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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Developmental Biology

    Casein kinase 1 family proteins promote Slimb-dependent Expanded degradation

    Alexander D Fulford et al.
    The tissue growth controlling Hippo signalling pathway is modulated by the activity of the Casein Kinase 1 family, which regulates the protein stability of the upstream Hippo pathway component Expanded.
    1. Neuroscience

    A kinase-dependent feedforward loop affects CREBB stability and long term memory formation

    Pei-Tseng Lee et al.
    Through an image and behavioral screen based on MiMIC technology, we identified a novel kinase, CG11221 renamed Meng-Po (MP), and showed that flies that lack MP in mushroom bodies can learn but cannot remember as MP is required for the protein stability of CREBB.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Multiple short windows of calcium-dependent protein kinase 4 activity coordinate distinct cell cycle events during Plasmodium gametogenesis

    Hanwei Fang et al.
    CDPK4 is a pleiotropic regulator controlling initiation of DNA replication, mitotic spindle assembly and flagellar activation during the early stages of Plasmodium transmission.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    PARP1-dependent recruitment of the FBXL10-RNF68-RNF2 ubiquitin ligase to sites of DNA damage controls H2A.Z loading

    Gergely Rona et al.
    Upon genotoxic stress, the FBXL10-RNF68-RNF2 ubiquitin ligase complex mono-ubiquitylates histone H2A and mediates H2A/H2A.Z exchange to repress transcription and ensures proper high fidelity homologous recombination repair.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Multi-state recognition pathway of the intrinsically disordered protein kinase inhibitor by protein kinase A

    Cristina Olivieri et al.
    A combination of NMR, fluorescence, and molecular dynamics simulations reveals the recognition mechanism for the intrinsically disordered regulator of protein kinase A, highlighting the enzyme's nuclear export process.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Activation-triggered subunit exchange between CaMKII holoenzymes facilitates the spread of kinase activity

    Margaret Stratton et al.
    Activation of CaMKII holoenzymes triggers the exchange of subunits with other holoenzymes, including unactivated ones, enabling the calcium-independent phosphorylation and activation of new subunits.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Molecular mechanism of activation-triggered subunit exchange in Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II

    Moitrayee Bhattacharyya et al.
    Closed-ring and open-spiral assembly of the multi-subunit neuronal kinase CaMKII suggest a mechanism for how active subunits shuttle between individual assemblies, propagating stimulatory signals.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Cyclin Kinase-independent role of p21CDKN1A in the promotion of nascent DNA elongation in unstressed cells

    Sabrina F Mansilla et al.
    A new tumor suppressor function of p21, needed at each undamaged duplication cycle, ensures the adequate execution of the DNA replication program thereby protecting the genome integrity.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Dual leucine zipper kinase-dependent PERK activation contributes to neuronal degeneration following insult

    Martin Larhammar et al.
    Two seemingly distinct cellular stress response pathways that contribute to neurodegeneration after axonal insults are now revealed to be under the control of a single master regulator of the neuronal injury response, the kinase DLK.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Chromosomes and Gene Expression

    Fcp1 phosphatase controls Greatwall kinase to promote PP2A-B55 activation and mitotic progression

    Rosa Della Monica et al.
    The phosphatase Fcp1 inactivates Greatwall kinase at the end of mitosis.