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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Single-molecule force spectroscopy of protein-membrane interactions

    Lu Ma et al.
    A high-resolution method to quantify interactions between lipid bilayers and single proteins under controlled load is presented and applied to key proteins involved in membrane fusion and formation and maintenance of membrane contact sites.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Multiplexed measurement of variant abundance and activity reveals VKOR topology, active site and human variant impact

    Melissa A Chiasson et al.
    Human vitamin K epoxide reductase (VKOR) has a four transmembrane domain topology that supports the use of a homology model, enabling identification of active site residues and human variant impact.
    1. Genetics and Genomics

    On the mechanistic nature of epistasis in a canonical cis-regulatory element

    Mato Lagator et al.
    Thermodynamic framework accurately predicts the sign of epistasis and its environment dependence for a canonical cis-regulatory element.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Intrinsically disordered linkers determine the interplay between phase separation and gelation in multivalent proteins

    Tyler S Harmon et al.
    Computational modeling and theoretical analysis reveal how disordered linkers determine whether linear multivalent proteins undergo gelation with or without phase separation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    The yin–yang of kinase activation and unfolding explains the peculiarity of Val600 in the activation segment of BRAF

    Christina Kiel et al.
    The V600E mutation in BRAF is a cancer hot spot because it opens the activation segment through destabilization of autoinhibitory interactions, but it does not significantly impair folding of the inactive or active kinase domain.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Activation of the archaeal ion channel MthK is exquisitely regulated by temperature

    Yihao Jiang et al.
    Temperature-sensitivity of archaebacterial potassium channel MthK is regulated by RCK domain via alteration of allosteric coupling.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of multicellularity by collective integration of spatial information

    Enrico Sandro Colizzi et al.
    Selection for undifferentiated multicellularity emerges in an evolutionary cell-based model because a collective of cells performs chemotaxis better than single cells in a noisy environment.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Dissection of the interaction between the intrinsically disordered YAP protein and the transcription factor TEAD

    Yannick Mesrouze et al.
    A structure-function analysis of the YAP:TEAD interaction permits a thermodynamic mapping of this interface.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mutational scanning reveals the determinants of protein insertion and association energetics in the plasma membrane

    Assaf Elazar et al.
    Deep sequencing analysis quantifies the hydrophobicity of the plasma membrane and provides restraints for structure modeling of receptor homodimers to atomic precision.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    mRNA-programmed translation pauses in the targeting of E. coli membrane proteins

    Nir Fluman et al.
    Translation pauses occur in strategic positions to facilitate the production of properly folded membrane proteins in bacteria.