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Submitted: Bending rigidity of charged lipid bilayer membranes, H. Faizi, S. Frey, J. Steinkühler, R. Dimova and P. Vlahovska

Submitted: Wetting and molding of membranes by biomolecular condensates, R.L. Knorr, T. Franzmann, M. Feeney, L. Frigerio, A.A. Hyman, R. Dimova and R. Lipowsky

Submitted: Mechanical properties of plasma membrane vesicles correlate with lipid order and viscosity and depend on cell density, J. Steinkühler, E. Sezgin, I. Urbančič, C. Eggeling and R. Dimova

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Behavior of the DPH Fluorescence Probe in Membranes Perturbed by Drugs, C. Poojari, N. Wilkosz, R.B. Lira, R. Dimova, P. Jurkiewicz, M. Kepczynski and T. Róg, Chem. Phys. Lipids (2019)  accepted


Compartments for synthetic cells: osmotically assisted separation of oil from double emulsions in microfluidic chip, D. Krafft, S.L. Castellanos, R. Dimova, I. Ivanov and K. Sundmacher, ChemBioChem (2019) in press  DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201900152

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Interaction of SNARE mimetic peptides with lipid bilayers: effects of secondary structure, bilayer composition and lipid anchoring, S. Wagle, V.N. Georgiev, T. Robinson, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky and A. Grafmüller, Sci. Rep. (2019) in press DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43418-w

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Giant vesicles encapsulating aqueous two-phase systems: from phase diagram to membrane shape transformations, Y. Liu, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Front. Chem. 7, 213 (2019) DOI: 10.3389/fchem.2019.00213

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Review: Giant vesicles and their use in assays for assessing membrane phase state, curvature, mechanics and electrical properties, R. Dimova, Annu. Rev. Biophys. 48, 93-119 (2019) DOI: 10.1146/annurev-biophys-052118-115342

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Directed growth of biomimetic microcompartments, I. Ivanov, R.B. Lira, T-Y.D. Tang, T. Franzmann, A. Klosin, L.C. da Silva, A. Hyman, K. Landfester, R. Lipowsky, K. Sundmacher and R. Dimova, Adv. Biosys. 1800314 (2019) (in press) DOI: 10.1002/adbi.201800314

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Highly efficient protein-free membrane fusion: a giant vesicle study, R.B. Lira, T. Robinson, R. Dimova and K.A. Riske, Biophys. J. 116, 79-91 (2019), DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2018.11.3128

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Poly(ionic liquid) nanoparticles selectively disrupt biomembranes, E. Ewins, R.B. Lira, W. Zhang, J. Yuan, M. Antonietti, T. Robinson and R. Dimova, Adv. Sci. 6, 1801602 (2019) DOI: 10.1002/advs.201801602

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Asymmetric ionic conditions generate large membrane curvatures, M. Karimi, J. Steinkühler, D. Roy, R. Dasgupta, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Nano Lett. 18, 7816−7821 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03584


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Spatial relationship and functional relevance of three lipid domain populations at the erythrocyte surface, L. Conrard, A. Stommen, J. Steinkühler, R. Dimova, H. Pollet and D. Tyteca, Cell. Physiol. Biochem. 51, 1544-1565 (2018) DOI: 10.1159/000495645

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Light-guided motility of a minimal synthetic cell, S.M. Bartelt, J. Steinkühler, R. Dimova and S.V. Wegner, Nano Lett. 18, 7268−7274 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03469

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Review: Liposomes and polymersomes: a comparative review towards cells mimicking, E. Rideau, R. Dimova, P. Schwille, F. Wurm, K. Landfester, Chem. Soc. Rev.,47, 8572-8610 (2018) DOI: 10.1039/C8CS00162F

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Charged giant unilamellar vesicles prepared by electroformation exhibit nanotubes and transbilayer lipid asymmetry, J. Steinkühler, P. De Tillieux, R.L. Knorr, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Sci. Rep. 8, 11838 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30286-z

