Publications of the Ökten Group

Willi L. Stepp, Georg Merck, Felix Mueller-Planitz, Zeynep Ökten (2017)
Kinesin-2 motors adapt their stepping behaviour for processive transport on axonemes and microtubules
EMBO Reports DOI 10.15252/embr.201744097 Link:  [download]


Angela Oberhofer, Peter Spieler, Yuliya Rosenfeld, Willi L. Stepp, Augustine Cleetus, Alistair N. Hume, Felix Mueller-Planitz, and Zeynep Ökten (2017)
Myosin Va’s adaptor protein melanophilin enforces track selection on the microtubule and actin networks in vitro
PNAS vol. 114 no. 24 Link: www.pnas.org/content/114/24/E4714.full


M. Brunnbauer, R. Dombi, T. H. Ho, M. Schliwa, M. Rief, Z. Ökten (2012)
Torque generation of Kinesin motors is governed by the stability of the neck domain
Molecular Cell 2, 147-58 Link:  [download]


D. Zimmermann, B. Abdel Motaal, L. Voith von Voithenberg, M. Schliwa, Z. Ökten (2011)
Diffusion of myosin V on microtubules: a fine-tuned interaction for which E-hooks are dispensable
PLoS One 6(9):e25473 Link:  [download]


M. Vukajlovic, H. Dietz, M. Schliwa, Z. Ökten (2011)
How kinesin-2 forms a stalk
Mol Biol Cell 22(22):4279-87 Link:  [download]


J. C. M. Gebhardt, Z. Ökten, M. Rief (2010)
The Lever Arm Effects a Mechanical Asymmetry of the Myosin-V-Actin Bond
Biophysical Journal 98:277-281 Link:  [download]


M. Brunnbauer, F. Mueller-Planitz, S. Kösem, T. H. Ho, R. Dombi, J. C. M. Gebhardt, M. Rief, Z. Ökten (2010)
Regulation of a heterodimeric kinesin-2 through an unprocessive motor domain that is turned processive by its partner
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:10460-10465 Link:  [download]


Z. Ökten, M. Schliwa (2007)
Molecular motors: A step dissected
Nature 450(7170):625-6 Link:  [download]


L. S. Churchman, Z. Ökten, R. S. Rock, J. F. Dawson, J. A. Spudich (2005)
Single molecule high-resolution colocalization of Cy3 and Cy5 attached to macromolecules measures intramolecular distances through time
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 102(5):1419-23 Link:  [download]


Z. Ökten, L. S. Churchman, R. S. Rock, J. A. Spudich (2004)
Myosin VI walks hand-over-hand along actin
Nat Struct Mol Biol 11(9):884-7 Link:  [download]