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32. J.S. Khamo, V. V. Krishnamurthy, P. Mondal, S. R. Sharum, and K. Zhang*  “Applications of optobiology in intact cells and multi-cellular organisms”, Journal of Molecular Biology, 2017, 429, 2999-3017. [Link]

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31. V. V. Krishnamurthy, A. J. Turgeon, J.S. Khamo, P. Mondal, S. R. Sharum, W. Mei, J. Yang*, and K. Zhang* “Light-mediated reversible modulation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase pathway during cell differentiation and Xenopus embryonic development”, J. Vis. Exp., 2017, 124, e55823. [Link][PDF]


30. Y. Osakada, K. Zhang “Single particle tracking reveals a dynamic role of actin filaments in assisting long-range axonal transport in neurons” Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan (BCSJ), 2017, 90, 714-719. [Link][PDF]


29. P. Mondal, J. S. Khamo, V. V. Krishnamurthy, Q. Cai, and K. Zhang*  “Drive The Car(go)s—New Modalities to Control Cargo Trafficking in Live Cells” Front. Mol. Neurosci.2017, 10, 4. doi: 10.3389/fnmol.2017.00004. [Link][PDF].



28. V. V. Krishnamurthy, K. Zhang* ” Simultaneous removal of multiple DNA segments by polymerase chain reactions” Methods Mol Biol., Synthetic DNA, Ed R. Hughes. (Springer New York)  2017, 1472, 193-203. [Link][PDF]ZhangCoverart


27. V. V. Krishnamurthy, J.S. Khamo, W. Mei, A. J. Turgeon, H. M. Ashraf, P. Mondal, D. B. Patel, N. Risner, E. E. Cho, J. Yang*, and K. Zhang* “Reversible optogenetic control of kinase activity during differentiation and embryonic development” Development, 2016, 143, 4085-4094. [Link][PDF]



26. Q. Ong, S. Guo, L. Duan, K. Zhang, E. A. Collier, and B. Cui “The Timing of Raf/ERK and AKT Activation in Protecting PC12 Cells against Oxidative Stress”, PLOS ONE, 2016, e0153487. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0153487. [Link][PDF]

25. V. V. Krishnamurthy, J. S. Khamo, E. Cho, C. Schornak, and K. Zhang*
“Multiplex gene removal by two-step polymerase chain reactions”, Analytical Biochemistry, 2015, 481, 7-9. [Link][PDF]



24. V. V. Krishnamurthy, J. S. Khamo, E. Cho, C. Schornak, and K. Zhang*
“Polymerase chain reaction-based gene removal from plasmids”, Data in Brief, 2015, 4, 75-82. [Link][PDF]

23. K. Zhang* and B. Cui* “Optogenetic control of intracellular signaling pathways”, Trends in Biotechnology, 2015, 33, 92-100. (*corresponding author) [Link][PDF]


22. K. Zhang, P.D. Chowdary, and B. Cui “Visualizing directional Rab7 and TrkA cotrafficking in axons by pTIRF microscopy” Methods Mol Biol., 2015, 1298:319-29. [Link][PDF]

21. P.D. Chowdary, D. Che, K. Zhang, B. Cui “Retrograde NGF axonal transport – coordination of opposite polarity motors near unidirectional motility regime” Biophysical Journal, 2015, 108, 2691-2703. [Link][PDF]

20. D. L. Che, L. Duan, K. Zhang, B. Cui, The dual characteristics of light-induced cryptochrome 2 homo-oligomerization and hetero-dimerization for optogenetic manipulation in mammalian cells, ACS Synthetic Biology, 2015, 4, 1124-1135. [Link][PDF]

19. L. Duan, D. Che, K. Zhang, Q. Ong, S. Guo, and B. Cui, Optogenetic control of molecular motors and organelle distributions in cells, Chemistry & Biology, 2015, 22, 671-682. [Link][PDF]

18. Q. Ong, S. Guo, K. Zhang, and B. Cui “U0126 Protects Cells against Oxidative Stress Independent of Its Function as a MEK Inhibitor”, ACS Chem. Neurosci., 2015, 6,130–137. [Link][PDF]

