Tools and Resources

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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Transcriptional profiling reveals extraordinary diversity among skeletal muscle tissues

    Erin E Terry et al.
    There is no such thing as a representative skeletal muscle tissue, as each member of this family of tissues expresses a specialized mRNA program.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Characterisation of molecular motions in cryo-EM single-particle data by multi-body refinement in RELION

    Takanori Nakane et al.
    Multi-body refinement in RELION allows high-resolution reconstruction and visualisation of molecular motions in cryo-EM single-particle data sets with continuous forms of structural heterogeneity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A transcriptomics resource reveals a transcriptional transition during ordered sarcomere morphogenesis in flight muscle

    Maria L Spletter et al.
    A developmental transcriptomics resource from Drosophila flight muscles quantifies the transcriptional dynamics during muscle morphogenesis and identifies three ordered phases of sarcomere morphogenesis.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Routine single particle CryoEM sample and grid characterization by tomography

    Alex J Noble et al.
    Fiducial-less tomography on single particle cryoEM samples reveals that most particles are adsorbed to the air-water interface and allows for researchers to diagnose and solve sample, grid, ice thickness, collection, and processing issues.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A label-free approach to detect ligand binding to cell surface proteins in real time

    Verena Burtscher et al.
    Binding of a charged small molecule to a membrane protein changes the amplitude of the apparent membrane capacitance by changing the charge density at the surfaces of the membrane.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Semisynthetic biosensors for mapping cellular concentrations of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides

    Olivier Sallin et al.
    A family of fluorescent biosensors for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotides allows quantification of these cofactors in live cells with spatio-temporal resolution.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    High-quality ultrastructural preservation using cryofixation for 3D electron microscopy of genetically labeled tissues

    Tin Ki Tsang et al.
    A broadly applicable method that faithfully preserves genetically labeled cellular structures for 3D electron microscopy (EM) and correlated light and electron microscopy (CLEM).