375 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    A composition-dependent molecular clutch between T cell signaling condensates and actin

    Jonathon A Ditlev et al.
    Compositional changes alter actin binding by phase separated T cell signaling clusters, enabling cluster movement by distinct actin networks.
    1. Cell Biology

    In vivo reconstitution finds multivalent RNA–RNA interactions as drivers of mesh-like condensates

    Weirui Ma et al.
    Binding of a multivalent RNA-binding protein to mRNAs that are able to form pervasive RNA–RNA interactions induces formation of mesh-like condensates, whereas binding of mostly structured mRNAs induces sphere-like condensates.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The solubility product extends the buffering concept to heterotypic biomolecular condensates

    Aniruddha Chattaraj et al.
    The solubility product, a thermodynamic concept classically applied to poorly soluble ionic solutes, can rationalize the concentration dependence for liquid-liquid phase separation of multicomponent multivalent molecules.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Hair follicle dermal condensation forms via Fgf20 primed cell cycle exit, cell motility, and aggregation

    Leah C Biggs et al.
    The hair follicle dermal condensate is populated via migration, and the cells exhibit early changes in cell shape and cell cycle status; Fgf20 primes these cellular and molecular events.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    MUL1 acts in parallel to the PINK1/parkin pathway in regulating mitofusin and compensates for loss of PINK1/parkin

    Jina Yun et al.
    By reducing mitochondrial fusion, MUL1 compensates for the mutations in PINK1 or parkin that underlie certain cases of Parkinson's disease.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Decoding the physical principles of two-component biomolecular phase separation

    Yaojun Zhang et al.
    Phase separation of two-component multivalent systems is suppressed at rational polymer stoichiometries, suggesting possible cellular strategies for regulating the formation and function of biomolecular condensates.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Phase Separation: Restricting the sizes of condensates

    Furqan Dar, Rohit Pappu
    Computer simulations of model proteins with sticker-and-spacer architectures shed light on the formation of biomolecular condensates in cells.
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    1. Developmental Biology

    Naa12 compensates for Naa10 in mice in the amino-terminal acetylation pathway

    Hyae Yon Kweon et al.
    Mice doubly deficient for Naa10 and Naa12 display embryonic lethality, with both enzymes compensating for each other with amino-terminal acetylation of proteins in mouse development.
    1. Cell Biology

    A quantitative inventory of yeast P body proteins reveals principles of composition and specificity

    Wenmin Xing et al.
    Quantitative analyses of yeast P bodies reveals a small number of highly concentrated proteins and many weakly concentrated proteins, suggesting that the compartments are compositionally simpler than previously thought.
    1. Developmental Biology

    The ‘de novo’ DNA methyltransferase Dnmt3b compensates the Dnmt1-deficient intestinal epithelium

    Ellen N Elliott et al.
    The maintenance methyltransferase Dnmt1 and the de novo methyltransferase Dnmt3b cooperate to maintain DNA methylation and genomic stability in the adult intestinal epithelium.

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