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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Medicine
    3. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    COVID-19: A Collection of Articles

    Edited by Diane M Harper et al.
    eLife has published the following articles on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19.
  1. A humpback whale and her calf

    Episode 68: August 2020

    In this episode, we hear about Huntington’s and heart disease, insights into the academic job market, the effect of noise on whales, and how tiny ear movements can help detect the direction of a sound.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    PPP1R15A-mediated dephosphorylation of eIF2α is unaffected by Sephin1 or Guanabenz

    Ana Crespillo-Casado et al.
    The notion that the drug-like small molecule Sephin1 protects against protein misfolding by selectively disrupting a cellular phosphatase is refuted.
    1. Cell Biology

    Unstructured regions in IRE1α specify BiP-mediated destabilisation of the luminal domain dimer and repression of the UPR

    Niko Amin-Wetzel et al.
    Client protein-driven reversal of endoplasmic reticulum chaperone (BiP) mediated-repression is revealed as a principal component of the regulation of the unfolded protein response transducer IRE1 in cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Calcium depletion challenges endoplasmic reticulum proteostasis by destabilising BiP-substrate complexes

    Steffen Preissler et al.
    Regulation of the endoplasmic reticulum chaperone BiP by calcium.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    LRRK2 maintains mitochondrial homeostasis and regulates innate immune responses to Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Chi G Weindel et al.
    Long studied in the context of the central nervous system, LRRK2 also functions in peripheral immunity by maintaining mitochondrial homeostasis in macrophages to regulate the type I interferon response.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    AMPylation targets the rate-limiting step of BiP’s ATPase cycle for its functional inactivation

    Steffen Preissler et al.
    AMPylation of BiP allosterically interferes with stimulation of its ATPase activity by J-proteins that is required for high affinity substrate binding.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Mechanistic theory predicts the effects of temperature and humidity on inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 and other enveloped viruses

    Dylan H Morris et al.
    Viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, retain infectivity longer at low temperatures and extreme relative humidities because these conditions slow down the chemical reactions that inactivate those viruses.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Ubiquitin-interacting motifs of ataxin-3 regulate its polyglutamine toxicity through Hsc70-4-dependent aggregation

    Sean L Johnson et al.
    Pathogenesis in Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 3 is enhanced by the heat-shock protein family member, Hsc70-4, uncovering new mechanisms of toxicity for this disease and suggesting pleiotropic roles for chaperones.
    1. Neuroscience

    Enhanced insulin signalling ameliorates C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion toxicity in Drosophila

    Magda L Atilano et al.
    Modulation of insulin signalling could be an effective therapeutic approach against hexanucleotide repeat expansion related to c9ALS/FTD neurodegenerative diseases.

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