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Micron-sized domains in quasi single-component giant vesicles, R.L. Knorr, J. Steinkühler and R. Dimova, Biochim. Biophys. Acta - Biomembr. 1860, 1957-1964 (2018) DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2018.06.015

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The glycolipid GM1 reshapes asymmetric biomembranes and giant vesicles by curvature generation, R. Dasgupta, M. Miettinen, N. Fricke, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 115, 5756-5761 (2018). DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1722320115

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Area Increase and Budding in Giant Vesicles Triggered by Light: Behind the Scene, V. N. Georgiev, A. Grafmüller, D. Bléger, S. Hecht, S. Kunstmann, S. Barbirz, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Adv. Sci. 5, 1800432 (2018) DOI: 10.1002/advs.201800432

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The 2018 Biomembrane Curvature and Remodeling Roadmap, P. Bassereau, R. Jin, T. Baumgart, M. Deserno, R. Dimova, V.A. Frolov, P.V. Bashkirov, H. Grubmüller, R. Jahn, H.J. Risselada, L. Johannes, M.M. Kozlov, R. Lipowsky, T.J. Pucadyil, W.F. Zeno, J.C. Stachowiak, D. Stamou, A. Breuer, L. Lauritsen, C. Simon, C. Sykes, G.A. Voth, T.R. Weikl, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 51, 343001 (2018). DOI: 10.1088/1361-6463/aacb98

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Sucrose solutions alter the electric capacitance and dielectric permittivity of lipid bilayers, V. Vitkova, D. Mitkova, K. Antonova, G. Popkirov and R. Dimova, Colloid Surf. A-Physicochem. Eng. 557, 51-57 (2018), DOI: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2018.05.011

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MaxSynBio: avenues towards creating cells bottom-up, P. Schwille, J. Spatz, K. Landfester, E. Bodenschatz, S. Herminghaus, V. Sourjik, T. Erb, P. Bastiaens, R. Lipowsky, A. Hyman, P. Dabrock, J.-C. Baret, T. Vidakovic-Koch, P. Bieling, R. Dimova, H. Mutschler, T. Robinson, T.-Y. D. Tang, S. Wegner, K. Sundmacher, Angew. Chem. 57, 13382–13392 (2018). DOI: 10.1002/ange.201802288

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Membrane fluctuations and acidosis regulate cooperative binding of “Marker of Self” CD47 to macrophage receptor SIRPA, J. Steinkühler, B. Różycki, C. Alvey, R. Lipowsky, T.R. Weikl, R. Dimova and D.E. Discher, J. Cell Sci. 132, jcs216770 DOI: 10.1242/jcs.216770

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Membrane Nanotubes Increase the  Robustness of Giant Vesicles, T. Bhatia, J. Agudo-Canalejo, R. Dimova, and R. Lipowsky, ACS Nano 12, 4478–4485 (2018) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b00640

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The conserved ESCRT III machinery participates in the phagocytosis of Entamoeba histolytica, Y. Avalos-Padilla, R. Knorr, R. Javier-Reyna, G. García-Rivera, R. Lipowsky, R. Dimova and  E. Orozco, Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 8, 53 (2018) DOI:10.3389/fcimb.2018.00053

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Dynamic blue light-switchable protein patterns on giant unilamellar vesicles, S.M. Bartelt, E. Chervyachkova, J. Steinkühler, J. Ricken, R. Wieneke, R. Tampé, R. Dimova and S. V. Wegner, ChemComm 54, 948-951 (2018) DOI: 10.1039/C7CC08758F

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Sequential bottom-up assembly of mechanically stabilized synthetic cells by microfluidics, M. Weiss, J.P. Frohnmayer, L.T. Benk, B. Haller, J.-W. Janiesch, T. Heitkamp, M. Börsch, R.B. Lira, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky, E. Bodenschatz, J.-C. Baret, T. Vidakovic-Koch, K. Sundmacher, I. Platzman, and J. P. Spatz, Nature Materials 17, 89-96 (2018) DOI: 10.1038/nmat5005

