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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane characteristics tune activities of endosomal and autophagic human VPS34 complexes

    Yohei Ohashi et al.
    The lipid kinase VPS34 complexes I and II are both activated by unsaturation of substrate and non-substrate lipids, curvature, electrostatics and polyphosphoinositides, which play roles in localisation and cellular function.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    SM proteins Sly1 and Vps33 co-assemble with Sec17 and SNARE complexes to oppose SNARE disassembly by Sec18

    Braden T Lobingier et al.
    Sec1/Munc18 (SM) proteins shield SNARE complexes from NSF/Sec18-mediated disassembly through cooperative binding interactions with SNARE complexes and the universal co-chaperone α-SNAP/Sec17.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Retromer subunit, VPS29, regulates synaptic transmission and is required for endolysosomal function in the aging brain

    Hui Ye et al.
    Vps29 promotes retromer localization in the adult Drosophila brain, engaging Rab7 and TBC1D5, and its loss triggers age-dependent neuronal impairments in endolysosomal trafficking and synaptic transmission.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Architecture and dynamics of the autophagic phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase complex

    Sulochanadevi Baskaran et al.
    The first three-dimensional structure of the PI3KC3 complex I, which is involved in autophagy, provides a framework for understanding the allosteric regulation of lipid kinase activity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Sec17 (α-SNAP) and an SM-tethering complex regulate the outcome of SNARE zippering in vitro and in vivo

    Matthew L Schwartz et al.
    Sec17 is shown to have divergent effects on pre-fusion SNARE complex activity, depending on the state of SNARE zippering and HOPS, an SM-tether complex, controls the outcome of Sec17-SNARE engagement.
    1. Cell Biology

    MiniCORVET is a Vps8-containing early endosomal tether in Drosophila

    Péter Lőrincz et al.
    An unconventional endosomal tether in Drosophila melanogaster only has four of the six subunits found in the yeast complex.
    1. Cell Biology

    The GARP complex is required for cellular sphingolipid homeostasis

    Florian Fröhlich et al.
    The retrograde vesicular trafficking GARP complex, which is mutated in a neurodegenerative disease, is important for sphingolipid homeostasis in yeast and mammalian cells.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Munc18-1 catalyzes neuronal SNARE assembly by templating SNARE association

    Junyi Jiao et al.
    Sec1/Munc18-family proteins chaperone SNARE assembly via a common templating mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The Sec1/Munc18 protein Vps45 holds the Qa-SNARE Tlg2 in an open conformation

    Travis J Eisemann et al.
    Whereas in a paradigmatic structure an SM protein chaperone clamps its client SNARE shut, a second structure demonstrates that an SM protein can also hold its SNARE open to promote assembly.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    HOPS recognizes each SNARE, assembling ternary trans-complexes for rapid fusion upon engagement with the 4th SNARE

    Hongki Song et al.
    The tethering complex HOPS employs affinity for each of the 4 SNAREs to catalyze assembly of 3-SNARE intermediates, supporting an immediate burst of membrane fusion triggered by the 4th SNARE.

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