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    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

    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

    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. 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. 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. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structure in situ reveals a molecular switch that safeguards virus against genome loss

    Oliver W Bayfield et al.
    Structure of the portal protein of a thermostable virus, determined in its capsid-bound state, reveals a molecular mechanism that prevents DNA slippage during genome packaging.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Nucleosome-CHD4 chromatin remodeler structure maps human disease mutations

    Lucas Farnung et al.
    The structure of the chromatin remodeller CHD4 bound to a nucleosome reveals differences to the known Chd1-nucleosome complex and maps cancer mutations.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structure of the bifunctional secretin complex of Thermus thermophilus

    Edoardo D'Imprima et al.
    The pilus extrusion/DNA uptake system of Thermus thermophilus contains a 13-mer of the 757-residue PilQ protein and a tightly bound protein outside the outer membrane with a role in DNA binding.
    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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