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Fusion and scission of membranes: ubiquitous topological transformations in cells, R.L. Knorr, N. Mizushima and R. Dimova, Traffic 18, 758–761 (2017) DOI: 10.1111/tra.12509

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Phase behavior of charged vesicles under symmetric and asymmetric solution conditions monitored with fluorescence microscopy, B. Kubsch, T. Robinson, J. Steinkühler and R. Dimova, JoVE 128, e56034 (2017) DOI:10.3791/56034

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Copper ATPase CopA from Escherichia coli: Quantitative Correlation between ATPase Activity and Vectorial Copper Transport, C.J.K. Wijekoon, S.R. Udagedara, R.L. Knorr, R. Dimova, A.G. Wedd and Z. Xiao, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 4266−4269 (2017) DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b12921

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Review: Giant vesicles exposed to aqueous two-phase systems: Membrane wetting, budding processes, and spontaneous tubulation, R. Dimova and R. Lipowsky, Adv. Mater. Interfaces 4, 1600451 (2017) DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600451

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GM1 softens POPC membranes and induces the formation of micron-sized domains, N. Fricke and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. 111, 1935–1945 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.09.028

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Book chapter:  Electrodeformation, Electroporation, and Electrofusion of Giant Unilamellar Vesicles, R. Dimova and K. Riske, in Handbook on Electroporation, edited by D. Miclavcic, Springer International Publishing, Cham. 1-18 (2016), ISBN: 978-3-319-26779-1 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-26779-1_199-1

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Modulating vesicle adhesion by electric fields, J. Steinkühler, J. Agudo-Canalejo, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. 111, 1454–1464 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2016.08.029

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Solution Asymmetry and Salt Expand Fluid-Fluid Coexistence Regions in Charged Membranes, B. Kubsch, T. Robinson, R. Lipowsky, and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. 110, 2581–2584 (2016) DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2016.05.028

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Posing for a picture: vesicle immobilization in agarose gel, R.B. Lira, J. Steinkühler, R.L. Knorr, R. Dimova, and K.A. Riske, Sci. Rep. 6, 25254 (2016) DOI: 10.1038/srep25254

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Molar Mass Fractionation in Aqueous Two-Phase Polymer Solutions of Dextran and Poly(ethylene glycol), Z. Zhao, Q. Lia, X. Jia, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky, and Y. Liu, J. Chromatogr. A  1452, 107–115 (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2016.04.075

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Patterns of flexible nanotubes formed by liquid-ordered and liquid-disordered membranes, Y. Liu, J. Agudo-Canalejo, A. Grafmueller, R. Dimova, and R. Lipowsky, ACS Nano 10, 463–474 (2016) DOI:10.1021/acsnano.5b05377

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Ellipsoidal Relaxation of Deformed Vesicles, M. Yu, R. B. Lira, K. A. Riske, R. Dimova, and H. Lin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 128303 (2015) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.128303

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Autophagosome closure requires membrane scission, R. L. Knorr, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Autophagy 11, 2134-2137 (2015) DOI:10.1080/15548627.2015.1091552

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Viscoelasticity of polyethylene glycol solutions on supported lipid bilayer studied by quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation, Z. Zhao, X. Ji, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky and Y. Liu, Macromolecules 48, 1824-1831 (2015) DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00095

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Cell rigidity and shape override CD47’s ‘self’ signaling in phagocytosis by hyperactivating myosin-II, N. Sosale, T. Rouhiparkouhi, A. Bradshaw, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky and D. Discher, Blood 125, 542-552 (2015) DOI: 10.1182/blood-2014-06-585299

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Membrane morphology is actively transformed by covalent binding of the protein Atg8 to PE-lipids, R. Knorr, H. Nakatogawa, Y. Ohsumi, R. Lipowsky,  T. Baumgart and R. Dimova, PLOS ONE 9, e115357 (2014) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115357

