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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    The zinc finger proteins ZNF644 and WIZ regulate the G9a/GLP complex for gene repression

    Chunjing Bian et al.
    Repression of gene expression by the histone methyltransferase G9a is guided by two zinc finger proteins that can recognize consensus sequences in DNA.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cell-specific gain modulation by synaptically released zinc in cortical circuits of audition

    Charles T Anderson et al.
    Synaptic zinc is a novel modulator of cortical sound processing - a modulator that increases the gain of principal neurons, but reduces the gain of interneurons.
    1. Cell Biology

    Single cell analysis reveals multiple requirements for zinc in the mammalian cell cycle

    Maria N Lo et al.
    Zinc affects the proliferation-quiescence cell fate decision of mammalian cells, demonstrating that micronutrients can regulate the cell cycle.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A map of human PRDM9 binding provides evidence for novel behaviors of PRDM9 and other zinc-finger proteins in meiosis

    Nicolas Altemose et al.
    In humans, specific sequence features can predict whether meiotic recombination occurs at sites bound by the protein PRDM9, whose DNA-binding zinc-finger domain can unexpectedly bind to gene promoters and to other copies of PRDM9.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A Non-stop identity complex (NIC) supervises enterocyte identity and protects from premature aging

    Neta Erez et al.
    A nuclear Non-stop identity complex (NIC) supervises enterocyte (EC) identity, preserves tissue homeostasis, and prevents premature aging by maintaining EC-specific gene expression, silencing non-relevant programs, and safeguarding large-scale nuclear organization.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Zinc shapes the folding landscape of p53 and establishes a pathway for reactivating structurally diverse cancer mutants

    Adam R Blanden et al.
    p53 folding is critically dependent on zinc, and a synthetic metallochaperone rescues tumorigenic mutations that reduce p53's zinc affinity as well as thermodynamic stability.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Adaptation to constant light requires Fic-mediated AMPylation of BiP to protect against reversible photoreceptor degeneration

    Andrew T Moehlman et al.
    Tuning of BiP activity by Fic-mediated AMPylation is required for Drosophila photoreceptor plasticity and attenuation of the unfolded protein response.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    KRAB-zinc finger protein gene expansion in response to active retrotransposons in the murine lineage

    Gernot Wolf et al.
    Unbiased ChIP-seq screens and genetic knockouts of large Kruppel associated box zinc finger protein (KRAB-ZFP) clusters reveal that evolutionarily young KRAB-ZFPs play a redundant role in retrotransposon restriction in mice.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Membranes linked by trans-SNARE complexes require lipids prone to non-bilayer structure for progression to fusion

    Michael Zick et al.
    Lipids with a propensity to form nonbilayer structures must be present for the last step of membrane fusion to take place.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    A distinct tethering step is vital for vacuole membrane fusion

    Michael Zick, William T Wickner
    Rigorous assays of membrane fusion show that a distinct tethering step is required for lumenal compartment mixing in a manner that extends beyond simply increasing the amount of total trans-SNARE complex.

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