S. Majumder, A.P. Liu, Bottom-up synthetic biology: modular design for making artificial platelets, under preparation.

M. DeNies, L.K. Rosselli-Murai, V.L. Murray, E.M. Steel, A.P. Liu, Proximity biotinylation for studying G protein-coupled receptor dimerization, under preparation.

F. Ma*, M.T. Chung*, R. Nidetz, T. Kitabayashi, Y. Xie, Y. Han, L.M. Lee, A.P. Liu, G. Yang, Y. Feng, K. Kurabayashi, Ultrahigh throughput dual-substrate single-cell enzymatic assay by microfluidic droplet sorting, under preparation.


A.P. Liu*, R.J. Botelho*, C.N. Antonescu*, The big and intricate dreams of little organelles: embracing complexity in the study of membrane traffic, Traffic, in press.  [article link] * equal contribution; Botelho and Antonescu are co-corresponding authors. 

L.K. Rosselli-Murai, J.A. Yates, S. Yoshida, J. Bourg, K.K.Y. Ho, M. White, J. Prisby, X. Tan, M. Altemus, L. Bao, Z.-F. Wu, S.L. Veatch, J. Swanson, S.D. Merajver*, A. P. Liu*, Loss of PTEN promotes formation of signaling-specific clathrin-coated pits, bioRxiv, 137760; doi: https//, 2017. [article link] * corresponding author

S. Majumder*, J. Garamella*, Y.-L. Wang, M. DeNies, V. Noireaux, A.P. Liu, Cell-sized mechanosensitive and biosensing compartment programmed by DNA, ChemComm, 52, 7349-7352, 2017. [article link] * equal contribution; A.P. Liu and V. Noireaux are co-corresponding authors.

Y. Zheng*, S. Wang*, X. Xue, A. Xu, W. Liao, A. Deng, G. Dai, A.P. Liu, J. Fu, Dll4-Notch signaling in regulating angiogenesis in a 3D biomimetic environment, Lab on a Chip, 17. 1948-1959, 2017. [article link] * equal contribution; A.P. Liu and J. Fu are co-corresponding authors.

A.P. Liu*, O. Chaudhuri*, S. Parekh*, New advances in probing cell-extracellular matrix interactions, Integrative Biology, 9, 383-405, 2017. [article link]   * equal contribution and corresponding author

K.K.Y. Ho, J.W. Lee, G. Durand, S. Majumder, A.P. Liu, Protein aggregation with poly(vinyl) alcohol surfactant reduces double emulsion-encpasulated mammalian cell-free expression, PLoS One, 12(3): e0174689, 2017. [article link] 

E. Irajizad, N. Walani, S.L. Veatch, A.P. Liu, A. Agrawal, Clathrin polymerization exhibits high mechano-geometry sensitivity, Soft Matter, 13, 1455-1462, 2017. [article link] 


Q. Zhu, F. Zheng, A.P. Liu, J. Qian, C. Fu, Y. Lin, Shape transformation of the nuclear envelope during closed mitosis, Biophysical Journal, 111, 2309-2316, 2016. [article link] 

L.M. Lee*, J.W. Lee*, D. Chase, D. Gebrezgiabhier, A.P. Liu, Development of an advanced microfluidic micropipette aspiration device for single cell mechanics studies, Biomicrofluidics, 10, 054105, 2016. [article link] 

K.K.Y. Ho, L.M. Lee, A.P. Liu, Mechanically activated artificial cell by using microfluidics, Scientific Reports, 6, 32912, 2016. [article link] 

Z. Peng, O. Pak, A.P. Liu, Y.-N. Young, On the gating of mechanosensitive channels by fluid shear stress, Acta Mechanica Sinica, 32 (6), 1012-1022, 2016.  [article link]

P.J. Wen*, S. Grenklo*, E. Hamid, X. Tan, H.S. Liao, J. Heureaux, H.C. Chiang, W. Shin, W.D. Zhao, N. Toilin, E. Evergreen, L. Brodin, R. Karlsson, A. Jin, A.P. Liu, O. Shupliakov, L.G. Wu, Actin and ATP provide mechanical force to collapse fusing vesicles at the plasma membrane, Nature Communications, 7:12604, 2016. [article link] 

F. Caschera*, J.W. Lee*, K.K.Y. Ho, A.P. Liu, M.C. Jewett, Cell-free compartmentalized protein synthesis inside double emulsion templated liposomes with in vitro synthesized and assembled ribosomes, ChemComm, 52, 5467-5469, 2016*equal contribution, M.C. Jewett and A.P. Liu are co-corresponding authors [article link] 

A. P. Liu, Biophysical tools for cellular and subcellular mechanical actuation of cell signaling, Biophysical Journal, 111, 1-7, 2016. [article link]


X. Tan, J. Heureaux, A.P. Liu, Cell spreading area regulates clathrin-coated pit dynamics on micropatterned substrate, Integrative Biology7, 1033 - 1043, 2015. [article link]

