Publications

  • Sajad Shiekh, Golam Mustafa, Mohammed Enamul Hoque, Eric Yokie, John J. Portman, Hamza Balci, "Emerging Accessibility Patterns in Long Telomeric Overhangs", bioRxiv 2021.11.24.469879; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.11.24.469879

  • Mohammed Enamul Hoque, Golam Mustafa, Soumitra Basu, Hamza Balci, "Encounters Between Cas9/dCas9 and G-quadruplexes: Implications for Transcription Regulation and Cas9-Mediated DNA Cleavage", ACS Synthetic Biology (2021)

  • P. Gyawali, R. Saha, M. Salamonczyk, P. Kharel, S. Basu, R. Li, M. Fukuto, G. P. Smith, J. T. Gleeson, A. Jakli, H.Balci, and S. Sprunt, " Mono and bilayer smectic liquid crystal ordering in dense solutions of “gapped” DNA duplexes", PNAS (2021)

  • Golam Mustafa, Sajad Shiekh, Keshav GC, Sanjaya Abeysirigunawardena, and Hamza Balci, "Interrogating Accessibility of Telomeric Sequences with FRET-PAINT: Evidence for Length-Dependent Telomere Compaction", Nucleic Acids Research (2021)

  • Golam Mustafa, Prabesh Gyawali, Jacob A. Taylor, Parastoo Maleki, Marlon V. Nunez, Michael C. Guntrum, Hamza Balci, “A Single Molecule Investigation of I-Motif: Stability, Folding Kinetics, and Potential as an In-situ pH Sensor” In Press, Book Chapter. Editor: Prof. Peixuan Guo, Publisher: Taylor and Francis (2020)

  • Keshav GC, Prabesh Gyawali, Hamza Balci, Sanjaya Abeysirigunawardena, "Ribosomal RNA methyltransferase enzyme RsmC moonlights as an RNA chaperone" ChemBioChem, (2020)

  • Parastoo Maleki, Golam Mustafa, Prabesh Gyawali, Jagat B. Budhathoki, Yue Ma, Kazuo Nagasawa and Hamza Balci, "Quantifying the impact of small molecule ligands on G-quadruplex stability against Bloom helicase", Nucleic Acids Research, (2019)

  • Prabesh Gyawali, Keshav GC, Yue Ma, Sanjaya Abeysirigunawardena, Kazuo Nagasawa and Hamza Balci, "Impact of Small Molecules on Intermolecular G-Quadruplex Formation", Molecules, 24 (8), 1570, (2019)

  • Golam Mustafa, Cho-Ying Chuang, William A. Roy, Mohamed M. Farhath, Nilisha Pokhrel, Yue Ma, Kazuo Nagasawa, Edwin Antony, Matthew J. Comstock, Soumitra Basu, Hamza Balci, "A Force Sensor that Converts Fluorescence Signal into Force Measurement Utilizing Short Looped DNA", Biosensors and Bioelectronics (2018). Manuscript & SI.pdf

  • Parastoo Maleki, Jagat B. Budhathoki, William A. Roy, Hamza Balci "A Practical Guide to Studying G-quadruplex Structures using Single Molecule FRET", Molecular Genetics and Genomics (2017) Manuscript.pdf

  • Maleki, Parastoo; Ma, Yue,; Iida, Keisuke; Nagasawa, Kazuo; Balci, Hamza "A Single Molecule Study of a Fluorescently Labeled Telomestatin Derivative and G-Quadruplex Interactions" Nucleic Acids Research (2016) Manuscript & SI.pdf

  • J. B. Budhathoki, P. Maleki, W. A. Roy, P. Janscak, J. G. Yodh, H. Balci "A Comparative Study of G-quadruplex Unfolding and DNA Reeling Activities of Human RECQ5 Helicase" Biophysical Journal, 110, 2585 (2016) Manuscript & SI.pdf

  • Mohamed Farhath, Matthew Thompson, Sujay Ray, Abby Sewell, Hamza Balci, Soumitra Basu. "G-Quadruplex-Enabling Sequence within the Human Tyrosine Hydroxylase Promoter Differentially Regulates Transcription" ACS Biochemistry, (2015). Manuscript & SI.pdf

  • Jagat B. Budhathoki, Edward J. Stafford, Jaya G. Yodh, Hamza Balci. "ATP-dependent G-Quadruplex Unfolding by Bloom Helicase Exhibits Low Processivity" Nucleic Acids Research (2015)