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Giant unilamellar vesicles formed by hybrid films of lipids and agarose display altered mechanical properties, R. B. Lira, R. Dimova and K. A. Riske, Biophys. J. 107, 1609–1619 (2014)

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Inward and outward membrane tubes pulled from giant vesicles, R. Dasgupta and R. Dimova, J. Phys. D Appl. Phys., 47, 282001 (2014) DOI:10.1088/0022-3727/47/28/282001

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Effect of cytochrome c on the phase behavior of charged multicomponent lipid membranes, S. Pataraia, Y. Liu, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1838, 2036-2045 (2014) dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbamem.2014.04.0 19

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Recent developments in the field of bending rigidity measurements on membranes, R. Dimova, Adv. Coll. Interf. Sci., 208, 225–234 (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2014.03.003

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Insights on the interactions of chitosan with phospholipid vesicles. Part II: Membrane stiffening and pore formation, O. Mertins and R. Dimova, Langmuir, 29, 14552−14559 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/la4032199

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Insights on the interactions of chitosan with phospholipid vesicles. Part I: Effect of polymer deprotonation, O. Mertins and R. Dimova, Langmuir,  29, 14545−14551 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/la403218c

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Electrochemical detection of single microbeads manipulated by optical tweezers in the vicinity of ultramicroelectrodes, E. Suraniti, F. Kanoufi, C. Gosse, X. Zhao, R. Dimova, B. Pouligny and N. Sojic, Anal. Chem., 85, 8902−8909 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/ac402200p

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Macro- versus microscopic view on the electrokinetics of a water/membrane interface, V. Knecht , B. Klasczyk and R. Dimova, Langmuir, 29, 7939−7948 (2013) DOI: 10.1021/la400342m

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Phase diagram and tie-line determination for the ternary mixture DOPC/eggSM/Cholesterol, N. Bezlyepkina, R. Gracià, P. Shchelokovskyy,  R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Biophys. J, 104, 1456-1464 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2013.02.0 24

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Highlight: Lipid membranes in contact with aqueous phases of polymer solutions, R. Dimova and R. Lipowsky, Soft Matter, 8, 6409-6415 (2012) DOI:10.1039/C2SM25261A

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Book chapter:  Giant Vesicles: A Biomimetic Tool for Membrane Characterization, R. Dimova, in Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes, edited by  Aleš Iglič,  Elsevier, Burlington: Academic Press, vol. 16, pp. 1-50 (2012), ISBN: 978-0-12-396534-9 DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-396534-9.00001-5

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Solution behavior of double-hydrophilic block copolymers in dilute aqueous solution, O. Casse, A. Shkilnyy, J. Linders, C. Mayer, D. Haussinger, A. Völkel, A. F. Thünemann, R. Dimova, H. Cölfen, W. Meier, H. Schlaad and A. Taubert, Macromolecules, 45, 4772−4777 (2012) DOI:10.1021/ma300621g

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Curvature of double-membrane organelles generated by changes in membrane size and composition, R. L. Knorr, R. Dimova and R. Lipowsky, PLoS ONE, 7, e32753 (2012) DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0032753

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Electrodeformation method for measuring the capacitance of bilayer membranes, P. F. Salipante, R. Knorr, R. Dimova and P. M. Vlahovska, Soft Matter,  8, 3810-3816 (2012) DOI: 10.1039/c2sm07105c

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Concentration dependence of the interfacial tension for aqueous two-phase polymer solutions of dextran and polyethylene glycol, Y. Liu, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Langmuir, 28, 3831−3839 (2012) DOI: 10.1021/la204757z

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Wetting-induced budding of vesicles in contact with several aqueous phases, Y. Li, H. Kusumaatmaja, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 1819−1823 (2012) DOI: 10.1021/jp211850t

