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Wu, Fabai (author), Japaridze, A. (author), Zheng, X.Z. (author), Wiktor, J.M. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Although the physical properties of chromosomes, including their morphology, mechanics, and dynamics are crucial for their biological function, many basic questions remain unresolved. Here we directly image the circular chromosome in live E. coli with a broadened cell shape. We find that it exhibits a torus topology with, on average, a lower...
journal article 2019
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Deshpande, S.R. (author), Spoelstra, W.K. (author), van Doorn, M.C. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Liposomes, self-assembled vesicles with a lipid-bilayer boundary similar to cell membranes, are extensively used in both fundamental and applied sciences. Manipulation of their physical properties, such as growth and division, may significantly expand their use as model systems in cellular and synthetic biology. Several approaches have been...
journal article 2018
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Eeftens, J.M. (author), Bisht, Shveta (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Kschonsak, Marc (author), Haering, Christian H. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
Condensin, a conserved member of the SMC protein family of ring-shaped multi-subunit protein complexes, is essential for structuring and compacting chromosomes. Despite its key role, its molecular mechanism has remained largely unknown. Here, we employ single-molecule magnetic tweezers to measure, in real time, the compaction of individual...
journal article 2017
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Moolman, M.C. (author), Tiruvadi Krishnan, S. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), de Leeuw, R. (author), Lorent, V.J.F. (author), Sherratt, David J. (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
Protein-DNA complexes are one of the principal barriers the replisome encounters during replication. One such barrier is the Tus-ter complex, which is a direction dependent barrier for replication fork progression. The details concerning the dynamics of the replisome when encountering these Tus-ter barriers in the cell are poorly understood....
journal article 2016
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Moolman, M.C. (author), Tiruvadi Krishnan, S. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Van den Berg, A. (author), Tulinski, P. (author), Depken, M. (author), Reyes-Lamothe, R. (author), Sherratt, D.J. (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
The ubiquitous sliding clamp facilitates processivity of the replicative polymerase and acts as a platform to recruit proteins involved in replication, recombination and repair. While the dynamics of the E. coli ?2-sliding clamp have been characterized in vitro, its in vivo stoichiometry and dynamics remain unclear. To probe both ?2-clamp...
journal article 2014
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Van Loenhout, M.T. (author), De Vlaminck, I. (author), Flebus, B. (author), Den Blanken, J.F. (author), Zweifel, L.P. (author), Hooning, K.M. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
The functional state of the genome is determined by its interactions with proteins that bind, modify, and move along the DNA. To determine the positions and binding strength of proteins localized on DNA we have developed a combined magnetic and optical tweezers apparatus that allows for both sensitive and label-free detection. A DNA loop, that...
journal article 2013
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Moolman, M.C. (author), Huang, Z. (author), Krishnan, S.T. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
Background: Controlled restriction of cellular movement using microfluidics allows one to study individual cells to gain insight into aspects of their physiology and behaviour. For example, the use of micron-sized growth channels that confine individual Escherichia coli has yielded novel insights into cell growth and death. To extend this...
journal article 2013
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De Vlaminck, I. (author), Van Loenhout, M.T.J. (author), Zweifel, L. (author), Den Blanken, J. (author), Hooning, K. (author), Hage, S. (author), Kerssemakers, J. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
In E. coli homologous recombination, a filament of RecA protein formed on DNA searches and pairs a homologous sequence within a second DNA molecule with remarkable speed and fidelity. Here, we directly probe the strength of the two-molecule interactions involved in homology search and recognition using dual-molecule manipulation, combining...
journal article 2012
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Van Loenhout, M.T.J. (author), Kerssemakers, J.W.J. (author), De Vlaminck, I. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
We present a three-dimensional tracking routine for nondiffraction-limited particles, which significantly reduces pixel bias. Our technique allows for increased resolution compared to that of previous methods, especially at low magnification or at high signal/noise ratio. This enables tracking with nanometer accuracy in a wide field of view and...
journal article 2012
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Lipfert, J. (author), Kerssemakers, J.J.W. (author), Rojer, M. (author), Dekker, N.H. (author)
The double helical nature of DNA links many cellular processes such as DNA replication, transcription, and repair to rotational motion and the accumulation of torsional strain. Magnetic tweezers (MTs) are a single-molecule technique that enables the application of precisely calibrated stretching forces to nucleic acid tethers and to control...
journal article 2011
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Dujovne, I. (author), Kerssemakers, J. (author), Capello, G. (author), Dekker, C. (author)
We present a novel high-resolution technique for single-molecule experiments, viz., differential traveling wave tracking. This is an interference-based scattering technique where we use gold nanoparticles for high scattering intensities and incorporate differential measurements along one in-plane direction to subtract mechanical noise and drift...
journal article 2010
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