691 results found
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The anticancer natural product ophiobolin A induces cytotoxicity by covalent modification of phosphatidylethanolamine

    Christopher Chidley et al.
    An unbiased genetic screen in human cells shows that the molecular target of a natural product with promising anticancer activity is a membrane phospholipid.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Pharmacologic ATF6 activating compounds are metabolically activated to selectively modify endoplasmic reticulum proteins

    Ryan Paxman et al.
    The small molecule, 147, is a pro-drug that preferentially activates ATF6 signaling through a mechanism involving localized metabolic activation and selective covalent modification of ER resident proteins involved in regulating ATF6 activity.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Covalent linkage of the DNA repair template to the CRISPR-Cas9 nuclease enhances homology-directed repair

    Natasa Savic et al.
    Linking the DNA repair template to the Cas9 ribonucleoprotein complex enhances homology-directed repair of the induced DNA double strand break.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Voltage-dependent dynamics of the BK channel cytosolic gating ring are coupled to the membrane-embedded voltage sensor

    Pablo Miranda et al.
    Allosteric modulation of BK channels, vital for the physiology of nerve, muscle and endocrine cells, is determined by direct coupling between gating ring RCK1 domains and the voltage sensor function.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The ion selectivity filter is not an activation gate in TRPV1-3 channels

    Andrés Jara-Oseguera et al.
    The TRPV1, TRPV2 and TRPV3 channels are gated on the cytosolic side of the pore, whereas structural changes in the ion selectivity filter associated with activation don't control cation access.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Targets and genomic constraints of ectopic Dnmt3b expression

    Yingying Zhang et al.
    Ectopic expression of Dnmt3b leads to wide-spread CpG island hypermethylation that is largely defined by chromatin state and has some distinct features when compared to the cancer methylome.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Archaeal chromatin ‘slinkies’ are inherently dynamic complexes with deflected DNA wrapping pathways

    Samuel Bowerman et al.
    Archaeal histones compact DNA into nucleosome-like particles of varying sizes that contort sporadically and reorient DNA wrapping.
    1. Neuroscience

    Visualizing endogenous opioid receptors in living neurons using ligand-directed chemistry

    Seksiri Arttamangkul et al.
    Opioid sensitive neurons were identified using a traceless affinity labeling strategy to covalently label endogenous mu-opioid receptors with fluorescent compounds in living brain slices from wild type animals.
    1. Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    A panel of induced pluripotent stem cells from chimpanzees: a resource for comparative functional genomics

    Irene Gallego Romero et al.
    A panel of chimpanzee induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) will help realise the potential of iPSCs in primate studies, and in combination with genomic technologies, transform studies of comparative evolution.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    PIE-1 SUMOylation promotes germline fates and piRNA-dependent silencing in C. elegans

    Heesun Kim et al.
    PIE-1 engages SUMO to preserve the embryonic germline fate and also to promote the assembly of a MEP-1/Mi-2/HDA-1 chromatin remodeling complex required for inherited Argonaute-mediated gene silencing in the adult hermaphrodite germline.

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