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

    Divergent Cl- and H+ pathways underlie transport coupling and gating in CLC exchangers and channels

    Lilia Leisle et al.
    Combined simulations and electrophysiological experiments show that the CLC channels and exchangers form physically distinct and evolutionarily conserved pathways through which Cl- and H+ ions move when crossing biological membranes.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of cation binding in the active sites of P-loop nucleoside triphosphatases in relation to the basic catalytic mechanism

    Daria N Shalaeva et al.
    In potassium-dependent NTPases, insertion of the activating potassium ion into the active site leads to rotation of the gamma-phosphate yielding a near-eclipsed, catalytically productive conformation of the triphosphate chain.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis for the reaction cycle of DASS dicarboxylate transporters

    David B Sauer et al.
    Structures of multiple states of two dicarboxylate transporters explain the conformational changes needed for substrate import.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A CLC-ec1 mutant reveals global conformational change and suggests a unifying mechanism for the CLC Cl/H+ transport cycle

    Tanmay S Chavan et al.
    Crystallography together with electron-resonance spectroscopy, molecular-dynamics simulations, and transport measurements reveal the molecular details of protein conformational change, and how this change contributes to function in a CLC-type chloride/proton exchanger.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The conformation of the histone H3 tail inhibits association of the BPTF PHD finger with the nucleosome

    Emma A Morrison et al.
    The BPTF PHD finger is inhibited from binding the methylated H3 tails in the context of the nucleosome due to their robust interaction with the nucleosomal DNA, which can be modulated by additional histone PTMs.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Pre-existing bilayer stresses modulate triglyceride accumulation in the ER versus lipid droplets

    Valeria Zoni et al.
    In parallel to protein-driven processes, characteristic physicochemical properties of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane modulate intracellular fat accumulation and lipid droplet formation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The HCN domain couples voltage gating and cAMP response in hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated channels

    Alessandro Porro et al.
    Experimental and computational approaches reveal how ligand binding is coupled to voltage sensing in a HCN channels.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Valid molecular dynamics simulations of human hemoglobin require a surprisingly large box size

    Krystel El Hage et al.
    Simulations of the unliganded human hemoglobin tetramer, which for the first time yield a thermodynamically stable system, cast doubts on the use of standard solvent box sizes for molecular dynamics studies of biological macromolecules.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Helical jackknives control the gates of the double-pore K+ uptake system KtrAB

    Marina Diskowski et al.
    The K(+) uptake system KtrAB is controlled by an allosteric mechanism entirely new for membrane channels, which operates the channel gate over a 35 Å distance.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Allosteric mechanism for KCNE1 modulation of KCNQ1 potassium channel activation

    Georg Kuenze et al.
    An integrative structural biology approach provides refined models of the KCNQ1-KCNE1 channel complex, which propose a new mechanism to explain how KCNE1 modulates KCNQ1 channel activation.

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