1,346 results found
    1. Cell Biology

    Optogenetic control of PRC1 reveals its role in chromosome alignment on the spindle by overlap length-dependent forces

    Mihaela Jagrić et al.
    Optogenetic experiments show that bridging microtubules buffer chromosome movements and promote their alignment through forces transferred to the associated kinetochore fibers, which rely on precise regulation of the overlap region.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology

    Emergence and propagation of epistasis in metabolic networks

    Sergey Kryazhimskiy
    Mutations that affect a metabolic network generically exhibit epistasis, which propagates to higher level phenotypes, such as fitness, carrying some information about the network’s topology.
    1. Cell Biology

    Robustness of the microtubule network self-organization in epithelia

    Aleksandra Z Płochocka et al.
    Computational, theoretical, and in vivo studies reveal that in epithelia the self-organization of apical microtubules is robustly determined by cell geometry and minus-end distribution, not organism environment or genetics.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Uncovering an allosteric mode of action for a selective inhibitor of human Bloom syndrome protein

    Xiangrong Chen et al.
    Discovery and characterisation of a novel allosteric inhibitor-binding site in human Bloom syndrome protein.
    1. Plant Biology

    A multifaceted analysis reveals two distinct phases of chloroplast biogenesis during de-etiolation in Arabidopsis

    Rosa Pipitone et al.
    Serial-Block-Face Scanning Electron Microscopy (SBF-SEM) associated with biomolecular analysis show that chloroplast differentiation proceeds by distinct ‘structure establishment’ and ‘chloroplast proliferation’ phases, each with differential protein and lipid regulation.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A critical residue in the α1M2–M3 linker regulating mammalian GABAA receptor pore gating by diazepam

    Joseph W Nors et al.
    The role of an important gating domain in linkage between the benzodiazepine drug-binding site and the pore gate in GABAA receptors.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Pre-existing bilayer stresses modulate triglyceride accumulation in the ER versus lipid droplets

    Valeria Zoni et al.
    In parallel to protein-driven processes, characteristic physicochemical properties of the endoplasmic reticulum membrane modulate intracellular fat accumulation and lipid droplet formation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Myosin with hypertrophic cardiac mutation R712L has a decreased working stroke which is rescued by omecamtiv mecarbil

    Aaron Snoberger et al.
    Mechanochemical defects of a β-cardiac myosin mutation that results in severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy are reported and the heart failure drug omecamtiv mecarbil rescues these defects.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    Cell-density independent increased lymphocyte production and loss rates post-autologous HSCT

    Mariona Baliu-Piqué et al.
    Altered lymphocyte dynamics after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation cannot solely be explained by low lymphocyte numbers.
    1. Cancer Biology

    Convergent organization of aberrant MYB complex controls oncogenic gene expression in acute myeloid leukemia

    Sumiko Takao et al.
    Definition of leukemia gene expression mechanisms reveals general principles of cancer gene control and offers a pharmacologic strategy for its therapeutic reprogramming.

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