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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fish-hunting cone snail venoms are a rich source of minimized ligands of the vertebrate insulin receptor

    Peter Ahorukomeye et al.
    The unique modus operandi of cone snail venom insulins provides new insight into insulin receptor activation and informs on the design of insulin analogs for the treatment of diabetes.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    TAPBPR mediates peptide dissociation from MHC class I using a leucine lever

    F Tudor Ilca et al.
    Immunopeptidomics in combination with novel cell-based assays that assess peptide exchange reveal a critical role for the K22-D35 loop of TAPBPR in mediating peptide dissociation and peptide selection on MHC I.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Roles of the membrane-reentrant β-hairpin-like loop of RseP protease in selective substrate cleavage

    Koichiro Akiyama et al.
    Mutational analysis and biochemical experiments suggest that the conserved β-hairpin-like membrane-reentrant loop of RseP - an S2P family intramembrane cleaving protease - helps to discriminate substrates by directly interacting with their transmembrane segments.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Transport mechanism of P4 ATPase phosphatidylcholine flippases

    Lin Bai et al.
    A detailed molecular mechanism on lipid flipping from outside leaflet to the inside leaflet of the eukaryotic plasma membrane bilayer.
    1. Neuroscience

    Clustered functional domains for curves and corners in cortical area V4

    Rundong Jiang et al.
    Curves and corners are separately encoded by neurons clustered into functional domains in macaque V4.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for recognition and remodeling of the TBP:DNA:NC2 complex by Mot1

    Agata Butryn et al.
    A structural analysis of the transcription regulator Mot1 in complex with promoter DNA and the proteins TBP and NC2 provides a first structural framework for how a Swi2/Snf2 type remodeler interacts with a histone fold protein:DNA complex.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Cancer Biology

    Global analysis of p53-regulated transcription identifies its direct targets and unexpected regulatory mechanisms

    Mary Ann Allen et al.
    The first global analysis of the effects of the transcription factor p53 on RNA synthesis illuminates several novels aspects of the molecular mechanism of action of this potent tumor suppressor.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dopamine differentially modulates the size of projection neuron ensembles in the intact and dopamine-depleted striatum

    Marta Maltese et al.
    In addition to modulating firing rates, the neurotransmitter dopamine exerts a strong influence on the overall number of neurons in striatum that are recruited during behavior.
    1. Developmental Biology

    N-cadherin-regulated FGFR ubiquitination and degradation control mammalian neocortical projection neuron migration

    Elif Kon et al.
    FGFRs regulate multipolar cortical neuron orientation and the morphological change into bipolar cells in vivo under the control of N-Cadherin and the extracellular matrix protein Reelin.
    1. Ecology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Three-dimensional biofilm colony growth supports a mutualism involving matrix and nutrient sharing

    Heidi A Arjes et al.
    Novel high-throughput co-culture assays reveal how the spatial structure of colony biofilms provides opportunities for nutrient and matrix sharing and may drive the evolution of cooperative behaviors.