644 results found
    1. Cell Biology

    Reconstitution of self-organizing protein gradients as spatial cues in cell-free systems

    Katja Zieske, Petra Schwille
    A minimal cell-like system with defined geometry has been used to investigate the establishment and spatial control of a protein gradient that positions the bacterial cell division machinery.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Identification and reconstitution of the rubber biosynthetic machinery on rubber particles from Hevea brasiliensis

    Satoshi Yamashita et al.
    The first de novo synthesis of polyisoprenoids correspond to natural rubber in vitro with the recombinant proteins is achieved by identification and cell-free translation-coupled reconstitution of the rubber biosynthetic machinery on rubber particles.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The Peptidisc, a simple method for stabilizing membrane proteins in detergent-free solution

    Michael Luke Carlson et al.
    A simple, yet elegant method for robust self-assembly of diverse membrane proteins into soluble peptide nanoparticles for their structural and functional analysis in detergent-free solutions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    CryoEM and computer simulations reveal a novel kinase conformational switch in bacterial chemotaxis signaling

    C Keith Cassidy et al.
    An atomic model of the bacterial chemosensory array obtained through the synthesis of cryo-electron tomography and large-scale molecular-dynamics simulations reveals a new kinase conformation during signaling events.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Phosphoinositides regulate force-independent interactions between talin, vinculin, and actin

    Charlotte F Kelley et al.
    In vitro reconstitution of the core focal adhesion proteins talin and vinculin with actin reveals lipid-dependent release of autoinhibition.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Two forms of Opa1 cooperate to complete fusion of the mitochondrial inner-membrane

    Yifan Ge et al.
    An in vitro reconstitution assay reveals stoichiometric levels of the short form of Opa1 work together with the long form of Opa1 to mediate efficient and fast membrane pore opening.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Specific lid-base contacts in the 26s proteasome control the conformational switching required for substrate degradation

    Eric R Greene et al.
    The 26S proteasome lid subcomplex acts as an external scaffold whose interactions with the ATPase motor stabilize the substrate-engagement-competent state, and control conformational changes upon engagement for subsequent degradation steps.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Profiling the Escherichia coli membrane protein interactome captured in Peptidisc libraries

    Michael Luke Carlson et al.
    Trapping of the cell envelope proteome into water-soluble peptidisc library allows high-throughput definition of the membrane protein interactome.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Discovery of a molecular glue promoting CDK12-DDB1 interaction to trigger cyclin K degradation

    Lu Lv et al.
    High-throughput phenotypic screening followed by unbiased target identification reveals a new molecular glue HQ461 that induces CDK12-DDB1 interaction to promote degradation of Cyclin K via the ubiquitin proteasome system.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    The P2X7 receptor forms a dye-permeable pore independent of its intracellular domain but dependent on membrane lipid composition

    Akira Karasawa et al.
    Functional reconstitution of a mammalian P2X7 receptor uncovers an intrinsic and lipid-dependent dye-permeable membrane pore.

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