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ILID was developed by the Kuhlman Lab, UNC.


Elston, N.R., Pablo, M., Pimenta, F., Hahn, K.M., and Watanabe, T. Optogenetic inhibition and activation of Rac and Rap1 using a modified iLID system. bioRxiv, Dec. 11, 2020. online article

Teets, F.D., Watanabe, .T, Hahn, K.M., and Kuhlman, B. A Computational Protocol for Regulating Protein Binding Reactions with a Light-Sensitive Protein Dimer. J. Mol. Biol., 432(4): 805-814, 2019. PMC7054171. online article | Free PMC article

Stone, O.J., Pankow, N., Liu, B., Sharma, V.P., Eddy, R.J., Wang, H., Putz, A.T., Teets, F.D.,  Kuhlman, B., *Condeelis, J.S., and *Hahn, K.M. Optogenetic control of Cofilin and aTAT in living cells using Z-lock. Nature Chemical Biology, 15: 1183-1190, 2019. PMC6873228. Online article | Free PMC article

Yumerefendi, H., Wang, H., Dickinson, D.J., Lerner, A., Malkus, P., Goldstein, B., Hahn, K., and Kuhlman, B. Light-dependent cytoplasmic recruitment enhances the dynamic range of a nuclear import photoswitch. Chembiochem., 9(12):1319-1325, 2018. PMC6013380. Online article | Free PMC article

Wang, W., Vilela, M., Winkler, A., Tarnawski, T.,  Schlichting, I., Yumerefendi, H., Kuhlman, B., Liu, R., Danuser, G., and Hahn, K.M. LOVTRAP, An Optogenetic System for Photo-induced Protein Dissociation. Nature Methods, 13(9): 755-8, 2016. PMC5137947. Online article | Free PMC article

Yumerefendi, H., Lerner, A.M., Zimmerman, S.P., Hahn, K.M., Bear, J.E., Strahl, B.D. and Kuhlman, B. Light-induced nuclear export reveals rapid dynamics of epigenetic modifications. Nature Chem. Biol., 12(6): 399-401, 2016. PMC4888063. Online article | Free PMC article

Hayashi-Takagi, A., Yagishita, S., Nakamura, M., Shirai, F., Wu, Y.I., Loshbaugh, A.L., Kuhlman, B., Hahn, K.M., and Kasai, H. Labelling and optical erasure of synaptic memory traces in the motor cortex. Nature, 525(7569): 333-8, 2015.  PMC4634641. Online article | Free PMC article

Yumerefendi, H., Dickinson, D.J., Wang, H., Zimmerman, S., Bear, J.E., Goldstein, B., *Hahn, K. and *Kuhlman, B. Control of protein activity and cell fate specification via light-mediated nuclear translocation. PLoS One, 10(6): e0128443, 2015. PMC4471001. Online article | Free PMC article

Lungu, O.I., Hallett R.A., Choi E.J., Aiken M.J., *Hahn K.M., *Kuhlman B. Designing Photoswitchable Peptides Using the AsLOV2 Domain. Chemistry and Biology, 19(4):507-17, 2012. PMC3334866. Online article | Free PMC article

Jha, R.K., Wu, Y.I., Zawistowski, J., MacNevin, C., *Hahn, K.M. and *Kuhlman B. Redesign of the PAK1 auto-inhibitory domain for enhanced stability and affinity in biosensor applications. J. Mol. Biol., 413(2): 513-522, 2011. PMC3202338. Online article | Free PMC article

Gulyani, A., Vitriol, E., Allen, R., Wu, J., Gremyachinskiy, D., Lewis, S., Dewar, B., Graves, L.M., Kay, B.K., Kuhlman, B., Elston T., and Hahn, K.M.  A biosensor generated via high-throughput screening quantifies cell edge Src dynamics. Nature Chem. Biol., 7: 437-444, 2011.  PMC3135387. Online article. | Free PMC article

Hahn, K.M. and Kuhlman, B. Hold me tightly LOV. Nature Methods: News & Views, 7: 595-596, 2010. Online article | PDF

Wu, Y, Frey, D., Lungu, O. I., Jaehrig, A., Schlichting, I., Kuhlman, B. and Hahn, K.M. A genetically encoded photoactivatable Rac controls the motility of living cells. Nature, 461:104-108, 2009. PMC2766670. Online article | Free PMC article


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