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    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Proofreading through spatial gradients

    Vahe Galstyan et al.
    Theoretical study shows how enzymes can achieve substrate proofreading by taking advantage of existing molecular gradients in the cell while not being endowed with structural features typically required for proofreading.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    ATP and large signaling metabolites flux through caspase-activated Pannexin 1 channels

    Adishesh K Narahari et al.
    Purified Pannexin 1 channels activated by caspase cleavage in proteoliposomes reconstitute a permeation pathway for intercellular signaling molecules important in inflammation and cell clearance.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Spatial correlations constrain cellular lifespan and pattern formation in corneal epithelium homeostasis

    Lior Strinkovsky et al.
    Rejuvenation of corneal epithelium in homeostasis is determined by the interplay between corneal cells replicative lifespan and the spatial correlation between cell replication and cell removal.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A molecular mechanism for LINC complex branching by structurally diverse SUN-KASH 6:6 assemblies

    Manickam Gurusaran, Owen Richard Davies
    The LINC complex has a core 6:6 structure in which KASH-binding induces head-to-head interactions between SUN trimers, suggesting force transduction between cytoskeletal and nuclear components through branched LINC complex networks.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology

    Fine interaction profiling of VemP and mechanisms responsible for its translocation-coupled arrest-cancelation

    Ryoji Miyazaki et al.
    Time-resolved and site-directed in vivo photo-crosslinking analysis of VemP allows identification of both cis- and trans-elements required for its regulated arrest-cancelation.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A structure of substrate-bound Synaptojanin1 provides new insights in its mechanism and the effect of disease mutations

    Jone Paesmans et al.
    Structural and biochemical data suggest a mechanism for the Synaptojanin1-catalysed reaction and the role of mutations in the onset of associated neurological diseases.
    1. Cell Biology

    chTOG is a conserved mitotic error correction factor

    Jacob A Herman et al.
    The conserved chTOG protein is required to destabilize incorrect kinetochore-microtubule attachments.
    1. Chromosomes and Gene Expression
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Gene regulation gravitates toward either addition or multiplication when combining the effects of two signals

    Eric M Sanford et al.
    When two signals increase transcription of the same gene, their combined effect tends to reflect either the sum of the individual increases or the product of the individual fold-changes.
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Diverse and complex muscle spindle afferent firing properties emerge from multiscale muscle mechanics

    Kyle P Blum et al.
    Diverse muscle spindle firing, critical for a range of sensorimotor behaviors, is compactly explained by first principles of force development in specialized muscle fibers within the sensors.
    1. Plant Biology

    Altered N-glycan composition impacts flagella-mediated adhesion in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Nannan Xu et al.
    Adhesion force measurements reveal that proper N-glycosylation of flagellar membrane proteins is crucial for adhering C. reinhardtii cells onto surfaces.

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