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    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    High-resolution mapping of the neutralizing and binding specificities of polyclonal sera post-HIV Env trimer vaccination

    Adam S Dingens et al.
    HIV vaccine-induced binding and neutralizing antibody epitope specificities were mapped at high resolution directly from polyclonal sera, overcoming shortcomings in traditional serum mapping approaches and enabling highly detailed vaccine design.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Targeting of the Fun30 nucleosome remodeller by the Dpb11 scaffold facilitates cell cycle-regulated DNA end resection

    Susanne CS Bantele et al.
    Chromatin remodelling is a key bottleneck to DNA end resection, the first and committed step of homologous recombination.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Lamellipodin promotes actin assembly by clustering Ena/VASP proteins and tethering them to actin filaments

    Scott D Hansen, R Dyche Mullins
    Lamellipodin, an important regulator of cytoskeletal and assembly cell migration, enhances the activity of Ena/VASP family actin polymerases by clustering them on leading-edge membranes and tethering them to actin filaments.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    A tethered delivery mechanism explains the catalytic action of a microtubule polymerase

    Pelin Ayaz et al.
    Using linked TOG domains that each bind a curved conformation of αβ-tubulin, a microtubule polymerase catalyzes fast elongation by concentrating αβ-tubulin near the polymer end.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    CNApp, a tool for the quantification of copy number alterations and integrative analysis revealing clinical implications

    Sebastià Franch-Expósito et al.
    CNApp is a novel and unique web-based software that enables the performance of comprehensive and integrative analysis of genomic copy number alterations to uncover new associations with patient-oriented relevance.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    MicroRNAs down-regulate homologous recombination in the G1 phase of cycling cells to maintain genomic stability

    Young Eun Choi et al.
    MicroRNAs tightly control the cellular level of homologous recombination (HR) factors in the G1 phase, and failure of this control system results in an ectopic increase in HR proteins in G1 cells leading to impaired DNA repair.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for DNA 5´-end resection by RecJ

    Kaiying Cheng et al.
    A structural investigation reveals details of the mechanism by which the nuclease RecJ processes DNA ends to repair double strand breaks.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    CtIP forms a tetrameric dumbbell-shaped particle which bridges complex DNA end structures for double-strand break repair

    Oliver J Wilkinson et al.
    Structural and biochemical analysis of human CtIP provides new insights into DNA break recognition, binding and bridging during homologous recombination.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase MLL4 is required for enhancer activation during cell differentiation

    Ji-Eun Lee et al.
    MLL4 (KMT2D) is a major mammalian H3K4 mono- and di-methyltransferase that is essential for enhancer activation, cell-type-specific gene expression, and cell differentiation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Mutational phospho-mimicry reveals a regulatory role for the XRCC4 and XLF C-terminal tails in modulating DNA bridging during classical non-homologous end joining

    Davide Normanno et al.
    In concert phosphorylation site modification of both XRCC4 and XLF C-terminal disordered tails promotes disassembly of XRCC4/XLF DNA tethers during c-NHEJ.