688 results found
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    RNA chaperones buffer deleterious mutations in E. coli

    Marina Rudan et al.
    The overexpression of RNA chaperones, including several DEAD box RNA helicases, enhances the fitness of mutationally compromised E. coli strains.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Conserved conformational selection mechanism of Hsp70 chaperone-substrate interactions

    Ashok Sekhar et al.
    NMR-based flux measurements show that both bacterial and human Hsp70 chaperones interact with helical, as well as sheet substrates predominantly through a conformational selection mechanism.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A novel N-terminal extension in mitochondrial TRAP1 serves as a thermal regulator of chaperone activity

    James R Partridge et al.
    Cytosolic and organellar Hsp90s from higher eukaryotes have evolved a variable, and environmentally responsive N-terminal extension to regulate their activity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Nicotinamide mononucleotide adenylyltransferase uses its NAD+ substrate-binding site to chaperone phosphorylated Tau

    Xiaojuan Ma et al.
    Mechanistic insight into the chaperone-like activity of NMNAT to phosphorylated Tau reveals a connection between NAD+metabolism and Tau homeostasis.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Promiscuous binding by Hsp70 results in conformational heterogeneity and fuzzy chaperone-substrate ensembles

    Rina Rosenzweig et al.
    Multiple chaperone binding sites on substrates suggest a mechanism by which the Hsp70 chaperone can circumvent kinetic traps in protein folding.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Super Spy variants implicate flexibility in chaperone action

    Shu Quan et al.
    Lab-evolved 'super Spy' chaperones show enhanced flexibility, which allows them to bind to and stabilize proteins more effectively than natural chaperones.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Adenosine diphosphate restricts the protein remodeling activity of the Hsp104 chaperone to Hsp70 assisted disaggregation

    Agnieszka Kłosowska et al.
    Hsp70 chaperone provides Hsp104 with high efficiency in disaggregation and specificity towards aggregated substrates at the, otherwise limiting, cellular concentrations of adenine nucleotides.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Hsp70 chaperones are non-equilibrium machines that achieve ultra-affinity by energy consumption

    Paolo De Los Rios, Alessandro Barducci
    ATP consumption enables chaperones to exploit the different kinetic properties of their conformational states to exhibit a non-equilibrium affinity for their substrates that is orders of magnitude higher than its equilibrium value.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Dynamic control of Hsf1 during heat shock by a chaperone switch and phosphorylation

    Xu Zheng et al.
    Quantitative dissection of the roles of chaperone binding and phosphorylation in regulating heat shock factor 1 leads to a predictive model of the dynamics of the yeast heat shock response.
    1. Cell Biology

    Cytosolic Hsp70 and co-chaperones constitute a novel system for tRNA import into the nucleus

    Akira Takano et al.
    A major cytoplasmic chaperone, Ssa2p, acts as a nuclear import carrier for tRNAs upon nutrient starvation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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