stennett, E.M.S., Ciuba, M.and Levitus M. Photophysical processes in single molecule organic fluorescent probes. Chem. Soc. Rev. (2013) Refereed Articles.


2012

  1. Chakraborty,M., Kuriata, A.M., Henderson, J.N., Salvucci, M.E., Wachter, R.M.and Levitus M. Protein Oligomerization Monitored by Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy: Self-Assembly of Rubisco Activase. Biophysical Journal (2012) Refereed Articles.

  2. E. Stennett, G. Kodis and M. Levitus. Photobleaching and blinking of TAMRA induced by Mn2+. ChemPhysChem (2012) Refereed Articles.

  3. Ranjit S, Levitus M. Probing the interaction between fluorophores and DNA nucleotides by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and fluorescence quenching. Photochem. Photobiol. (2012) Refereed Articles.

  4. Wang G., Dhar K., Swanson P.C., Levitus M, and Chang Y. Real-time monitoring of RAG-catalyzed DNA cleavage unveils dynamic changes in coding end association with the coding end complex. Nucl. Acids Res. (2012) Refereed Articles.


2011

  1. J. Spiriti, J.K. Binder, M. Levitus and A. van der Vaart. Cy3-DNA Stacking Interactions Strongly Depend on the Identity of the Terminal Basepair. Biophysical Journal (2011) Refereed Articles.

  2. Levitus M. Chemical Kinetics at the Single-Molecule Level. Journal of Chemical Education (2011) Refereed Articles.

  3. Levitus M. and Ranjit S.. "Cyanine dyes in biophysical research: the photophysics of polymethine fluorescent dyes in biomolecular environments".. Quarterly Reviews in Biophysics (2011) Refereed Articles.

  4. Spiriti J, Binder JK, Levitus M and van der Vaart A. Cy3-DNA Stacking Interactions Strongly Depend on the Identity of the Terminal Basepair. Biophys. J. (2011) Refereed Articles.

  5. Tims H.S., Gurunathan K, Levitus M and Widom J. Dynamics of Nucleosome Invasion by DNA Binding Proteins. J. Mol. Biol. (2011) Refereed Articles.


2010

  1. K. Gurunathan and M. Levitus. "FRET Fluctuation Spectroscopy of Diffusing Biopolymers: Contributions of Conformational Dynamics and Translational Diffusion".. J. Phys. Chem. B (2010) Refereed Articles.

  2. Levitus M. Relaxation Kinetics by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: Determination of Kinetic Parameters in the Presence of Fluorescent Impurities. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (2010) Refereed Articles.


2009

  1. Billie Harvey and Marcia Levitus. Nucleobase-Specific Enhancement of Cy3 Fluorescence. Journal of Fluorescence (2009) Refereed Articles.

  2. Harvey B.J., Perez C., Levitus M. DNA Sequence-Dependent Enhancement of Cy3 Fluorescence. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. (2009) Refereed Articles.

  3. Suman Ranjit, Kaushik Gurunathan, Marcia Levitus. Photophysics of backbone fluorescent DNA modifications: reducing uncertainties in FRET. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2009) Refereed Articles. 


2008

  1. Billie Harvey and Marcia Levitus. Nucleobase-Specific Enhancement of Cy3 Fluorescence. Journal of Fluorescence (2008) Refereed Articles.

  2. P. Michael Conn (Editor), K. Gurunathan and M. Levitus. Progress in Nucleic Acid Research and Molecular Biology. Applications of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy to the Study of Nucleic Acid Conformational Dynamics (2008) Book Chapters.


2007

  1. M.E.Sanborn, B.K. Connolly, K. Gurunathan and M. Levitus. Fluorescence Properties and Photophysics of the Sulfoindocyanine Cy3 Linked Covalently to DNA. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2007) Refereed Articles.

  2. Tedman Torres, Marcia Levitus. Measuring Conformational Dynamics: A New FCS-FRET Approach. Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2007) Refereed Articles.


2005

  1. Li Gu, Marcia Levitus, Carlos Bustamante, Jonathan Widom. Rapid spontaneous accessibility of nucleosomal DNA. Nat. Struct. Mol. Biol (2005) Refereed Articles.


2004

  1. Eric Goedken, Marcia Levitus, Carlos Bustamante, Mike O'Donnell, John Kuriyan. Fluorescence measurements on the E. coli DNA polymerase clamp loader: Implications for conformational changes during ATP and clamp binding. J.Mol.Biol (2004) Refereed Articles.


2002

  1. H Dang, Marcia Levitus, M Garcia-Garibay. One step Pd(0)-catalyzed synthesis, X-Ray analysis, and photophysical properties of cyclopent[hi]aceanthrylene: fullerene-like properties in a non-alternant cyclopenta-fused aromatic hydrocarbon. J. Am. Chem. Soc (2002) Refereed Articles.

  2. K Schmieder, Marcia Levitus, H Dang, M Garcia-Garibay. Photophysical properties of coplanar and twisted 1,4-Bis(9-athynylanthracenyl)benzene. Rotational equilibrium in the excited states of diarylalkynes. J. Phys. Chem. A (2002) Refereed Articles.


2001

  1. Marcia Levitus, G Zepeda, H Dang, C Godinez, T Khuong, K Schmieder, M Garcia-Garibay. Steps to demarcate the effects of chromophore aggregation and planarization in poly(phenyleneethynylene)s. 2. The photophysics of 1,4-diethynyl-2-fluorobenzene in solution and in crystals. J. Org. Chem (2001) Refereed Articles.

  2. Marcia Levitus, K Schmieder, H Ricks, K Shimizu, U Bunz, M Garcia-Garibay. Steps to demarcate the effects of chromophore aggregation and planarization in poly(phenyleneethynylene)s. 1. Rotationally interrupted conjugation in the excited states of 1,4-bis(phenylethynyl)benzene. J. Am. Chem. Soc (2001) Refereed Articles.


2000

  1. Marcia Levitus, M Garcia-Garibay. Polarized Electronic Spectroscopy and Photophysical Properties of 9,10-Bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene. J. Phys. Chem. A (2000) Refereed Articles.