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  1. December 2013

    Episode 7: December 2013

    In this episode we hear about drug resistance, severe brain damage, sugar versus sweetener, public goods dilemmas, and the evolution of the machinary that makes proteins in cells.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    An intracellular anion channel critical for pigmentation

    Nicholas W Bellono et al.
    Oculocutaneous albinism II (OCA2) contributes to a melanosome-specific anion channel that modulates organellar pH and is critical for melanin synthesis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Stereotyped transcriptomic transformation of somatosensory neurons in response to injury

    Minh Q Nguyen et al.
    Peripheral injury induces a programmed but reversible transformation of gene expression in somatosensory neurons providing a mechanism to regulate sensory input during wound healing.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of the human volume regulated anion channel

    Jennifer M Kefauver et al.
    The homomeric structure of human SWELL1 (LRRC8A) provides insights into properties of a novel chloride channel family.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Reciprocal regulation among TRPV1 channels and phosphoinositide 3-kinase in response to nerve growth factor

    Anastasiia Stratiievska et al.
    A dual-color TIRFM study reveals a new form of inflammatory regulation, in which a lipid kinase and ion channel reciprocally regulate each other to amplify the response to painful stimuli.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An external sodium ion binding site controls allosteric gating in TRPV1 channels

    Andres Jara-Oseguera et al.
    Allosteric gating in a transient receptor potential channel is modulated by external sodium ions and a tarantula toxin.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Human Biology and Medicine

    Intracellular sphingosine releases calcium from lysosomes

    Doris Höglinger et al.
    Sphingosine acts as a lipid messenger molecule in intracellular signaling networks that are relevant to lysosomal function and Niemann-Pick disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Somatostatin binds to the human amyloid β peptide and favors the formation of distinct oligomers

    Hansen Wang et al.
    The cyclic neuropeptide somatostatin binds to human Aβ1-42 through an interface that critically relies on a specific tryptophan, thereby blocking the propensity of Aβ to aggregate, a critical step in the pathobiology of Alzheimer's disease.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine
    2. Neuroscience

    Mechanistic insights into a TIMP3-sensitive pathway constitutively engaged in the regulation of cerebral hemodynamics

    Carmen Capone et al.
    Extracellular matrix signaling constitutively regulates cerebral blood flow in both physiological and pathological settings.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Structural basis for the assembly of the mitotic motor Kinesin-5 into bipolar tetramers

    Jessica E Scholey et al.
    The Bipolar Assembly domain of kinesin-5 comprises an anti-parallel four-helix bundle, which explains how kinesin-5 subunits assemble into bipolar tetramers with two motile ends that transmit forces while crosslinking and sliding adjacent microtubules during mitosis.

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