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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanistic insights into the active site and allosteric communication pathways in human nonmuscle myosin-2C

    Krishna Chinthalapudi et al.
    R788 is part of an allosteric communication pathway that connects the converter at the distal end of the myosin motor domain via the relay helix with switch-2 of the active site.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structures of two aptamers with differing ligand specificity reveal ruggedness in the functional landscape of RNA

    Andrew John Knappenberger et al.
    RNA aptamers that are closely related and share a common scaffold can readily adapt to recognize new ligands through changes in just a few nucleotides.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of PINK1 and mechanisms of Parkinson's disease-associated mutations

    Atul Kumar et al.
    The structure of human PINK1 explains structural regulation and clarity on the impact of loss of function disease-associated mutations, which may stimulate future drug discovery efforts for both familial and idiopathic Parkinson's disease.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of protein O-mannose kinase reveals a unique active site architecture

    Qinyu Zhu et al.
    Active site migration establishes kinase activity in protein O-mannose kinase.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Antiparallel protocadherin homodimers use distinct affinity- and specificity-mediating regions in cadherin repeats 1-4

    John M Nicoludis et al.
    Clustered and non-clustered protocadherins form antiparallel homodimers in which distinct regions of the extended interface demonstrate a division of labor between driving affinity and determining specificity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Plant Biology

    The structure of plant photosystem I super-complex at 2.8 Å resolution

    Yuval Mazor et al.
    The crystal structure of higher plant PSI-LHCI complex reveals intricate details responsible for light harvesting.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Structure of the SAS-6 cartwheel hub from Leishmania major

    Mark van Breugel et al.
    The X-ray structure of the SAS-6 cartwheel hub from Leishmania major demonstrates that SAS-6 can be sufficient to determine centriolar cartwheel symmetry.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Decoding WW domain tandem-mediated target recognitions in tissue growth and cell polarity

    Zhijie Lin et al.
    A systematic and quantitative investigation showing how highly specific WW domain-mediated protein-protein interaction network is organized in cell growth and polarity.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Malaria parasite CelTOS targets the inner leaflet of cell membranes for pore-dependent disruption

    John R Jimah et al.
    The structure, function and mechanism of the malaria vaccine candidate CelTOS reveal a unique pore-forming and membrane-disrupting protein with specificity for the inner leaflet of host and vector cells.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    γ-Protocadherin structural diversity and functional implications

    Kerry Marie Goodman et al.
    Crystal structures of γ-protocadherin cell-cell recognition dimers reveal the determinants of clustered protocadherin homophilic specificity and cis interaction region structures alongside mutagenesis data identify the putative cis interface.