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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural basis of malodour precursor transport in the human axilla

    Gurdeep S Minhas et al.
    Discovery of the structural basis for recognition and uptake of a human precursor for body odour production reveals an important role for bacterial peptide transport and novel routes to prevent its production in humans.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Serum amyloid A is a retinol binding protein that transports retinol during bacterial infection

    Mehabaw G Derebe et al.
    Serum amyloid A proteins bind retinol with nanomolar affinity, and do so by forming oligomers that create a hydrophobic pocket that shields retinol from the aqueous environment.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Defining key roles for auxiliary proteins in an ABC transporter that maintains bacterial outer membrane lipid asymmetry

    Shuhua Thong et al.
    Auxiliary proteins play functional roles in modulating the assembly and activity of a non-canonical ABC transporter that is important for the maintenance of outer membrane lipid asymmetry.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of a type IV pilus machinery in the open and closed state

    Vicki AM Gold et al.
    Electron cryo-tomography reveals a huge conformational change in the secretin domain of the type IV pilus machinery that occurs when the channel opens for pilus extrusion.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Functional and structural characterization of an ECF-type ABC transporter for vitamin B12

    Joana A Santos et al.
    ECF-CbrT is a bacterial vitamin B12 transporter that is structurally different from the well-characterized transporter BtuCDF, yet has similar functional properties.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An allosteric transport mechanism for the AcrAB-TolC multidrug efflux pump

    Zhao Wang et al.
    The tripartite drug efflux pump AcrA-AcrB-TolC, representative of a wide group of pumps from Gram-negative bacteria, enters a transport-competent state through long-distance conformational changes that switch the channel from a closed to an open state.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Evidence for a DNA-relay mechanism in ParABS-mediated chromosome segregation

    Hoong Chuin Lim et al.
    In vitro, in vivo and in silico evidence suggests that bacteria exploit intrinsic chromosomal fluctuations to achieve intracellular transport.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    The structure and dynamics of secretory component and its interactions with polymeric immunoglobulins

    Beth M Stadtmueller et al.
    The ectodomain of the human polymeric Ig receptor maintains a closed triangular shape that binds and excludes bacteria in mucosa, or opens to bind and transport polymeric Ig ligands across epithelial cells.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular determinants of permeation in a fluoride-specific ion channel

    Nicholas B Last et al.
    The ion-transport pathway of an unconventional bacterial fluoride channel is mapped out through combined crystallographic and functional experiments.

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