Charles W. Wolgemuth's Papers

Charles Wolgemuth's Publications

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  1. C.W. Wolgemuth, T.R. Powers and R.E. Goldstein (2000). Twirling and Whirling: Viscous Dynamics of Rotating Elastic Filaments. Phys. Rev. Lett., 84(7): 1623-1626.

  2. N.H. Mendelson, J.E. Sarlls, C.W. Wolgemuth, and R.E. Goldstein (2000). Chiral Self-Propulsion of Growing Bacterial Macrofibers on a Solid Surface. Phys. Rev. Lett., 84(7): 1627-1630.

  3. R.E. Goldstein, A. Goriely, G. Huber and C.W. Wolgemuth (2000). Bistable Helices. Phys. Rev. Lett., 84(7): 1631-1634.

  4. C. Wolgemuth, E. Hoiczyk, D. Kaiser, and G. Oster (2002). How Myxobacteria Glide. Curr. Biol., 12(5): 369-377.

  5. C.W. Wolgemuth, O. Igoshin, and G. Oster (2003). The Motility of Mollicutes. Biophys. J. 85: 828-842.

  6. C.W. Wolgemuth, A. Mogilner, and G. Oster (2004). The Hydration Dynamics of Polyelectrolyte Gels with Applications to Drug Delivery and Cell Motility. Eur. Biophys. J. 33: 146-158.

  7. C.W. Wolgemuth, R.E. Goldstein, and T.R. Powers (2004). Dynamic Supercoiling Bifurcations of Growing Elastic Filaments. Physica D 190(3-4): 266-289.

  8. C.W. Wolgemuth and G. Oster (2004). The Junctional Pore Complex and the Propulsion of Bacterial Cells. J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 7: 72-77.

  9. S.C. Basu, C.W. Wolgemuth, and P. Campagnola (2004). Measurement of Anomolous Diffusing Dyes within Protein Structures Fabricated via Multiphoton Excitation using Fluorescence Recovery after Photobleaching. Biomacromolecules 5: 2347-2357.

  10. I. Tuval, L. Cisneros, C. Dombrowski, C.W. Wolgemuth, J.O. Kessler and R.E. Goldstein (2005). Bacterial Swimming and Oxygen Transport Near Contact Lines. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102: 2277-2282. .

  11. C.W. Wolgemuth, L. Miao, O. Vanderlinde, T. Roberts and G. Oster (2005). MSP Dynamics Drives Nematode Sperm Locomotion. Biophys. J. 88: 2462-2471.

  12. N.G. Cogan and C.W. Wolgemuth (2005). Pattern Formation by Bacteria-driven Flow. Biophys. J. 88: 2525-2529.

  13. C.W. Wolgemuth (2005). MSP Dynamics and Retraction in Nematode Sperm. AIP Conference Proceedings 755: 145-152.

  14. C.W. Wolgemuth (2005). Force and Flexibility of Flailing Myxobacteria. Biophys. J. 89: 945-950.

  15. C.W. Wolgemuth (2005). Lamellipodial Contractions During Crawling and Spreading. Biophys. J. 89: 1643-1649.

  16. C.W. Wolgemuth, Y. Inclan, J. Quan, S. Mukherjee, G. Oster, and M.A.R. Koehl (2005). How to Make a Spiral Bacterium . Phys. Biol. 2: 189-199.

  17. C.W. Wolgemuth and N.W. Charon (2005). The Kinky Propulsion of Spiroplasma . Cell 122: 827-828.

  18. C.W. Wolgemuth, N.W. Charon, S.F. Goldstein, and R.E. Goldstein (2006). The Flagellar Cytoskeleton of the Spirochetes. J. Mol. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 11: 221-227.

