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

    Molecular basis for catabolism of the abundant metabolite trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline by a microbial glycyl radical enzyme

    Lindsey RF Backman et al.
    The common post-translational modification trans-4-hydroxy-L-proline is reversed by gut microbes with the help of hydroxyproline dehydratase (HypD), an enzyme that performs a radical chemical mechanism.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Organic electrochemical transistor arrays for real-time mapping of evoked neurotransmitter release in vivo

    Kai Xie et al.
    An implantable device based on organic electrochemical transistors is developed for quantitative mapping of neurotransmitter release across multiple brain regions, revealing a cross-talk between the mesolimbic and nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathways.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    An ultralong CDRH2 in HCV neutralizing antibody demonstrates structural plasticity of antibodies against E2 glycoprotein

    Andrew I Flyak et al.
    The crystal structure of neutralizing antibody AR3X in complex with HCV E2 glycoprotein reveals unusual features of antibody recognition in which a conserved epitope is recognized by distinct antibody poses.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    PHF19 mediated regulation of proliferation and invasiveness in prostate cancer cells

    Payal Jain et al.
    Depletion of PHF19 in prostate cancer cells leads to an increase in MTF2 and PRC2 chromatin occupancy causing deregulation of key genes critical for proliferation and metastasis.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Thioredoxin-1 distinctly promotes NF-κB target DNA binding and NLRP3 inflammasome activation independently of Txnip

    Jonathan Muri et al.
    The thioredoxin-1 (Trx1) system promotes inflammation by positively regulating both NLRP3 inflammasome responses, by detoxifying excessive ROS independently of Txnip and NF-κB binding to target DNA.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Dynamics at the serine loop underlie differential affinity of cryptochromes for CLOCK:BMAL1 to control circadian timing

    Jennifer L Fribourgh et al.
    The affinity of circadian repressors CRY1 and CRY2 for their cognate transcription factor CLOCK:BMAL1 is regulated by differential dynamics at the serine loop and interactions with the PER2 corepressor.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Membrane interactions of the globular domain and the hypervariable region of KRAS4b define its unique diffusion behavior

    Debanjan Goswami et al.
    Compared to other isoforms of RAS, KRAS4b has unique membrane diffusion behavior related to its biology, and the two major domains of the protein both contribute to this diffusion behavior.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Distinct inactive conformations of the dopamine D2 and D3 receptors correspond to different extents of inverse agonism

    J Robert Lane et al.
    The occupation of a sub-pocket near the Na+-binding site in D2R by the Na+-insensitive antagonists is the structural basis for their greater inverse agonism than that of the Na+-sensitive ligands.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    C9orf72 arginine-rich dipeptide repeat proteins disrupt karyopherin-mediated nuclear import

    Lindsey R Hayes et al.
    Poly-PR and poly-GR interact with importin β, disrupt importin-cargo loading, and inhibit nuclear import in permeabilized cells in a manner that can be rescued by RNA.
    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.