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Cytoskeleton – Selected Publications  |  Complete List

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    Chung, P. J.; Song, C.; Deek, J.; Miller, H. P.; Li, Y.; Choi, M. C.; Wilson, L.; Feinstein, S. C.; Safinya, C. R.: Tau mediates microtubule bundle architectures mimicking fascicles of microtubules found in the axon initial segment. Nature Communications 2016, 7, 12278. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12278 (featured in an SSRL Highlight in Feb. 2017). View article at Nature Publishing Group  
    Chung, P. J.; Choi, M. C.; Miller, H. P.; Feinstein, H. E.; Raviv, U.; Li, Y.; Wilson, L.; Feinstein, S. L.; Safinya, C. R.: Direct force measurements reveal that protein Tau confers short-range attractions and isoform-dependent steric stabilization to microtubules. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. (PNAS Plus) 2015, 112, E6416-E6425.
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1513172112 (featured in an SSRL Highlight in Feb. 2017).
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  Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Needleman, D. J.; Song, C.; Ginsburg, A.; Kohl, P.; Li, Y.; Miller, H. P.; Wilson, L.; Raviv, U.; Choi, M. C.; Safinya, C. R.: Transformation of taxol-stabilized microtubules into inverted tubulin tubules triggered by a tubulin conformation switch. Nature Materials 2014, 13, 195-203. DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3858; PMCID: 3946914. PDF  
  Deek, J.; Chung, P. J.; Kayser, J.; Bausch, A. R.; Safinya, C. R.: Neurofilament sidearms modulate parallel and crossed-filament orientations inducing nematic to isotropic and re-entrant birefringent hydrogels. Nature Communications 2013, 4, 2224. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3224. PDF  
  Needleman, D. J.; Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Raviv, U.; Miller, H. P.; Li, Y.; Song, C.; Feinstein, S. C.; Wilson, L.; Choi, M. C.; Safinya, C. R.: Ion specific effects in bundling and depolymerization of taxol-stabilized microtubules. Faraday Discussions 2013, 166, 31-45. DOI: 10.1039/C3FD00063J; PMCID: 3955895. PDF  
Lipid Membranes   Safinya, C. R.; Raviv, U.; Needleman, D. J.; Zidovska, A.; Choi, M. C.; Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Ewert, K. K.; Li, Y.; Miller, H. P.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Kim, M. W.; Feinstein, S. C.; Wilson, L.: Nanoscale Assembly in Biological Systems: From Neuronal Cytoskeletal Proteins to Curvature Stabilizing Lipids. Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 2260-2270. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004647. (Invited Progress Report; part of a Special Issue on Materials Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara) PDF  
    Beck, R.; Deek, J.; Jones, J. B.; Safinya, C. R.: Gel Expanded–Gel Condensed Transition in Neurofilament Networks Revealed by Direct Force Measurements. Nature Mat. 2010, 9, 40-46. PDF  
    Choi, M.C.; Raviv, U.; Miller, H.P.; Gaylord, M.R.; Kiris, E.; Ventimiglia, D.; Needleman, D.J.; Kim, M.W.; Wilson, L.; Feinstein, S.C.; Safinya, C.R.: Human Microtubule-Associated-Protein Tau Regulates the Number of Protofilaments in Microtubules: A Synchrotron X-ray Scattering Study. Biophys. J. 2009, 97, 519-527 (cover of July 22 issue). PDF  
  Hesse, H. C.; Beck, R.; Ding, C.; Jones, J. B.; Deek, J.; MacDonald, N. C.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Direct Imaging of Aligned Neurofilament Networks Assembled Using In Situ Dialysis in Microchannels. Langmuir 2008, 24, 8397-8401 (cover of Aug 19 issue).  
    Jones, J. B.; Safinya, C. R.: Interplay between Liquid Crystalline and Isotropic Gels in Self-Assembled Neurofilament Networks. Biophys. J. 2008, 95, 823-825.  
    Ikawa, T.; Hoshino, F.; Watanabe, O.; Li, Y. L.; Pincus, P.; Safinya, C. R.: Molecular scale imaging of F-actin assemblies immobilized on a photopolymer surface. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2007, 98, 018101.  
    Raviv, U.; Nguyen, T.; Ghafouri, R.; Needleman, D. J.; Li, Y. L.; Miller, H. P.; Wilson, L.; Bruinsma, R. F.; Safinya, C. R.: Microtubule protofilament number is modulated in a stepwise fashion by the charge density of an enveloping layer. Biophys. J. 2007, 92, 278-287 (cover of Jan 1 issue).  
    Needleman, D. J.; Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Raviv, U.; Ewert, K.; Miller, H. P.; Wilson, L.; Safinya, C. R.: Radial compression of microtubules and the mechanism of action of taxol and associated proteins. Biophys. J. 2005, 89, 3410-3423. DOI: 10.1529/biophysj.104.057679.  
    Raviv, U.; Needleman, D. J.; Li, Y. L.; Miller, H. P.; Wilson, L.; Safinya, C. R.: Cationic liposome-microtubule complexes: Pathways to the formation of two-state lipid-protein nanotubes with open or closed ends. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2005, 102, 11167-11172.
 