  19. C.W. Wolgemuth and S.X. Sun (2006). The Elasticity of alpha-helical Coiled-coils. Phys. Rev. Lett. 97: 248101.

  20. W. Kan and C.W. Wolgemuth (2006). The Shape and Dynamics of the Leptospiraceae. Biophys. J. 93: 54-61.

  21. G. Lan, C.W. Wolgemuth, and S.X. Sun (2007). Z-ring Force and Cell Shape during Division in Rod-like Bacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104: 16110-16115.

  22. H. Fu, T.R. Powers, and C.W. Wolgemuth (2007). Theory of Swimming Filaments in Viscoelastic Media. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99: 258101.

  23. C.W. Wolgemuth, S.F. Goldstein, and N.W. Charon (2008). Electron cryotomography reveals novel structures of a recently cultured termite gut spirochete. Mol. Microbiol. 67: 1181-1183.

  24. M. Zajac, B. Dacanay, W.A. Mohler, and C.W. Wolgemuth (2008). Depolymerization-driven Flow in Nematode Spermatozoa Relates Crawling Speed to Size and Shape. Biophys. J. 94: 3810-3823.

  25. C.W. Wolgemuth (2008). Collective swimming and the dynamics of bacterial turbulence. Biophys. J. 95: 1564-1574.

  26. C. Li, C.W. Wolgemuth, M. Marko, D.G. Morgan, and N.W. Charon (2008). Genetic analysis of spirochete flagellin proteins and their involvement in motility, filament assembly, and flagellar morphology. J. Bacteriol. 190: 5607-5615.

  27. H. Fu, C.W. Wolgemuth, and T.R. Powers (2008). Beating patterns of filaments in viscoelastic fluids. Phys. Rev. E 78: 041913.

  28. N.W. Charon, S.F. Goldstein, M. Marko, C. Hsieh, L.L. Gebhardt, Md. A. Motaleb, C.W. Wolgemuth, R.J. Limberger, and N. Rowe (2009). The flat ribbon configuration of the periplasmic flagella of Borrelia burgdorferi and its relationship to motility and morphology. J. Bacteriol. 191: 600-607.

  29. H. Fu, C.W. Wolgemuth, and T.R. Powers (2009). Swimming speeds of filaments in nonlinearly viscoelastic fluids. Phys. Fluids 21: 033102

  30. J. Yang, C.W. Wolgemuth, and G. Huber (2009). Kinematics of the swimming of Spiroplasma. Phys. Rev. Lett. 102: 218102.

  31. C.W. Wolgemuth (2009). Plant Biomechanics: Using shape to steal motion. Curr. Biol 19: R409-R410.

  32. C. Dombrowski, W. Kan, M.A. Motaleb, N.W. Charon, R.E. Goldstein, and C.W. Wolgemuth (2009). The elastic basis for the shape of the Lyme disease spirochete. Biophys. J. 96: 4409-4417.

  33. J. Stajic and C.W. Wolgemuth (2009). Biochemical mechanisms for regulating protrusion during nematode sperm motility. Biophys. J. 97: 748-757.

  34. S.M. Dunham-Ems, M.J. Caimano, U. Pal, C.W. Wolgemuth, C.H. Eggers, A. Balic, and J.D. Radolf (2009). Live imaging reveals a novel, biphasic mode of dissemination of Borrelia burgdorferi within ticks. J. Clin. Invest. 119: 3652-3665.

  35. O. Sliusarenko, M. Cabeen, C.W. Wolgemuth, C. Jacobs-Wagner, and T. Emonet (2010). Processivity of peptidoglycan synthesis provides a built-in mechanism for the robustness of straight-rod cell morphology. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 107: 10086-10091.

  36. M. Zajac and C.W. Wolgemuth (2010). The Moving Boundary Node Method: A level set-based, finite volume algorithm with applications to cell motility. J. Comput. Phys. 229: 7287-7308.

  37. S.X. Sun, S. Walcott, and C.W. Wolgemuth (2010). Cytoskeletal crosslinking and bundling in motor-independent contraction. Curr. Biol. 20: R649-R654.

