10 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    MCU encodes the pore conducting mitochondrial calcium currents

    Dipayan Chaudhuri et al.
    Genetic and electrophysiological experiments reveal that a gene called MCU encodes the ion channel pore that allows calcium ions to cross the inner mitochondrial membrane.
    1. Cell Biology

    Dopamine receptors reveal an essential role of IFT-B, KIF17, and Rab23 in delivering specific receptors to primary cilia

    Alison Leaf, Mark Von Zastrow
    The mechanism of signaling receptor delivery to primary cilia involves a specific cellular role of a Rab protein that is critical for vertebrate development.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Hypothalamic melanin concentrating hormone neurons communicate the nutrient value of sugar

    Ana I Domingos et al.
    Natural sugars are preferred over artificial sweeteners because of their nutritional content, which is sensed by MCH neurons in the lateral hypothalamus.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Protein aggregates are associated with replicative aging without compromising protein quality control

    Juha Saarikangas, Yves Barral
    The aging lineage of budding yeast is differentiated by an early-appearing protein deposit that promotes protein quality control.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cell cycle constraints on capsulation and bacteriophage susceptibility

    Silvia Ardissone et al.
    A multi-layered and conserved cell cycle mechanism prevents capsulation, long known as a bacterial virulence determinant, in G1-phase and concurrently licenses bacteriophage-mediated genetic exchange prior to entry into S-phase.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Synthetic CpG islands reveal DNA sequence determinants of chromatin structure

    Elisabeth Wachter et al.
    Genomic landmarks, known generically as ‘CpG islands’, program chromatin structure via their richness in the dinucleotide CG and their skewed composition of DNA bases.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A recombinant BBSome core complex and how it interacts with ciliary cargo

    Björn Udo Klink et al.
    Six BBS proteins form a core BBSome transport vehicle, which is sufficient for recognizing membrane proteins for transport into the ciliary compartment.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Tumor suppressor SMARCB1 suppresses super-enhancers to govern hESC lineage determination

    Lee F Langer et al.
    The chromatin remodeler and tumor suppressor SMARCB1 acts to restrict superenhancer function to direct neural differentiation of embryonic stem cells while repressing bivalent gene activity in the pluripotent state.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Dual functions of a small regulatory subunit in the mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex

    Ming-Feng Tsai et al.
    Studies of EMRE, one of the four essential protein subunits in the mitochondrial calcium uniporter complex that regulates calcium ion levels in mitochondria, reveal new details about the physical interactions between the subunits.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake by the voltage-dependent anion channel 2 regulates cardiac rhythmicity

    Hirohito Shimizu et al.
    Enhancing mitochondrial Ca2+ uptake effectively suppresses aberrant Ca2+ induced arrhythmogenic events in zebrafish, mouse and human cardiomyocytes, demonstrating a critical role for mitochondria in the regulation of cardiac rhythmicity.

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