Marcia Levitus

Biophysical Chemistry





Marcia Levitus

56- "Buffer-Dependent Photophysics of 2-Aminopurine: Insights into Fluorescence Quenching and Excited-State Interactionsy"
Souvik Poddar, Marcia Levitus J. Phys. Chem. B 2024. 128 2640-2651.

55- "Uracil-DNA glycosylase efficiency is modulated by substrate rigidity"
Paul B. Orndorff, Souvik Poddar, Aerial M. Owens, Nikita Kumari, Bryan T. Ugaz, Samrat Amin, Wade D. Van Horn, Arjan van der Vaart & Marcia Levitus Sci Rep. 2023. 13 3915.

54- "Potassium Glutamate and Glycine Betaine InduceSelf-Assembly of the PCNA and b-Sliding Clamps"
Anirban Purohit, Lauren G. Douma, Linda B. Bloom, and Marcia Levitus Biophys. J. 2021. 120 73-85.

53- "Evidence that the TRPV1 S1-S4 Membrane Domain Contributes to Thermosensing"
Minjoo Kim, Nicholas Sisco, Jacob Hilton, Camila Montano, Manuel Castro, Brian Cherry, Marcia Levitus, and Wade Van Horn Nat. Comm. 2020. 11 4169.

52- "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

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

50- "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

49- "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

48- "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.

47- "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

46- "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.

45- "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.

44- "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

43- "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. Soc. 2017. 139 12406-12409.

42- "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.

41- "Mechanism of opening a sliding clamp".
Lauren G. Douma, Kevin K. Yu, Jennifer K. England, M. Levitus, Linda B. Bloom. Nuc. Acid. Res. 2017. 45 10178-10189.

40- "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.

39- "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 2015. 61819-1823. Includes ACS Live Slides multimedia presentation.

38- "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 2014. 53, 7232-7246.

37- "Protein Oligomerization Equilibria and Kinetics Investigated by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: a Mathematical Treatment".
Kanno, D.M., Levitus, M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2014. 118, 12404-12415.

36- "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

35- "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.

34- "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.

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

32- "Manganese-Induced Triplet Blinking and Photobleaching of Single Molecule Cyanine Dyes".
Ciuba, M.and Levitus M ChemPhysChem 2013. 14, 3495-3502.

31- "Protein Oligomerization Monitored by Fluorescence Fluctuation Spectroscopy: Self-Assembly of Rubisco Activase".
Chakraborty,M., Kuriata, A.M., Henderson, J.N., Salvucci, M.E., Wachter, R.M.and Levitus M Biophys. J. 2012. 103, 949-958. Featured as New and Notable

30- "Real-time monitoring of RAG-catalyzed DNA cleavage unveils dynamic changes in coding end association with the coding end complex".
Wang G., Dhar K., Swanson P.C., Levitus M, and Chang Y. Nucl. Acids Res. 2012. 40, 6082-6096

29- "Probing the interaction between fluorophores and DNA nucleotides by fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and fluorescence quenching".
Ranjit S., Levitus M Photochem. Photobiol. 2012. 88,782-791

28- "Photobleaching and Blinking of TAMRA Induced by Mn2+".
Stennett E.M.S., Kodis G, Levitus M ChemPhysChem 2012. 13,909-913

27- "Dynamics of Nucleosome Invasion by DNA Binding Proteins".
Tims H.S., Gurunathan K, Levitus M and Widom J. J. Mol. Biol. 2011. 411,430-448

26- "Cy3-DNA Stacking Interactions Strongly Depend on the Identity of the Terminal Basepair".
Spiriti J, Binder JK, Levitus M and van der Vaart A. Biophys. J. 2011. 100, 1049-1057.

25- "Chemical Kinetics at the Single-Molecule Level".
Levitus M J. Chem. Ed. 2011. 88, 162-166.

24- "Cyanine dyes in biophysical research: the photophysics of polymethine fluorescent dyes in biomolecular environments".
Levitus M and Ranjit S. Q. Rev. Biophys. 2010. 44, 123-151.

23- "Relaxation Kinetics by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy: Determination of Kinetic Parameters in the Presence of Fluorescent Impurities".
Levitus M. J. Phys. Chem. Lett 2010. 1, 1346-1350.

22- "FRET Fluctuation Spectroscopy of Diffusing Biopolymers: Contributions of Conformational Dynamics and Translational Diffusion".
Gurunathan K, Levitus M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2010. 114, 980-986.

