326 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Gq activity- and β-arrestin-1 scaffolding-mediated ADGRG2/CFTR coupling are required for male fertility

    Dao-Lai Zhang et al.
    ADGRG2, an orphan GPCR, when coupled to CFTR via a regional Gq signaling on the apical membrane, acts to regulate efferent duct fluid reabsorption making it essential for male fertility.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Cooperative and acute inhibition by multiple C-terminal motifs of L-type Ca2+ channels

    Nan Liu et al.
    C-terminus mediated inhibition is one emerging modality of intervention for L-type Ca2+ channels, which coordinate multiple motifs to acutely tune Ca2+ current and Ca2+ influx down to the lower limits preset by end-stage Ca2+-dependent inactivation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Sequence co-evolution gives 3D contacts and structures of protein complexes

    Thomas A Hopf et al.
    Interactions in protein complexes can be predicted from evolutionary information from genomic sequences.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Bim escapes displacement by BH3-mimetic anti-cancer drugs by double-bolt locking both Bcl-XL and Bcl-2

    Qian Liu et al.
    The pro-apoptotic BH3-protein Bim contains two distinct binding sites for anti-apoptotic proteins that together confer resistance of Bim/Bcl-2 and Bim/Bcl-XL complexes to BH3-mimetic drugs under development for use in humans.
    1. Neuroscience

    Homeostatic regulation of perisynaptic matrix metalloproteinase 9 (MMP9) activity in the amblyopic visual cortex

    Sachiko Murase et al.
    Dark exposure lowers the MMP9 activation threshold, and subsequent light stimulation to an amblyopic eye is sufficient to induce proteolysis at thalamo-cortical synapses in deprived mouse visual cortex.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Huntingtin’s spherical solenoid structure enables polyglutamine tract-dependent modulation of its structure and function

    Ravi Vijayvargia et al.
    Structural and biochemical analysis of full-length huntingtin protein illuminates the impact of the polyglutamine region on its structure and function.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular principles of assembly, activation, and inhibition in epithelial sodium channel

    Sigrid Noreng et al.
    The in-depth structural and functional work provide a deeper understanding as to how the epithelial sodium channel is a heteromeric ion channel that is regulated by Na+ and proteolysis.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Elucidation of a four-site allosteric network in fibroblast growth factor receptor tyrosine kinases

    Huaibin Chen et al.
    A four-switch long-range allosteric network controls FGF receptor kinase conformational dynamics as well as activity and is applicable to other receptor tyrosine kinases.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The export receptor Crm1 forms a dimer to promote nuclear export of HIV RNA

    David S Booth et al.
    The nuclear export receptor Crm1 cooperatively binds its HIV Rev-RRE cargo as a dimer using a species-specific interface that supports viral replication by enhancing nuclear export of HIV RNA.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Genome streamlining in a minute herbivore that manipulates its host plant

    Robert Greenhalgh et al.
    The genome of a tiny tomato pest reveals mechanisms that underlie metazoan genome reduction.

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