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Visualizing Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Intercellular Mechanotransmission upon Wounding.

Wang P, Liang J, Shi LZ, Wang Y, Zhang P, Ouyang M, Preece D, Peng Q, Shao L, Fan J, Sun J, Li SS, Berns MW, Zhao H, Wang Y.

ACS Photonics. 2018 Sep 19;5(9):3565-3574. doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00383. Epub 2018 Aug 20.


Biphasic recruitment of TRF2 to DNA damage sites promotes non-sister chromatid homologous recombination repair.

Kong X, Cruz GMS, Trinh SL, Zhu XD, Berns MW, Yokomori K.

J Cell Sci. 2018 Dec 5;131(23). pii: jcs219311. doi: 10.1242/jcs.219311.


LSD1 mediated changes in the local redox environment during the DNA damage response.

Duquette ML, Kim J, Shi LZ, Berns MW.

PLoS One. 2018 Aug 10;13(8):e0201907. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201907. eCollection 2018.


A positive-feedback-based mechanism for constriction rate acceleration during cytokinesis in Caenorhabditis elegans.

Khaliullin RN, Green RA, Shi LZ, Gomez-Cavazos JS, Berns MW, Desai A, Oegema K.

Elife. 2018 Jul 2;7. pii: e36073. doi: 10.7554/eLife.36073.


Phagocytic response of astrocytes to damaged neighboring cells.

Wakida NM, Cruz GMS, Ro CC, Moncada EG, Khatibzadeh N, Flanagan LA, Berns MW.

PLoS One. 2018 Apr 30;13(4):e0196153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196153. eCollection 2018.


Laser Microirradiation to Study In Vivo Cellular Responses to Simple and Complex DNA Damage.

Kong X, Cruz GMS, Silva BA, Wakida NM, Khatibzadeh N, Berns MW, Yokomori K.

J Vis Exp. 2018 Jan 31;(131). doi: 10.3791/56213.


Mitotic tethers connect sister chromosomes and transmit "cross-polar" force during anaphase A of mitosis in PtK2 cells.

Ono M, Preece D, Duquette ML, Forer A, Berns MW.

Biomed Opt Express. 2017 Sep 5;8(10):4310-4315. doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.004310. eCollection 2017 Oct 1.


Effect of red light on optically trapped spermatozoa.

Chow KW, Preece D, Berns MW.

Biomed Opt Express. 2017 Aug 23;8(9):4200-4205. doi: 10.1364/BOE.8.004200. eCollection 2017 Sep 1.


Elastic 'tethers' connect separating anaphase chromosomes in a broad range of animal cells.

Forer A, Duquette ML, Paliulis LV, Fegaras E, Ono M, Preece D, Berns MW.

Eur J Cell Biol. 2017 Sep;96(6):504-514. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcb.2017.07.001. Epub 2017 Jul 29.


Red light improves spermatozoa motility and does not induce oxidative DNA damage.

Preece D, Chow KW, Gomez-Godinez V, Gustafson K, Esener S, Ravida N, Durrant B, Berns MW.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 20;7:46480. doi: 10.1038/srep46480.


Biomedical optics centers: forty years of multidisciplinary clinical translation for improving human health.

Tromberg BJ, Anderson RR, Birngruber R, Brinkmann R, Berns MW, Parrish JA, Apiou-Sbirlea G.

J Biomed Opt. 2016 Dec 1;21(12):124001. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.21.12.124001. Review.


Laser microsurgery reveals conserved viscoelastic behavior of the kinetochore.

Cojoc G, Roscioli E, Zhang L, García-Ulloa A, Shah JV, Berns MW, Pavin N, Cimini D, Tolić IM, Gregan J.

J Cell Biol. 2016 Mar 28;212(7):767-76. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201506011. Epub 2016 Mar 21.


Femtosecond near-infrared laser microirradiation reveals a crucial role for PARP signaling on factor assemblies at DNA damage sites.

Saquilabon Cruz GM, Kong X, Silva BA, Khatibzadeh N, Thai R, Berns MW, Yokomori K.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2016 Feb 18;44(3):e27. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv976. Epub 2015 Sep 30.


Escape forces and trajectories in optical tweezers and their effect on calibration.

Bui AA, Stilgoe AB, Khatibzadeh N, Nieminen TA, Berns MW, Rubinsztein-Dunlop H.

Opt Express. 2015 Sep 21;23(19):24317-30. doi: 10.1364/OE.23.024317.


Rat embryonic hippocampus and induced pluripotent stem cell derived cultured neurons recover from laser-induced subaxotomy.

Selfridge A, Hyun N, Chiang CC, Reyna SM, Weissmiller AM, Shi LZ, Preece D, Mobley WC, Berns MW.

Neurophotonics. 2015 Jan;2(1):015006. doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.2.1.015006. Epub 2015 Feb 13.


Distinct mechanisms regulating mechanical force-induced Ca²⁺ signals at the plasma membrane and the ER in human MSCs.

Kim TJ, Joo C, Seong J, Vafabakhsh R, Botvinick EL, Berns MW, Palmer AE, Wang N, Ha T, Jakobsson E, Sun J, Wang Y.

