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    1. Cell Biology

    Spatial control of translation repression and polarized growth by conserved NDR kinase Orb6 and RNA-binding protein Sts5

    Illyce Nuñez et al.
    NDR kinase Orb6 prevents RNP granule assembly and translational repression by promoting Sts5 association with 14-3-3 protein Rad24 to spatially control polarized cell growth.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    The malaria parasite sheddase SUB2 governs host red blood cell membrane sealing at invasion

    Christine R Collins et al.
    Genetic analysis identifies an enzyme of the malaria parasite that is required to seal its host red blood cell membrane upon invasion, a key requirement of this important intracellular pathogen.
    1. Cell Biology

    Miga-mediated endoplasmic reticulum–mitochondria contact sites regulate neuronal homeostasis

    Lingna Xu et al.
    Increasing endoplasmic reticulum (ER)–mitochondria contact sites leads to neurodegeneration.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    A switch in surface polymer biogenesis triggers growth-phase-dependent and antibiotic-induced bacteriolysis

    Josué Flores-Kim et al.
    Penicillin induces bacterial cell lysis by altering cell surface polymer biogenesis to cause the misactivation of a cell wall degrading enzyme.
    1. Cell Biology

    Mfn2 ubiquitination by PINK1/parkin gates the p97-dependent release of ER from mitochondria to drive mitophagy

    Gian-Luca McLelland et al.
    A crucial step during the mitophagy cascade involves the disassembly of connections between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum via the retrotranslocation of Mfn2 tethering complexes by the Parkinson's disease genes PARKIN and PINK1, as well as the ATPase VCP/p97.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Somatostatin binds to the human amyloid β peptide and favors the formation of distinct oligomers

    Hansen Wang et al.
    The cyclic neuropeptide somatostatin binds to human Aβ1-42 through an interface that critically relies on a specific tryptophan, thereby blocking the propensity of Aβ to aggregate, a critical step in the pathobiology of Alzheimer's disease.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Impaired respiration elicits SrrAB-dependent programmed cell lysis and biofilm formation in Staphylococcus aureus

    Ameya A Mashruwala et al.
    The absence of oxygen prompts Staphylococcus aureus cells to rupture resulting in increased formation of biofilms, which are the etiological agents of recurrent infections.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    NK cells inhibit Plasmodium falciparum growth in red blood cells via antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity

    Gunjan Arora et al.
    Red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are destroyed by human natural killer cells in the presence of antibodies from people who have acquired clinical immunity to malaria.
    1. Immunology and Inflammation

    RNF41 regulates the damage recognition receptor Clec9A and antigen cross-presentation in mouse dendritic cells

    Kirsteen M Tullett et al.
    Dendritic cell recognition and processing of antigens from dead cells, utilising the Clec9A-damage recognition receptor, is controlled by a novel RNF41-ubiquitin-mediated regulatory pathway.