614 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Measuring the optimal exposure for single particle cryo-EM using a 2.6 Å reconstruction of rotavirus VP6

    Timothy Grant, Nikolaus Grigorieff
    The resolution of electron cryo-microscopy can be improved by using optimal exposure values to filter video frames.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ambiguities in helical reconstruction

    Edward H Egelman
    While electron microscopic helical reconstruction is a powerful technique in structural biology, mistakes can be made in determining the helical symmetry, leading to structures that are artifactual.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    All-atom molecular dynamics of the HBV capsid reveals insights into biological function and cryo-EM resolution limits

    Jodi A Hadden et al.
    All-atom molecular dynamics of the HBV capsid supports a role for structural asymmetry in biological function, reveals the potential for triangular pores to mediate cellular signaling, and indicates that capsid flexibility may limit resolution attainable by cryo-EM.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Hepatitis B virus core protein allosteric modulators can distort and disrupt intact capsids

    Christopher John Schlicksup et al.
    Small molecule antivirals that drive assembly of HBV capsid protein can also bind to pre-assembled capsids causing them to change morphology or even break, suggesting a complex transduction of binding effects across the capsid.
    1. Neuroscience

    A connectome of a learning and memory center in the adult Drosophila brain

    Shin-ya Takemura et al.
    Connectomic analysis in the fly's (Drosophila) learning and memory center identifies unique circuit motifs that have not been anticipated by over 30 years of extensive anatomical, experimental and theoretical studies.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Heparin-induced tau filaments are polymorphic and differ from those in Alzheimer’s and Pick’s diseases

    Wenjuan Zhang et al.
    Cryo-EM structures of heparin-induced tau filaments differ from those observed in neurodegenerative disease, illustrating their structural versatility, and prompting questions about the relevance of in vitro amyloid models.
    1. Neuroscience

    Convergence of monosynaptic and polysynaptic sensory paths onto common motor outputs in a Drosophila feeding connectome

    Anton Miroschnikow et al.
    A parallel neuronal network architecture ensures control of basic feeding reflex circuits via integration of crossmodal sensory information to filter multiple biological events and enhance meaningful behavioral choice.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Accelerated cryo-EM structure determination with parallelisation using GPUs in RELION-2

    Dari Kimanius et al.
    Using GPUs for the costly computations in cryo-EM enables structure determination in mere days on a single workstation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The structure of the Ctf19c/CCAN from budding yeast

    Stephen M Hinshaw, Stephen C Harrison
    Reconstitution and cryo-EM reconstruction of the yeast Ctf19 complex (constitutive centromere associated network, or CCAN, in other organisms) shows how inner kinetochore proteins assemble.
    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.

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