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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Conserved conformational selection mechanism of Hsp70 chaperone-substrate interactions

    Ashok Sekhar et al.
    NMR-based flux measurements show that both bacterial and human Hsp70 chaperones interact with helical, as well as sheet substrates predominantly through a conformational selection mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology

    Magnetic resonance measurements of cellular and sub-cellular membrane structures in live and fixed neural tissue

    Nathan H Williamson et al.
    Low-field single-sided magnetic resonance diffusion methods detect and measure permeability of sub-micron compartments which likely include cell processes, organelles, and cellular vesicles within ex vivo mouse spinal cords.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An unfolded protein-induced conformational switch activates mammalian IRE1

    G Elif Karagöz et al.
    ER-stress sensing mechanism of the unfolded protein response sensor/transducer IRE1 is conserved from yeast to mammals, where in mammals, unfolded protein binding to IRE1's ER lumenal domain is coupled to its oligomerization and activation through an allosteric conformational change.
    1. Neuroscience

    α-Synuclein plasma membrane localization correlates with cellular phosphatidylinositol polyphosphate levels

    Reeba Susan Jacob et al.
    Plasma membrane clusters of the Parkinson's disease protein α-synuclein colocalize with negatively charged phospholipids involved in endocytosis and exocytosis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Delayed inhibition mechanism for secondary channel factor regulation of ribosomal RNA transcription

    Sarah K Stumper et al.
    Single-molecule observations reveal a mechanism that may be used by multiple competing regulatory proteins to control ribosomal RNA production during rapid bacterial cell growth.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Hemi-methylated DNA regulates DNA methylation inheritance through allosteric activation of H3 ubiquitylation by UHRF1

    Joseph S Harrison et al.
    Epigenetic modifications to DNA can regulate E3 ubiquitin ligase activity in human cells.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Molecular basis for the adaptive evolution of environment-sensing by H-NS proteins

    Xiaochuan Zhao et al.
    Combining in silico and experimental approaches to identify and understand the residue changes in the H-NS protein that allowed bacteria to adapt environment-sensing to different habitats.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Determining cellular CTCF and cohesin abundances to constrain 3D genome models

    Claudia Cattoglio et al.
    Absolute quantification of CTCF and cohesin reveals quantitative constraints on 3D genome organization and illuminates the molecular architecture of the cohesin complex.
    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. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    The molecular mechanism of nuclear transport revealed by atomic-scale measurements

    Loren E Hough et al.
    NMR spectroscopy has been used to explain a central unresolved issue of nuclear transport, namely how it can be both fast and specific.