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    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The nucleosomal acidic patch relieves auto-inhibition by the ISWI remodeler SNF2h

    Nathan Gamarra et al.
    Auto-inhibition of ISWI-family ATP-dependent chromatin remodelers is relieved by a conserved feature of the nucleosome.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Asymmetry between the two acidic patches dictates the direction of nucleosome sliding by the ISWI chromatin remodeler

    Robert F Levendosky, Gregory D Bowman
    Unlike Chd1, ISWI remodelers preferentially shift asymmetric nucleosomes toward the side possessing a wild type acidic patch, regardless of DNA lengths flanking the nucleosome.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Human cytomegalovirus IE1 protein alters the higher-order chromatin structure by targeting the acidic patch of the nucleosome

    Qianglin Fang et al.
    Distinct binding of viral proteins to the same region on the nucleosome surface can result in contrasting changes to higher-order chromatin structure in the host cell.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The RNF168 paralog RNF169 defines a new class of ubiquitylated histone reader involved in the response to DNA damage

    Julianne Kitevski-LeBlanc et al.
    A structural model of the dynamic complex comprising the histone reader RNF169 bound to an ubiquitylated nucleosome core particle reveals a three-pronged binding mechanism, which provides specificity for the recognition of DNA double-strand break sites.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Molecular mechanism of voltage-dependent potentiation of KCNH potassium channels

    Gucan Dai, William N Zagotta
    A powerful new fluorescence approach elucidates the structural mechanism for a specialized ion channel behavior important for cardiac and neuronal excitability.
    1. Cell Biology

    Complementary α-arrestin-ubiquitin ligase complexes control nutrient transporter endocytosis in response to amino acids

    Vasyl Ivashov et al.
    Metabolic cues enlist ubiquitin ligase adaptors for the selective control of cellular nutrient acquisition strategies.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Structural and functional characterization of G protein–coupled receptors with deep mutational scanning

    Eric M Jones et al.
    Linking deep mutational scanning with engineered transcriptional reporters in human cell lines establishes a generalizable method for exploring pharmacogenomics, structure, and function across broad classes of drug receptors.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Identification of human TERT elements necessary for telomerase recruitment to telomeres

    Jens C Schmidt et al.
    The TEN-domain of human telomerase mediates the direct interaction with TPP1 to drive telomerase recruitment to telomeres.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    A novel motif of Rad51 serves as an interaction hub for recombination auxiliary factors

    Negar Afshar et al.
    Although Rad51 is the central protein involved in recombinational DNA repair, multiple auxiliary factors potentiate its activity by binding to a single, evolutionarily conserved motif.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Synaptotagmin-1 C2B domain interacts simultaneously with SNAREs and membranes to promote membrane fusion

    Shen Wang et al.
    When the Ca2+-binding loops of the C2B domain insert into a membrane, interactions with a phospholipid and the SNARE complex allow synaptotagmin-1 to bend the membrane.

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