17. K. Zhang and B. Cui “Lighting up FGFR signaling”, Chemistry & Biology, 2014, 21, 806-808. [Link][PDF]

16. K. Zhang, L. Duan, Q. Ong, Z. Lin, P. Varman, K. Sung, and B. Cui “Light-mediated kinetic control reveals the temporal effect of the Raf/Mek/ERK pathway in PC12 cell neurite outgrowth”, PLOS ONE, 2014, 9, e92917. [Link][PDF]

15. K. Zhang, R. F. B. Kenan, Y. Osakada, W. Xu, R. S. Sinit, , L. Chen, X. Zhao, J-Y. Chen, B. Cui, and C. Wu “Defective Axonal Transport of Rab7 GTPase Results in Dysregulated Trophic Signaling”, J. Neuroscience 2013, 33, 7451-7462. [Link][PDF]

14. W. J. Xie, K. Zhang, B. Cui “Functional characterization and axonal transport of quantum dot labeled BDNF”, Integrative Biology, 2012, 4, 953-960. [Link][PDF]

13. K. Zhang, Y. Osakada, W. J. Xie, and B. Cui “Automated image analysis for tracking cargo transport in axons”, Microscopy Research and Technique 2011, 74, 605-613. [Link][PDF]

12. K. A. Vossel, K. Zhang, X. Wang, G. Q. Yu, K. Ho, B. Cui, and L. Mucke “Tau reduction ameliorates Aβ-induced impairments in axonal transport”, Science 2010, 330 198. [Link][PDF]

11. K. Zhang, H. V. Mudrakola, L. Chen, M. Vrljic, and B. Cui “Single molecule imaging of NGF axonal transport in a microfluidic device ”, Lab Chip 2010, 10, 2566-2573. [Link][PDF]

10. H. V. Mudrakola, C. Wu, K. Zhang, and B. Cui, “Single Molecule Imaging of Axonal Transport in Live Neurons”, in Laser Science XXV, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), LSThB3. [Link][PDF]

9. H. V. Mudrakola*, K. Zhang*, and B. Cui “Optically resolving individual microtubules in live axons using dynamic object tracking”, Structure 2009, 17, 1433-1441. [Link][PDF]

8. K. Zhang, W. K. Zhang, C. Y. Yang, and H. Yang “Bipolar Cellular Morphology of Malignant Melanoma in Unstained Human Melanoma Skin Tissue”, J. Biomed. Opt. 2009, 14, 024042. [Link][PDF]

7. S. Li, K. Zhang, J-M Yang, L.W. Lin, and H. Yang “MEMS Temperature Characterization by CdSe Quantum Dots”, The 14th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 2007, 1369-1372. [Link][PDF]

6. K. Zhang, N. Ji, Y. R. Shen, and H. Yang “Optically Active Sum Frequency Generation Microscopy for Cellular Imaging”, Ultrafast Phenomena XV Eds. P. Corkum, D. Jonas, D. Miller, A. M. Weiner, (Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg), 2007, 825. [Link][PDF]

5. S. Li, K. Zhang, J. M. Yang, L. W. Lin, and H. Yang “Single Quantum Dots as Local Temperature Markers”, Nano Lett. 2007, 7, 3102-3105. [Link][PDF]

4. N. Ji, K. Zhang, H. Yang, and Y. R. Shen “Three-Dimensional Chiral Imaging by Sum Frequency Generation”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128, 3482-3483. [Link][PDF]

3. K. Zhang, H. Chang, A. H. Fu, A. P. Alivisatos, and H. Yang “Continuous Distribution of Emission States from Single CdSe/ZnS quantum dots”, Nano Lett. 2006, 6, 843-847. [Link][PDF]

2. K. Zhang and H. Yang “Photon-by-Photon Determination of Emission Burst from Diffusion Single Chromophores”, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2005, 109, 21930-21937. [Link][PDF]

1. K. Zhang, Z. J. Liu, and K. Y. Wang “Formation and Applications of Laser-Excited Surface Plasma Waves”, Chinese J. Nature 2002, 24, 44-47.

(*corresponding authors)