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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Single-molecule force spectroscopy of protein-membrane interactions

    Lu Ma et al.
    A high-resolution method to quantify interactions between lipid bilayers and single proteins under controlled load is presented and applied to key proteins involved in membrane fusion and formation and maintenance of membrane contact sites.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ring-like oligomers of Synaptotagmins and related C2 domain proteins

    Maria N Zanetti et al.
    A model for synchronous neurotransmitter release suggests that when not in the presence of calcium ions, Synaptotagmin proteins form ring-like structures between the vesicle and plasma membrane that prevent spontaneous fusion.
    1. Neuroscience

    Parkin contributes to synaptic vesicle autophagy in Bassoon-deficient mice

    Sheila Hoffmann-Conaway et al.
    The presynaptic scaffolding protein Bassoon is involved in regulating neurotransmitter release by controlling synaptic vesicle pool size and vesicular protein turnover through increased ubiquitination and Parkin-dependent autophagy.
    1. Neuroscience

    Doc2B acts as a calcium sensor for vesicle priming requiring synaptotagmin-1, Munc13-2 and SNAREs

    Sébastien Houy et al.
    Doc2B functions in two distinct vesicle priming steps; membrane localization occludes upstream Ca2+-dependent priming, whereas Ca2+-binding and interaction with synaptotagmin-1, SNAREs, and Munc13-2 are involved in downstream priming, which makes vesicles readily releasable.
    1. Neuroscience

    Drosophila Synaptotagmin 7 negatively regulates synaptic vesicle release and replenishment in a dosage-dependent manner

    Zhuo Guan et al.
    Drosophila synaptotagmin 7 functions to restrict SV availability and release, but does not act as the Ca2+ sensor mediating the asynchronous release and facilitation remaining in synaptotagmin 1 mutants.
    1. Neuroscience

    MCTP is an ER-resident calcium sensor that stabilizes synaptic transmission and homeostatic plasticity

    Özgür Genç et al.
    MCTP is a novel presynaptic calcium sensor, resident within the endoplasmic reticulum, that is required for normal baseline neurotransmission, short-term synaptic plasticity and presynaptic homeostatic plasticity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Functional synergy between the Munc13 C-terminal C1 and C2 domains

    Xiaoxia Liu et al.
    Munc13 C-terminal domains synergize to coordinate synaptic vesicle docking, priming and fusion.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Synergistic roles of Synaptotagmin-1 and complexin in calcium-regulated neuronal exocytosis

    Sathish Ramakrishnan et al.
    Cooperative action of synaptotagmin and complexin is needed to arrest all SNARE complexes on a vesicle, and the reversal of the synaptotagmin clamp is sufficient to achieve fast, Ca2+-synchronized fusion.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Advances in X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) diffraction data processing applied to the crystal structure of the synaptotagmin-1 / SNARE complex

    Artem Y Lyubimov et al.
    Building on previous work (Uervirojnangkoorn et al., 2015), we demonstrate how improved methods for processing XFEL diffraction data enable the determination of structures from poorly diffracting crystals.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Endothelial heterogeneity across distinct vascular beds during homeostasis and inflammation

    Ankit Jambusaria et al.
    Vascular endothelial cells in the brain, heart and lung exhibit tissue-specific heterogeneity and plasticity, expressing genes that were traditionally thought to be only expressed by the surrounding parenchymal tissue cells.

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