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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    HspB8 prevents aberrant phase transitions of FUS by chaperoning its folded RNA-binding domain

    Edgar E Boczek et al.
    Quantitative time-resolved crosslinking mass spectrometry is developed to monitor protein interactions and dynamics inside molecular condensates and used to identify misfolding of the RNA-binding domain of FUS as a key driver of condensate-aging.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A ribosome assembly stress response regulates transcription to maintain proteome homeostasis

    Benjamin Albert et al.
    Ribosome assembly is monitored to promote proteostatis through a system whereby unassembled ribosomal proteins lead to activation of heat shock factor 1 and inactivation of the RP gene activator Ifh1.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cytoplasmic protein misfolding titrates Hsp70 to activate nuclear Hsf1

    Anna E Masser et al.
    Hsp70 restricts DNA binding activity of Hsf1 to control the width and amplitude of the heat-shock regulon.
    1. Cell Biology

    dPob/EMC is essential for biosynthesis of rhodopsin and other multi-pass membrane proteins in Drosophila photoreceptors

    Takunori Satoh et al.
    A membrane protein complex in the endoplasmic reticulum is a key factor for the biogenesis of multi-pass transmembrane proteins, including Rh1, and its loss causes retinal degeneration.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of thermosensory function of human heat shock transcription factor Hsf1

    Nikolai Hentze et al.
    Heat-induced local unfolding allows Hsf1 to form trimers and bind to DNA, which depends on Hsf1 concentration and is promoted, not inhibited, by Hsp90.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    ATP-dependent chromatin assembly is functionally distinct from chromatin remodeling

    Sharon E Torigoe et al.
    The Chd1 motor protein performs two functionally distinct ATP-dependent activities, nucleosome assembly and chromatin remodeling, to generate periodic arrays of nucleosomes.
    1. Cell Biology

    The unfolded protein response in fission yeast modulates stability of select mRNAs to maintain protein homeostasis

    Philipp Kimmig et al.
    A unique form of regulation has been observed in the unfolded protein response of S. pombe, along with a novel mechanism of post-transcriptional mRNA processing.
    1. Cell Biology

    Experimental reconstitution of chronic ER stress in the liver reveals feedback suppression of BiP mRNA expression

    Javier A Gomez, D Thomas Rutkowski
    Feedback mechanisms that contribute to the deactivation of the unfolded protein response lead to the dysregulation of mRNA expression during chronic stress in the liver, including that of the critical endoplasmic reticulum chaperone BiP.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A widespread family of serine/threonine protein phosphatases shares a common regulatory switch with proteasomal proteases

    Niels Bradshaw et al.
    Structures of active and inactive conformations of a PP2C family phosphatase reveal a conserved switch that controls enzymatic activity and point to an unexpected relationship between phosphatases and proteasomal proteases.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Learning protein constitutive motifs from sequence data

    Jérôme Tubiana et al.
    A new machine-learning toolbox unveils coevolutionary protein motifs related to structure, function, and phylogeny from sequence information only.