34 results found
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The glyoxylate shunt is essential for desiccation tolerance in C. elegans and budding yeast

    Cihan Erkut et al.
    Roundworms and yeast can survive extreme desiccation only by switching their metabolism into a gluconeogenic mode and producing very high amounts of trehalose via the glyoxylate shunt.
    1. Cell Biology

    ALKBH7 mediates necrosis via rewiring of glyoxal metabolism

    Chaitanya A Kulkarni et al.
    Multi-omics reveals that Alkb homolog 7 (ALKBH7), α mitochondrial alpha-ketoglutarate dioxygenase of unclear function, regulates glyoxal metabolism, which may explain its role in necrosis and heart attack.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    daf-16/FoxO promotes gluconeogenesis and trehalose synthesis during starvation to support survival

    Jonathan D Hibshman et al.
    daf-16/FoxO restructures metabolism during acute starvation to promote synthesis of trehalose, which supports survival as a stress protectant and energy source.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Methylglyoxal, a glycolysis side-product, induces Hsp90 glycation and YAP-mediated tumor growth and metastasis

    Marie-Julie Nokin et al.
    Carbonyl stress mediated by Methylglyoxal affects Hsp90 activity, inhibits the Hippo pathway and promotes tumor growth and metastasis in breast cancer.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Loss of N1-methylation of G37 in tRNA induces ribosome stalling and reprograms gene expression

    Isao Masuda et al.
    Biochemical and genome-wide analysis demonstrates that m1G37 is important for tRNA aminoacylation and for the entire elongation cycle of protein synthesis.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Screening of candidate substrates and coupling ions of transporters by thermostability shift assays

    Homa Majd et al.
    It is technically difficult to identify transport proteins, but here a method is presented that exploits the principle that they are stabilized in detergent solution when they bind their substrate.
    1. Neuroscience

    Cell-specific non-canonical amino acid labelling identifies changes in the de novo proteome during memory formation

    Harrison Tudor Evans et al.
    Quantitative de novo proteomics paired with in vivo cell-specific non-canonical amino acid labelling identified several spatial long-term memory-induced changes in protein synthesis in hippocampal neurons.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Design principles of autocatalytic cycles constrain enzyme kinetics and force low substrate saturation at flux branch points

    Uri Barenholz et al.
    The stability of metabolic autocatalytic cycles that are widespread in central metabolism limits the affinities of enzymes at flux branch points and explains excess expression of these enzymes.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Metabolic constraints drive self-organization of specialized cell groups

    Sriram Varahan et al.
    In a developing yeast colony, cells go from homogeneous states to spatially organized, specialized metabolic states, and the new metabolic states depend on resources produced by the original state.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Flexible nitrogen utilisation by the metabolic generalist pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis

    Aleksandra Agapova et al.
    Metabolomics and stable isotope labelling studies of virulent Mycobacterium tuberculosis reveal a de-centralised metabolic network able to utilise various amino acids as nitrogen sources to a better extent than ammonium.

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