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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Vesicles: Looking inside the cell

    Eric C Arakel, Blanche Schwappach
    Advances in imaging techniques have shed new light on the structure of vesicles formed by COPI protein complexes.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Bovine F1Fo ATP synthase monomers bend the lipid bilayer in 2D membrane crystals

    Chimari Jiko et al.
    The transmembrane shape of the F1Fo ATP synthase monomer provides the molecular basis of high curvature at the ridges of mammalian mitochondrial cristae.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The structure of the COPII transport-vesicle coat assembled on membranes

    Giulia Zanetti et al.
    A structure of the complete, membrane bound, COPII coat solved by sub-tomogram averaging reveals the arrangement of all protein subunits on the membrane and suggests a mechanism for coating heterogeneously-shaped carriers.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The presence and absence of periplasmic rings in bacterial flagellar motors correlates with stator type

    Mohammed Kaplan et al.
    A correlation between the periplasmic embellishment of the flagellar motor and its stator system type is described, motors with dual H+-dependent stator systems have one periplasmic ring formed by MotY.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    An asymmetric sheath controls flagellar supercoiling and motility in the leptospira spirochete

    Kimberley H Gibson et al.
    The corkscrew-like motility of Spirochete bacteria is enabled by a unique, asymmetrically constructed flagellum that wraps around the cell body within the periplasm.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    CryoEM structures of membrane pore and prepore complex reveal cytolytic mechanism of Pneumolysin

    Katharina van Pee et al.
    The near-atomic cryoEM pore complex structure of pneumolysin, the main virulence factor of Streptococcus pneumoniae, shows how the individual domains rearrange during the pore formation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    In situ structural analysis of the Yersinia enterocolitica injectisome

    Mikhail Kudryashev et al.
    The basal body of the type-III secretion system of Yersinia enterocolitica within bacterial membranes shows elasticity and is longer than related isolated systems.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The role of Cdc42 and Gic1 in the regulation of septin filament formation and dissociation

    Yashar Sadian et al.
    Imaging with electron microscopy and cryo-electron tomography reveals that competition between Cdc42 and Gic1 for the same subunit within septins controls the formation and breakdown of septin filaments.
    1. Plant Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Charting the native architecture of Chlamydomonas thylakoid membranes with single-molecule precision

    Wojciech Wietrzynski et al.
    In situ cryo-electron tomography resolves individual photosynthetic complexes within native thylakoid membranes, revealing how thylakoid architecture sorts proteins into discrete membrane domains.
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane bridging by Munc13-1 is crucial for neurotransmitter release

    Bradley Quade et al.
    Cryo-electron tomography, reconstitution, and electrophysiological data show that a fundamental function of Munc13-1 is to bridge synaptic vesicles to the presynaptic plasma membrane.