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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Engineering a conserved RNA regulatory protein repurposes its biological function in vivo

    Vandita D Bhat et al.
    Motif length plays a critical role in the specification of biological function within a conserved family of RNA-binding proteins.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    All-atom molecular dynamics of the HBV capsid reveals insights into biological function and cryo-EM resolution limits

    Jodi A Hadden et al.
    All-atom molecular dynamics of the HBV capsid supports a role for structural asymmetry in biological function, reveals the potential for triangular pores to mediate cellular signaling, and indicates that capsid flexibility may limit resolution attainable by cryo-EM.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Identifying molecular features that are associated with biological function of intrinsically disordered protein regions

    Taraneh Zarin et al.
    A statistical model systematically associates functions of intrinsically disordered regions with sequence-distributed molecular features such as charge, residue composition, or repeat content.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Independent evolution of ancestral and novel defenses in a genus of toxic plants (Erysimum, Brassicaceae)

    Tobias Züst et al.
    A gain-of-function in a new chemical defense resulted in no trade-offs and and independent evolution between novel and ancestral defenses, suggesting low redundancy among different defensive chemicals.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Regulated aggregative multicellularity in a close unicellular relative of metazoa

    Arnau Sebé-Pedrós et al.
    The transition to the aggregative stage of Capsaspora owczarzaki, a close unicellular relative to Metazoa, is associated with significant upregulation of orthologs of genes that are important for multicellularity in metazoans.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Trifunctional cross-linker for mapping protein-protein interaction networks and comparing protein conformational states

    Dan Tan et al.
    An enrichable cross-linker with optional isotope labeling quadruples the number of cross-linked peptides identified from high-complexity samples, enhancing proteome-wide analysis of protein-protein interactions and protein conformational changes by mass spectrometry.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    The biological function of an insect antifreeze protein simulated by molecular dynamics

    Michael J Kuiper et al.
    Simulations of the biological function of an antifreeze protein reveal its molecular interactions with the ice/water interface.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Biosynthetic tailoring of existing ascaroside pheromones alters their biological function in C. elegans

    Yue Zhou et al.
    In response to starvation, C. elegans converts a favorable pheromone that induces aggregation to an unfavorable one that induces a stress-resistant larval stage, thereby altering its chemical message without having to synthesize new pheromones de novo.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Methylated cis-regulatory elements mediate KLF4-dependent gene transactivation and cell migration

    Jun Wan et al.
    A new paradigm of DNA methylation mediated gene activation and chromatin remodeling provides a general framework to dissect the biological functions of DNA methylation readers and effectors.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Gene-centric functional dissection of human genetic variation uncovers regulators of hematopoiesis

    Satish K Nandakumar et al.
    A gene-centric functional screen uncovers biological mechanisms underlying genome-wide association study signals for human red blood cell traits.

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