  • Jagat B. Budhathoki, Sujay Ray, Vaclav Urban, Pavel Janscak, Jaya G. Yodh, Hamza Balci. "RecQ-core of BLM Unfolds Telomeric G-quadruplex in the Absence of ATP" Nucleic Acids Research (2014)

  • Sujay Ray, Jigar Bandaria, Mohammad H. Qureshi, Ahmet Yildiz, Hamza Balci. "G-quadruplex formation in telomeres enhances POT1/TPP1 protection against RPA binding." , PNAS vol. 111 no. 8, 2990–2995 (2014)

A highlight by Prof. Karl-Peter Hopfner: "Single-Molecule Choreography between Telomere Proteins and G-Quadruplexes"

  • Hamza Balci, Sinan Arslan, Sua Myong, Timothy L. Lohman, Taekjip Ha. “Single Molecule Nano-Positioning: Structural Transitions of a Helicase-DNA Complex during ATP Hydrolysis Biophysical Journal 101, 976-984 (2011)

  • Erdal Toprak*, Hamza Balci*, Benjamin H. Blehm, Paul R. Selvin. “Three-Dimensional Particle Tracking via Bifocal Imaging”. Nano Lett., 7 (7),2043 -2045, (2007). *These authors contributed equally to this work

Condensed Matter Physics Publications

  • Guoqing Wu, W. G. Clark, S. E. Brown, R. L. Greene, H. Balci, A. P. Reyes, P. L. Kuhns, and W. G. Moulton. “Measurements of the anisotropic irreversibility field in the electrondoped high-Tc superconductor Pr2-xCexCuO4-y” Submitted to Phys. Rev. Lett. (2008)

  • M. Górska, A. Łusakowski, A. Jedrzejczak, Z. Gołacki, R. R. Gałązka, J. R. Anderson and H. Balci. “Magnetic contribution to the specific heat of Pb1−xEuxTe (x=0.027,0.073)” Phys. Rev. B 73, 125201 (2006).

  • M. M. Qazilbash, A. Koitzsch, B. S. Dennis, A. Gozar, Hamza Balci, C. A. Kendziora, R. L. Greene, and G. Blumberg. “Evolution of superconductivity in electron-doped cuprates: Magneto-Raman spectroscopy” Phys. Rev. B 72, 214510 (2005).

  • Hamza Balci and Richard L. Greene. “Thermodynamic properties of Pr1.85Ce0.15CuO4-d” Phys. Rev. B 70, 140508(R) (2004).

  • Hamza Balci and Richard L. Greene. “Anomalous Change in the Field Dependence of the Electronic Specific Heat of an Electron-Doped Cuprate Superconductor” Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 067001 (2004).

  • Hamza Balci, C.P.Hill, M.M.Qazilbash, and R.L.Greene. “Nernst Effect in Electron-Doped Pr2-xCexCuO4” Phys. Rev. B 68, 054520 (2003)

  • Hamza Balci, C.P.Hill, M.M.Qazilbash, and R.L.Greene. ”Superconducting Fluctuations in Cuprates from the Nernst Effect” Physica C, 408-410, 709 (2004).

  • Hamza Balci, V.N. Smolyaninova, P. Fournier, Amlan Biswas, and R.L.Greene. “Magnetic-field dependence of electronic specific heat in Pr1.85Ce0.15CuO4” Phys. Rev. B 66, 174510 (2002)

  • F. Zamborszky, G. Wu, J. Shinagawa, W. Yu, H. Balci, R. L. Greene, W. G. Clark, and S. E. Brown . “Inhomogeneous electronic structure probed by spin-echo experiments in the electron doped high-Tc superconductor Pr1.85Ce0.15CuO4-d”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 047003 (2004)

  • Amlan Biswas, P. Fournier, M. M. Qazilbash, V. N. Smolyaninova, Hamza Balci, and R. L. Greene. ”Evidence of a d- to s-Wave Pairing Symmetry Transition in the Electron-Doped Cuprate Superconductor Pr2-xCexCuO4” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 207004 (2002)

  • P. Fournier, J. Higgins, H. Balci, E. Maiser, C. J. Lobb, and R. L. Greene. “Anomalous saturation of the phase coherence length in underdoped Pr2-xCexCuO4 thin films” Phys. Rev. B 62, R11993 (2000)