21- "Single-Molecule Fluorescence Studies of Nucleosome Dynamics".
Gurunathan K, Levitus M. Curr. Pharm. Bio. 2009. 10, 559-568. Hot Topic issue:Single-Molecule Workshop ASPEN 2009.

20- "DNA Sequence-Dependent Enhancement of Cy3 Fluorescence".
Harvey B.J., Perez C., Levitus M. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. 2009. 8, 1105-1110.

19- "Photophysics of Backbone Fluorescent DNA Modifications: Reducing Uncertainties in FRET".
Ranjit S., Gurunathan K., Levitus M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2009. 113, 7861-7866. (featured in cover).

18- "Nucleobase-Specific Enhancement of Cy3 Fluorescence".
Harvey B., Levitus M. J. Fluoresc. 2009. 19, 443-448.

17- "Applications of Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy to the Study of Nucleic Acid Conformational Dynamics".
Gurunathan K., Levitus M. Prog. Nucleic Acid Res. Mol. Biol. 2008. 82, 33-69.

16- "Fluorescence Properties and Photophysics of the Sulfoindocyanine Cy3 Linked Covalently to DNA".
Sanborn M.E., Connolly B.K., Gurunathan K., Levitus M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2007. 111, 1064.

15- "Measuring conformational dynamics: A new FCS-FRET apprach".
Torres T, Levitus M. J. Phys. Chem. B 2007. 111, 7392.

14- "Rapid spontaneous accessibility of nucleosomal DNA".
Li G, Levitus M, Bustamante C, Widom J. Nature Struct. Mol. Bio. 2005. 12, 46.

13- "Fluorescence measurements on the E-coli DNA polymerase clamp loader: Implications for conformational changes during ATP and clamp binding".
Goedken ER, Levitus M, Johnson A, Bustamante C, O'Donnell M, Kuriyan J. J.Mol.Biol. 2004, 336, 1047.

12- "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 ".
Dang H, Levitus M, Garcia-Garibay MA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 136.

11- "Photophysical properties of coplanar and twisted 1,4-Bis(9-athynylanthracenyl)benzene. Rotational equilibrium in the excited states of diarylalkynes".
Schmieder K., Levitus M, Dang H, Garcia-Garibay MA. J. Phys. Chem. A 2002, 106, 1551.

10- "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".
Levitus M, Zepeda G, Dang H, Godinez C, Khuong TAV, Schmieder K, Garcia-Garibay MA, J. Org. Chem. 2001, 66, 3188.

9- "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".
Levitus M, Schmieder K, Ricks H, Shimizu KD, Bunz UHF, Garcia-Garibay MA, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 4259.
A correction has been published

8- "Polarized Electronic Spectroscopy and Photophysical Properties of 9,10-Bis(phenylethynyl)anthracene".
Levitus M. and Garcia-Garibay M.A., J. Phys. Chem. A 2000, 104, 8632.

7- "Photophysical Properties of Hexapyrrolidine C60 Adducts with Th and D3 Symmetry: Protonation of Multiple Basic Sites".
Levitus M., Schick G., Lunkwitz R., Rubin Y., García-Garibay M.A., J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 1999, 127, 13.

6- "Unusual Luminescence of Hexapyrrolidine Derivatives of C60 with Th and Novel D3 Symmetry".
Schick G., Levitus M., Kvetko L., Johnson B.A., Lamparth I., Lunkwitz R., Ma B., Khan S.I., Garcia-Garibay M.A., Rubin Y., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1999, 121, 3246.

5- "Photochromism and Thermochromism of Phenanthrospirooxazine in Poly(alkylmethacrylates)"
Levitus M., Aramendía P.F., J. Phys. Chem. B, 1999, 103, 1864.

4- "Fluorescence Anisotropy of Dyes Included in Crosslinked Polystyrene".
Levitus M., Bourdelande J.L., Marqués G.,Aramendía P.F., J. Photochem. Photobiol. A: Chem. 1999, 126, 77.

3- "Direct Measurement of the Dipole Moment of a Metastable Merocyanine by Electromechanical Interferometry".
Levitus M., Glasser G., Neher D., Aramendía P.F., Chem. Phys. Lett. 1997, 277, 118.

2- "A Novel Kinetic Model in Glassy Polymers. Spiropyran-Merocyanine System Revisited".
Levitus M., Talhavini M., Negri R.M., Dib Zambon Atvars T., Aramendía P.F., J. Phys. Chem. 1997,101, 7680.

1- "Rotational Relaxation of Carbocyanines. Comparative Study with the Isomerization Dynamics".
Levitus M., Negri R.M., Aramendía P.F., J. Phys. Chem. 1995, 99, 14231.