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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Advances in X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) diffraction data processing applied to the crystal structure of the synaptotagmin-1 / SNARE complex

    Artem Y Lyubimov et al.
    Building on previous work (Uervirojnangkoorn et al., 2015), we demonstrate how improved methods for processing XFEL diffraction data enable the determination of structures from poorly diffracting crystals.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Motor Proteins: A surprising twist

    Nikta Fakhri, Christoph F Schmidt
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Binary architecture of the Nav1.2-β2 signaling complex

    Samir Das et al.
    X-ray crystallography reveals new conceptual insights into the location of the β2-subunit in the Nav channel signaling complex.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Structural basis for subtype-specific inhibition of the P2X7 receptor

    Akira Karasawa, Toshimitsu Kawate
    Crystal structures of a mammalian P2X7 receptor and structure-based functional studies reveal a novel drug-binding site and subtype-specific conformational rearrangements required for channel opening.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    A tethered delivery mechanism explains the catalytic action of a microtubule polymerase

    Pelin Ayaz et al.
    Using linked TOG domains that each bind a curved conformation of αβ-tubulin, a microtubule polymerase catalyzes fast elongation by concentrating αβ-tubulin near the polymer end.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Phosphoinositide-mediated oligomerization of a defensin induces cell lysis

    Ivan KH Poon et al.
    A novel innate defense mechanism of cell lysis involves the coordinated oligomerization of a defensin by interaction with the membrane lipid, phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural insights into the light-driven auto-assembly process of the water-oxidizing Mn4CaO5-cluster in photosystem II

    Miao Zhang et al.
    The structures of photosystem II, with the water-oxidizing Mn4CaO5-cluster fully removed and in an intermediate assembly state, show that photoassembly is facilitated by perfectly pre-arranged protein ligands of the five metal ions.
    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.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Structural basis for activation, assembly and membrane binding of ESCRT-III Snf7 filaments

    Shaogeng Tang et al.
    Snf7 crystal structures reveal the mechanisms of ESCRT-III activation and polymerization into membrane-remodeling filaments.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane insertion of α-xenorhabdolysin in near-atomic detail

    Evelyn Schubert et al.
    Cryo-EM and X-ray structures of α-xenorhabdolysin in soluble and pore form of Xenorhabdus nematophila give novel insights into the mechanism of action of bi-component α-pore-forming toxins.

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