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    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Auto-regulation of Rab5 GEF activity in Rabex5 by allosteric structural changes, catalytic core dynamics and ubiquitin binding

    Janelle Lauer et al.
    Understanding the complex auto-regulatory mechanisms for guanine nucleotide exchange factors is critically important for fully appreciating the layers of control for small GTPases.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    The autophagy adaptor NDP52 and the FIP200 coiled-coil allosterically activate ULK1 complex membrane recruitment

    Xiaoshan Shi et al.
    Hydrogen-deuterium exchange, electron microscopy, and vesicle reconstitution show how binding of the autophagy adaptor NDP52 to the FIP200 subunit of the ULK1 complex triggers membrane binding in autophagy.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Membrane characteristics tune activities of endosomal and autophagic human VPS34 complexes

    Yohei Ohashi et al.
    The lipid kinase VPS34 complexes I and II are both activated by unsaturation of substrate and non-substrate lipids, curvature, electrostatics and polyphosphoinositides, which play roles in localisation and cellular function.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    HDX-MS reveals nucleotide-dependent, anti-correlated opening and closure of SecA and SecY channels of the bacterial translocon

    Zainab Ahdash et al.
    Hydrogen-deuterium exchange mass spectrometry reveals nucleotide-driven conformational regulation of Sec protein-channel to help impose directionality for protein transport through the Sec complex.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Crl activates transcription by stabilizing active conformation of the master stress transcription initiation factor

    Juncao Xu et al.
    The cryo-EM structure of Escherichia coli Crl–TAC reveals the mechanism of DNA-contact-independent transcription activation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Conserved RNA-binding specificity of polycomb repressive complex 2 is achieved by dispersed amino acid patches in EZH2

    Yicheng Long et al.
    Biochemical and mutagenesis analysis reveal the long-anticipated RNA-binding elements of Polycomb Repressive Complex 2 (PRC2), an important chromatin modifier, allowing construction of separation-of-function mutants of PRC2 defective in RNA binding but retaining histone-modifying activity.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Ric-8A, a G protein chaperone with nucleotide exchange activity induces long-range secondary structure changes in Gα

    Ravi Kant et al.
    Hydrogen-Deuterium exchange experiments show that Ric-8A induces similar dynamic changes in the structure of Gα as G protein-coupled receptors, yet protects a larger surface of the nucleotide-binding Ras domain.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of thermosensory function of human heat shock transcription factor Hsf1

    Nikolai Hentze et al.
    Heat-induced local unfolding allows Hsf1 to form trimers and bind to DNA, which depends on Hsf1 concentration and is promoted, not inhibited, by Hsp90.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    The Cac1 subunit of histone chaperone CAF-1 organizes CAF-1-H3/H4 architecture and tetramerizes histones

    Wallace H Liu et al.
    Biophysical and biochemical approaches reveal new insights into the architecture of CAF-1 and the unique mechanism by which CAF-1 tetramerizes histones H3/H4.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The allosteric modulation of complement C5 by knob domain peptides

    Alex Macpherson et al.
    Structural and functional analysis of a new class of low-molecular-weight antibody fragments, derived from bovine immunoglobulins, reveals their therapeutic potential against C5, a target for refractory inflammatory diseases.

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