    Needleman, D. J.; Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Raviv, U.; Miller, H. P.; Wilson, L.; Safinya, C. R.: Higher-order assembly of microtubules by counterions: From hexagonal bundles to living necklaces. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2004, 101, 16099-16103 (featured on the cover of the Nov 16 issue).
 
    Needleman, D. J.; Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Raviv, U.; Ewert, K.; Jones, J. B.; Miller, H. P.; Wilson, L.; Safinya, C. R.: Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of microtubules buckling and bundling under osmotic stress: A probe of interprotofilament interactions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 93, 198104. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.198104.
 
    Hirst, L. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Skin layer at the actin-gel surface: Quenched protein membranes form flat, crumpled, and tubular morphologies. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 93, 018101.
 
    Pelletier, O.; Pokidysheva, E.; Hirst, L. S.; Bouxsein, N.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Structure of actin cross-linked with alpha-actinin: A network of bundles. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2003, 91, 148102 (cover of Oct 3 issue).
 
  Wong, G. C. L.; Lin, A.; Tang, J. X.; Li, Y.; Janmey, P. A.; Safinya, C. R.: Lamellar phase of stacked two-dimensional rafts of actin filaments. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2003, 91, 018103.
 
    Wong, G. C. L.; Tang, J. X.; Lin, A.; Li, Y. L.; Janmey, P. A.; Safinya, C. R.: Hierarchical self-assembly of F-actin and cationic lipid complexes: Stacked three-layer tubule networks. Science 2000, 288, 2035-2039.
 
   