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Book chapter:  Membrane Electroporation in High Electric Fields, R. Dimova, in Advances in Electrochemical Science and Engineering: Bioelectrochemistry, edited by  R. C. Alkire, D. M. Kolb, J. Lipkowski,  Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Editon edn., vol. 13, pp. 335-367 (2011) DOI: 10.1002/9783527644117.ch7



Membrane nanotubes induced by aqueous phase separation and stabilized by spontaneous curvature, Y. Li, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 108, 4731–4736 (2011) DOI:10.1073/pnas.1015892108

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Binding of chitosan to phospholipid vesicles studied with isothermal titration calorimetry, O. Mertins and R. Dimova, Langmuir, 27, 5506–5515 (2011) DOI:/10.1021/la200553t

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Boron Carbon Nitride Nanostructures from Salt Melts: Tunable Water Soluble

Phosphors, W. Lei, D. Portehault, R. Dimova and M. Antonietti, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 133, 7121–7127 (2011) DOI: 10.1021/ja200838c

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Book chapter: Nanoparticle synthesis in vesicle microreactors, P. Yang and R. Dimova, in Biomimetic Based Applications, edited by A. George, InTech, 523-552 (2011) ISBN 978-953-307-195-4

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Effect of the HIV-1 fusion peptide on the mechanical properties and leaflet coupling of lipid bilayers, P. Shchelokovskyy, S. Tristram-Nagle and R. Dimova, New J. Phys. 13, 025004 (2011) DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/13/2/025004

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The intrinsically disordered late embryogenesis abundant protein LEA18 from Arabidopsis thaliana modulates membrane stability through binding and folding, M. Hundertmark, R. Dimova, J. Lengefeld, R. Seckler and D. K. Hincha, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1808, 446–453 (2011) DOI:10.1016/j.bbamem.2010.09.010

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Interactions of alkali metal chlorides with phosphatidylcholine vesicles, B. Klasczyk, V. Knecht, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Lamgmuir, 26, 18951–18958 (2010) DOI: 10.1021/la103631y

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A new method for measuring edge tensions and stability of lipid bilayers: effect of membrane composition, T. Portet and R. Dimova, Biophys. J., 99, 3264–3273 (2010) DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2010.09.032

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Stability of spherical vesicles in electric fields, T. Yamamoto, S. Aranda-Espinoza, R. Dimova and R. Lipowsky, Langmuir, 26, 12390–12407 (2010) DOI:10.1021/la1011132

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Wrinkling and electroporation of giant vesicles in the gel phase, R. L. Knorr, M. Staykova, R. S. Gracia, and R. Dimova, Soft Matter, 6, 1990–1996 (2010) DOI:10.1039/B925929E

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Entropic effects and slow kinetics revealed in titrations of D2O-H2O solutions with different D/H ratios, Y. Katsir, Y. Shapira, Y. Mastai, R. Dimova, and E. Ben-Jacob, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114, 5755–5763 (2010) DOI:10.1021/jp909657m

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Effect of cholesterol on the rigidity of saturated and unsaturated membranes: fluctuation and electrodeformation analysis of giant vesicles, R. S. Gracia, N. Bezlyepkina, R. L. Knorr, R. Lipowsky, and R. Dimova, Soft Matter, 6, 1472–1482 (2010) DOI:10.1039/B920629A

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Vesicles with charged domains, C. C. Vequi-Suplicy, K. A. Riske, R. L. Knorr, and R. Dimova, Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 1798, 1338–1347 (2010) DOI: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2009.12.023

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Cooperative behavior of molecular motors: Cargo transport and traffic phenomena, R. Lipowsky, J. Beeg, R. Dimova, S. Klumpp, and  M.J.I. Müller, Physica E, 42, 649-661 (2010) doi:10.1016/j.physe.2009.08.010

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Intrinsic contact angle of aqueous phases at membranes and vesicles, H. Kusumaatmaja, Y. Li, R. Dimova, and R. Lipowsky, Phys. Rev Lett., 103, 238103 (2009) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.238103

