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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    bMERB domains are bivalent Rab8 family effectors evolved by gene duplication

    Amrita Rai et al.
    A human three-helix Rab-binding domain can potentially bind to two Rab proteins simultaneously with different affinities at binding sites generated by gene duplication.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A Ras-like domain in the light intermediate chain bridges the dynein motor to a cargo-binding region

    Courtney M Schroeder et al.
    The dynein light intermediate chain is a member of the G protein superfamily and links the motor to several intracellular cargo adaptors.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Membrane interactions of the globular domain and the hypervariable region of KRAS4b define its unique diffusion behavior

    Debanjan Goswami et al.
    Compared to other isoforms of RAS, KRAS4b has unique membrane diffusion behavior related to its biology, and the two major domains of the protein both contribute to this diffusion behavior.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Rift Valley fever phlebovirus NSs protein core domain structure suggests molecular basis for nuclear filaments

    Michal Barski et al.
    Insight into the molecular assembly of a protein with a central role in infections paves the way to understanding how Rift Valley fever virus causes disease.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    A multi-scale model for hair follicles reveals heterogeneous domains driving rapid spatiotemporal hair growth patterning

    Qixuan Wang et al.
    Regional differences in activator and inhibitor signals alter hair cycle pace across mouse skin and produce unique fur renewal 'landscapes', with fastest renewal on the ventrum and slowest renewal on the ear pinnae.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Structured illumination microscopy combined with machine learning enables the high throughput analysis and classification of virus structure

    Romain F Laine et al.
    Machine learning in conjunction with super-resolution imaging allows for the first time to quantitatively analyse large and heterogenous virus samples structure at a high throughput and specificity.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Genetics and Genomics

    Metagenomic chromosome conformation capture (meta3C) unveils the diversity of chromosome organization in microorganisms

    Martial Marbouty et al.
    A technique called meta3C provides an elegant and integrated approach to metagenomic analysis by allowing the de novo assembly, scaffolding and 3D characterization of unknown genomes from a complex mix of species
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Differential requirements for cyclase-associated protein (CAP) in actin-dependent processes of Toxoplasma gondii

    Alex Hunt et al.
    Partially overlapping functions of a limited subset of actin binding proteins allow the parasite Toxoplasma gondii to achieve actin regulation required for complex cellular processes.
    1. Neuroscience

    Synaptic transmission and plasticity require AMPA receptor anchoring via its N-terminal domain

    Jake F Watson et al.
    The positioning of AMPA-type glutamate receptors at synapses – a requirement for effective neurotransmission and synaptic plasticity – is orchestrated by their extracellular, N-terminal domain.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Primary and promiscuous functions coexist during evolutionary innovation through whole protein domain acquisitions

    José Antonio Escudero et al.
    The coexistence of ancestral and innovative functions is possible and fosters evolutionary innovation in events involving the acquisition of whole protein domains.