Cationic Lipid–Nucleic Acid Complexes – Selected Publications  | Complete List

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Selected Papers - Liquid Crystals   Bouxsein, N. F.; Leal, C.; McAllister, C. S.; Li, Y.; Ewert, K. K.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: A 3D columnar phase of stacked short DNA organized by coherent membrane undulations. Langmuir 2019, 35, 11891-11901 (alt. cover of Sept. 10 issue). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01726. View Article for free via ACS Articles on Request link  
    Majzoub, R. N.; Wonder, E. A.; Ewert, K. K.; Kotamraju, V. R.; Teesalu, T.; Safinya, C. R.: Rab11 and Lysotracker Markers Reveal Correlation between Endosomal Pathways and Transfection Efficiency of Surface-Functionalized Cationic Liposome–DNA Nanoparticles. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2016, 120, 6439-6453. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b04441; PMCID: 4936928. 'Just Accepted" version of article  
  Chan, C.-L.; Ewert, K. K.; Majzoub, R. N.; Hwu, Y.-K.; Liang, K. S.; Leal, C.; Safinya, C. R.: Optimizing cationic and neutral lipids for efficient gene delivery at high serum content. J Gene Med. 2014, 16, 84-96. DOI: 10.1002/jgm.2762; PMCID: 4051313. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids. PDF  
  Majzoub, R. N.; Chan, C.-L.; Silva, B. F. B.; Ewert, K. K.; Liang, K. S.; Jacovetty, E. L.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Uptake and transfection efficiency of PEGylated cationic liposome–DNA complexes with and without RGD-tagging. Biomaterials 2014, 35, 4996-5005. DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.03.007; PMCID: 4032065. PDF  
Lipid Membranes   Shirazi, R. S.; Ewert, K. K.; Silva, B. F. B.; Leal, C.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Structural Evolution of Environmentally Responsive Cationic Liposome–DNA Complexes with a Reducible Lipid Linker. Langmuir 2012, 28, 10495-10503 (cover of Jul 17 issue). DOI: 10.1021/la301181b; PMCID: 3399028. PDF  
    Chan, C.-L.; Majzoub, R. N.; Shirazi, R. S.; Ewert, K. K.; Chen, Y.-J.; Liang, K. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Endosomal Escape and Transfection Efficiency of PEGylated Cationic Liposome–DNA Complexes Prepared with an Acid-Labile PEG-Lipid. Biomaterials 2012, 33, 4928-4935. DOI: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2012.03.038. PMCID: 3337860. PDF  
Lipid Membranes   Zidovska, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Block Liposome and Nanotube Formation is a General Phenomenon of Membranes Containing Multivalent Lipids. Soft Matter 2011, 7, 8363-8369 (cover of Sep 21 issue). DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05481C; PMCID: 3374606. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids.
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    Ewert, K. K.; Zidovska, A.; Ahmad, A.; Bouxsein, N. F.; Evans, H. M.; McAllister, C. S.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: Cationic Lipid–Nucleic Acid Complexes for Gene Delivery and Silencing: Pathways and Mechanisms for Plasmid DNA and siRNA. Topics Curr. Chem. 2010, 296, 191-226. DOI: 10.1007/128_2010_70; PMCID: 3867951.  
Selected Papers - Liquid Crystals   Bouxsein, N. F.; Leal, C.; McAllister, C. S.; Ewert, K. K.; Li, Y.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: Two-Dimensional Packing of Short DNA with Nonpairing Overhangs in Cationic Liposome–DNA Complexes: From Onsager Nematics to Columnar Nematics. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7585-7595. DOI: 10.1021/ja202082c; PMCID: PMC3092805. PDF  
    Leal, C.; Bouxsein, N. F.; Ewert, K. K.; Safinya, C. R.: Highly efficient gene silencing activity of siRNA embedded in a nanostructured gyroid cubic lipid matrix. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010, 132, 16841-16847. DOI: 10.1021/ja1059763; PMCID: 2991473. Link to Full Text/PDF  
Lipid Membranes   Zidovska, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Block Liposomes: Vesicles of Charged Lipids with Distinctly Shaped Nanoscale Sphere-, Pear-, Tube-, or Rod-Segments. Meth. Enzymol. 2009, 465, 111-128. PDF  
  Zidovska, A.; Evans, H. M.; Ahmad, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Safinya, C. R.: The Role of Cholesterol and Structurally Related Molecules in Enhancing Transfection by Cationic Liposome-DNA Complexes. J. Phys. Chem. 2009, 113, 5208-5216 (cover of Apr 16 issue). PMCID: 2701310. PDF  
  Zidovska, A.; Evans, H. M.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Liquid Crystalline Phases of Dendritic Lipid–DNA Self-Assemblies: Lamellar, Hexagonal and DNA Bundles. J. Phys. Chem. B 2009, 113, 3694-3703 (invited issue in memory of P. G. De Gennes). PMCID: 2858692.  
Lipid Membranes   Zidovska, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Block Liposomes from Curvature-Stabilizing Lipids: Connected Nanotubes, –rods or –spheres. Langmuir 2009, 25, 2979-2985 (cover of Mar 3 issue). PMCID: 2647992.  
    Farago, O.; Ewert, K. K.; Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Grønbech-Jensen, N.; Safinya, C. R.: Transitions between Distinct compaction regimes in complexes of multivalent cationic lipids and DNA. Biophys. J. 2008, 95, 836-846. PMCID: 2440430. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids.  
    Bouxsein, N. F.; McAllister, C. S.; Ewert, K. K.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: Structure and gene silencing activities of monovalent and pentavalent cationic lipid vectors complexed with siRNA. Biochemistry 2007, 46, 4785-4792. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Ewert, K.; Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Raviv, U.; Needleman, D. J.; Lin, A. J.; Slack, N. L.; George, C.; Samuel, C. E.: Cationic liposome-DNA complexes: from liquid crystal science to gene delivery applications. Philosoph. Trans. R. Soc. London, Ser. A 2006, 364, 2573-2596.
 
