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

    The magnesium transporter A is activated by cardiolipin and is highly sensitive to free magnesium in vitro

    Saranya Subramani et al.
    A magnesium transporter from Escherichia coli depends strongly on the lipid cardiolipin and acts both as a sensor and a transporter of magnesium.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Aim24 and MICOS modulate respiratory function, tafazzin-related cardiolipin modification and mitochondrial architecture

    Max Emanuel Harner et al.
    Interactions between Aim24 and the mitochondrial outer and inner membrane contact site complex (MICOS) are essential for mitochondrial ultrastructure, lipid composition and oxidative phosphorylation.
    1. Cell Biology

    MICOS coordinates with respiratory complexes and lipids to establish mitochondrial inner membrane architecture

    Jonathan R Friedman et al.
    A conserved mitochondrial inner membrane complex called MICOS works together with the mitochondrial lipid cardiolipin and respiratory complexes to direct the position, copy number and stabilization of cristae structures for efficient respiration.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Insect endosymbiont proliferation is limited by lipid availability

    Jeremy K Herren et al.
    The endosymbiont Spiroplasma can only proliferate if it can acquire sufficient hemolymph lipids from its insect host.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Two-step membrane binding by the bacterial SRP receptor enable efficient and accurate Co-translational protein targeting

    Yu-Hsien Hwang Fu et al.
    Single molecule microscopy combined with biochemical analyses show that a two-step lipid-binding mechanism of the SRP receptor balances the trade-off between speed and specificity during co-translational protein targeting.
    1. Cell Biology

    Actin filaments target the oligomeric maturation of the dynamin GTPase Drp1 to mitochondrial fission sites

    Wei-ke Ji et al.
    A key cellular process is controlled by altering a balance, rather than through an off/on mechanism.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Structural basis for germline antibody recognition of HIV-1 immunogens

    Louise Scharf et al.
    Structural and computational analyses of germline antibody/HIV-1 gp120 complexes provide both general principles relevant to the unusual evolution of potent CD4-binding site antibodies and guidelines for structure-based immunogen design.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Phosphatidic acid modulation of Kv channel voltage sensor function

    Richard K Hite et al.
    Phosphatidic acid influences the gating of voltage-gated K+ channels through a non-specific surface charge mechanism and through a specific interaction between a voltage sensor arginine and the primary phosphate head group on the cytoplasmic membrane leaflet.
    1. Cell Biology

    QIL1 is a novel mitochondrial protein required for MICOS complex stability and cristae morphology

    Virginia Guarani et al.
    A comprehensive analysis of the human MICOS complex has identified a novel subunit called QIL1 that is required for cristae junction formation in human cells and Drosophila, through its role in the assembly of the MICOS complex.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cation selectivity of the presequence translocase channel Tim23 is crucial for efficient protein import

    Niels Denkert et al.
    Channel characteristics of the presequence translocation pore have a direct impact on protein import into the mitochondrial matrix.

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