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Review: Vesicles in electric fields: Some novel aspects of membrane behavior, R. Dimova, N. Bezlyepkina, M. D. Jordö, R. L. Knorr, K. A. Riske, M. Staykova, P. M. Vlahovska, T. Yamamoto, P. Yang, and R. Lipowsky, Soft Matter, 5, 3201-3212 (2009)  DOI: 10.1039/B901963D

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Most accessed article in June 2009: Nanoparticle formation in giant vesicles: synthesis in biomimetic compartments, P. Yang, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Small, 5, 2033-2037 (2009) DOI:10.1002/smll.200900560

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Electrohydrodynamic model of vesicle deformation in alternating electric fields, P. M. Vlahovska, R. S. Gracia, S. Aranda-Espinoza and R. Dimova, Biophys. J, 96, 4789–4803 (2009) DOI:10.1016/j.bpj.2009.03.054

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Bursting of charged multicomponent vesicles subjected to electric pulses, K. A. Riske, R. L. Knorr and R. Dimova, Soft Matter, 5, 1983-1986 (2009) from the cover

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Review: Active bio-systems: from single motor molecules to cooperative cargo transport, R. Lipowsky, J. Beeg, R. Dimova, S. Klumpp, S. Liepelt, M. J. I. Müller and A. Valleriani, Biophys. Rev. Lett., 4, 77-137 (2009)  DOI: 10.1142/S1793048009000946

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Book chapter: Traffic by small teams of molecular motors, M.J.I. Müller, J. Beeg, R. Dimova, S. Klumpp, and R. Lipowsky, in: Traffic and Granular Flow '07, edited by C. Appert-Rolland, F. Chevoir, P. Gondret, S. Lassarre, J.-P. Lebacque and M. Schreckenberg, Springer, Berlin, pp. 695-700 (2009) Link

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Thermal property changes of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microgel particles and block copolymers, K. Tauer, D. Gau, S. Schulze, A. Völkel and R. Dimova, Colloid Polym. Sci., 287, 299-312 (2009) DOI: 10.1007/s00396-008-1984-x

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Calcium binding and head group dipole angle in phosphatidylserine-phosphatidylcholine bilayers, P. T. Vernier, M. J. Ziegler and R. Dimova, Langmuir, 25, 1020-1027 (2009) DOI: 10.1021/la8025057

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Membrane flow patterns in multicomponent giant vesicles induced by alternating electric fields, M. Staykova, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Soft Matter, 4, 2168-2171 (2008) DOI: 10.1039/B811876K

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Transition from complete to partial wetting within membrane compartments, Y. Li, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 12252–12253 (2008) DOI: 10.1021/ja8048496

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Morphological transitions of vesicles induced by AC electric fields, S. Aranda, K. A. Riske, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Biophys. J, 95, L19-L21 (2008).

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Transport of beads by several kinesin motors, J. Beeg, S. Klumpp, R. Dimova, R. S. Gracia, E. Unger and R. Lipowsky, Biophys. J, 94, 532-541 (2008).

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Optical tweezers in interaction with an apertureless probe, P. Chaumet, B. Pouligny, R. Dimova and N. Sojic, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 024915 (2007).

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Review: Giant vesicles in electric fields, R. Dimova, K. A. Riske, S. Aranda, N. Bezlyepkina, R. L. Knorr  and R. Lipowsky, Soft Matter, 3, 817-927 (2007) DOI: 10.1039/B703580B

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Behavior of giant vesicles with anchored DNA molecules, V. Nikolov, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Biophys J. 92, 4356–4368 (2007).

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Control of the interaction between membranes and vesicles: adhesion, fusion and release of dyes, D. Volodkin, V. Ball, J.-C. Voegel, H. Möhwald, R. Dimova and V. Marchi-Artzner, Coll. Surf. A, 303, 89-96 (2007).

