Publications of the Ökten Group

Mohamed A.A. Mohamed, Willi L. Stepp, Zeynep Ökten (2018)
Reconstitution reveals motor activation for intraflagellar transport.
Nature 557, 387–391 (2018) Link:  [download]


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:  [download]


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]