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    1. Neuroscience

    β11-12 linker isomerization governs acid-sensing ion channel desensitization and recovery

    Matthew L Rook et al.
    The rotation of the β11-12 linker is a crucial control point for acid-sensing ion channel gating and motion of this linker is required for the channel to desensitize.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    RNA polymerase II stalling at pre-mRNA splice sites is enforced by ubiquitination of the catalytic subunit

    Laura Milligan et al.
    Ubiquitination close to the active site of RNAPII occurs in response to RNA processing events and is linked to transcriptional pausing, which is released following Bre5-Ubp3 mediated deubiquitination associated with the nascent transcript.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Predicting effective microRNA target sites in mammalian mRNAs

    Vikram Agarwal et al.
    Many experimentally identified microRNA-binding sites are ineffective at mediating repression, and an improved quantitative model for predicting the effective sites is as informative as high-throughput experimental approaches.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Regulatory consequences of neuronal ELAV-like protein binding to coding and non-coding RNAs in human brain

    Claudia Scheckel et al.
    Neuronal ELAV-like (nELAVL) proteins are associated with non-coding Y RNAs in stressed neurons and in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients, suggesting a new means of regulatory protein sequestration and mRNA target regulation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Community effects in regulation of translation

    Paul M Macdonald et al.
    Regulatory elements in an mRNA that act in cis to influence translation can also exert their effects in trans, in a process dependent on assembly of the mRNAs into particles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Live-cell mapping of organelle-associated RNAs via proximity biotinylation combined with protein-RNA crosslinking

    Pornchai Kaewsapsak et al.
    Live-cell nanometer-resolution RNA labeling method enables transcriptome-wide mapping of endogenous RNAs in nuclear, cytosol, ER, and mitochondrial subcompartments.
    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. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fine interaction profiling of VemP and mechanisms responsible for its translocation-coupled arrest-cancelation

    Ryoji Miyazaki et al.
    Time-resolved and site-directed in vivo photo-crosslinking analysis of VemP allows identification of both cis- and trans-elements required for its regulated arrest-cancelation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The mechanism of variability in transcription start site selection

    Libing Yu et al.
    Variability in bacterial transcription start site selection involves DNA “scrunching” and “anti-scrunching,” which may represent a general mechanism for start site selection in all organisms.
    1. Cell Biology

    Epigenetic regulation of Wnt7b expression by the cis-acting long noncoding RNA Lnc-Rewind in muscle stem cells

    Andrea Cipriano et al.
    The epigenetic regulation of adult muscle stem cell fate by lnc-Rewind relies on the RNA-mediated recruitment of G9a methyltransferase on the Wnt7b genomic locus.