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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A FRET sensor of C-terminal movement reveals VRAC activation by plasma membrane DAG signaling rather than ionic strength

    Benjamin König et al.
    VRAC activation, observed with a FRET sensor of intracellular LRRC8-domains movement during gating and by fluorometry, requires plasma membrane localization and diacylglycerol signaling, but is independent of intracellular ionic strength.
    1. Developmental Biology

    Signaling: Enzymatic insights into an inherited genetic disorder

    Liping Zhang, Kelly G Ten Hagen
    Mutations in an enzyme involved in protein degradation affect a signaling pathway that stimulates the development of the digestive tract.
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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Cell Biology

    Mitosis: Checkpoint proteins come under scrutiny

    Maria Mora-Santos, Jonathan BA Millar
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Tumor Angiogenesis: Taking aim at Sox18

    Injune Kim, Gou Young Koh
    A small molecule called Sm4 can disrupt interactions involving a transcription factor called Sox18, while having little impact on other members of the SoxF family.
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    1. Cell Biology

    Intermediate Filaments: The sweet side of vimentin

    Natasha T Snider et al.
    A protein modification called O-linked glycosylation regulates the interactions between vimentin molecules under normal conditions, and the ability of Chlamydia bacteria to replicate after they infect cells.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Cell Biology: Opening up new fronts in the fight against cholesterol

    Russell A DeBose-Boyd, Jay D Horton
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    1. Epidemiology and Global Health
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Science Forum: Viral factors in influenza pandemic risk assessment

    Marc Lipsitch et al.
    We identify key strengths and limitations in use of viral genotyping and phenotyping to estimate pandemic risk from influenza A viruses, focusing on 3 traits, hemagglutinin binding specificity, hemagglutinin pH of activation, and polymerase complex efficiency.
    1. Neuroscience

    Sensory Neurons: A new target for G protein signaling

    László Csanády
    G protein-coupled receptor stimulation inhibits TRPM3 channel activity through direct binding of the Gβγ subunit to the channel.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    In Vitro Evolution: Rethinking the tools of the RNA world

    Antony Crisp, Thomas Carell
    An artificially evolved ribozyme can catalyse the synthesis of RNA by using trinucleotide triphosphates as building blocks.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Protein Kinases: What is the point of pseudokinases?

    Saravanan Raju, Andrey S Shaw
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