142 results found
    1. Cell Biology

    The mitochondrial permeability transition pore activates the mitochondrial unfolded protein response and promotes aging

    Suzanne Angeli et al.
    Loss of the F-ATP synthase c-subunit inhibits a pathological mitochondrial permeability transition pore that is coupled to a maladaptive mitochondrial unfolded protein response while also extending lifespan.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    TRPC3 and NALCN channels drive pacemaking in substantia nigra dopaminergic neurons

    Ki Bum Um et al.
    The non-selective Na+ leak channel (NALCN) and the transient receptor potential 3 channel (TRPC3) cooperate in driving pacemaking in substantia nigra dopaminergic neurons.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Two de novo GluN2B mutations affect multiple NMDAR-functions and instigate severe pediatric encephalopathy

    Shai Kellner et al.
    Two novel mutations in the GRIN2B gene reduce glutamate affinity by >1000-fold, reduce the receptors proton-sensitivity, and exert a dominant-negative effect over receptors in neurons.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Dwarf open reading frame (DWORF) is a direct activator of the sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium pump SERCA

    M'Lynn E Fisher et al.
    Activation of the sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium pump and enhancement of cellular calcium homeostasis by dwarf open reading frame reveal how this small membrane protein opposes phospholamban inhibitory function in cardiac muscle.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Pore mutation N617D in the skeletal muscle DHPR blocks Ca2+ influx due to atypical high-affinity Ca2+ binding

    Anamika Dayal et al.
    Characterization of Ca2+ selectivity and non-conductance mechanism induced by pore mutation N617D in the skeletal muscle DHPR.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Quantitative analyses reveal extracellular dynamics of Wnt ligands in Xenopus embryos

    Yusuke Mii et al.
    Wnt distribution is regulated by a dynamic exchange of its abundant scaffold-bound and rare freely diffusing populations, providing insights into a conceived dilemma of speed and stability of tissue patterning.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural determinants of voltage-gating properties in calcium channels

    Monica L Fern√°ndez-Quintero et al.
    Structure modeling, site-directed mutagenesis, and current recordings revealed the mechanism by which stabilization of voltage sensors in the resting and activated states determines the gating properties of the CaV1.1 calcium channel.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Lipoprotein DolP supports proper folding of BamA in the bacterial outer membrane promoting fitness upon envelope stress

    David Ranava et al.
    The envelope stress factor DolP associates with the outer membrane protein assembly machinery and supports proper folding and functioning of BamA contributing to preserve envelope integrity.
    1. Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    The mechanism underlying transient weakness in myotonia congenita

    Jessica H Myers et al.
    Transient weakness in myotonia congenita is caused by depolarization secondary to activation of persistent Na+ current in skeletal muscle.
    1. Plant Biology

    Tuning self-renewal in the Arabidopsis stomatal lineage by hormone and nutrient regulation of asymmetric cell division

    Yan Gong et al.
    Quantitative live-cell time-lapse imaging reveals that the spatial and temporal degree of cortical polarity domains reflects stem-cell division capacity in cells of the Arabidopsis plant leaf epidermis.

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