1,059 results found
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A sulfur-aromatic gate latch is essential for opening of the Orai1 channel pore

    Priscilla S-W Yeung et al.
    Electrophysiological and molecular modeling studies identify a sulfur-aromatic interaction between the hydrophobic channel gate and a nearby methionine residue, termed the "gate latch", which is essential for Orai1 pore opening.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Evolutionarily conserved sperm factors, DCST1 and DCST2, are required for gamete fusion

    Naokazu Inoue et al.
    Mammalian fertilization is accomplished through integrating various molecular pathways that include evolutionarily conserved factors, DCST1 and DCST2.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    An allosteric Sec61 inhibitor traps nascent transmembrane helices at the lateral gate

    Andrew L MacKinnon et al.
    A small molecule, cotransin, blocks transmembrane domains form integrating into cell membranes by allosterically ‘locking’ the lateral gate of the Sec61 translocation channel.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    TMEM95 is a sperm membrane protein essential for mammalian fertilization

    Ismael Lamas-Toranzo et al.
    TMEM95, a protein localized to the sperm acrosome cap, is essential for fertilization.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    Evolution of empathetic moral evaluation

    Arunas L Radzvilavicius et al.
    Empathy can evolve and foster cooperation in a game-theoretic analysis of behavior.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sequential selection of economic good and action in medial frontal cortex of macaques during value-based decisions

    Xiaomo Chen, Veit Stuphorn
    Whenever monkeys are required to choose between multiple options, neural responses indicate that they first select the desired outcome and then use this information to guide their actions.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Allosteric mechanism for KCNE1 modulation of KCNQ1 potassium channel activation

    Georg Kuenze et al.
    An integrative structural biology approach provides refined models of the KCNQ1-KCNE1 channel complex, which propose a new mechanism to explain how KCNE1 modulates KCNQ1 channel activation.
    1. Cell Biology

    Luciferase-LOV BRET enables versatile and specific transcriptional readout of cellular protein-protein interactions

    Christina K Kim et al.
    SPARK2 allows a transcriptional readout of inter- and intracellular protein-protein interactions, with near-zero background, by employing proximity-dependent luciferase-LOV regulation.
    1. Neuroscience

    A human subcortical network underlying social avoidance revealed by risky economic choices

    Johannes Schultz et al.
    The subjective value of engaging in human social situations, and amygdala and nucleus accumbens activation and their connectivity during social decision-making, vary with social anxiety traits.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fine interaction profiling of VemP and mechanisms responsible for its translocation-coupled arrest-cancelation

    Ryoji Miyazaki et al.
    Time-resolved and site-directed in vivo photo-crosslinking analysis of VemP allows identification of both cis- and trans-elements required for its regulated arrest-cancelation.

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