Jian Liu

Associate Professor

20052019
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Research Output 2005 2019

2019

Dynamic polyhedral actomyosin lattices remodel micron-scale curved membranes during exocytosis in live mice

Ebrahim, S., Chen, D., Weiss, M., Malec, L., Ng, Y., Rebustini, I., Krystofiak, E., Hu, L., Liu, J., Masedunskas, A., Hardeman, E., Gunning, P., Kachar, B. & Weigert, R., Aug 1 2019, In : Nature cell biology. 21, 8, p. 933-939 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Actomyosin
Exocytosis
Actins
Membranes
Myosin Type II
2018

Membrane shape-mediated wave propagation of cortical protein dynamics

Wu, Z., Su, M., Tong, C., Wu, M. & Liu, J., Dec 1 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 136.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wave propagation
wave propagation
membranes
proteins
Membranes

The Actomyosin Cytoskeleton Drives Micron-Scale Membrane Remodeling In Vivo Via the Generation of Mechanical Forces to Balance Membrane Tension Gradients

Ebrahim, S., Liu, J. & Weigert, R., Sep 1 2018, In : BioEssays. 40, 9, 1800032.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Actomyosin
Cytoskeleton
Membranes
Biological membranes
Exocytosis
2017

Brownian Ratchet Mechanism for Faithful Segregation of Low-Copy-Number Plasmids

Hu, L., Vecchiarelli, A. G., Mizuuchi, K., Neuman, K. C. & Liu, J., Apr 11 2017, In : Biophysical Journal. 112, 7, p. 1489-1502 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasmids
Adenosine Triphosphatases
DNA
Bacterial Chromosomes
Centromere

Brownian ratchet mechanisms of ParA-mediated partitioning

Hu, L., Vecchiarelli, A. G., Mizuuchi, K., Neuman, K. C. & Liu, J., Jul 1 2017, In : Plasmid. 92, p. 12-16 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Mechanics of post-fusion exocytotic vesicle

Stephens, T., Wu, Z. & Liu, J., May 23 2017, In : Physical Biology. 14, 3, 035004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mechanics
Exocytosis
Cell Membrane
Membranes
Membrane Fusion

Two Distinct Actin Networks Mediate Traction Oscillations to Confer Focal Adhesion Mechanosensing

Wu, Z., Plotnikov, S. V., Moalim, A. Y., Waterman, C. M. & Liu, J., Feb 28 2017, In : Biophysical Journal. 112, 4, p. 780-794 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Focal Adhesions
Traction
Actins
Stress Fibers
Extracellular Matrix
2016

A theoretical model of cytokinesis implicates feedback between membrane curvature and cytoskeletal organization in asymmetric cytokinetic furrowing

Dorn, J. F., Zhang, L., Phi, T. T., Lacroix, B., Maddox, P. S., Liu, J. & Maddox, A. S., Apr 15 2016, In : Molecular Biology of the Cell. 27, 8, p. 1286-1299 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cytokinesis
Theoretical Models
Membranes
Myosin Type II
Actomyosin

Spindle Size Scaling Contributes to Robust Silencing of Mitotic Spindle Assembly Checkpoint

Chen, J. & Liu, J., Sep 6 2016, In : Biophysical Journal. 111, 5, p. 1064-1077 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

M Phase Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Chromosome Segregation
Spindle Apparatus
Chromosomes
Cell Size
2015

Directed and persistent movement arises from mechanochemistry of the ParA/ParB system

Hu, L., Vecchiarelli, A. G., Mizuuchi, K., Neuman, K. C. & Liu, J., Dec 22 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 51, p. E7055-E7064

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasmids
Adenosine Triphosphatases
DNA
Bacteria
Proteins

Erroneous Silencing of the Mitotic Checkpoint by Aberrant Spindle Pole-Kinetochore Coordination

Chen, J. & Liu, J., Dec 1 2015, In : Biophysical Journal. 109, 11, p. 2418-2435 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spindle Poles
M Phase Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Kinetochores
Chromosomes
Meiosis

Exploiting image registration for automated resonance assignment in NMR

Strickland, M., Stephens, T., Liu, J. & Tjandra, N., Jun 4 2015, In : Journal of Biomolecular NMR. 62, 2, p. 143-156 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Image registration
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Pattern matching
Proteins
Fourier Analysis

The ghost in the machine: Is the bacterial chromosome a phantom chain?