Elife. 2015 Feb 10;4:e04876. doi: 10.7554/eLife.04876.


Laser-induced shockwave paired with FRET: a method to study cell signaling.

Gomez-Godinez V, Preece D, Shi L, Khatibzadeh N, Rosales D, Pan Y, Lei L, Wang Y, Berns MW.

Microsc Res Tech. 2015 Mar;78(3):195-9. doi: 10.1002/jemt.22463. Epub 2015 Jan 13.


Combination of low level light therapy and nitrosyl-cobinamide accelerates wound healing.

Spitler R, Ho H, Norpetlian F, Kong X, Jiang J, Yokomori K, Andersen B, Boss GR, Berns MW.

J Biomed Opt. 2015 May;20(5):051022. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.5.051022.


Laser microbeam targeting of single nerve axons in cell culture.

Hyun N, Shi LZ, Berns MW.

Methods Mol Biol. 2015;1254:211-26. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2152-2_16.


Determination of motility forces on isolated chromosomes with laser tweezers.

Khatibzadeh N, Stilgoe AB, Bui AA, Rocha Y, Cruz GM, Loke V, Shi LZ, Nieminen TA, Rubinsztein-Dunlop H, Berns MW.

Sci Rep. 2014 Oct 31;4:6866. doi: 10.1038/srep06866.


DNA damage to a single chromosome end delays anaphase onset.

Silva BA, Stambaugh JR, Yokomori K, Shah JV, Berns MW.

J Biol Chem. 2014 Aug 15;289(33):22771-84. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M113.535955. Epub 2014 Jun 30.


CtIP maintains stability at common fragile sites and inverted repeats by end resection-independent endonuclease activity.

Wang H, Li Y, Truong LN, Shi LZ, Hwang PY, He J, Do J, Cho MJ, Li H, Negrete A, Shiloach J, Berns MW, Shen B, Chen L, Wu X.

Mol Cell. 2014 Jun 19;54(6):1012-21. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2014.04.012. Epub 2014 May 15.


Comparison of laser and diode sources for acceleration of in vitro wound healing by low-level light therapy.

Spitler R, Berns MW.

J Biomed Opt. 2014 Mar;19(3):38001. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.3.038001.


Nitrosyl-cobinamide (NO-Cbi), a new nitric oxide donor, improves wound healing through cGMP/cGMP-dependent protein kinase.

Spitler R, Schwappacher R, Wu T, Kong X, Yokomori K, Pilz RB, Boss GR, Berns MW.

Cell Signal. 2013 Dec;25(12):2374-82. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2013.07.029. Epub 2013 Aug 3.


Microhomology-mediated End Joining and Homologous Recombination share the initial end resection step to repair DNA double-strand breaks in mammalian cells.

Truong LN, Li Y, Shi LZ, Hwang PY, He J, Wang H, Razavian N, Berns MW, Wu X.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 May 7;110(19):7720-5. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213431110. Epub 2013 Apr 22.


Real-time calcium measurements of live optically trapped microorganisms.

Chandsawangbhuwana C, Shi LZ, Zhu Q, Berns MW.

J Biophotonics. 2014 Aug;7(8):571-9. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201200209. Epub 2013 Apr 11.


Purple sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus gamete manipulation using optical trapping and microfluidics.

Chandsawangbhuwana C, Shi LZ, Zhu Q, Berns MW.

J Biomed Opt. 2013 Apr;18(4):040501. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.4.040501.


Measurements of forces produced by the mitotic spindle using optical tweezers.

Ferraro-Gideon J, Sheykhani R, Zhu Q, Duquette ML, Berns MW, Forer A.

Mol Biol Cell. 2013 May;24(9):1375-86. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E12-12-0901. Epub 2013 Mar 13.


The role of actin and myosin in PtK2 spindle length changes induced by laser microbeam irradiations across the spindle.

Sheykhani R, Baker N, Gomez-Godinez V, Liaw LH, Shah J, Berns MW, Forer A.

Cytoskeleton (Hoboken). 2013 May;70(5):241-59. doi: 10.1002/cm.21104. Epub 2013 Apr 10.


The interaction of CtIP and Nbs1 connects CDK and ATM to regulate HR-mediated double-strand break repair.

Wang H, Shi LZ, Wong CC, Han X, Hwang PY, Truong LN, Zhu Q, Shao Z, Chen DJ, Berns MW, Yates JR 3rd, Chen L, Wu X.

PLoS Genet. 2013;9(2):e1003277. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003277. Epub 2013 Feb 28.


CtIP is required to initiate replication-dependent interstrand crosslink repair.

Duquette ML, Zhu Q, Taylor ER, Tsay AJ, Shi LZ, Berns MW, McGowan CH.

PLoS Genet. 2012;8(11):e1003050. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003050. Epub 2012 Nov 8.


The RING finger protein RNF8 ubiquitinates Nbs1 to promote DNA double-strand break repair by homologous recombination.

