668 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Implications of the differing roles of the β1 and β3 transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains for integrin function

    Zhenwei Lu et al.
    Diverse biophysical properties of β1 and β3 integrin transmembrane and cytoplasmic domains result in distinct mechanisms of integrin activation and function.
    1. Neuroscience

    A dystonia-like movement disorder with brain and spinal neuronal defects is caused by mutation of the mouse laminin β1 subunit, Lamb1

    Yi Bessie Liu et al.
    A mouse with a defined mutation in an extracellular matrix protein that is expressed in selected neurons sheds light on circuit abnormalities producing transient hyperkinetic movements.
    1. Cell Biology

    The adhesion function of the sodium channel beta subunit (β1) contributes to cardiac action potential propagation

    Rengasayee Veeraraghavan et al.
    Structural and functional investigations identify a structural unit for ephaptic coupling in the heart, and provide the mechanistic basis for a novel strategy for the treatment of arrhythmias.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Lymphatic endothelium stimulates melanoma metastasis and invasion via MMP14-dependent Notch3 and β1-integrin activation

    Pirita Pekkonen et al.
    The melanoma cell interaction with lymphatic endothelial cells promotes melanoma metastasis by inducing a reversible switch to invasively sprouting melanoma cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Lysosomal cholesterol export reconstituted from fragments of Niemann-Pick C1

    Michael Nguyen Trinh et al.
    The N-terminal domain of one NPC1 molecule can transfer its cholesterol to another NPC1 molecule lacking the N-terminal domain, suggesting that NPC1 forms multimers that transport cholesterol out of lysosomes.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Filovirus receptor NPC1 contributes to species-specific patterns of ebolavirus susceptibility in bats

    Melinda Ng et al.
    NPC1 is a genetic determinant of filovirus susceptibility in bats, and some variations in bat NPC1 may reflect host adaptations to reduce filovirus replication and virulence.
    1. Plant Biology

    Autophagy functions as an antiviral mechanism against geminiviruses in plants

    Yakupjan Haxim et al.
    Plant autophagy contributes to antiviral defense against geminiviruses by targeting one or more viral proteins for degradation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Identification of NPC1 as the target of U18666A, an inhibitor of lysosomal cholesterol export and Ebola infection

    Feiran Lu et al.
    A nanomolar inhibitor of cholesterol transport out of endosomes/lysosomes can be crosslinked to the “sterol-sensing domain” of NPC1, which implicates this domain in the transmembrane transport of cholesterol.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A bend, flip and trap mechanism for transposon integration

    Elizabeth R Morris et al.
    Structural and biochemical analyses of a eukaryotic DNA transpososome in the integration step reveal how mariner/Tc1 transposons are selectively integrated into a TA target sequence.
    1. Neuroscience

    Central neural circuitry mediating courtship song perception in male Drosophila

    Chuan Zhou et al.
    Anatomical, behavioral and physiological evidence suggests that the aPN1-vPN1-pC1 pathway serves as a labeled line for the processing and transformation of courtship song in male Drosophila.

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