L.M. Lee, A.P. Liu, The application of micropipette aspiration in molecular mechanics of single cells, ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, 5(4): 040801-04081-6, 2015. (Themed issue on nanotechnology for biology and biomedical applications [article link]

K.K.Y. Ho*, V.L. Murray*, A.P. Liu, Engineering artificial cells by combining HeLa-based cell free expression and ultrathin double emulsion template, Methods in Cell Biology, volume 128, Chapter 16, 303-318, 2015. *equal contribution [article link]

L.M. Lee, A.P. Liu, A microfluidic pipette array for mechanophenotyping of cancer cells and mechanical gating of mechanosensitive channels, Lab on a Chipvol 15, 264-273, 2015. [article link]


J. Heureaux, D. Chen, V.L. Murray, C.X. Deng, A.P. Liu, Activation of a bacterial mechanosensitive channel in mammalian cells by cytoskeletal stress, Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, vol 7 (3), 307-319, 2014. *Young Innovators Special Issue [article link] [journal cover] [featured article]   

E.M. Steel*, V.L. Murray*, A.P. Liu, Multiplex detection of homo- and heterodimerization of G protein-coupled receptors by proximity biotinylation, PLoS One, vol 9 (4), e93646, 2014. *equal contribution [article link]

C. Coyne, K. Patel, J. Heureaux, J. Stachowiak, D.A. Fletcher, A.P. Liu, Lipid bilayer vesicle generation using microfluidic jetting. J. Vis. Exp. (84), e51510, doi:10.3791/51510. [article link]


Y. Shao*, X. Tan*, R. Novitski, M. Muqaddam, P.T. List, L. Williamson, J. Fu, A.P. Liu, Uniaxial cell stretching device for high resolution live cell imaging of mechano-sensitive functions, Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 84 114304, 2013. *equal contribution, J. Fu and A.P. Liu are co-corresponding authors [article link]

H. Lin, A.P. Liu, T.H. Smith, J. Trejo, “Dimerization and cofactoring between proteinase-activated receptors: implications for ligand and signaling specificity”, Pharmacological Reviews, vol 65 (4), 1198-213, 2013. [article link]


D. Nunez, C. Antonescu, M. Mettlen, A,P. Liu, S.L. Schmid, D. Loerke, G. Danuser, “Hotspots organize clathrin-mediated endocytosis by efficient recruitment and retention of nucleating resources”, Traffic, vol 12 (12), 1868-78, 2011. [article link]


A.P. Liu, F. Aguet, G. Danuser, S.L. Schmid, “Local clustering of transferrin receptors promotes clathrin-coated pit initiation”, Journal of Cell Biology, vol 191 (7), 1381-1393, 2010. [article link]

D. Banerjee, A.P. Liu, N. Voss, S.L. Schmid, M.G. Finn, “Multivalent display of transferrin on virus-like particles by click chemistry and receptor-mediated endocytosis”, ChemBioChem, vol 11, 1273-1279, 2010.
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A.P. Liu, D. Loerke, S.L. Schmid, G. Danuser, “Global and local regulation of clathrin coated pit dynamics detected on patterned substrates”, Biophysical Journal, vol 97 (4), 1038-1047, 2009.  [article link]

A.P. Liu, D.A. Fletcher, “Biology under construction: in vitro reconstitution of cellular processes”, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology, vol 10 (9), 644-650, 2009. [article link]


A.P. Liu*, D.L. Richmond*, L. Maibaum, S. Pronk, P.L. Geissler, D.A. Fletcher, “Membrane-induced bundling of actin filaments”, Nature Physics, vol 4, 789-793, 2008.  *equal contribution [article link]

J. Stachowiak, D.L. Richmond, T.H. Li, A.P. Liu, S.H. Parekh, D.A. Fletcher, “Giant unilamellar vesicle formation and encapsulation by microfluidic jetting”, Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, vol 105, 4697-4702, 2008. [article link]


J.L. Choy, S.H. Parekh, O. Chaudhuri, A.P. Liu, C. Bustamante, M.J. Footer, J.A. Theriot, D.A. Fletcher, “Differential force microscope for long-timescale biophysical measurements” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol 78, 043711, 2007. [article link]


A.P. Liu, D.A. Fletcher, “Actin polymerization serves as a membrane domain switch in model lipid bilayer”, Biophysical Journal, vol. 91, 4064-4070, 2006. [article link]

   See also New and Notable: M. Edidin, “Switching sides: The actin/membrane lipid  connection” Biophysical  Journal, vol. 91, 3963, 2006. [article link]


A.P. Liu, D.A. Fletcher, “Photopatterning of actin filament structures”, Nano Letters, vol. 5, no. 4, 625-628, 2005.  [article link]


D.H.C. Chen, A.P.C. Liu, Y. Koga, Excess Partial Molar Enthalpy of 1-Propanol in 1-Propanol-Acetone (or Tetramethyl Urea) - H2O at 25oC. Fluid Phase Equil., 189: 31-38, 2001.