Liu, J., Jan 6 2015, In : Biophysical Journal. 108, 1, p. 20-21 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Bacterial Chromosomes
Bacterial DNA
Chromosome Segregation
Genetic Models
Escherichia coli
2014

Spatial-temporal model for silencing of the mitotic spindle assembly checkpoint

Chen, J. & Liu, J., Sep 12 2014, In : Nature Communications. 5, 4795.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

M Phase Cell Cycle Checkpoints
Kinetochores
spindles
Poles
assembly
2013

Branching and capping determine the force-velocity relationships of branching actin networks

Smith, D. B. & Liu, J., Feb 1 2013, In : Physical Biology. 10, 1, 016004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Actins
Cell Movement
2012

Intracellular spatial localization regulated by the microtubule network

Chen, J., Lippincott-Schwartz, J. & Liu, J., Apr 19 2012, In : PLoS One. 7, 4, e34919.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Microtubules
microtubules
Cells
Dyneins
Molecules
2011

Determinants of endocytic membrane geometry, stability, and scission

Kishimoto, T., Sun, Y., Buser, C., Liu, J., Michelot, A. & Drubin, D. G., Nov 1 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 44

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Membranes
Actins
Phosphoric Monoester Hydrolases
Spatio-Temporal Analysis
Lipids

The Dam1 ring binds to the E-hook of tubulin and diffuses along the microtubule

Ramey, V. H., Wang, H. W., Nakajima, Y., Wong, A., Liu, J., Drubin, D., Barnes, G. & Nogales, E., Feb 15 2011, In : Molecular Biology of the Cell. 22, 4, p. 457-466 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tubulin
Microtubules
Kinetochores
Saccharomycetales
2010

Mechanochemical crosstalk during endocytic vesicle formation

Liu, J., Sun, Y., Oster, G. F. & Drubin, D. G., Feb 1 2010, In : Current Opinion in Cell Biology. 22, 1, p. 36-43 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Transport Vesicles
Membranes
Clathrin
Endocytosis
Actins
2009

The mechanochemistry of endocytosis

Liu, J., Sun, Y., Drubin, D. G. & Oster, G. F., Oct 14 2009, In : PLoS Biology. 7, 9, e1000204.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transport Vesicles
endocytosis
Endocytosis
Yeasts
yeasts
2008
Prometaphase
Anaphase
Mitosis
Kinetochores
Chromosomes
2007

A mechanobiochemical mechanism for monooriented chromosome oscillation in mitosis

Liu, J., Desai, A., Onuchic, J. N. & Hwa, T., Oct 9 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 41, p. 16104-16109 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mitosis
Kinetochores
Chromosomes
Microtubules
Spindle Poles
2006
Anaphase
Kinetochores
Microtubules
Chromosomes
Static Electricity

Endocytic vesicle scission by lipid phase boundary forces

Liu, J., Kaksonen, M., Drubin, D. G. & Oster, G., Jul 4 2006, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 103, 27, p. 10277-10282 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transport Vesicles
Lipids
Membranes
Polymerization
Actins

Kinetic pathways of phase ordering in lipid raft model systems

Liu, J., Groves, J. T. & Chakraborty, A. K., Apr 27 2006, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 110, 16, p. 8416-8421 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rafts
Phase Transition
Lipids
lipids
Phase transitions
2005

Phase Segregation on Different Length Scales in a Model Cell Membrane System

Liu, J., Qi, S., Groves, J. T. & Chakraborty, A. K., Oct 27 2005, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 109, 42, p. 19960-19969 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rafts
Cell membranes
Cell Membrane
Membranes
membranes