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Book chapter: Optical dynamometry to study phase transitions in lipid membranes, R. Dimova and B. Pouligny, in "Methods in Membrane Lipids", ed. A. Dopico, Humana Press, pp.227-236 (2007) DOI 10.1007/s12033-008-9057-4

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Novel method for measuring the adhesion energy of vesicles, T. Gruhn, T. Franke, R. Dimova and R. Lipowsky, Langmuir, 23, 5423-5429 (2007).

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Implementing both short- and long-working-distance optical trapping into a commercial microscope, P. Kraikivski, B. Pouligny and R. Dimova, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77, 113703 (2006).

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Timescales of membrane fusion revealed by direct imaging of vesicle fusion with high temporal resolution, C.K. Haluska, K.A. Riske, V. Marchi-Artzner, J.-M. Lehn, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103, 15841–15846 (2006); from the cover.

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Electrofusion of model lipid membranes viewed with high temporal resolution, K. A. Riske, N. Bezlyepkina, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, Biophys. Rev. Lett. 4, 387-400 (2006).  

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Binding of ion pairs onto polymer gels via dehydration entropy: a new mechanism for ion exchange, C.G. Sinn, R. Dimova, C. Huin, Ö. Sel, and M. Antonietti, Macromolecules 39, 6310-6312 (2006).  

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Electric pulses induce cylindrical deformations on giant vesicles in salt solutions, K. A. Riske and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. 91, 1778-1786 (2006).

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Using Multiporator® to master vesicle electrofusion, R. Dimova and K. A. Riske, Eppendorf BioNews Application Notes, 25, 7 (2006).

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Review: A practical guide to giant vesicles. Probing the membrane nanoregime via optical microscopy, R. Dimova, S. Aranda, N. Bezlyepkina, V. Nikolov, K. A. Riske and R. Lipowsky, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 18, S1151-S1176 (2006).

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Binding of calcium to phosphatidylcholine-phosphatidylserine membranes, C. Sinn, M. Antonietti and R. Dimova, Coll. and Surf. A 283, 410-419 (2006).

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Influence of different salts on micro-sized polyelectrolyte hollow capsules, R. Georgieva, R. Dimova, G. Sukhorukov, G. Ibarz and H. Möhwald, J. Mater. Chem. 15, 4301-4310 (2005).

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Composition dependence of vesicle morphology and mixing properties in a bacterial model membrane system, B. Pozo Navas, K. Lohner, G. Deutsch, E. Sevcsik, K. A. Riske, R. Dimova, P. Garidel and G. Pabst, Biochem. Biophys. Acta Biomembranes  1716, 40-48 (2005).

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Wetting, budding, and fusion - morphological transitions of soft surfaces, R. Lipowsky, M. Brinkmann, R. Dimova, C. Haluska, J. Kierfeld and J. Shillcock, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, S2885–S2902 (2005).

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Electro-deformation and -poration of giant vesicles viewed with high temporal resolution, K. A. Riske and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. 88, 1143-1155 (2005).

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Droplets, bubbles, and vesicles at chemically structured surfaces, R. Lipowsky, M. Brinkmann, R. Dimova, T. Franke, J. Kierfeld and X. Zhang, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 17, S537-S558 (2005).

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Fusion of functionalized giant vesicles. C. Haluska, V. Marchi-Artzner, J. Brienne, J.-M. Lehn, R. Lipowsky, R. Dimova, Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts). 88:66a (2005).

Timescales involved in electro- deformation, poration and fusion of giant vesicles resolved with fast digital imaging. K. Riske and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts). 88:241a (2005).

Binding of avidin to biotinylated membranes: isothermal titrational calorimetry study. V. Nikolov, R. Dimova, Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts). 88:581a (2005).



Isothermal Titration Calorimetry of the Polyelectrolyte/Water Interaction and Binding of Ca2+: Effects Determining the Quality of Polymeric Scale Inhibitors, C. Sinn, R. Dimova, and M. Antonietti, Macromolecules, 37, 3444-3450 (2004).

