Research Advances

A Research Advance is a short article that allows either the authors of an eLife paper or other researchers to publish new results that build on the original research paper in an important way.

Latest articles

    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Hsf1 and Hsp70 constitute a two-component feedback loop that regulates the yeast heat shock response

    Joanna Krakowiak et al.
    Dynamic regulation of the heat shock response depends on a negative feedback loop in which Hsf1 activates expression of Hsp70 and Hsp70 specifically and directly represses Hsf1 transactivation.
    1. Cancer Biology

    MELK expression correlates with tumor mitotic activity but is not required for cancer growth

    Christopher J Giuliano et al.
    Cancer cells can grow in vitro and in vivo in the absence of maternal embryonic leucine zipper kinase (MELK).
    1. Cell Biology

    NECAPs are negative regulators of the AP2 clathrin adaptor complex

    Gwendolyn M Beacham et al.
    Endocytosis is regulated by a protein family that recycles the AP2 clathrin adaptor by restoring the inactive form of complex.
    1. Neuroscience

    Interactions between stimulus and response types are more strongly represented in the entorhinal cortex than in its upstream regions in rats

    Eun-Hye Park et al.
    Goal-directed interaction with objects and spatial navigation are subserved by the perirhinal-lateral entorhinal networks and the postrhinal-medial entorhinal networks, respectively, with action-based functional differentiation more strongly represented in the entorhinal cortex than its upstream.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    In vitro FRET analysis of IRE1 and BiP association and dissociation upon endoplasmic reticulum stress

    Megan C Kopp et al.
    Quantitative FRET UPR induction assay is used to measure IRE1 and BIP association and dissociation by a variety of ER misfolded proteins and by an important BiP substrate-binding domain mutant, significantly enhancing the evidence for the allosteric UPR induction model.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Biophysics and Structural Biology

    The AAA ATPase Vps4 binds ESCRT-III substrates through a repeating array of dipeptide-binding pockets

    Han Han et al.
    A 3.2 Å resolution structure of Vps4 provides a detailed model for protein substrate binding and translocation by AAA ATPases.
    1. Biophysics and Structural Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The structure of the COPI coat determined within the cell

    Yury S Bykov et al.
    Cryo-electron tomography of COPI vesicles in the Golgi reveals coat structure, disassembly dynamics, cargo binding, and morphological variability.
    1. Developmental Biology and Stem Cells

    Autophagic cell death is dependent on lysosomal membrane permeability through Bax and Bak

    Jason Karch et al.
    Molecular pathways controlling autophagic cell death are regulated at the level of the lysosome through the activity of the pro-death Bcl-2 family member Bax/Bak.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Systematic proteomic analysis of LRRK2-mediated Rab GTPase phosphorylation establishes a connection to ciliogenesis

    Martin Steger et al.
    Parkinson's kinase LRRK2 phosphorylates a distinct subset of Rabs, and LRRK2-dependent phosphorylation links LRKK2 to ciliogenesis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cocaine-induced adaptation of dopamine D2S, but not D2L autoreceptors

    Brooks G Robinson et al.
    Desensitization of the D2 autoreceptor is reduced following in vivo cocaine exposure due to plasticity in the D2S and not the D2L splice variant.