Lu CS, Truong LN, Aslanian A, Shi LZ, Li Y, Hwang PY, Koh KH, Hunter T, Yates JR 3rd, Berns MW, Wu X.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Dec 21;287(52):43984-94. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.421545. Epub 2012 Oct 31.


Organelle size equalization by a constitutive process.

Ludington WB, Shi LZ, Zhu Q, Berns MW, Marshall WF.

Curr Biol. 2012 Nov 20;22(22):2173-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.09.040. Epub 2012 Oct 18.


Rad50 zinc hook is important for the Mre11 complex to bind chromosomal DNA double-stranded breaks and initiate various DNA damage responses.

He J, Shi LZ, Truong LN, Lu CS, Razavian N, Li Y, Negrete A, Shiloach J, Berns MW, Wu X.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Sep 14;287(38):31747-56. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.384750. Epub 2012 Jul 25.


CtIP protein dimerization is critical for its recruitment to chromosomal DNA double-stranded breaks.

Wang H, Shao Z, Shi LZ, Hwang PY, Truong LN, Berns MW, Chen DJ, Wu X.

J Biol Chem. 2012 Jun 15;287(25):21471-80. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.355354. Epub 2012 Apr 27.


Development of a dual joystick-controlled laser trapping and cutting system for optical micromanipulation of chromosomes inside living cells.

Harsono MS, Zhu Q, Shi LZ, Duquette M, Berns MW.

J Biophotonics. 2013 Feb;6(2):197-204. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201200019. Epub 2012 Apr 20.


Effects of viscosity on sperm motility studied with optical tweezers.

Hyun N, Chandsawangbhuwana C, Zhu Q, Shi LZ, Yang-Wong C, Berns MW.

J Biomed Opt. 2012 Feb;17(2):025005. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.2.025005.


High-throughput optofluidic system for the laser microsurgery of oocytes.

Chandsawangbhuwana C, Shi LZ, Zhu Q, Alliegro MC, Berns MW.

J Biomed Opt. 2012 Jan;17(1):015001. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.17.1.015001.


Condensin I recruitment to base damage-enriched DNA lesions is modulated by PARP1.

Kong X, Stephens J, Ball AR Jr, Heale JT, Newkirk DA, Berns MW, Yokomori K.

PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23548. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023548. Epub 2011 Aug 12.


Neuronal growth cones respond to laser-induced axonal damage.

Wu T, Mohanty S, Gomez-Godinez V, Shi LZ, Liaw LH, Miotke J, Meyer RL, Berns MW.

J R Soc Interface. 2012 Mar 7;9(68):535-47. doi: 10.1098/rsif.2011.0351. Epub 2011 Aug 10.


Chemosensory Ca2+ dynamics correlate with diverse behavioral phenotypes in human sperm.

Veitinger T, Riffell JR, Veitinger S, Nascimento JM, Triller A, Chandsawangbhuwana C, Schwane K, Geerts A, Wunder F, Berns MW, Neuhaus EM, Zimmer RK, Spehr M, Hatt H.

J Biol Chem. 2011 May 13;286(19):17311-25. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.211524. Epub 2011 Mar 21.


An intact centrosome is required for the maintenance of polarization during directional cell migration.

Wakida NM, Botvinick EL, Lin J, Berns MW.

PLoS One. 2010 Dec 23;5(12):e15462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015462.


An interdisciplinary systems approach to study sperm physiology and evolution.

Shi LZ, Nascimento J, Botvinick E, Durrant B, Berns MW.

Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;3(1):36-47. doi: 10.1002/wsbm.106. Review.


Analysis of DNA double-strand break response and chromatin structure in mitosis using laser microirradiation.

Gomez-Godinez V, Wu T, Sherman AJ, Lee CS, Liaw LH, Zhongsheng Y, Yokomori K, Berns MW.

Nucleic Acids Res. 2010 Dec;38(22):e202. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq836. Epub 2010 Oct 4.


Chromosome tips damaged in anaphase inhibit cytokinesis.

Baker NM, Zeitlin SG, Shi LZ, Shah J, Berns MW.

PLoS One. 2010 Aug 25;5(8):e12398. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012398.


CtIP links DNA double-strand break sensing to resection.

You Z, Shi LZ, Zhu Q, Wu P, Zhang YW, Basilio A, Tonnu N, Verma IM, Berns MW, Hunter T.

Mol Cell. 2009 Dec 25;36(6):954-69. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2009.12.002.


Spatially sculpted laser scissors for study of DNA damage and repair.

Stephens J, Mohanty SK, Genc S, Kong X, Yokomori K, Berns MW.

J Biomed Opt. 2009 Sep-Oct;14(5):054004. doi: 10.1117/1.3213601.


Detection and monitoring of early airway injury effects of half-mustard (2-chloroethylethylsulfide) exposure using high-resolution optical coherence tomography.

Kreuter KA, Mahon SB, Mukai DS, Su J, Jung WG, Narula N, Guo S, Wakida N, Raub C, Berns MW, George SC, Chen Z, Brenner M.

J Biomed Opt. 2009 Jul-Aug;14(4):044037. doi: 10.1117/1.3210775.

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