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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The GIRK1 subunit potentiates G protein activation of cardiac GIRK1/4 hetero-tetramers

    Kouki K Touhara et al.
    The GIRK1 subunit contains a defective Na+-binding site but behaves as if it is permanently bound to a sodium ion, and therefore increases the affinity of Gβγ to GIRK1/4 hetero-tetrameric channels in lipid membranes.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Binary architecture of the Nav1.2-β2 signaling complex

    Samir Das et al.
    X-ray crystallography reveals new conceptual insights into the location of the β2-subunit in the Nav channel signaling complex.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    A generally conserved response to hypoxia in iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes from humans and chimpanzees

    Michelle C Ward, Yoav Gilad
    Evolutionarily conserved hypoxic stress response genes are depleted for association with expression quantitative trait loci.
    1. Neuroscience

    Inducible and reversible phenotypes in a novel mouse model of Friedreich’s Ataxia

    Vijayendran Chandran et al.
    Restoration of endogenous frataxin levels reverses neurologic and cardiac phenotypes associated with Friedreich's ataxia in adult mice even after significant motor dysfunction.
    1. Medicine

    Concentration-dependent mortality of chloroquine in overdose

    James A Watson et al.
    Most chloroquine regimens trialled for the treatment of COVID19 will not result in life-threatening cardiovascular toxicity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure and physiological function of the human KCNQ1 channel voltage sensor intermediate state

    Keenan C Taylor et al.
    The intermediate state conformation of the human KCNQ1 potassium channel voltage sensor domain was determined, validated, and shown to be conductive under physiological conditions.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A microtranslatome coordinately regulates sodium and potassium currents in the human heart

    Catherine A Eichel et al.
    Association of mRNA in discrete, cotranslational complexes regulates currents controlling excitability in human cardiomyocytes.
    1. Cell Biology

    Age-dependent diastolic heart failure in an in vivo Drosophila model

    Matthew P Klassen et al.
    As in humans, Drosophila hearts are able to maintain contractile performance during healthy aging, but this maintenance is associated with an increased susceptibility to progressive dysrhythmias that can lead to fibrillatory arrest.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Sculpting ion channel functional expression with engineered ubiquitin ligases

    Scott A Kanner et al.
    Engineered E3 ubiquitin ligases are utilized to elucidate mechanisms underlying ubiquitin regulation of membrane proteins, and to achieve robust post-translational functional knockdown of ion channels.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Loss of the transcription factor Meis1 prevents sympathetic neurons target-field innervation and increases susceptibility to sudden cardiac death

    Fabrice Bouilloux et al.
    The transcription factor Meis1 is a dedicated maintenance factor for sympathetic neurons and controls the expression of key genes involved in endosome trafficking.