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    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Efficient conversion of chemical energy into mechanical work by Hsp70 chaperones

    Salvatore Assenza et al.
    A multiscale modeling approach reveals how the energy from ATP hydrolysis is used by Hsp70 chaperones to remodel the conformation of their substrates through a novel force-generating mechanism.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    ZMYND10 functions in a chaperone relay during axonemal dynein assembly

    Girish R Mali et al.
    Chaperoning defects in axonemal dynein subunits trigger proteostatic clearance of dynein motors opening up the possibility of trialling proteostasis modulators to treat the motile ciliopathy primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD).
    1. Cell Biology

    Glucose intake hampers PKA-regulated HSP90 chaperone activity

    Yu-Chen Chen et al.
    Food overconsumption impairs cellular protein folding through a novel aging-related signaling pathway.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Measuring protein stability in the GroEL chaperonin cage reveals massive destabilization

    Ilia Korobko et al.
    Protein stability in the cage formed by the chaperonin GroEL and its cofactor GroES is reduced by more than 5 kcal mol-1 relative to that in bulk solution.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Cell-based HTS identifies a chemical chaperone for preventing ER protein aggregation and proteotoxicity

    Keisuke Kitakaze et al.
    Cell-based high-throughput screening identifies IBT21 as a chemical chaperone, that inhibits ER protein aggregation and prevents the cell death caused by a proteotoxin, the aggregation-prone prion protein.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Hsp70-associated chaperones have a critical role in buffering protein production costs

    Zoltán Farkas et al.
    Protein biosynthesis and protein quality control jointly determine protein production costs.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Prion propagation can occur in a prokaryote and requires the ClpB chaperone

    Andy H Yuan et al.
    The bacterium Escherichia coli possesses a permissive cytoplasmic environment and the requisite molecular machinery to support the propagation of prions.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    A loop structure allows TAPBPR to exert its dual function as MHC I chaperone and peptide editor

    Lina Sagert et al.
    A dedicated structural element facilitates chaperone and antigenic peptide selector function of TAP-associated glycoprotein, a major quality assurance auditor in adaptive immunity.
    1. Cell Biology

    Proteostasis collapse, a hallmark of aging, hinders the chaperone-Start network and arrests cells in G1

    David F Moreno et al.
    Cells accumulate damaged proteins during aging and, by compromising the function of chaperones in folding newly synthesized G1 cyclins, proteostasis breakdown inhibits cell-cycle entry and drives yeast cells into senescence.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structural basis for effector transmembrane domain recognition by type VI secretion system chaperones

    Shehryar Ahmad et al.
    A widespread family of chaperones functions to stabilize membrane protein effectors by mimicking transmembrane helical environments and promotes effector export by the bacterial type VI secretion system.