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High temporal resolution of electro- poration, fusion and deformation of giant vesicles. “Squaring” the vesicles. K. Riske, R. Lipowsky, and R. Dimova, Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts). 86:518a (2004).

Fusion of giant vesicles observed with time resolution below a millisecond. C. Haluska, V. Marchi-Artzner, J. Brienne, J.-M. Lehn, R. Lipowsky, R. Dimova, Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts). 86:519a (2004).

Changes in the Membrane Spontaneous Curvature Induced by Grafting of Long Polymers. V. Nikolov, R. Lipowsky, H.-G. Döbereiner, R. Dimova, Biophys. J. (Annual Meeting Abstracts). 86:197a (2004).



Binding of Polymers to Calcite Crystals in Water: Characterization by Isothermal Titration Calorimetry, R. Dimova, R. Lipowsky, Y. Mastai and M. Antonietti, Langmuir, 19, 6097-6103 (2003)

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Domains in Membranes and Vesicles, R. Lipowsky and R. Dimova, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15, S31-S45 (2003)

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Hyperviscous Diblock Copolymer Vesicles, R. Dimova, U. Seifert, B. Pouligny, S. Förster and H.-G. Döbereiner, European Physical Journal B, 7, 241-250 (2002).

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Polyampholyte-Dressed Micelles of Fluorinated and Hydrogenated Dodecanoic Acid, A. Thünemann, K. Sander, W. Jaeger, and R. Dimova, Langmuir, 18, 5099-5105 (2002).

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Pretransitional effects in DMPC-vesicle membranes: optical dynamometry study,  R. Dimova,  B. Pouligny and C. Dietrich, Biophys. J. 79, 340-356 (2000) doi:10.1016/S0006-3495(00)76296-5

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Viscous drag of a solid sphere straddling a spherical or flat surface, K. Danov, R. Dimova and B. Pouligny, Physics of Fluids, 12, 2711-2722 (2000) http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.1289692

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Drag of a solid particle trapped in a thin film or at an interface: influence of surface viscosity and elasticity, R. Dimova, K. Danov, B. Pouligny and B.I. Ivanov, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 226, 35-43 (2000) http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jcis.2000.6710

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Book chapter: Absorbing microspheres in water: laser radiation pressure and hydrodynamic forces,  R. Dimova, H. Polaert and B. Pouligny, in "Scattering of Shaped Light Beams and Applications", (Gouesbet and Grehan, Eds.) Research signpost, 45-65 (2000).

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Falling ball viscosimetry of giant vesicle membranes: finite-size effects, R. Dimova, C. Dietrich,  A. Hadjiisky, K. Danov and B. Pouligny, European Physical Journal B, 12, 589-598 (1999) http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs100510051042

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Book chapter: Motion of particles attached to giant vesicles: falling ball viscosimetry and elasticity measurements on lipid membranes, R. Dimova, C. Dietrich and B. Pouligny, chapter 15 in "Giant Vesicles" ed. P. Walde and P. Luisi, John Willey & Sons, Ltd., 221 (1999) DOI: 10.1002/9780470511534.ch15

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Shape transformations of giant unilamellar vesicles induced by ethanol and temperature variations, M.I. Angelova, R. Mutafchieva, R. Dimova, and B. Tenchov, Coll. Surf. A 149, 201-205 (1999) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0927-7757(98)00397-5

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Film Trapping Technique: Precise Method for Three-Phase Contact Angle Determination of Solid and Fluid Particles of Micrometer Size, A. Hadjiiski, R. Dimova, N.D. Denkov, I.B. Ivanov, and R. Borwankar, Langmuir, 12, 6665-6675 (1996) DOI: 10.1021/la9605551

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The Hydration Repulsion between Charged Surfaces as an Interplay of Volume Exclusion and Dielectric Saturation Effects, V. N. Paunov, R. Dimova, P. A. Kralchevsky, G. Brose, and A. Mehreteab, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 182, 239-248 (1996) http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/jcis.1996.0456

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