Integrative structural biology reveals a novel complex comprising the TATA-box-binding protein, TBP, and two subunits, TAF11 and TAF13, of General Transcription Factor TFIID, suggesting a new regulatory state in TFIID function in RNA polymerase II transcription initiation.
Genetic and biochemical evidence shows that the basal transcription machinery of muscle cells invariably relies on TBP/TFIID because TBP2 is not expressed in muscle cells, and thus resolves a longstanding issue raised by previous conflicting data.
A recent report proposing that the dpp stripe (the main source of the protein dpp) is dispensable for Drosophila wing disc growth missed the critical role on growth due to imprecise spatial removal of dpp.
APP interacts with KCC2 to limit the latter from tyrosine-phosphorylation and ubiquitination and thus subsequent degradation, revealing a novel molecular pathway in which APP regulates GABAergic signaling and thus inhibition in the hippocampus.
The membrane proteins Reck and Gpr124 are integral components of a novel Wnt7a/Wnt7b-specific signaling complex, and there is a distinctive requirement for Wnt/β-catenin signaling in tip cells during angiogenesis in the central nervous system.
A structural analysis of the transcription regulator Mot1 in complex with promoter DNA and the proteins TBP and NC2 provides a first structural framework for how a Swi2/Snf2 type remodeler interacts with a histone fold protein:DNA complex.