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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Prediction and characterization of enzymatic activities guided by sequence similarity and genome neighborhood networks

    Suwen Zhao et al.
    Genome neighborhood networks provide an efficient large-scale approach to mine metabolic pathway context for entire families of proteins and enzymes.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    On the emergence of P-Loop NTPase and Rossmann enzymes from a Beta-Alpha-Beta ancestral fragment

    Liam M Longo et al.
    Analysisof P-loop NTPases and Rossmans, the most ancient and diverse enzyme lineages, suggests their divergence from one ancestral polypeptide.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ensemble cryoEM elucidates the mechanism of insulin capture and degradation by human insulin degrading enzyme

    Zhening Zhang et al.
    Integrative structural analyses of human insulin degradingenzyme (IDE) reveal how IDE selectively degrades peptides that form toxicaggregates, which guides IDE-based therapeutic innovations to treat diabetesand Alzheimer's disease.
    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

    Large-scale filament formation inhibits the activity of CTP synthetase

    Rachael M Barry et al.
    The accumulation of its product, cytidine triphosphate, encourages the enzyme CTP synthetase (CtpS) to form large-scale polymers and inhibits the enzyme's activity.
    1. Cell Biology

    Distinct regulatory ribosomal ubiquitylation events are reversible and hierarchically organized

    Danielle M Garshott et al.
    A hierarchical relationship among highly conserved regulatory ribosomal ubiquitylation events and the presence of antagonistic deubiquitylating enzymes suggests a dynamic ubiquitin code impacts ribosome-associated activities.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Reverse evolution leads to genotypic incompatibility despite functional and active site convergence

    Miriam Kaltenbach et al.
    Enzyme evolution is reversible on a structural and functional (phenotypic) level, but through a different mutational pathway that leads to genotypic incompatibility with the ancestor.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Extensive site-directed mutagenesis reveals interconnected functional units in the alkaline phosphatase active site

    Fanny Sunden et al.
    Conventional studies have focused on enzymatic residues directly involved in catalysis; dissecting a potential interaction network within which these ‘catalytic residues’ are embedded provides insights fundamental to enzyme function, evolution, and engineering.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Nucleosomes influence multiple steps during replication initiation

    Ishara F Azmi et al.
    Nucleosomal DNAs assembled or modified by different chromatin remodeling enzymes differentially impact the origin licensing and helicase activation steps of replication initiation.