  38. O. Yogurtcu, C.W. Wolgemuth, and S.X. Sun (2010). Mechanical response and conformational amplification in alpha-helical coiled coils. Biophys. J. 99 3895-3904.

  39. C.W. Wolgemuth (2011). Does cell biology need physicists?. Physics 4: 4.

  40. C.W. Wolgemuth and N. Cogan (2011). Two-dimensional patterns in bacterial veils arise from self-generated, three-dimensional flows. Bull. Math. Biol. 73: 212-229.

  41. P. Lee and C.W. Wolgemuth (2011). Crawling cells can close wounds without purse strings or signaling. PLoS Comput. Biol. 7: e1002007.

  42. P. Lee and C.W. Wolgemuth (2011). Advent of complex flows in epithelial tissues. Phys. Rev. E 83: 061920.

  43. C.W. Wolgemuth, J. Stajic, and A. Mogilner (2011). Redundant mechanisms for stable cell locomotion revealed by minimal models . Biophys. J. 101: 545-553.

  44. P. Krzyszczyk and C.W. Wolgemuth (2011). Mechanosensing can result from adhesion molecule dynamics. Biophys. J. 101: L53-L55.

  45. J. Yang, G. Huber and C.W. Wolgemuth (2011). Forces and torques on rotating spirochete flagella. Phys. Rev. Lett. 107: 268101.

  46. M. Harman, S.M. Dunham-Ems, M.J. Caimano, A.A. Belperron, L.K. Bockenstedt, H. Fu, J.D. Radolf, and C.W. Wolgemuth (2012). The heterogeneous motility of the Lyme disease spirochete in gelatin matrices mimics dissemination through tissue. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 3059-3064.

  47. N.W. Charon, A. Cockburn, C. Li, J. Liu, K.A. Miller, M.R. Miller, Md. Motaleb and C.W. Wolgemuth (2012). The unique paradigm of spirochete motility and chemotaxis. Annu. Rev. Microbiol. 66: 349-370.

  48. E.M. Strawbridge and C.W. Wolgemuth (2012). Surface traction and the dynamics of elastic rods at low Reynolds number.. Phys. Rev. E 86: 031904.

  49. D.K. Vig and C.W. Wolgemuth (2012). Swimming dynamics of the Lyme disease spirochete.. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109: 218104.

  50. A.M.T. Belgrave and C.W. Wolgemuth (2013). Elasticity and biochemistry of growth relate replication rate to length and cross-link density in rod-shaped bacteria.. Biophys. J. 104: 2607-2611.

  51. M. Harman, D.K. Vig, J.D. Radolf and C.W. Wolgemuth (2013). Viscous dynamics of Lyme disease and syphilis spirochetes reveal flagellar torque and drag.. Biophys. J. 105: 2273-2280.

  52. T. Fuhs, M. Goegler, C.A. Brunner, C.W. Wolgemuth and J.A. Käs (2014). Causes of retrograde flow in fish keratocytes. Cytoskeleton 71: 24-35.

  53. D.K. Vig and C.W. Wolgemuth (2014). Spatiotemporal evolution of Erythema migrans, the hallmark rash of Lyme disease.. Biophys. J. 106: 763-768.

  54. P. Lee and C.W. Wolgemuth (2014). An immersed boundary method for two-phase fluids and gels and the swimming of Caenorhabditis elegans through viscoelastic fluids. J. Fluid Mech. (submitted).

  55. S. Mukherjee, B. Setlow, P.Setlow, and C.W. Wolgemuth (2011). Growing Strain and the Bacterial Cytoskeleton. (in revision).


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  1. C.W. Wolgemuth (2003). Lateral Diffusion on Moving Boundaries.

  2. C.W. Wolgemuth (2000). Sonatina #1.
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  3. C.W. Wolgemuth (2000). Tangoed Up in Blue.
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