    Ewert, K. K.; Evans, H. M.; Zidovska, A.; Bouxsein, N. F.; Ahmad, A.; Safinya, C. R.: A columnar phase of dendritic lipid-based cationic liposome-DNA complexes for gene delivery: Hexagonally ordered cylindrical micelles embedded in a DNA honeycomb lattice. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3998-4006.
 
    Ewert, K. K.; Evans, H. M.; Bouxsein, N. F.; Safinya, C. R.: Dendritic cationic lipids with highly charged headgroups for efficient gene delivery. Bioconjugate Chem. 2006, 17, 877-888.  
    Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Ewert, K.; George, C. X.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: New multivalent cationic lipids reveal bell curve for transfection efficiency versus membrane charge density: lipid-DNA complexes for gene delivery. J. Gene Med. 2005, 7, 739-748. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids.
 
    Ewert, K. K.; Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Safinya, C. R.: Cationic lipid-DNA complexes for non-viral gene therapy: relating supramolecular structures to cellular pathways. Expert Opin. Biol. Ther. 2005, 5, 33-53.
 
    Ewert, K.; Slack, N. L.; Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Lin, A. J.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: Cationic lipid-DNA complexes for gene therapy: Understanding the relationship between complex structure and gene delivery pathways at the molecular level. Curr. Med. Chem. 2004, 11, 133-149 (cover of Jan issue).
 
    Martin-Herranz, A.; Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Ewert, K.; Schulze, U.; Safinya, C. R.: Surface functionalized cationic lipid-DNA complexes for gene delivery: PEGylated lamellar complexes exhibit distinct DNA-DNA interaction regimes. Biophys. J. 2004, 86, 1160-1168.  
    Lin, A. J.; Slack, N. L.; Ahmad, A.; George, C. X.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: Three-dimensional imaging of lipid gene-carriers: Membrane charge density controls universal transfection behavior in lamellar cationic liposome-DNA complexes. Biophys. J. 2003, 84, 3307-3316.
 
    Evans, H. M.; Ahmad, A.; Ewert, K.; Pfohl, T.; Martin-Herranz, A.; Bruinsma, R. F.; Safinya, C. R.: Structural polymorphism of DNA-dendrimer complexes. Phys. Rev. Lett. 2003, 91, 075501.
 
    Ewert, K.; Ahmad, A.; Evans, H. M.; Schmidt, H. W.; Safinya, C. R.: Efficient synthesis and cell-transfection properties of a new multivalent cationic lipid for nonviral gene delivery. J. Med. Chem. 2002, 45, 5023-5029. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids.
 
    Safinya, C. R.: Structures of lipid-DNA complexes: supramolecular assembly and gene delivery. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 2001, 11, 440-448.  
    Koltover, I.; Wagner, K.; Safinya, C. R.: DNA condensation in two dimensions. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2000, 97, 14046-14051.
 
    Schulze, U.; Schmidt, H. W.; Safinya, C. R.: Synthesis of novel cationic poly(ethylene glycol) containing lipids. Bioconjugate Chem. 1999, 10, 548-552.
 
    Koltover, I.; Salditt, T.; Safinya, C. R.: Phase diagram, stability, and overcharging of lamellar cationic lipid-DNA self-assembled complexes. Biophys. J. 1999, 77, 915-924.
 
    Koltover, I.; Salditt, T.; Rädler, J. O.; Safinya, C. R.: An inverted hexagonal phase of cationic liposome-DNA complexes related to DNA release and delivery. Science 1998, 281, 78-81.
 
  Salditt, T.; Koltover, I.; Radler, J. O.; Safinya, C. R.: Two-dimensional smectic ordering of linear DNA chains in self-assembled DNA-cationic liposome mixtures. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1997, 79, 2582-2585.
 
    Rädler, J. O.; Koltover, I.; Salditt, T.; Safinya, C. R.: Structure of DNA-cationic liposome complexes: DNA intercalation in multilamellar membranes in distinct interhelical packing regimes. Science 1997, 275, 810-814.
 
