128 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fatty acid remodeling by LPCAT3 enriches arachidonate in phospholipid membranes and regulates triglyceride transport

    Tomomi Hashidate-Yoshida et al.
    LPCAT3 incorporates arachidonic acid into membrane phospholipids, which promotes lipoprotein assembly by enabling triacylgylcerols to cluster in the membrane.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structural analysis of autoinhibition in the Ras-specific exchange factor RasGRP1

    Jeffrey S Iwig et al.
    A key activator of Ras signaling adopts an autoinhibited, dimeric conformation that is activated by membrane and calcium binding.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A FRET sensor of C-terminal movement reveals VRAC activation by plasma membrane DAG signaling rather than ionic strength

    Benjamin König et al.
    VRAC activation, observed with a FRET sensor of intracellular LRRC8-domains movement during gating and by fluorometry, requires plasma membrane localization and diacylglycerol signaling, but is independent of intracellular ionic strength.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Membranes linked by trans-SNARE complexes require lipids prone to non-bilayer structure for progression to fusion

    Michael Zick et al.
    Lipids with a propensity to form nonbilayer structures must be present for the last step of membrane fusion to take place.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Residue proximity information and protein model discrimination using saturation-suppressor mutagenesis

    Anusmita Sahoo et al.
    Experimental determination of residue contacts from mutational data allows model discrimination and identification of in vivo functional conformations of proteins.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Obesity-linked suppression of membrane-bound O-acyltransferase 7 (MBOAT7) drives non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

    Robert N Helsley et al.
    Loss of function of membrane-bound O-acyltransferase 7 (MBOAT7), but not transmembrane channel-like 4 (TMC4), promotes hepatic steatosis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Optical manipulation of sphingolipid biosynthesis using photoswitchable ceramides

    Matthijs Kol et al.
    Photoswitchable ceramides containing an azobenzene photoswitch behave as light-controllable substrates for both sphingomyelin synthase and glucosylceramide synthase.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Light-based tuning of ligand half-life supports kinetic proofreading model of T cell signaling

    Doug K Tischer, Orion David Weiner
    Direct control of ligand binding half-life with light shows that lifetime strongly affects T cell signaling.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    The brown adipocyte protein CIDEA promotes lipid droplet fusion via a phosphatidic acid-binding amphipathic helix

    David Barneda et al.
    An interaction between the brown fat protein CIDEA and the phospholipid phosphatidic acid is vital for the expansion of intracellular lipid droplets for energy storage.

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