17 results found
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    The frequency limit of outer hair cell motility measured in vivo

    Anna Vavakou et al.
    The cells in our inner ear commonly believed to provide fast mechanical feedback are too sluggish to follow the vibrations evoked by high-frequency sounds.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Stiffness and tension gradients of the hair cell’s tip-link complex in the mammalian cochlea

    Mélanie Tobin et al.
    The tip-link complex of the hair cell is mechanically tuned along the tonotopic axis of the cochlea.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    High resolution cryo-EM structure of the helical RNA-bound Hantaan virus nucleocapsid reveals its assembly mechanisms

    Benoît Arragain et al.
    Hantaan virus nucleocapsid cryo-EM structure determined at 3.3 Å resolution reveals how nucleoproteins assemble into a metastable helix containing a continuous RNA-binding groove compatible with genome encapsidation and compaction.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A conserved MCM single-stranded DNA binding element is essential for replication initiation

    Clifford A Froelich et al.
    The crystal structure of the MCM helicase bound to single-stranded DNA reveals a binding motif that is critical for cell viability, helicase activation and DNA replication.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    An ancient yet flexible cis-regulatory architecture allows localized Hedgehog tuning by patched/Ptch1

    David S Lorberbaum et al.
    The seemingly simple, constitutive response of the patched/Ptch1 gene to Hedgehog signaling is in fact regulated by large batteries of context-specific Hedgehog-responsive enhancers in both fly and mouse, allowing tissue-specific tuning of the Hedgehog pathway in animal development and evolution.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Molecular insights into the origin of the Hox-TALE patterning system

    Bruno Hudry et al.
    Interactions between Hox and TALE genes, which generate bilaterally symmetrical body plans, originated in early multicellular animals.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Enhancer architecture sensitizes cell specific responses to Notch gene dose via a bind and discard mechanism

    Yi Kuang et al.
    DNA binding site architecture promotes Notch transcription complex degradation to sensitize developmental processes requiring long-duration signaling.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The Tudor SND1 protein is an m6A RNA reader essential for replication of Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus

    Belinda Baquero-Perez et al.
    SND1 has m6A-reading ability and is essential for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated lytic replication.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Dissociation rate compensation mechanism for budding yeast pioneer transcription factors

    Benjamin T Donovan et al.
    The budding yeast transcription factors Reb1 and Cbf1 function as pioneer factors by slowly dissociating from nucleosomes, allowing them to target and unwrap nucleosomes efficiently to regulate transcription.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structures and functional characterization of murine Slc26a9 reveal mechanism of uncoupled chloride transport

    Justin D Walter et al.
    The cryo-EM structure and functional characterization of the chloride-selective ion transporter Slc26a9 defines its oligomeric architecture and transport mechanism.

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