   

Lipid Membranes – Selected Publications  | Complete List

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CL-NA Complexes   Shirazi, R. S.; Ewert, K. K.; Silva, B. F. B.; Leal, C.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Structural Evolution of Environmentally Responsive Cationic Liposome–DNA Complexes with a Reducible Lipid Linker. Langmuir 2012, 28, 10495-10503 (cover of Jul 17 issue). DOI: 10.1021/la301181b; PMCID: 3399028. PDF  
Cytoskeleton   Safinya, C. R.; Raviv, U.; Needleman, D. J.; Zidovska, A.; Choi, M. C.; Ojeda-Lopez, M. A.; Ewert, K. K.; Li, Y.; Miller, H. P.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Kim, M. W.; Feinstein, S. C.; Wilson, L.: Nanoscale Assembly in Biological Systems: From Neuronal Cytoskeletal Proteins to Curvature Stabilizing Lipids. Adv. Mater. 2011, 23, 2260-2270. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201004647. (Invited Progress Report; part of a Special Issue on Materials Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara) PDF  
CL-NA Complexes   Zidovska, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Block Liposome and Nanotube Formation is a General Phenomenon of Membranes Containing Multivalent Lipids. Soft Matter 2011, 7, 8363-8369 (cover of Sep 21 issue). DOI: 10.1039/C1SM05481C; PMCID: 3374606. MVL5 is now commercially available from Avanti Polar Lipids.
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CL-NA Complexes   Zidovska, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Block Liposomes: Vesicles of Charged Lipids with Distinctly Shaped Nanoscale Sphere-, Pear-, Tube-, or Rod-Segments. Meth. Enzymol. 2009, 465, 111-128. PDF  
  Zidovska, A.; Ewert, K. K.; Quispe, J.; Carragher, B.; Potter, C. S.; Safinya, C. R.: Block Liposomes from Curvature-Stabilizing Lipids: Connected Nanotubes, –rods or –spheres. Langmuir 2009, 25, 2979-2985 (cover of Mar 3 issue). PMCID: 2647992.  
    Subramanian, G.; Hjelm, R. P.; Deming, T. J.; Smith, G. S.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Structure of complexes of cationic lipids and poly(glutamic acid) polypeptides: A pinched lamellar phase. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 26-34.
 
    Thomas, B. N.; Safinya, C. R.; Plano, R. J.; Clark, N. A.: Lipid Tubule Self-Assembly - Length Dependence on Cooling Rate through a First-Order Phase-Transition. Science 1995, 267, 1635-1638.
 
    Lei, N.; Safinya, C. R.; Bruinsma, R. F.: Discrete Harmonic Model for Stacked Membranes - Theory and Experiment. J. Phys. II 1995, 5, 1155-1163. PDF  
    Chiruvolu, S.; Warriner, H. E.; Naranjo, E.; Idziak, S. H. J.; Radler, J. O.; Plano, R. J.; Zasadzinski, J. A.; Safinya, C. R.: A Phase of Liposomes with Entangled Tubular Vesicles. Science 1994, 266, 1222-1225.
 
  Schmidt, C. F.; Svoboda, K.; Lei, N.; Petsche, I. B.; Berman, L. E.; Safinya, C. R.; Grest, G. S.: Existence of a Flat Phase in Red-Cell Membrane Skeletons. Science 1993, 259, 952-954.  
    Smith, G. S.; Sirota, E. B.; Safinya, C. R.; Plano, R. J.; Clark, N. A., X-ray Structural Studies of Freely Suspended Hydrated DMPC Multimembrane Films. J. Chem. Phys. 1990, 92, 4519-4529.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Sirota, E. B.; Roux, D.; Smith, G. S., Universality in Interacting Membranes: The Effect of Cosurfactants on the interfacial Rigidity. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1989, 62, 1134-1137.  
Papers on Liquid Crystals   Roux, D.; Safinya, C. R.: A Synchrotron X-ray study of Competing Undulation and Electrostatic Interlayer Interactions in Fluid Multimembrane Lyotropic Phases. J. Phys. (Paris) 1988, 49, 307-318.    
    Sirota, E. B.; Smith, G. S.; Safinya, C. R.; Plano, R. J.; Clark, N. A., X-ray Scattering Studies of Aligned Stacked Surfactant Membranes. Science 1988, 242, 1406-1409.  
  Smith, G. S.; Sirota, E. B.; Safinya, C. R.; Clark, N. A., Structure of the Lß' Phase in a Hydrated Phosphatidylcholine Multimembrane. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1988, 60, 813-816.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Roux, D.; Smith, G. S.; Sinha, S. K.; Dimon, P.; Clark, N. A.; Bellocq, A. M., Steric Interactions in a Model Membrane System: A Synchrotron X-ray Study. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1986, 57, 2718-2721.  
   

