Formin-dependent adhesions are required for invasion by epithelial tissues

Fessenden TB, Beckham Y, Perez-Neut M, Chourasia AH, Macleod KF, Oakes PW, Gardel ML
(2017)
BioRxiv

Optogenetic Control of RhoA Reveals Zyxin-mediated Elasticity of Stress Fibers

Oakes PW, Wagner E, Brand CA, Probst D, Linke M, Schwarz US, Glotzer M, Gardel ML
Nat Commun, 8:15817 (2017)
PDF | DOI | BioRxiv | PMID: 28604737

Cholesterol depletion impairs contractile machinery in neonatal rat cardiomyocytes

Hissa B, Oakes PW, Pontes B, Ramirez-San Juan GR, Gardel ML
Sci Rep, 7:43764 (2017)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 28256617

Contact guidance requires spatial control of leading edge protrusion

Ramirez-San Juan GR, Oakes PW, Gardel ML
Mol Biol Cell, 28(8):1043-1053 (2017)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 28228548

A coin vibrational motor swimming at low reynolds number

Quillen AC, Askari H, Kelley DH, Friedmann T, Oakes PW
Regul Chaotic Dyn, 21:902-917 (2016)
PDF | DOI | arXiv

Disordered actomyosin networks are sufficient to produce cooperative and telescopic contractility

Linsmeier I, Banerjee S, Oakes PW, Jung W, Kim T, Murrell MP
Nat Commun, 7:12615 (2016)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 27558758

Micron-scale plasma membrane curvature is recognized by the septin cytoskeleton

Bridges AA, Jentzsch MS, Oakes PW, Occhipinti P, Gladfelter AS
J Cell Biol, 213(1):23-32 (2016)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 27044896
- See Also: Septins recognize micron-scale membrane curvature

Measuring cell mechanics

Gardel M, Oakes P
Colloquium Series on Quantitative Cell Biology: Vol. 3
Marshall WF, ed. Morgan & Claypool Life Science Publishers. (2015)
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Forcing cells into shape: the mechanics of actomyosin contractility

Murrell M, Oakes PW, Lenz M, Gardel ML
Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol, 16(8):486-498 (2015)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 26130009

Model-based traction force microscopy reveals differential tension in cellular actin bundles

Soiné JRD, Brand CA, Stricker J, Oakes PW, Gardel ML, Schwarz US
PLoS Comput Biol, 11(3):e1004076 (2015)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 25748431

Epithelial rotation promotes the global alignment of contractile actin bundles during Drosophila egg chamber elongation

Cetera M, Ramirez-San Juan GR, Oakes PW, Lewellyn L, Fairchild MJ, Tanentzapf G, Gardel ML, Horne-Badovinac S
Nat Commun, 5:5511 (2014)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 25413675

Geometry regulates traction stresses in adherent cells

Oakes PW, Banerjee S, Marchetti CM, Gardel ML
Biophys J, 107(4):825-833 (2014)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 25140417 | Cover Highlight
- See also: Work and tension: new evidence that adherent cells of same area do the same work independent of stiffness and focal adhesions

Stressing the limits of focal adhesion mechanosensitivity

Oakes PW, Gardel ML
Curr Opin Cell Biol, 30:68-73 (2014)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 24998185

Actin assembly factors regulate the gelation kinetics and architecture of F-actin networks

Falzone TT, Oakes PW, Sees J, Kovar D, Gardel ML
Biophys J, 104(8):1709-1719 (2013)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 23601318

Tension is required but not sufficient for focal adhesion maturation without a stress fiber template

Oakes PW, Beckham Y, Stricker J, Gardel ML
J Cell Biol, 196(3):363-374 (2012)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 22291038 | Cover Highlight
- See also: In focus: stress fibers guide focal adhesions to maturity
- Selected for F1000

Spatiotemporal constraints on the force-dependent growth of focal adhesions

Stricker J, Aratyn-Schaus Y, Oakes PW, Gardel ML
Biophys J, 100(12):2883-93 (2011)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 21689521

Dynamic and structural signatures of lamellar actomyosin force generation

Aratyn-Schaus Y, Oakes PW, Gardel ML
Mol Biol Cell, 22(8):1330-1339 (2011)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 21307339 | Cover Highlight

Preparation of compliant matrices for quantifying cellular contraction

Aratyn-Schaus Y, Oakes PW, Stricker J, Winter SP, Gardel ML
J Vis Exp, Dec 14 (46) e2173 (2010)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 21178972 | Video

Neutrophil morphology and migration are affected by substrate stiffness

Oakes PW, Patel DC, Morin NA, Zitterbart DP, Fabry B, Reichner JS, Tang JX
Blood, 114:1387-1395 (2009)
PDF | DOI | PMID:19491394

Nonmuscle myosin heavy chain IIA mediates integrin LFA-1 de-adhesion during T lymphocyte migration

Morin NA, Oakes PW, Hyun Y-M, Lee D, Chin EY, King MR, Springer TA, Shimaoka M, Tang JX, Reichner JS, Kim M
J Exp Med, 205(1):195-205 (2008)
PDF | DOI | PMID:18195072

Growth of tactoidal droplets during the first-order isotropic to nematic phase transition of F-actin

Oakes PW, Viamontes J, Tang JX
Phys Rev E, 75(6):061902-11 (2007)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 17677295

Isotropic to nematic liquid crystalline phase transition of F-actin varies from continuous to first order

Viamontes J, Oakes PW, Tang JX
Phys Rev Lett, 97(11):118103 (2006)
PDF | DOI | PMID: 17025933