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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Exophilin-8 assembles secretory granules for exocytosis in the actin cortex via interaction with RIM-BP2 and myosin-VIIa

    Fushun Fan et al.
    Analyses of knockout mice and a biochemical screen of interacting proteins reveal that exophilin-8 forms a large network of protein interactions to efficiently retain secretory granules beneath the plasma membrane for exocytosis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Molecular mechanism to target the endosomal Mon1-Ccz1 GEF complex to the pre-autophagosomal structure

    Jieqiong Gao et al.
    The endosomal GEF Mon1-Ccz1 binds to Atg8 on autophagosomes, and recruits its substrate, the Rab7-like Ypt7, which then mediates fusion of the autophagosomes with the lysosome.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism for Rabex-5 GEF activation by Rabaptin-5

    Zhe Zhang et al.
    The GEF activity of Rabex-5 is weakly autoinhibited by its CC domain and activated by Rabaptin-5 and the two proteins work concertedly to activate Rab5.
    1. Cell Biology

    Endosomal Rab cycles regulate Parkin-mediated mitophagy

    Koji Yamano et al.
    Parkin ubiquitination of damaged mitochondria recruits the Rab GEF, RABGEF1, to regulate downstream Rab cycles and ATG9A recruitment to growing phagophores that are participating in mitophagy.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A Ras-like domain in the light intermediate chain bridges the dynein motor to a cargo-binding region

    Courtney M Schroeder et al.
    The dynein light intermediate chain is a member of the G protein superfamily and links the motor to several intracellular cargo adaptors.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    The retromer complex safeguards against neural progenitor-derived tumorigenesis by regulating Notch receptor trafficking

    Bo Li et al.
    The retromer complex serves as a bomb squad to retrieve and disarm the potentially harmful pool of Notch receptors in a timely manner and thereby safeguards against brain tumor formation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Nanoscopic anatomy of dynamic multi-protein complexes at membranes resolved by graphene-induced energy transfer

    Nadia Füllbrunn et al.
    The axial organization and dynamics of the HOPS complex at membrane surface are resolved by graphene-induced energy transfer with subnanometer resolution.
    1. Cell Biology

    In vivo identification of GTPase interactors by mitochondrial relocalization and proximity biotinylation

    Alison K Gillingham et al.
    Relocation of Rab, Ras and Rho family GTPases to the surface of mitochondria enables efficient identification of their effectors, exchange factors and GAPs by proximity biotinylation.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Systematic functional analysis of rab GTPases reveals limits of neuronal robustness to environmental challenges in flies

    Friederike E Kohrs et al.
    The first complete null mutant collection of all rab GTPase genes in a multicellular organism uncovers neuronal development and function sensitive to environmental challenges in Drosophila.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The vascular niche controls Drosophila hematopoiesis via fibroblast growth factor signaling

    Manon Destalminil-Letourneau et al.
    Two niches contribute to the control of Drosophila blood cell homeostasis through their differential regulation of hematopoietic progenitors.