Papers on Liquid Crystals Liquid Crystals – Selected Publications  | Papers on Liquid CrystalsComplete List

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CL-DNA selected papers   Bouxsein, N. F.; Leal, C.; McAllister, C. S.; Li, Y.; Ewert, K. K.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: A 3D columnar phase of stacked short DNA organized by coherent membrane undulations. Langmuir 2019, 35, 11891-11901 (alt. cover of Sept. 10 issue). DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.9b01726. View Article for free via ACS Articles on Request link  
CL-NA Complexes   Bouxsein, N. F.; Leal, C.; McAllister, C. S.; Ewert, K. K.; Li, Y.; Samuel, C. E.; Safinya, C. R.: Two-Dimensional Packing of Short DNA with Nonpairing Overhangs in Cationic Liposome–DNA Complexes: From Onsager Nematics to Columnar Nematics. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133, 7585-7595. DOI: 10.1021/ja202082c; PMCID: PMC3092805. PDF  
    Lei, N.; Safinya, C. R.; Roux, D.; Liang, K. S.: Synchrotron x-ray-scattering studies on the sodium dodecyl sulfate-water-pentanol-dodecane L-3 sponge phase. Phys. Rev. E 1997, 56, 608-613.
 
    Safinya, C. R.; Sirota, E. B.; Bruinsma, R. F.; Jeppesen, C.; Plano, R. J.; Wenzel, L. J.: Structure of Membrane Surfactant and Liquid-Crystalline Smectic Lamellar Phases under Flow. Science 1993, 261, 588-591.
 
    Safinya, C. R.; Sirota, E. B.; Plano, R. J., The Nematic to Smectic-A Transition under Shear Flow: A Nonequilibrium Synchrotron X-ray Study. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1991, 66, 1986-1989.  
  Roux, D.; Safinya, C. R.: A Synchrotron X-ray study of Competing Undulation and Electrostatic Interlayer Interactions in Fluid Multimembrane Lyotropic Phases. J. Phys. (Paris) 1988, 49, 307-318.    
    Rieker, T. P.; Clark, N. A.; Smith, G. S.; Parmar, D. S.; Sirota, E. B.; Safinya, C. R.: "Chevron" Local Layer Structure in Surface Stabilized Ferroelectric Smectic C Cells. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1987, 59, 2658-2661.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Liang, K. S.; Varady, W. A.; Clark, N. A.; Andersson, G., Synchroton X-ray Study of the Orientational Ordering D2-D1 Structural Phase Transition of Freely Suspended Discotic Strands in Triphenylene-Hexa-dodecanoate. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1984, 53, 1172-1175.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Martinezmiranda, L. J.; Kaplan, M.; Litster, J. D.; Birgeneau, R. J., High Resolution X-ray Scattering Study of the Nematic to Smectic-C Transitions in 8S5/7S5 Mixtures. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1983, 50, 56-59.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Litster, J. D.; Neubert, M. E., Critical Fluctuations Near a Nematic-Smectic-A-Smectic-C Multicritical Point. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1981, 47, 668-671.  
    Safinya, C. R.; Kaplan, M.; Alsnielsen, J.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Davidov, D.; Litster, J. D.; Johnson, D. L.; Neubert, M. E., High Resolution X-ray Study of A Smectic-A-Smectic-C Phase Transition. Phys. Rev. B 1980, 21, 4149-4153.  
    Alsnielsen, J.; Litster, J. D.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Kaplan, M.; Safinya, C. R.; Lindegaardandersen, A.; Mathiesen, S., Observation of Algebraic Decay of Positional Order in a Smectic Liquid Crystal. Phys. Rev. B 1980, 22, 312-320.  
  Davidov, D.; Safinya, C. R.; Kaplan, M.; Dana, S. S.; Schaetzing, R.; Birgeneau, R. J.; Litster, J. D., High-Resolution X-Ray and Light Scattering Study of Critical Behavior Associated with the Nematic-Smectic-A Transition in 4-cyano-4'-octylbiphenyl. Phys. Rev. B 1979, 19, 1657-1663.  
   

