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    1. Neuroscience

    Magnesium efflux from Drosophila Kenyon cells is critical for normal and diet-enhanced long-term memory

    Yanying Wu et al.
    Regulated neuronal magnesium efflux is a critical element of normal and magnesium-enhanced memory.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    The magnesium transporter A is activated by cardiolipin and is highly sensitive to free magnesium in vitro

    Saranya Subramani et al.
    A magnesium transporter from Escherichia coli depends strongly on the lipid cardiolipin and acts both as a sensor and a transporter of magnesium.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Epithelial magnesium transport by TRPM6 is essential for prenatal development and adult survival

    Vladimir Chubanov et al.
    Mice deficient in the TRPM6 channel suffer from impaired prenatal development, shortened lifespan, growth deficit and disturbed energy balance due to a defect in epithelial Mg2+ uptake, thus highlighting a pivotal role of TRPM6 in organismal Mg2+ homeostasis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Memory: A divalent boost from magnesium

    Willem J Laursen, Paul A Garrity
    Enhanced levels of dietary magnesium improve long-term memory in fruit flies.
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    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Neuroscience

    Physical limits to magnetogenetics

    Markus Meister
    Recent reports on the ability of biological molecules to sense magnetic fields are found to be inconsistent with basic physical principles.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Cell differentiation defines acute and chronic infection cell types in Staphylococcus aureus

    Juan-Carlos García-Betancur et al.
    During Staphylococcus aureus infections, bacterial cells bifurcate into distinct, specialized cell types that localize physically in different colonization tissues to simultaneously generate different infection types.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Functional roles of Mg2+ binding sites in ion-dependent gating of a Mg2+ channel, MgtE, revealed by solution NMR

    Tatsuro Maruyama et al.
    Nuclear magnetic resonance analysis revealed the structural and dynamical changes in MgtE during the channel closure caused by the cooperative Mg2+-binding, which had remained undescribed only by a static crystal structure.
    1. Neuroscience

    Spontaneous neurotransmission signals through store-driven Ca2+ transients to maintain synaptic homeostasis

    Austin L Reese, Ege T Kavalali
    Individual neurons can adjust the strength of their synapses by using spontaneous calcium influx through NMDA receptors to trigger the release of additional calcium from intracellular stores, which can in turn be used to regulate protein synthesis.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Membrane voltage dysregulation driven by metabolic dysfunction underlies bactericidal activity of aminoglycosides

    Giancarlo Noe Bruni, Joel M Kralj
    Aminoglycosides are a class of antibiotics that can kill Escherichia coli by building up internal voltage through disrupting the normal consumption of ATP.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    A putative ATPase mediates RNA transcription and capping in a dsRNA virus

    Xuekui Yu et al.
    Atomic structures suggest a novel mechanism for the regulation of mRNA transcription and capping in dsRNA viruses.

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