232 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Thermal fluctuations of immature SOD1 lead to separate folding and misfolding pathways

    Ashok Sekhar et al.
    Solution NMR spectroscopy reveals the energy landscape of immature Cu, Zn-superoxide dismutase and leads to atomic resolution structural models of transiently populated non-native oligomers.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Lys63-linked ubiquitin chain adopts multiple conformational states for specific target recognition

    Zhu Liu et al.
    Lys63-linked diubiquitin exists as an ensemble of conformational states, each responsible for binding to a target protein through conformational selection.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Receptor-mediated dimerization of JAK2 FERM domains is required for JAK2 activation

    Ryan D Ferrao et al.
    An intracellular cytokine receptor 'switch' motif is critical for the dimerization of JAK2 and activation of the JAK2 kinase.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Synchronized HIV assembly by tunable PIP2 changes reveals PIP2 requirement for stable Gag anchoring

    Frauke Mücksch et al.
    PI(4,5)P2 plays a much broader role during the HIV-1 particle assembly process than assumed; it is indispensable not only for recruitment of Gag to the plasma membrane but also for the maintenance of Gag assemblies.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Molecular structure of human KATP in complex with ATP and ADP

    Kenneth Pak Kin Lee et al.
    MgADP binding to the high-affinity 'consensus' ATPase active site of SUR1 and remodeling of the L0-loop (lasso region) overrides tonic ATP inhibition of KATP channels.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The SNAP-25 linker supports fusion intermediates by local lipid interactions

    Ahmed Shaaban et al.
    The SNAP-25 linker acts as a functional component of SNARE complexes, initially facilitating SNARE interactions and later promoting fusion triggering and pore evolution by local membrane contacts.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Topoisomerase VI senses and exploits both DNA crossings and bends to facilitate strand passage

    Timothy J Wendorff, James M Berger
    The engagement of DNA crossings is shown to license ATP hydrolysis and DNA cleavage by topoisomerase VI, a finding with mechanistic ramifications for related GHKL ATPases and meiotic recombination machineries.
    1. Cell Biology

    Disordered clusters of Bak dimers rupture mitochondria during apoptosis

    Rachel T Uren et al.
    Dimers of Bak assemble into clusters without using a distinct protein-protein interface, which may explain the apparent difficulties in obtaining high resolution structures of the pore complex and in targeting dimer-dimer interactions to regulate apoptosis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Robo functions as an attractive cue for glial migration through SYG-1/Neph

    Zhongwei Qu et al.
    An extracellular cleavage fragment of Robo released from neurons can bind to glia-expressed SYG-1 to guide glia migration.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Wnt5a signaling induced phosphorylation increases APT1 activity and promotes melanoma metastatic behavior

    Rochelle Shirin Sadeghi et al.
    Phosphorylation of serine residues 209 and 210 on APT1 increases its depalmitoylating activity, promoting Wnt5a mediated melanoma cell invasion.

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