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    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The Wolbachia cytoplasmic incompatibility enzyme CidB targets nuclear import and protamine-histone exchange factors

    John Frederick Beckmann et al.
    Genetic and proteomic screening with Wolbachia's CidB enzyme reveal the mechanisms and targets of cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI).
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Major satellite repeat RNA stabilize heterochromatin retention of Suv39h enzymes by RNA-nucleosome association and RNA:DNA hybrid formation

    Oscar Velazquez Camacho et al.
    An RNA-mediated mechanism that stabilizes association of the Suv39h enzymes at mouse heterochromatin is defined.
    1. Cell Biology

    A bioactive peptide amidating enzyme is required for ciliogenesis

    Dhivya Kumar et al.
    Analysis of Chlamydomonas, planaria and mice reveals a novel and unanticipated role for a peptide amidating enzyme in primary and motile ciliary assembly through effects on post-Golgi trafficking.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Structural reorganization of the chromatin remodeling enzyme Chd1 upon engagement with nucleosomes

    Ramasubramanian Sundaramoorthy et al.
    Structural models of the chromatin remodeling enzyme Chd1 in solution and when bound to chromatin indicate that conformational changes to both the enzyme and the nucleosome occur upon nucleotide dependent engagement.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The hydrophobic nature of a novel membrane interface regulates the enzyme activity of a voltage-sensing phosphatase

    Akira Kawanabe et al.
    Electrophysiological and fluorometric studies of Ci-VSP expressed in Xenopus oocyte revealed two states of the enzyme region with distinct enzyme activity and distinct coupling to the voltage sensor.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Post-translational thioamidation of methyl-coenzyme M reductase, a key enzyme in methanogenic and methanotrophic Archaea

    Dipti D Nayak et al.
    Post-translational installation of thioglycine in methyl-coenzyme M reductase in the methanogenic archaeon Methanosarcina acetivorans is mediated by the tfuA-ycaO locus and stabilizes the protein secondary structure near the active site.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mapping the conformational landscape of a dynamic enzyme by multitemperature and XFEL crystallography

    Daniel A Keedy et al.
    The conformations of the enzyme cyclophilin A that are essential for its catalytic activity are temperature dependent and exhibit diverse responses, which is consistent with a complex energy landscape.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of a low-population intermediate state in the release of an enzyme product

    Alfonso De Simone et al.
    Product release from human lysozyme is mediated by an intermediate state with transient weak interactions between the product and enzyme.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Rab GTPases: Mutant enzymes challenge all assumptions

    Ryan M Nottingham, Suzanne R Pfeffer
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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    The transpeptidase PBP2 governs initial localization and activity of the major cell-wall synthesis machinery in E. coli

    Gizem Özbaykal et al.
    For initiation of cell-wall insertion, the cross-linking enzyme PBP2 stably binds to a component of the cell envelope that is different from MreB filaments.