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    1. Cell Biology

    Luciferase-LOV BRET enables versatile and specific transcriptional readout of cellular protein-protein interactions

    Christina K Kim et al.
    SPARK2 allows a transcriptional readout of inter- and intracellular protein-protein interactions, with near-zero background, by employing proximity-dependent luciferase-LOV regulation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Plant Biology

    Kinetics of the LOV domain of ZEITLUPE determine its circadian function in Arabidopsis

    Ashutosh Pudasaini et al.
    In the plant circadian clock photoreceptor ZEITLUPE, evolutionarily selected residues distinguish photocycle kinetics and allosteric signal transduction pathways to permit proper circadian timing.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Blue light-induced LOV domain dimerization enhances the affinity of Aureochrome 1a for its target DNA sequence

    Udo Heintz, Ilme Schlichting
    Light absorption by the algal transcription factor Aureochrome 1a causes dimerization at the light-oxygen-voltage (LOV) sensing domain, which has implications for the design of synthetic photoreceptors for optogenetics.
    1. Neuroscience

    What the success of brain imaging implies about the neural code

    Olivia Guest, Bradley C Love
    For brain imaging to be useful despite its limitations in measuring neural activity, the neural code must be smooth both in a traditional sense and functionally.
  1. Living Science: Love writing

    Eve Marder
    Clear writing is the key to success in science.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Light-based tuning of ligand half-life supports kinetic proofreading model of T cell signaling

    Doug K Tischer, Orion David Weiner
    Direct control of ligand binding half-life with light shows that lifetime strongly affects T cell signaling.
    1. Cell Biology

    Time-gated detection of protein-protein interactions with transcriptional readout

    Min Woo Kim et al.
    A light-dependent two-hybrid tool with transcriptional readout detects multiple protein-protein interactions in living mammalian cells with high signal-to-background ratios and enables genetic selections.
  2. Life story: Gaby Da Silva Xavier

    For some research is not just a job, and pursuing a career you love can help you be a good role model for your child.
  3. Innovator Story: Wrestling the Octopus

    Alex Freeman describes how her love for storytelling propelled her from producing TV programmes to reinventing science publishing.
  4. The regeneration game: an interview with Brian Bradshaw

    Brian Bradshaw studies regeneration in marine animals called cnidarians at the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway). Thanks to his parents and older brother, he developed a love of nature and the outdoors at a young age, which steered him towards a career in science.

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