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

    Discovery and characterization of a novel family of prokaryotic nanocompartments involved in sulfur metabolism

    Robert J Nichols et al.
    A protein-bounded organelle-like compartment from Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 is upregulated under sulfur starvation and contains a cysteine desulfurase cargo enzyme.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    PomX, a ParA/MinD ATPase activating protein, is a triple regulator of cell division in Myxococcus xanthus

    Dominik Schumacher et al.
    In the PomX/Y/Z cell division regulatory system, PomX is a PomZ ATPase activating protein, a scaffold for PomX/Y/Z complex formation, and important for fission of the PomX/Y/Z complex during division.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Functional reconstitution of a bacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism in Escherichia coli

    Avi I Flamholz et al.
    A bacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism enables Escherichia coli to fix CO2 from ambient air into biomass.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Genetic Engineering: Increasing the uptake of carbon dioxide

    Eric Franklin, Martin Jonikas
    A mechanism for concentrating carbon dioxide has for the first time been successfully transferred into a species that lacks such a process.
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    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Shape selection and mis-assembly in viral capsid formation by elastic frustration

    Carlos I Mendoza, David Reguera
    Nucleation, elasticity theory, and simulations were combined to construct a general phase diagram that elucidates the conditions for successful viral assembly and the key factors to prevent it.
  1. Anthony Vecchiarelli. Image credit: Pusparanee Anne Hakim

    First Paper as PI: Anthony Vecchiarelli

    Collaborating with other labs can lead to new and unexpected avenues of research.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Protein gradients on the nucleoid position the carbon-fixing organelles of cyanobacteria

    Joshua S MacCready et al.
    Carboxysomes, the carbon-fixation machinery of cyanobacteria, are equidistantly-positioned by dynamic gradients of the protein McdA on the nucleoid that emerge through interaction with a previously unidentified carboxysome factor, McdB.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Carboxysomes: How bacteria arrange their organelles

    Emilia Mauriello
    The structures responsible for photosynthesis in bacteria use the nucleoid and two unique proteins as a scaffold to position themselves.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Effects of microcompartmentation on flux distribution and metabolic pools in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii chloroplasts

    Anika Küken et al.
    Mathematical models reveal that under the physiologically different conditions ambient and high CO2, two algal microcompartments are metabolically connected by facilitated transport.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Many-molecule encapsulation by an icosahedral shell

    Jason D Perlmutter et al.
    Computational and theoretical models reveal mechanisms by which protein compartments assemble around enzymes and reagents to facilitate reactions in bacteria, allowing the identification of strategies for reengineering such compartments as customizable nanoreactors.

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