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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    tRNA ligase structure reveals kinetic competition between non-conventional mRNA splicing and mRNA decay

    Jirka Peschek, Peter Walter
    Interconnected RNA processing mechanisms ensure the fidelity of non-conventional mRNA splicing during the unfolded protein response.
    1. Epidemiology and Global Health

    Local human movement patterns and land use impact exposure to zoonotic malaria in Malaysian Borneo

    Kimberly M Fornace et al.
    Local human movement into mosquito habitats around forest edges intensifies interactions between pathogens, insects and people, increasing exposure risks to the zoonotic malaria Plasmodium knowlesi in Malaysian Borneo.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    RING finger E3 ligase PPP1R11 regulates TLR2 signaling and innate immunity

    Alison C McKelvey et al.
    Novel post-translational modification of pattern recognition receptor TLR2 has consequences in bacterial infection and inflammatory signaling.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Measuring ligand efficacy at the mu-opioid receptor using a conformational biosensor

    Kathryn E Livingston et al.
    Opioid drug efficacy and allosteric modulation is measured using an active state sensor of the mu-opioid receptor.
    1. Cell Biology

    FAM150A and FAM150B are activating ligands for anaplastic lymphoma kinase

    Jikui Guan et al.
    The secreted molecules FAM150A and FAM150B bind to the ALK RTK extracellular domain, potently activating the receptor activation and driving downstream signaling events.
    1. Human Biology and Medicine

    Expression of SREBP-1c Requires SREBP-2-mediated Generation of a Sterol Ligand for LXR in Livers of Mice

    Shunxing Rong et al.
    SREBP-2 directly regulates genes involved in cholesterol homeostasis and indirectly regulates fatty acid synthesis through the production of a ligand responsible for the activation of LXR and SREBP-1c.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Inhibition by small-molecule ligands of formation of amyloid fibrils of an immunoglobulin light chain variable domain

    Boris Brumshtein et al.
    Ligands that bind dimers of light chain variable domains inhibit the formation of amyloid fibrils.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Light-based tuning of ligand half-life supports kinetic proofreading model of T cell signaling

    Doug K Tischer, Orion David Weiner
    Direct control of ligand binding half-life with light shows that lifetime strongly affects T cell signaling.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Cell Biology

    Multisite dependency of an E3 ligase controls monoubiquitylation-dependent cell fate decisions

    Achim Werner et al.
    Simultaneous phosphorylation of multiple substrate motifs drives switch-like target recognition and monoubiquitylation by an E3 ligase during metazoan development.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Direct binding of phosphatidylglycerol at specific sites modulates desensitization of a ligand-gated ion channel

    Ailing Tong et al.
    Phosphatidylglycerol binding at multiple sites stabilizes the open state relative to the desensitized state of a pentameric ligand-gated ion channel.