Plank, Jody



Jody L. Plank

B.S., 1999, Biology - Clarkson University

Ph.D., 2006, Biochemistry - Duke University, Durham, NC

2006-2012, Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Microbiology, University of California, Davis, CA

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Sepulveda-Torres, L.C., Zhou, J., Guasp, C., Lalucat, J., Knaebel, D., Plank, J.L., and Criddle, C.S. (2001).
Pseudomonas sp. strain KC represents a new genomovar within Pseudomonas stutzeri.
Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 51
, 2013-2019.

Plank, J.L., Chu, S.H., Pohlhaus, J.R., Wilson-Sali, T., and Hsieh, T.S. (2005).
Drosophila melanogaster topoisomerase IIIα preferentially relaxes a positively or negatively supercoiled bubble substrate and is essential during development.
J. Biol. Chem. 280
, 3564-3573.

Hsieh, T.S., Plank, J.L. (2006).
Reverse gyrase functions as a DNA renaturase: annealing of complementary single-stranded circles and positive supercoiling of a bubble substrate.
J. Biol. Chem. 281
, 5640-5647.

Plank, J.L. and Hsieh, T.S. (2006).
A novel, topologically constrained DNA molecule containing a double Holliday junction: Design, synthesis and initial biochemical characterization.
J. Biol. Chem. 281
, 17510-17516.

Plank, J.L., Wu, J., and Hsieh T.S. (2006).
Topo IIIα and Bloom’s Helicase can resolve a novel, mobile double Holliday junction substrate through convergent branch migration.
PNAS. 103
, 11118-11123.

Webb, M.R., Plank, J.L., Long, D.T., Hsieh, T.S., and Kreuzer, K.N. (2007).
The phage T4 protein UvsW drives Holliday junction branch migration.
J. Biol. Chem. 282
, 34401-34411.

Cejka, P., Plank, J.L., Bachrati, C.Z., Hickson, I.D., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (2010)
Rmi1 stimulates decatenation of double Holliday junctions during dissolution by Sgs1-Top3.
Nature Struct. Mol. Biol.,
17, 1377-1382 (published online October 10, 2010; doi: 10.1038/nsmb.1919). PMID: 20935631; PMCID: PMC2988882  [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Supplementary Material]

(see California Aggie: DNA separates like a magician's rings [PDF])
(see CheckOrphan, Research News: DNA and the 'magic rings' trick [PDF])
(see Davis Enterprise: Study shows DNA acts like a 'magic rings' trick [PDF])

(see Healthcanal: DNA and the 'magic rings' trick [PDF])
(see news: DNA and the 'magic rings' trick [PDF])
(see UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center: DNA and the 'magic rings' trick [PDF])
(see UC Davis Health System: DNA and the 'magic rings' trick [PDF])
(see UC Davis News and Information: DNA and the 'magic rings' trick  [Printable] [PDF])
(see UC Newsroom: Genetic magic trick may hold clues to Bloom's syndrome [PDF])

Cejka, P., Plank, J.L., Dombrowski, C.C., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (2012)
Decatenation of DNA by the S. cerevisiae Sgs1–Top3–Rmi1 and RPA complex: A mechanism for disentangling chromosomes.
Mol. Cell,
47, 886-896 (published online August 15, 2012). PMID: 22885009; PMCID: PMC3462259 [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Supplemental Information]

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Bell, J.C., Plank, J.L., Dombrowski, C.C., and Kowalczykowski, S.C. (2012)
Direct imaging of RecA nucleation and growth on single molecules of SSB-coated ssDNA.
491, 274-278 (published online 24 October 2012 as doi: 10.1038/nature11598). PMID
: 23103864. [Abstract] [Full Text] [PDF] [Supplementary Information] [Video 1: Direct imaging of nucleation and growth of RecA on SSB-coated ssDNA] [Video 2: Optical trapping and manipulation of single molecules of gapped DNA for direct imaging of RecAf filament assembly]
(see Nature News & Views: A glimpse of molecular competition [PDF])
(see News: Single-DNA images give clues to breast cancer [PDF])
(see Scientific Blogging: Rad51: Watching single strands of DNA being prepped for repair could help fight breast cancer  [Printable] [PDF])
(see UC Davis News and Information: Single-DNA images give clues to breast cancer  [Video] [PDF])
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