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Microchannels  | Complete List

   
  Hesse, H. C.; Beck, R.; Ding, C.; Jones, J. B.; Deek, J.; MacDonald, N. C.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Direct Imaging of Aligned Neurofilament Networks Assembled Using In Situ Dialysis in Microchannels. Langmuir 2008, 24, 8397-8401 (cover of Aug 19 issue).  
  Choi, M. C.; Santangelo, C. D.; Pelletier, O.; Kim, J. H.; Kwon, S. Y.; Wen, Z.; Li, Y.; Pincus, P. A.; Safinya, C. R.; Kim, M. W.: Direct observation of biaxial confinement of a semiflexible filament in a channel. Macromolecules 2005, 38, 9882-9884.
 
    Choi, M. C.; Pfohl, T.; Wen, Z. Y.; Li, Y. L.; Kim, M. W.; Israelachvili, J. N.; Safinya, C. R.: Ordered patterns of liquid crystal toroidal defects by microchannel confinement. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2004, 101, 17340-17344 (featured on the cover of the Dec 14 issue).
 
  Pfohl, T.; Kim, J. H.; Yasa, M.; Miller, H. P.; Wong, G. C. L.; Bringezu, F.; Wen, Z.; Wilson, L.; Kim, M. W.; Li, Y.; Safinya, C. R.: Controlled modification of microstructured silicon surfaces for confinement of biological macromolecules and liquid crystals. Langmuir 2001, 17, 5343-5351.
 
   

Lamellar Hydrogels from PEG-Lipids  | Complete List

   
  Slack, N. L.; Davidson, P.; Chibbaro, M. A.; Jeppesen, C.; Eiselt, P.; Warriner, H. E.; Schmidt, H. W.; Pincus, P.; Safinya, C. R.: The bridging conformations of double-end anchored polymer-surfactants destabilize a hydrogel of lipid membranes. J. Chem. Phys. 2001, 115, 6252-6257.
 
    Keller, S. L.; Warriner, H. E.; Safinya, C. R.; Zasadzinski, J. A.: Direct observation of a defect-mediated viscoelastic transition in a hydrogel of lipid membranes and polymer lipids. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1997, 78, 4781-4784.
 
  Warriner, H. E.; Idziak, S. H. J.; Slack, N. L.; Davidson, P.; Safinya, C. R.: Lamellar biogels: Fluid-membrane-based hydrogels containing polymer lipids. Science 1996, 271, 969-973.
 
   

Bacteriorhodopsin  | Complete List

   
    Koltover, I.; Raedler, J. O.; Salditt, T.; Rothschild, K. J.; Safinya, C. R.: Phase behavior and interactions of the membrane-protein bacteriorhodopsin. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1999, 82, 3184-3187.  
    Koltover, I.; Salditt, T.; Rigaud, J. L.; Safinya, C. R.: Stacked 2D crystalline sheets of the membrane-protein bacteriorhodopsin: A specular and diffuse reflectivity study. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1998, 81, 2494-2497.
 
  Shen, Y.; Safinya, C. R.; Liang, K. S.; Ruppert, A. F.; Rothschild, K. J.: Stabilization of the Membrane-Protein Bacteriorhodopsin to 140-Degrees-C in 2-Dimensional Films. Nature 1993, 366, 48-50.
 
   

Lipid Tubules, Gold Colloids, XSFA  | Complete List

   
    Thomas, B. N.; Safinya, C. R.; Plano, R. J.; Clark, N. A.: Lipid Tubule Self-Assembly - Length Dependence on Cooling Rate through a First-Order Phase-Transition. Science 1995, 267, 1635-1638.
 
  Idziak, S. H. J.; Safinya, C. R.; Hill, R. S.; Kraiser, K. E.; Ruths, M.; Warriner, H. E.; Steinberg, S.; Liang, K. S.; Israelachvili, J. N.: The X-Ray Surface Forces Apparatus - Structure of a Thin Smectic Liquid-Crystal Film under Confinement. Science 1994, 264, 1915-1918.
 
    Dimon, P.; Sinha, S. K.; Weitz, D. A.; Safinya, C. R.; Smith, G. S.; Varady, W. A.; Lindsay, H. M., Structure of Aggregated Gold Colloids. Phys. Rev. Lett. 1986, 57, 595-598.